Year round, 7 days a week, anytime between 9:00am-4:00pm depending on availability.
- Learn from experienced local surf instructors trained in life saving and CPR
- Surf Northern California's best beginner spots
- Your private instructor will customize your experience to your skill level
- For beginners to intermediates; this is a perfect experience for families & friends
Envision yourself paddling into the perfect wave, standing up and riding all the way to the beach.
Your first-class private instructor will help make that dream a reality. Learn the fundamentals of surfing during your private surf lesson. Your instructor first spends time with you on the beach going over the basics of surfing techniques and safety.
You'll then hit the waves with your instructor and learn to paddle out and into waves, wave selection, and start learning to get up and ride waves.
Whether you are a beginner or just want to improve on your skills, this private surf lesson is exactly what you need.
Equipment rental is an additional $40 for 3 hours or $50 all day, and is to be paid when checking in. Equipment rental package includes board, wetsuit and booties.
Lessons consist of 30 minutes of beach training and at least 1 hour of water time.
Private lessons can range from one surfer to a maximum of 8 surfers in a private group.
Allowed, just come to the surf store with the participant. From there you will receive directions from the instructor as to which part of the beach the lesson will take place.
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. Also, bring a wetsuit if you have one; if not, one can be provided at an additional cost.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 7 days in advance.
Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 14 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and rebook at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.
Will I be cold if I try surfing in the winter? And how cold does it get?
Most people are surprised by how warm they feel in the winter with a good wetsuit and boots. The water temperature doesn't change much from summer to winter. The average summer water temp is about 56-58 degrees, whereas the average winter water temp is about 53-55 degrees. The coldest it gets is about 48 degrees and that's almost always in the spring when the NW winds are the strongest. The water temperatures are usually warmest in July or August, after a long stretch of high overcast skies and glassy conditions. Summer water temps can reach 60 degrees.
Is there anything I can do to prepare for surfing?
Yes. Lie on the ground as if you were lying on a surfboard and try to jump to your feet, keeping your hands on the ground. You want your front foot to land in between your hands. Push-ups are good to build strength, and yoga is good for flexibility and body awareness.
Can I surf with contact lenses?
Yes, in fact, our instructor uses contacts every time he surfs. It would be difficult to catch waves without them. Generally, contacts are only lost when eyes are opened under water.
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"The surfing experience in Bolinas, CA was amazing. Our instructor was awesome and very helpful. The waves and weather were perfect, especially for a couple first-timers. This was my 2nd Cloud 9 adventure...had a fantastic time once again!"
"The surfing instructor was very personal and knowledgeable. Highly recommended for first time surfers who want a secluded one on one lesson."
"I was up to my waist in 44 degree water...catching my limit and many more released....four hours of joy and excitement! Thanks!"