Bay Area Surf Lesson

Catch the Pacific Waves in Nor' Cal' with a Three Hour Surf Lesson

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participants Price for 1 participant

Learn how to surf during this exhilarating three-hour Intro to Surfing Clinic at Cowell’s Beach in Santa Cruz or at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, CA. Designed with the beginner in mind, this Bay Area Water Sports Adventure is the perfect opportunity to learn from surfing professionals who provide all the tools you need to succeed in surfing the swells.

The fun starts when you meet with your friendly and Lifeguard Certified Instructor at the beach. Next, you will be outfitted with all of the Surf Gear and equipment you need. Instruction begins in the shallow waters of the ocean and moves further out into the surf when all participants are comfortable to proceed. During the Surfing Lesson, you will learn about ocean environmental awareness, wave breaks, surf forecasts and zones, water and swimming safety, and wave etiquette, and how to properly balance a surfboard. Before you know it, you’ll be able to ride the waves!

So whether this is your first time on a surfboard or you have tried surfing on your own and would like some key pointers, this is the perfect experience gift to catch some waves and get out on the water - Surf’s Up!

The Bay Area Surf Lesson Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. There will be approximately seven additional participants at the lesson unless the Private Lesson option is selected.

You may invite guests to watch your lesson from the beach.

California, Pacifica
California, Santa Cruz (Cowell's Beach)

The Nor' Cal' Surfing Lessons are offered select Saturdays and weekdays year-round, subject to availability. Lessons are typically offered at 9:00 AM in Pacifica and in the afternoons from Santa Cruz.

The Surfing Lessons have class length of 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3˝ hours.

The Bay Area Surf Lessons may be cancelled by the Instructor due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather. If the Surf Lesson is cancelled by the Instructor, it may be rescheduled for a mutually convenient alternative date.

What to wear
Please wear your swimsuit or trunks beneath your clothing and apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson. A towel, sunglasses, hat and change of clothing are also recommended for this surf lesson.

Additional Information
Wetsuits and surfboards are all provided for the lesson. If you have your own surfboard or other equipment, you are welcome to use it.

Participants must be over the age of 8, must be able to swim with their head above water and must be able to swim to shore. Younger participants and weak swimmers will be kept in shallow waters. Participants are advised to be well rested and should avoid drinking alcohol the evening prior to their lesson. All Instructors are experienced surfers and have been surfing for over 10 years. They are all certified in CPR and First Aid. Instructors are with the students at all times.

Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation.


Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Bay Area Surf Lesson Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


5 stars

My surf lesson was a great experience and I would absolutely recommend it (and xperience days) to any of my friends. 

- - San Francisco, Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Great Time 

5 stars

We had a great time doing the 2 day surf clinic. The instructors were responsible and fun, and fully loaded with patience. I would totally recommend it. 

- - Santa Cruz, Thursday, June 07, 2012

Surf Lesson For Two 

4 stars

Had a good time, learned some new things and overall I'd rate the experience and 'A'. my guest had a good time as well, she got some good pointers from the instructors that covered all the basics of surfing. The water conditions were a little rough, but still surfable. The instructors answered all questions and provided a positive learning environment. 

- - Linda Mar Beach, Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Outstanding Instruction 

5 stars

The instructors were outstanding in both instruction ability and motivational technique. They are true leaders in every sense and are the only reason I was able to get up on the board. Thank you! 

- - California, Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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