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Kahalu’u Surf and Sea

Kahalu’u Surf and Sea

Surf, SUP & Snorkel Rentals & Lessons

FROM$12 per day
5.0
Based on 965 reviews

Spending time in Kona, Hawaii and want to learn to ride the waves? Kahalu'u Surf and Sea offers surf lessons that use tried and true techniques, taught by friendly, certified instructors. Their Kona surf store also offers lessons and rental gear for popular Big Island pastimes like snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding. read more

Paddle Sports Center

Paddle Sports Center

SUP, Kayak, Surf Rentals & Tours

FROM$20 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 952 reviews

Sandwiched between rugged coastal mountains and south-facing beaches, Santa Barbara is often called the American Riviera. The dramatic geography and warm Mediterranean climate are best appreciated on the ocean, by kayak. Paddle Sports Center has kayak, SUP and surf rentals, as well as expert guided tours that offer you a front row seat to view wildlife of the region, from sea lions to sea stars, pelicans to dolphins.read more

Pine Grove Surf Club

Pine Grove Surf Club

SUP, Snorkel, Surf Rentals & Lessons

FROM$25 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 214 reviews

At Pine Grove Surf Club you are always treated like family. The Nogales brothers have over 30 years of experience in the water, and pride themselves in providing their customers the best experience possible whether you are surfing , snorkeling, paddleboarding or kayaking. Learn the art of surfing at the best beach in Puerto Rico, paddle the mangrove ecosystems or snorkel Isla Verde's nature reserve coral reef.read more

SURFit USA

SURFit USA

Kayak, SUP & Surf Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$30 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 217 reviews

Paddling a kayak or a stand up paddleboard is a must-do while visiting the Sarasota area. SURFit USA offers kayak and SUP rentals at two locations: the famous Lido mangrove tunnels and Siesta Key, as well as several tours daily in both locations. Discover a bird rookery, private beaches, and wildlife like dolphins and manatees. They also offer SUP lessons, surf camps and SUP yoga!read more

SoBe Surf & Paddle

SoBe Surf & Paddle

Surfing, Kayak & SUP Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$35 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 347 reviews

SoBe Surf & Paddle has waterfront kayak and stand up paddle board rentals, tours and lessons near Cocoa Beach on the Banana River Lagoon Wildlife Aquatic Preserve. They have a huge selection of equipment for all skills and levels, and offer a free intro clinic with SUP rentals. Guided tours start from their private launch, with an expert tour guide showing you wildlife like manatees, dolphins, birds and fish. Or take a lesson and learn how to SUP or surf from professional SUP surfers and expert instructors.read more

North Shore Surf Girls

North Shore Surf Girls

SUP, Surf Lessons & Rentals

FROM$40 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 1472 reviews

The North Shore Surf Girls Surf School is located on the storied North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. They specialize in beginner surfing and SUP lessons and board rentals for those who want to explore Oahu famous waters. North Shore Surf Girls strives to provide an inclusive, fun, and safe experience for people of all ages, from all over the world, to learn how to surf.read more

Lovewater Surf School

Lovewater Surf School

Surfing Lessons

FROM$65 per 1.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 212 reviews

Lovewater Surf Co offers beginner through advanced surfing lessons in Santa Barbara and Ventura, CA. Lovewater is a family run surf school with a grassroots vibe offering customized private, semi-private and group surf lessons!read more

Ohana Surf Project
FROM$69 per 1 hr
5.0
Based on 594 reviews

Surf the waves of renowned Waikiki Beach with Ohana Surf Project. Learn the techniques and tips from surfing experts to ride the waves like a pro. Family-friendly, inspiring, invigorating and fun! read more

iSurf

iSurf

Surfing & SUP Lessons, Rental & Tours

FROM$75 per 1.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 119 reviews

iSurf's goal is to providing the best surf lessons on the central coast for both quality and price. The professional instructors focus on how to catch waves, better understand the ocean and move on to more advanced surfing techniques. read more

