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LOCATIONS (please refer to your email confirmation for your specific lesson's location)
Monica/Venice Tower NAVY
Beach (Summer, June - September)
Beach (Winter, October - May)
Learn to Surf Los Angeles is a permitted,
licensed and insured surf school offering fun, safe, professional
surf classes for all ages 5 and up in beautiful Santa Monica
Bay, LA, Manhattan, Malibu, and Zuma Beach locations. Our
year round surf school provides all the equipment:
wetsuits for your comfort, and foam surf boards to avoid
injury - all you need to do is show up!
Our boards are top quality, stable and safe (foam longboards
won't hurt if they hit you!), and our technique is pretty
much fool-proof. With basic physical ability, not only will
you be up and riding in your first class, you'll also be
able to go out and catch waves on your own!! Throughout
your surfing classes, your instructor will be with you at
all times to guide you through the process of learning to
catch and ride your own waves. The success rate for students
of our surf school is so high, you're pretty much guaranteed
to get up on your first surf lesson!
Check out some PHOTOS
from our surf lessons and surf camp!
Paddle Board Lessons
Group Surf Lessons (Open Enrollment)
Surf Sessions (Open Enrollment)
Private Group/Corporate Team Building Surf Packages
Summer Schedule: From July 1st to Labor
Private Lessons available daily between
8am and 6pm
Progressive Group Lessons available at
8am on weekends and at 2:15pm daily
at one of our Venice/Santa Monica
Winter Schedule: From Labor Day to June
Private Lessons available during daylight
savings time daily between 8am and 6pm (outside of daylight
savings time lessons are available between 8am and 4pm)
Progressive Group Lessons only available
at 10am on Saturdays at one of our Venice/Santa
SURF LESSONS AND PACKAGES
Get a thorough and personalized
introduction to surfing with your own instructor in our
Private lessons. Ages 5 and up. There is
no more effective way to learn to surf than by having the
undivided attention of a professional instructor to guide
you through the pitfalls and get you up and riding your
own waves. You're pretty much guaranteed to get up on your
first lesson. Or, for a more thorough introduction to surfing,
our Private Surf Lesson Packages might
be more suited to your needs. In successive lessons, our
students learn how to turn, how to read and select waves,
techniques to paddle out through the break, how to best
maneuver the board, timing, ettiquite, tides and other factors
affecting wave quality, and more. In general, most people
get a solid basic intro in a 3 lesson pakage, and are able
to consistently catch waves and stand on their own. In a
5 lesson package, most are able to turn fairly consistently
after catching a wave. After a 7 lesson package, many are
able to identify a rideable open-face wave, and have moderate
success at maneuvering themselves into position to catch
it. Let us help you take your surfing to the next level!
We book the surf lessons
to fit your schedule, and all equipment is provided. Lessons
are provided in all locations. Surf lessons are 1 hour and
45 minutes long and include all the equipment.
GROUP SURF CLASSES
ages 13 and up - open enrollment
Our Progressive Group Classes provide ongoing instruction
for both beginners and more advanced students. Provided
there are enough registrants, lessons are broken into more
and less experienced surfers so that the instruction can
be tailored to the student's skill level. We teach beginning
surfing every week, while taking more advanced students'
skills to the next level. Classes are small - with a maximum
ratio of up to 5:1. Surf lessons
are 1 hour and 45 minutes long and include all the equipment.
Call or email for availability. All are welcome -
come join the fun! If you have your own corporate or
private group and would like to set up a private event,
UP PADDLE BOARD LESSONS (SUP)
If you'd like to take a mellow cruise down the coast on
a stand up paddle board, maybe trail a pod of dolphins for
a while and catch a few waves along the way, then try a
Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson with us! Stand Up Paddle Surfing
(SUP) has its origins in Hawaii, is more equipment intensive
but more mellow than conventional surfing. It is also a
great core workout. Our stand up paddle boards are very
stable and great to learn on. All the equipment is included
in the lesson - stand up paddle surfboard, wetsuit and stand
up paddle. In your first stand up paddle lesson, you can
expect to get an orientation on shore covering SUP basics:
how to get up, where to position yourself on the board,
proper paddle technique, turning, and how to paddle past
the break. In subsequent lessons, depending on your skill
level, we cover more advanced maneuvers including actually
catching waves on a stand up paddle board!
If you have your own corporate or private group and
would like to set up a private event, click here.
a surf lesson, register online by filling out our
Form. Los Angeles surf classes are offered
year round, depending on tide and swell conditions. All
bookings require a non refundable $50
deposit. Once you've booked a lesson, please download
and fill out our Waiver
Form to bring to the first lesson.
View our Policies here.
pay for a lesson you've already booked, click here.