Private Surfing Lesson in Los Angeles

From: $130   


Santa Monica, CA


Daily - 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM

The sport of surfing has taken the world by storm. Now experience the exhilaration of riding the perfect wave!
  • Learn from a friendly and experienced instructor certified in First Aid and CPR
  • Private lesson provides undivided attention and is customized to suit your skill and experience level
  • Perfect for all ages and skill levels; beginners will be up and riding with just 1 lesson, and surfers with experience will learn skills to progress their surfing

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Experience for yourself the exhilaration of riding the perfect wave with a professional surf lesson.

There is no more effective way to learn surfing than by having the undivided attention of a professional instructor who will guide you through the pitfalls of surfing, and get you up and riding. 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.

Perfect for all ages and skill levels: Beginners will be catching waves and standing on their first lesson, and more advanced students will learn techniques to improve their performance.

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Surfboard is included
  • No experience is necessary
  • Basic physical shape is recommended for participants

1 hour 45 minutes

Maximum Participants:
Up to 4 people per class.

Allowed, you can hang out on the beach and watch the participant.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel and change of clothes. Bring a wetsuit if you have one; if not, one can be provided at no additional cost.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 7 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed up to 5 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 5 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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View FAQ's >

  1. Are there any lockers available at the lesson?
    There are lockers or other storage for your belongings while at the beach. It is recommended to leave valuables at home or in your car. Most people simply leave their belongings on directly in front of where they have their lesson.
  2. Do I need to be able to swim?
    It is highly recommended that you be able to swim before taking a lesson. Beginner lessons generally take place in water shallow enough that you can stand the entire time you are taking the lesson. However, should problems arise you should be able to handle yourself in the water, and being able to swim is the most important thing you can know to prepare yourself.
  3. What's the best exercise to do to prepare me for surfing?
    You can't beat swimming as a preparation for surfing. Swimming will exercise many of the muscles you will use to paddle your board, it will improve your aerobic fitness, and it will increase your water confidence.
  4. What should I bring?
    For surf lessons, you should bring a swimsuit you can wear underneath a wetsuit, a towel, some drinking water to rehydrate, and have some sunblock on your face and neck prior to the lesson. If you're going to wear a wetsuit you don't need any sunscreen on your arms, torso, or legs as those areas will be covered with the wetsuit.

Customer Reviews:

  • Private Surfing Lesson

  • July 25, 2017

  • 5

  • Los Angeles

"Gary was an awesome surf instructor. Fantastic experience, so much fun and so glad I did it. "

  • Private Surfing Lesson

  • June 14, 2017

  • 5

  • Los Angeles

"Chris was a great guy and surf teacher -- an ex-professional surfer who grew up in Hawaii. He taught me great beginner elements of surfing to start my adventure, and I had loads of fun. Would definitely recommend him to any surfers out there who are looking to start or improve their skill level. "

  • Private Surfing Lesson

  • September 22, 2014

  • 5

  • Los Angeles

"We had such a great experience surfing for the first time in Santa Monica, we're tempted to buy our own surfboards and wetsuits! The instructors were incredibly friendly and so supportive. I 100% recommend this to aspiring surfers!"