Laguna Ethos

Laguna Ethos

Kayaking Tours & Surfing Lessons

FROM$75 per 1.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 116 reviews

Enjoy the natural beauty of Laguna Beach with 1.5 hr semi-private surfing lessons or a guided kayak adventure. Learn to paddle out, pop up and catch some waves on Laguna's most coveted beginner surf beach. Or kayak through a wildlife sanctuary along one of the most beautiful coastlines in California and explore hidden beaches, cliffs, see sea lions, dolphins and more! Family friendly, and no experience necessary!read more

Sea & Board Sports Hawaii
FROM$80 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 514 reviews

Sea & Board Sports is located on the famous North Shore of Oahu, in the charming town of Haleiwa. They love to show young and old visitors the exciting and scenic side of Hawaii through their kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals and lessons, surfing lessons, and guided adventures. Their mission is to show our visitors how to escape the crowds and enjoy the beautiful island of Oahu from the water. read more

SoBe Surf & Paddle

SoBe Surf & Paddle

Surfing Lessons

FROM$80 per 1.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 347 reviews

Learn to surf with SoBe Surf, Miami's oldest surfing school. Surfing in South Beach provides a beautiful break with a sandy bottom, shallow water and consistent beginner waves. The warm Miami water allows for lessons year round! Bond with family and friends over a shared surf session regardless of your age or skill level. Fully insured, certified and experienced instructors facilitate positive and safe surfing experiences and foster a contagious love and enthusiasm for the sport.read more

Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors
FROM$99 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 307 reviews

Hawaiian Lifeguards Surf Instructors will help you learn the basics before paddling out into the waves with their unique surfing classroom. Whether joining HLSI for the first time or adding more board stories, their surfing classroom gets students geared up and warmed up. Spend more time surfing than swimming with their professional Hawaiian lifeguard instructors!read more

Kona Mike’s Surf Adventures
FROM$99 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 84 reviews

Learn to surf on the Big Island of Hawaii with Kona Mike's expert surf instructors. Private, semi-private and group lessons offered at Kona's best surf spot. Your family or group will be well taken care of during your surf lesson. All surf instructors are CPR and First Aid certified as well as trained in professional rescue. read more

San Diego Surf

San Diego Surf

Surfing Lessons

FROM$149 per 2.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 10 reviews

Get the attention you deserve with small group surfing lessons at a premier San Diego beach in Oceanside California. San Diego Surf's team of professional instructors have a passion for surfing and will teach you the basics, fundamentals, let you practice, have fun and learn. Their goal is to teach, motivate and excite you to ride the waves in an adventure you will never forget. Great for ages 6 and older, pictures and video of your surfing day included!read more

Mahina Hawaii

Mahina Hawaii

Kayak, SUP, Surf Tours & Lessons

FROM$195 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 440 reviews

Mahina Hawaii offers a personalized experience through their private Oahu adventures and retreats. Experience Hawaii from a local's perspective, and explore the most beautiful and lesser-known spots like tranquil swimming holes, gushing waterfalls, epic hikes, and perfect beaches. They will customize the perfect day whether you want to paddle, surf, hiking, snorkel, swim in waterfalls, cliff jump, and more!read more

Active Oahu

Active Oahu

SUP, Kayak, Surf & Snorkel Rentals

FROM$12 per day
4.9
Based on 326 reviews

Active Oahu escapes the mainstream and helps get you off the beaten path and out on an adventure. They deliver kayaks, snorkel gear, stand up paddle boards, surfboards and more to the beach or your accommodation. Experience the North Shore of Oahu through self-guided kayak tours, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, and surfing.read more

Faith Surf School Rentals
FROM$25 per 1 hr
4.9
Based on 365 reviews

Faith Surf School rents surfboards and stand up paddleboards in the heart of Waikiki Beach. The shop is run by one of Hawaii’s surf families, and they enjoy passing on their love for surfing right at their home break with premium gear rentals as well as surfing and SUP lessons.read more

