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Los Angeles: 2-hour Private Surfing Lesson in Santa Monica

4.7 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Fun Surf LA
Water activity

Los Angeles: 2-hour Private Surfing Lesson in Santa Monica

Activity provider: Fun Surf LA

From US$ 99 per person

Enjoy a private surf lesson for 1 or 2 people with a professional instructor on the famous Venice Beach. Learn how to ride the waves in this private class which is ideal for beginners or upper intermediate level surfers.

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English, Spanish, German
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Limited to 4 participants


  • Join a 2-hour private surf lesson on a renowned LA beach
  • Take a solo lesson or bring a friend along
  • Enjoy this lesson whether you're a beginner or intermediate surfer
  • Hang out with the eccentric locals at the famous Venice Beach
Full description
Experience a fully private surf lesson which is great for people who have always wanted to learn to surf or who just want to improve their surf game.  Even first-timers are welcome to join and with a private tour, you'll be able to learn at your own pace.  Learn from your professional certified instructor, who will help make you more comfortable on the surfboard and in the water. This lesson will meet in the world famous Venice Beach, where people of all ages gather to enjoy the beautiful Southern California sun and surf. Before your lesson, get outfitted with a wet suit and surfboard before heading down to the beach. Depending on your level, either go straight to the line up with the instructor or have an extended training session on the sand as you learn all the important aspects of surfing. Your instructor will teach you how to pop up on the board, educate you about the ocean and end the land lesson with the most important part - safety. After that, spend the remaining time with the instructor in the ocean. After the class, follow the instructor to an outdoor public shower where you will be able to rinse off. This private lesson can be booked for 1 or 2 people and basic swimming skills are required in order to join. You don't need to worry about your belongings, which will be securely stored in the locked surf school van. If you've always been interested in surfing and you prefer a private, customized experience, then this is the lesson for you!
  • Surfboards (8 & 9 foot)
  • Wetsuits
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years

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Meeting point

Meet on the right side of the parking lot off Bicknell Ave. Once you enter the parking lot turn right and you will see the blue surf school bus with a pink 'FUN SURF LA' logo on it.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • You need to have a basic swimming ability to be able to participate in this activity
  • The activity might be rescheduled or canceled based on surf and weather conditions; you will be contacted the day before in case this occurs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 21 reviews

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First time surfing and felt SO safe and comfortable with this company! Our instructor, Caroline, was so friendly, helpful, and an incredible teacher. Would surf with them again and again if I could. One of the funnest activities/experiences I've ever had

March 23, 2023

Such a fun surf lesson! My best friend and I booked this private lesson and had Nick as our instructor. He was nice, patient and made sure we were safe out on the water. We were able to lock our backpacks while surfing in the super cute school bus turned surf bus. We even took a few cute pics after the lesson in front of the bus. Overall, great lesson at a great beach. Would absolutely recommend it!

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March 23, 2023

Es war eine super Erfahrung mit einem sehr kompetenten Surflehrer (Eden). Nach Einführung in die Grundübungen am Strand ging es ins Wasser. Eden war sehr aufmerksam und hat dafür gesorgt, dass wir uns sicher fühlen. Wir würden definitiv den privaten Surfkurs empfehlen (wir haben diesen für 2 Personen gebucht)..

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 241237