An Inside Look at Surf Lessons in San Diego

It’s time to cross another activity off the old bucket list: learn how to surf in San Diego! Riding the waves has been a part of Southern California culture for over 100 years and is a must-do for those who love to live like locals when they travel. Surfing in San Diego is just as popular during fall or winter months due to larger waves, cleaner conditions, and less crowded beaches.¬†Plan your California winter vacation at Paradise Point Resort & Spa and you can both stay and surf at our San Diego beach resort!

One class at the Paradise Surf Academy will have you hanging ten within just a couple hours of getting your wetsuit on. There’s no need to over pack or buy new equipment to surf in San Diego; all Paradise Surf Academy participants are provided with:

  • Transportation – Enjoy a roundtrip boat ride from Paradise Point to the Paradise Surf Academy and take in stunning views of Mission Bay.
  • Equipment – Surfboards, wetsuits, leashes, and use of locker rooms and showers.
  • Membership – Receive a one-year membership to the Surfrider Foundation, Paradise Point’s official partner in protecting beaches and waves around the world. ¬†

Paradise Point’s Instant Service department, our team of experts on what to see and do in San Diego, recently had the opportunity to experience Paradise Point’s Surf Academy first-hand. Here’s what they had to say about learning to surf in San Diego:

What did you think of the overall experience?

“It was a ‘COMPLETE’ surf experience.”

“The San Diego surf lesson instructors were so friendly and really made everyone feel confident and comfortable going into the water!”

What was your favorite part of your San Diego surf lesson?

“When a wave pushed my surf board and I stood up for a half of a second!”

“My favorite part was the adrenaline rush of catching waves and riding them onto the shore.”

What tips do you have for taking a surf lesson in San Diego?

“Make sure you sleep well and are full of energy. It’s quite a work out, so be prepared!”

“I would say pay the extra $30 to make it a private surf lesson. The instructors are really dedicated to making sure their students are well educated about the ocean and the daily surfing conditions, and they really love to see their students succeed.”


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