Outside Hilton Head

Outside Hilton Head

Kayak, SUP, Surfing Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$25 per hr
4.9
Based on 60 reviews

Outside Hilton Head is your source for private, small group kayaking and paddle boarding excursions and surf camps on Hilton Head. Daily guided trips to explore the island as well as rentals of kayaks and paddleboards.read more

Sammy’s Aloha Watersports

Sammy’s Aloha Watersports

SUP, Kiteboard, Windsurf, Surf Rentals & Lessons

FROM$25 per day
4.9
Based on 62 reviews

Sammy’s Aloha Watersports offers high quality individualized instruction and rentals in O’ahu for kiteboarding, windsurfing, surfing, and stand up paddleboarding. Owner Samuel Perez Hults is a competitive watersports athlete with 20 years of experience in teaching others to share his love for the ocean. Learn from the experts in the watersports mecca of O'ahu!read more

Moniz Family Surf Rentals

Moniz Family Surf Rentals

Surfboard Rentals

FROM$35 per half-day
4.9
Based on 39 reviews

One of the best ways to experience Honolulu is to jump on a surfboard and catch some waves. Moniz Family Surf has surfboard and SUP rentals for you to get out there and ride Honolulu's famous waves.read more

Innerlight Surf Shop

Innerlight Surf Shop

SUP Rental & Surfing Lessons

FROM$55
4.9
Based on 32 reviews

Innerlight Surf Shop has been serving the Gulf Coast’s boarding needs for 50 years! Rent an SUP or book a surfing lesson right on Pensacola Beach, FL. Private & group lessons offered. Delivery available for rentals! read more

Surfing Puerto Rico

Surfing Puerto Rico

Surfing Lessons & SUP Tours

FROM$60 per 2 hrs
4.9
Based on 80 reviews

Ever dreamed of learning to surf in the Caribbean? Puerto Rico is the preferred destination for surfers in the Caribbean. The Island boasts world-class waves, a sunny tropical climate and beautiful beaches. Surfing Puerto Rico's surfing instructors will encourage and guide you through your surfing lessons. For surfing lessons in Puerto Rico, the place to be is La Pared Beach, just 45 minutes from San Juan. read more

Faith Surf School
FROM$65 per person
4.9
Based on 365 reviews

Faith Surf School provides top notch surfing and SUP lessons in the heart of Waikiki Beach. The shop is run by one of Hawaii’s surf families, and they enjoy passing on their love for surfing right at their home break through their lessons and premium gear rentals.read more

Moniz Family Surf Lessons
FROM$85 per 1.5 hrs
4.9
Based on 39 reviews

One of the best ways to experience Honolulu is to jump on a surfboard and catch some waves. Join Moniz Family Surf for an authentic Hawaiian surf adventure in magical Waikiki, riding waves where the kings, queens, and princesses of ancient Hawaii surfed. This surfing family is honored to share their passion with the world as we teach and surf Honolulu's famous waves.read more

La Vida Laguna

La Vida Laguna

Surf, Kayak & SUP Lessons & Tours

FROM$95 per 1.5 hrs
4.9
Based on 448 reviews

Play with La Vida Laguna on the magical blue Pacific Marine Reserve, a 25,000 acre protected coastal wilderness. Learn to surf in Laguna's famous waters or take a kayak or SUP lesson or tour along one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world, filled with hidden beaches, contoured cliffs, crystal clear ocean, abundant sea life like sea lions, dolphins and whales.read more

Go Nuts Hawaii

Go Nuts Hawaii

SUP, Surfboard Rental

FROM$35 per day
4.8
Based on 192 reviews

Go Nuts Hawaii on Oahu's North Shore provides surfboard rentals, surf lessons, surf tours to explore the magical island of Oahu and it's renowned North Shore. With a huge selection of surboards, stand up paddleboards, snorkel gear, and boogie boards for rent, you will have the latest hardware and accessories to make your surf experience the absolute best. Includes FREE DELIVERY of all rentals to any home or hotel on the island of Oahu!!read more

