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Fantastic Instructor!

My friend bought me a surf lesson for my birthday and I loved it! Bill was a fantastic instructor... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elhanna1
Best day!

We are a family of 5 (kids ages 11, 9, and 6) and booked this the day before. The organized process... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emily P
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San Diego Surf School introduces surfers of all ages and levels to the sport and spirit of surfing in an energetic and positive environment. With top instructors and bountiful surf lessons and surf camps options, learn to surf with one of the best...more
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4850 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-2623
Pacific Beach
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My friend bought me a surf lesson for my birthday and I loved it! Bill was a fantastic instructor with awesome tips for success! I was able to stand on many attempts and learned a lot about position and timing. It was a fantastic experience...More

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SanDiegoSurfSchool, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Great to hear about your amazing experience, Elhanna! We will pass on your compliments to Bill. If only we can hire Aquaman. Kidding aside—we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 5 (kids ages 11, 9, and 6) and booked this the day before. The organized process and staff are amazing! They got my kids who have never surfed before up and addicted! Definitely the best day of our vacation for...More

Thank Emily P
SanDiegoSurfSchool, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You're welcome, Emily! Glad to hear your kids had fun. Pretty sure they are still stoked! Hope to have you again soon.

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Surfing lessons sounded like a perfect way to spend a morning with my teens (16 and 13) and I am glad we went with San Diego Surf School. Our instructor Thomas was courteous, patient, and displayed a genuine enthusiasm for sharing a sport that he...More

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SanDiegoSurfSchool, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi John! We definitely agree! We would love to have your group again and hopefully show you more than just popping-up.

Reviewed August 13, 2018

We did this very last minute. They were able to get myself and my daughter in that morning no problem and we had a great time. Our instructor Austin was a super cool dude and he really helped my daughter overcome her fear of the...More

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SanDiegoSurfSchool, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thanks for the review, Daniel! We hope your daughter would love the ocean as much as we do. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming and patient with a total beginner. All the employees are super nice and really helpful. Would highly recommend SDSS.

Thank james f
SanDiegoSurfSchool, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi James! Glad you enjoyed your vacation. Thanks for choosing SDSS and we hope we see you next summer.

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

My instructor was Chad!! He’s a great instructor. I went surfing for the first time and I am not a good swimmer. I couldn’t believe that I was already surfing within the first 20 minutes into the session. The instructors are professional, patient whe working...More

Thank krunal p
SanDiegoSurfSchool, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thanks, Krunal! Happy to hear you enjoyed the experience. Definitely would be glad to have you with us again. We can teach you more techniques.

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

I am 50 yrs old and was talked into surf lessons by my 19 yr old niece. So glad we chose San Diego Surf School! We booked two private lessons. Arrived as instructed and greeted by friendly staff with instruction of where to find our...More

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SanDiegoSurfSchool, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Hi Sandy! Good thing your niece was able to talk you into it. Everyone should surf at least twice in a lifetime. We'll be glad to have you back and teach you a few tricks.

Reviewed August 3, 2018

My grandson took four surf lessons with SD Surf School. The instructor (Chaz) was really patient and explained safety issues and basics of how to get on and stand up on the surf board before hitting the water. Helped him into the wet suit, got...More

Thank CJ S
SanDiegoSurfSchool, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Hi CJ! Thanks for the great review. Chaz and Caleb are two of our best instructors. We hope that your grandson would love surfing as much as we do. Looking forward to his next lessons!

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Having never surfed before we booked a lesson with these guys for me and 2 teenage children. They seemed very used to novices like us and before we went on the water they kitted us out with wet suits and a board and gave basic...More

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SanDiegoSurfSchool, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Hi jimaverity2018! Thanks for the feedback. Glad to have you guys. See you again soon and we hope it would be a 5-star experience.

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Had a great experience surfing here, all equipment was in good condition and was ready and all staff very friendly, 10/10 would recommend

Thank jack o
SanDiegoSurfSchool, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Hi Jack! Thanks for the great rating. 10/10 :) Would love to see you around soon.

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SenaK181
April 11, 2018|
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Response from SanDiegoSurfSchool | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not use dry suits we only have regular wetsuits. You can check the diving companies in La Jolla shores. Thanks Souf
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Debra K
March 22, 2015|
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Response from SanDiegoSurfSchool | Property representative |
Hi Debra, Thank you for choosing San Diego Surf School. 11 and 7 is a good age for surfing and we start our kids as young as 5 year old. We are located in Pacific Beach Address: 4850 cass st, SD, Ca... More
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