Coronado Surfing Academy
Surfing & Windsurfing • Gear Rentals
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Coronado Surfing Academy offers surfing lessons + rentals for surfers of all abilities, ages 6 & up.
Coronado, California

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2022

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Amy P
7 contributions
Jul 2021
We did a four person lesson: 2 - 40 year olds and two teenagers. We had 2 instructors and they were fantastic. None of us had surfed before and we all got up many times. Don't be surprised when you pull into the parking area and you see a small school bus. That's where you check in and they have wetsuits and beginner boards for you. You can leave your stuff on the bus during the lesson.

The instructors go in the water with you. You lay on your stomach in about waist deep water, and the instructor holds the board and waits for the right size wave for your ability. When one comes they will turn you and get your ready, then they push you along with the wave and tell you when to pop up. You start going from your stomach to your knees and then to your feet. Many times I just went to my knees and rode the waves in. It was so awesome.

For the older crowd, this was the best experience of the entire week in San Diego! You will need to go from laying on your stomach to getting up on your knees, and then up to your feet. I am not that fit but I made do and it was so awesome I really hope you try it! Many times I just popped up to my knees and rode the wave in and it was so much fun.
Written July 30, 2021
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grace1931
Michigan6 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
Good communication with instructors. Made my grandkids and great-niece comfortable in the ocean and got them standing on the boards actually surfing by end of lesson. Money well spent!!! Instructors were patient and fun. All three kids ages 10-12 said it was best day of vacation. Had another lesson closer where we stayed, however kids liked Coronado Surfing Academy instructors better. Said they were more fun. Hope this company continues to stay in business in Coronado.
Grandma from Michigan
Written October 29, 2021
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NorthStar60072150451
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
Extraordinary academy to learn how to surf. I contacted the owner to find a different time slot and he was very accommodating and willing to offer options. Once in the class, the instructor was great. Patient, caring, and looking at all details ensuring we had a good time.
Written October 30, 2021
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Iain Moore
2 contributions
Aug 2022
If I could put a 0 I would.

We got to the beach in plenty of time but there was nobody there, we asked the life guard & he said he hadn't seen the bus. We then went in search of the bus which we found parked in a lay by near by but nobody was there.

Basically the instructor was a no show which is frustrating to say the least.

If you want reliability do not use this company
Written August 11, 2022
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C G
2 contributions
May 2021
Our trip was fantastic to San Diego. Highlight was surfing with my teenager. CSA was terrific. We had a few days of different instructors and all of them were knowledgeable and helpful. It was our first time to SD and first time surfing. While waiting for the right wave it was awesome to hear the history of the area. They are a great asset to the community and definitely recommend them.
Written October 29, 2021
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aztraveler02
Phoenix, AZ87 contributions
Dec 2020
Teevan and his staff have for years provided a fun and safe learn-to-surf program on the clean and beautiful beach. Our daughter started when she was in kindergarten with group lessons and camp and surfed with the academy many times since. The instructors are kind, helpful and knowledgeable about helping the kids understand the mechanics of surfing, safety and being in the water. I'd highly recommend for locals and visitors.
Written October 28, 2021
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Chris S
1 contribution
Feb 2020
I hadn’t surfed in a while and never was particularly good at it, but with a couple of good pointers from Ryan and he pushing me into the wave I was catching one wave after the other! Thanks this was so much fun and I’ll come back as soon as I can!

Cheers -Chris
Written February 14, 2020
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Scott Ponce
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Family
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. If there were an option to give it ten stars, I would give it twelve. We signed up for morning lessons on our first day on the island, and loved it so much that we went back the next two mornings as well. Hoff and Sam were fantastic. After 15 minutes of dry land training, they had a 15 year old, 11 year old, and 45 year old getting up and surfing the waves all the way into the beach. Such a fantastic experience and great way to start our mornings.
Written August 10, 2019
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Wow! Thank you so much for coming out to surf with us each day & extra thanks for the nice words. Until next time...
Written August 15, 2019
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Jan C
utah197 contributions
Aug 2020
Our two grandchildren (11 and 12) took their first surf lessons from Coronado Surfing Academy and they were both able to ride waves in by the end of the lesson. There was one instructor for the 2 kids ; he gave them land instruction first, then they were in the water for over an hour as he pushed them in to the waves and they stood up on the board and rode them in. On the second lesson the instructor positioned our grandson so that he was able to paddle into the wave on his own and ride it in. Coronado often has smooth, gentle waves in the morning which is ideal for learning. The Academy provides them with surfboards and wetsuits and for $20 extra they can have the board and wetsuit for the rest of the day. Great deal! The instruction was very good, and I wish I had joined my grandchildren in the lesson!
Written August 17, 2020
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jim
St. John's, Canada2 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife and I decided to try surfing for the first time. It was one of her “bucket list” items that we didn’t try a few years prior when we were in Hawaii. Our hotel concierge recommended the Coronado Surfing Academy and they didn’t disappoint. Our instructor, Ryan, was an awesome dude in the truest sense. He was highly experienced and a great teacher, super patient and most of all FUN!! I would highly recommend this little jewel of a company to anyone looking to learn how to surf on their next trip to Cali. Lessons were $70 per person. More than worth it!!
Written March 31, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it's very much appreciated. I have passed along your kind words to Ryan. See you next time!!
Written April 2, 2019
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