Maui Wave Riders Lahaina
FROM$70 per 1.5 hrs
4.8
Based on 1102 reviews

Maui Wave Riders is family owned and operated, and is dedicated to providing SUP and surfing lessons to each student with a fun, safe and unforgettable surf experience. They adapt the lesson to the ability of each student, and go that extra mile to make your surf experience the most memorable highlight of your Maui vacation.read more

Lahaina Surf Shack

Lahaina Surf Shack

Surfing & SUP lessons in Lahaina

FROM$85 per 2 hrs
4.8
Based on 207 reviews

Learn to surf the renowned Hawaiian waves, and connect to the natural beauty of the islands in the process. Whether you are a beginner who’s never touched a board or an avid surfer who is looking to hone their skills even further, Lahaina Surf Shack has certified experts that can help you achieve your goals. Surfing and stand up paddleboarding classes offered for all ages, with various programs tailored to your particular skillset. Private, semi-private, family and group options. read more

Drake Hickman Surfing School
FROM$45 per 2 hrs
4.6
Based on 72 reviews

Big Wave surfer Drake Hickman and his team of professional instructors provide private, semi-private and group surf lessons in small, safe conditions at some of the most consistent waves in Florida on New Smyrna Beach. Surf lessons are 2 hours, and great fun for all ages! Surfboards and rashguards provided.read more

What are the different types of Surfing?

The origin of surfing waves is not completely known but lie in ancient Polynesian cultures. In the early 20th century, correlating with Hawaii’s growth as a tourist destination, surfing experienced a boom and the activity rapidly spread to California and Australia. Surfing has come a very long way since then, with surfers now riding the waves on just about every coast!

Beginner Surfing

This is not a true surfing style but more of the type of waves that a beginner should ride and how to choose the appropriate board. Large surfboards are recommended for beginners and it is wise for beginners to start on mellow waves that aren’t too fast or tall.

Longboard Surfing

Longboards are about 9′ in length and have a high buoyancy.  This creates stability on the board which helps with balance.  Longboards make it easy for surfers to move across their board as they are surfing waves and perform certain tricks like the “hang-ten”.  Longboards are typically used by beginners who are just getting started surfing, as they make it easier to catch waves and maintain balance.

Shortboard Surfing

More experienced surfers typically use shortboards.  They offer more versatility and are easier to maneuver for tricks. At 5.5’ to 6.5’, shortboards are more difficult in catching waves and maintaining balance, but surfers already experienced in the basics like their ability to handle difficult turns and tricks.

Big Wave Surfing

Expert surfers tackle waves from 9’ to 20’ and even up to 80’ in height, hence the name Big Wave Surfing. They use gun boards ranging from 7′ to 12′ ft in length that help the surfer with the control they need to handle these monster waves.

Wake Surfing

It is a newer type of surfing that allows surfers to surf on otherwise flat water, like lakes. Surfers use the wake behind a boat to surf, and since the wave continues behind the boat, surfers can keep surfing for much longer than a regular wave.

Stand Up Paddle Surfing

SUP surfing originated in Hawaii as an offshoot of traditional surfing. Beginning from a standing position and having the control of a paddle makes it easier to propel through the water. Stand-up paddleboards typically range from 9’ to 12’.

Book your surfing lessons now with TripOutside and learn from the experts in the top surfing destinations.  Or rent a board and practice your skills on your own!

Surfing Lessons Near Me 

Surfing is a beloved water sport by outdoor enthusiasts and those who are into board sports. From finding the best surfing in California to riding the big wave in Hawaii, below are some top-notch places TripOutside recommends for surfing lessons.  

