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Address: 4850 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-2623
Phone Number: +1 858-205-7683
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

San Diego Surf School introduces surfers of all ages and levels to the...

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 surf schools in San Diego.

Captivated by the ocean at a young age, Souf Tihhi founded San Diego Surfing School in 2000 to share his love for the ocean, teaching surf lessons, and passion for a sport that others will enjoy for the rest of their life. Gratitude is given to mother nature for building 25 years of surfing experience and giving him the opportunity of travel and surf some of the best surf spots in the world.

At San Diego Surf Lessons we teach that surfing is not just a sport, but a remedy for life. It is a way to relieve your stress and forget about your worries, spiritual awakening or meditating, keeping balance, staying healthy, and enjoy the sunset as dolphins pass by.

Whether your goal is to learn to surf, or take advanced surf lessons, San Diego Surf School in Pacific Beach promises an unforgettable experience!

Learn to surf San Diego style with one of our top surf instructors today

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Friendly surf school in San Diego

I took a lesson here (Pacific Beach location) in January 2016 and the next day I returned to rent a wetsuit and surfboard. I forgot my instructor's name but he was great and I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
John K
Sunnyvale, California

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took a lesson here (Pacific Beach location) in January 2016 and the next day I returned to rent a wetsuit and surfboard. I forgot my instructor's name but he was great and I had a good experience with them. I watched them teaching a family to surf and it looks like a good school for beginners.

Thank John K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My brother and myself have had a wonderful time surfing for a week in San Diego. After filling out our release forms and paying in the shop at Cass Street - which took about 5 minutes - we were ready to get down to the beach (parking is btw very easy all around Cass Street and free). Our coach -... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first time that my wife and I had ever attempted surfing and we're glad we chose San Diego Surf School. They were well organized from the initial booking to our time on the beach with individual boxes set up with the properly sized wetsuit and rash guards. We had a large group, but there were a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start off by saying Andrew was amazing. My kids loved him today! They had so much fun they are headed back tomorrow for more lessons. 🏄

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we walked into the shop to the time we set our boards down and ended our lesson, the folks at San Diego Surf School were awesome. My 14 year old daughter and I took a 90 minute private lesson with Tyler and he was great. He did an awesome job of talking to us first about safety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole family had a blast. Jason was amazing with our girls (9&11). Took lots of time with them and so much encouragement kept them going the whole time!!

Thank Tate V
Burlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called on our way to Pacific Beach in the morning, and they were able to schedule my son for a 10:30 1&1/2 hour private surf lesson. Very friendly and helpful staff on the phone / in the store . My son's instructor was Gabe, and he was excellent . My son had a blast and learned a lot .

Thank Jennifer P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Awesome first surfing lesson! I did the 90min lesson with 60min of free surf time after. Very professional and easy to work with, the instructions beforehand were super simple. I had Dylan who was super laid back and patient with me. Totally recommend, and worth the money for a fail proof experience :).

Thank Rachel F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I signed my twin 7 year olds us for private lessons last weekend and had an incredible experience!!! Not only were our instructors (Connor and Kyle) patient, friendly and kind but they were also awesome at getting our kids up on surf boards! We will definitely sign up again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We got a private session for our 8 and 10 yo daughters. The instructor (Dylan) was amazing, patient, and gave them the basic skills they needed to play for the hour after the lesson ended. The surf was a little tough for my 8yo to get past by herself (they had trouble with waves and rip tides all weekend), but... More 

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