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SINCE 2003, WE’VE HELPED THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS CATCH THEIR FIRST WAVE…

As the premier surf school in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Manhattan Beach, we are passionate about helping our students experience the thrill of the waves. Learn to Surf LA is permitted, licensed, and insured. Our surf lessons are fun, safe and taught by professional instructors. We welcome students ages 5 and up to join us for a lesson. Our year round surf school provides all of the equipment: wetsuits for your comfort, and foam board to avoid injury. All you need to do is show up for your lesson and get ready to have the experience of a lifetime!

 

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!

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SCHEDULE & OFFERING

SUMMER (JULY 1ST TO LABOR DAY)

PRIVATE LESSONS: 8AM to 6PM DAILY

GROUP LESSONS: 8AM ON WEEKENDS  / 2:15PM DAILY IN VENICE OR SANTA MONICA

WINTER (LABOR DAY TO JUNE 30TH)

PRIVATE LESSONS: 8AM to 6PM DAILY (8AM to 4PM IF OUTSIDE DST)

GROUP LESSONS: 10AM ON SATURDAYS IN VENICE OR SANTA MONICA

PRIVATE SURF LESSONS & 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.

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GROUP SURF LESSONS

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!

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STAND UP PADDLE BOARD

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!

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PRIVATE PARTIES & CORPORATE GROUPS

If you have your own corporate or private group and would like to set up a private event, click the button down below.

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