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Santa Monica: 2-hour Group Surfing Lesson

4.7 / 5

82 reviews

Activity provider: Fun Surf LA
Water activity

Santa Monica: 2-hour Group Surfing Lesson

Activity provider: Fun Surf LA

From US$ 69 per person

Learn to surf with professional instructors at one of the most famous beaches in Los Angeles during this surfing class at Venice Beach. Participate in a truly Californian experience during a class that is suitable for beginners or intermediate surfers.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Try surfing at a renowned beach in Los Angeles
  • Experience the eccentric spirit of Venice Beach
  • Use the provided surf board and wetsuit that are included in this lesson
  • Enjoy your lesson whether you're a first timers or you have upper intermediate skills
Full description
Meet your guide at Venice Beach, one of the most famous and lively beaches in California. Take part in a 2-hour group surfing lesson which is ideal for everyone from beginners (even first timers!) to upper intermediate levels.  Start the lesson by getting geared up with the wetsuits and surfboards. Head down to the sand with your group of 5-6 fellow students. Spend the first 30-40 minutes training on the beach and learning all the important aspects of surfing. Your professional certified instructors 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, enjoy 40 minutes with an instructor(s) in the ocean getting coaching and helpful pushes. The remaining time will be yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water. After the class, an instructor will lead you to an outdoor public shower where you will be able to rinse off. Don't worry about your belongings, as you will be able to leave everything locked in the surf school van. 
  • Surfboards (8 and 9ft.)
  • Wetsuits
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

• On the right side of the parking lot off Bicknell Ave • Look for the blue surf school bus with FUN SURF LA logo on it

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • You need to have basic swimming knowledge to participate in this activity
  • If you have kids under 12 year or are looking for a class in Spanish, French, or German - please check the private classes
  • The activity might be rescheduled or canceled based on surf and weather conditions; you will be contacted the day before if this occurs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 82 reviews

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The experience was fantastic, and Ed, the instructor was great too. After the initial class and explanation of the basics, the instructor took his time with each of the students of the group, helping us catch the first waves. Then, each of us was free to keep surfing while the instructor watched on us and tried to help us improve the technique. It definitely made me enjoy surfing, even if it was my first time and I fell a lot. Be prepared for quite an intense class, it can be so tiring!

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April 2, 2023

This was my first time surfing and I can’t imagine it being a better experience. The on land instructions we very detailed and clear and helped me a lot in the water. The instructor was with us the whole time giving advices and assistance whenever needed. Even it’s a group class, I felt like each of us had plenty of personal attention. The water didn’t feel cold thanks to the wetsuit. This was a fantastic memorable experience and I would never forget my first wave!

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April 2, 2023

I booked my lesson pretty last minute and they were accommodating, even calling me to make sure I knew how to find them. The lesson was very informative. Be prepared for a pretty thorough run through on land so that you can go out in the ocean and have a better chance trying what you learn. Very friendly people, definitely would recommend and will book them again when I return to L.A.!

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April 2, 2023

Product ID: 241217