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Pacific Surf School

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Address: 707 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number:
+1 858-488-2685
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Pacific Surf School. A surf school created to teach beginners the...

Pacific Surf School. A surf school created to teach beginners the experience of surfing and water safety.The Best Surf School in San Diego. Locations in Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach/ Mission Beach and Ocean Beach. Easy Booking online. Book online is required .

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Wonderful experience!

Me and my boyfriend enjoyed every single moment of the 2 hours and half lesson, the instructors were patient and explained the surfing process in a way that clicked with both of... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2015

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

Me and my boyfriend enjoyed every single moment of the 2 hours and half lesson, the instructors were patient and explained the surfing process in a way that clicked with both of them. Thanks guys!

Thank elenamas84
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2015

My son took personal surf lessons with Brandon. This was his first time surfing. Brandon did an excellent job. My son was surfing after the very first lesson. Great place to learn!

Thank reena1818
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Thanks Adam. Today after 2 dives then eh ride....I was up every time. Magic handhold w nature. So cool. Thx for the reminders and explanations. Totally fun hanging with you.

Thank israeljuly
Aspen, Colorado
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

My 15-year old son and I had a thorough, well-constructed 1.5 hour surf lesson with the instructor Rene in August 2015. Rene was a super instructor! I particularly liked how he demonstrated the center balance point of a surfboard by creating a see-saw in the sand with it. He demonstrated two different ways of doing the "pop up." He spent... More 

Thank PeterFeer
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

I had a 1 & 1/2 hour surf lesson with my two young Children, aged 11 and 8, with Brandon. We had not surfed before and found the tuition from Brandon to be excellent. He was really good with my two young children who really enjoyed the lesson and were soon able to stand on the board. I would definitely... More 

Thank Christopher W
Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Adam was our instructor was awesome. He did a great job of teaching the basics of surfing and then helping all of us Coloradans get up on the board multiple times. We had a great time and all look forward to surfing again. I highly recommend Pacific Surf School. Shaka brah!

Thank Charlie A
Suffern, New York
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Brandon Forrester was a great instructor. He was patient, and willing to have a good time! Easy going, and will laugh when you fall :) My 2 friends and I had a blast!!! He helps you out in the water - overall awesome experience, and would go to Pacific Surf School again.

Thank Heather L
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I had three consecutive lessons on back to back to back days and could not have been more pleased with the instruction I received. I just moved to San Diego and learning how to surf has been on the top of my to do list for a while. After going to PSS I feel confident in buying my own board... More 

Thank kakirkman
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Brandon is the Bomb! Along with everyone else at the Pacific Surf School of course. If you're looking for positive vibes, book a lesson here. My boyfriend and I were in town from Austin, Texas, it had been a while since we had surfed.Brandon had both of us surfing within 15 minutes! Thanks Dude! This is the place to book,... More 

Thank Lauren V
Castro Valley, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Both of our children thoroughly enjoyed their time with Sam. She really understood the art of teaching children. They were able to stand up on the board right away and will carry their skills out on the water in the future.

Thank Jamie V

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