Surf Lessons

We offer group and private surf lessons daily in Ocean Beach and Mission Beach, San Diego.

Call us to reserve your spot at (619) 225-2317.

Most Popular All ages 6-60+

Most Popular All ages 6-60+

 Daily Open Group Surf Lessons

Our 3 hour  surf lesson with Ocean Experience's proven learn to surf method and awesome surf instructors. All ocean rescue certified.  Includes optional  full day board and wetsuit rentals.

Discounts for Groups of 3 or More

Discounts for Groups of 3 or More

Private Group Surf Lessons - 3 or more

Group discount for 3 or more surfers. Our 3 hour surf lesson with Ocean Experience's proven teaching method and private instructors for your group.  Includes optional  full day rentals.

Private Surf Lessons


Specialized one-on-one instruction with our awesome surf instructors. Private surf lessons for beginners to advanced. For all ages 6 to 65+.

Location / Contact:

Ocean Experience Surf School

4940 Newport Avenue

San Diego, CA 92107

(619) 225-2317

Headquarters at Ocean Beach Surf and Skate in Ocean Beach San Diego, CA.

Group surf lessons are taught at South Mission Beach Jetty, not at the shop address aboveGroup lessons meet by the restrooms at south mission beach jetty parking lot on North Jetty Rd in Mission Beach. See map for parking lot location below.

Learn to Surf at Ocean Experience Surf School San Diego

Thanks for visiting Ocean Experience Surf School! We appreciate your interest and hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon. Whether you are interested in trying out a new watersport for the first time, booking camp for the kids or planning a corporate event, Ocean Experience can meet all of your outdoor activity needs. 

Our proven learn to surf method is a systematic approach to teaching people the proper mechanics of the act of surfing. Our lessons incorporate a land portion to learn about waves and test your balance and plenty of time in the water with our instructors to catch some waves!

We provide: - Surf Lessons (Private & Group) - Surf Board Rentals - Adult Clinics - Youth Surf and Skate Camps - Baja Adventure Tours  - Group and Corporate Events - Birthday Parties - Field Trips - and much more! "Increase your Ocean Experience and make this the year you learn to surf for life."


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Increase Your Ocean Experience with the most comprehensive Surf Lessons offered in San Diego available for students ages 6 and older. For the past 20 years, Ocean Experience Surf School has helped over 15,000 students, making us the longest running San Diego Surf School. We have maintained the highest standards of instructional integrity, safety and supervision. Our 3-hour surf lessons uses our proven, 5 - step skill progression method of instruction to help you learn to surf with confidence. Lessons are offered daily in the summer at 9am and 1pm and by appointment in non-summer months. Taught in our easy - to - learn format by certified instructors, you are sure to master the fundamentals of surfing.

Ocean Experience offers surfing lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages in private, couples, semi-private or group settings; all of our lessons are designed to take your surfing to the next level. With our authentic San Diego style, we will have you up on a board and smiling in no time. Ocean Experience Surf School develops skills and confidence while instilling a passion to surf for life. 

All students receive complimentary equipment rentals for the remainder of the day after their lesson and exclusive discounts on future rentals and purchases.

Open Group Surf Lessons

Our open group lessons runs daily during the summer at 9am and 1pm and we also offer these group lessons throughout the rest of the year by appointment. Anyone can join the open group lesson, just call ahead and let us know you would like to join the group or book your surf lessons online. In the open group lesson, you will join other individuals for a group lesson.  If you have a group of 3 or more, you can schedule a private group lesson at a discount rate. Please contact Ocean Experience for more details about a group lesson or make a reservation below.

Our open group lessons offer a comprehensive introduction to surfing and are a great way to meet other surfers; students will be placed in a group with others who have signed up for the same date and time. To join an open group lesson, please call ahead to reserve a spot, as groups are limited to 5 people. Cost is $35 per hour, per person.


Private Instruction

Ocean Experience also offers private surf instruction that allows students to work with an instructor one-on-one. Each lesson is tailored to the specific needs of the student and is a great way for those interested in competitive surfing to improve over time. From beginner to intermediate, our private instruction is designed to help each and every student learn to surf and refine their surfing skills. Cost is $50 per hour, per person. All private lessons have a 3-hour minimum.

Private Parties

No matter what the occasion, from birthday to retirement, we can customize an event to fit your needs. Tell us your interests: surfing, kayaking, body boarding, or snorkeling and we will customize the perfect party for your group. We can incorporate a lesson for your guests or simply provide all of the equipment; whatever the case, our professional certified staff does the work so you don't have to. We also offer school parties and demos. Please contact Ocean Experience to plan your next event. 

Improve your ocean water skills, knowledge and experience and sign up today.