Surfing Lessons California

Malibu Surfing Lessons

Known for its celebrity homes and stunning beaches, Malibu is located in western LA County, California. Beginners can take lessons to surf with gentle, stable waves, while experts can head out to do the bigger stuff. Whatever level you are at, the iconic Malibu beaches have some of the best surfing in California.  Book your surfing lessons in Malibu on TripOutside!

Santa Barbara Surfing

Santa Barbara is located on the central California coast and is popular for its comfortable climate throughout the year, beautiful beaches and plentiful watersports, scenic views, and upscale boutiques. While the majority of tourists and locals hang out on the shore, surfers make the most of the stunning sea. Santa Barbara is home to some of the great surf breaks with world-class waves. Local surf shops in Santa Barbara provide semi-private, private and group surfing lessons, and surfboard rentals for those looking to take up or practice riding the waves.

San Diego Surfing Lessons

Located on the Pacific coast of California, San Diego is a popular tourist destination. With 70 miles of open ocean coastline, it also makes for some of the best surfing in California. You can easily rent a surfboard or take surfing lessons from many qualified surf schools in San Diego. Find the best surfing lessons in San Diego, and you will soon be surfing confidently on the famous Mission beach like a pro.

Hawaii Surfing

Honolulu Surfing

Surfing was first introduced in Hawaii and is closely linked with its culture and history. When you are dreaming of wave riding, there’s no greater place to learn to surf and really connect with the ocean. Whether you are a surfing expert or a complete novice, a Hawaii surfing excursion is the perfect chance to catch some legit waves. From Sandy Beach and Diamond Head Beach in Honolulu to Yokohama Bay on the West Side, TripOutside brings you the best local experts for surfing lessons. TripOutside also features the best local shops for Hawaii surfing lessons in Haleiwa, Kauai, and Maui

Surfing Lessons Florida

Pensacola Surfing

Pensacola is on the panhandle of Florida and is known for its beautiful beaches with white sands and emerald green waters. While beachgoers like to relax on a sunny day near the peaceful shorelines, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy water sports like surfing and paddleboarding at the beach. Some of the best surfing in Florida can be found in Pensacola. TripOutside features the best local shops in Pensacola for private and group surfing lessons and surfboard rentals.

Surfing Lessons South Carolina

Charleston Surfing

Charleston is the largest city in South Carolina and is popular for its historic places, beautiful beaches, cobblestone walkways, and much more. One of Charleston’s best surfing spots is Folly Beach.  Folly Beach is popular with surfers, kayakers, and coastal paddlers.  TripOutside lets you book surfing lessons from the local Charleston experts quickly and easily.

Is Surfing Dangerous for Beginners?

Surfing is generally a safe board sport for beginners.  The inherent risks that come with surfing waves become more of a challenge for advanced surfers that are catching bigger waves in deeper waters. Surfing does come with inherent risks, but most of them can be mitigated with proper training.  

Taking surfing lessons from a qualified surfing instructor will lower your risk greatly.  You will also learn about how certain weather and ocean conditions play a huge role in the safety of surfing. Other risks include the interactions with sharks, jellyfish or stingrays, which you should be prepared for in advance. Surf instructors will make sure you have the right equipment and are surfing in a spot that is appropriate for your skill level.  

What to Wear Surfing?

Surfers tend to wear board shorts or bikinis with rash guards. Neoprene wetsuits are frequently worn in colder waters. Apart from this, bathing suit, speedo’s, bikini, everything works well.

Things to bring:

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water & snacks
  • Rashguard
  • Clothes for before and after

What not to bring:

  • Jewelry
  • Watch
  • Glasses/Goggles
  • Water shoes
  • Camera/GoPro

When is the Best Time of Year to Surf?

California Surfing

California sees amazing weather throughout the year. Fall, winter, and spring are the ideal seasons to surf in Central California when northwest swells are pretty common.  In the summertime, you can occasionally discover some breaks that pick up some southern swells.

Hawaii Surfing

Peak Hawaii surfing season is between November and March when large swells are likely to kick in. One of the best times is between March and May, with amazing waves and fewer crowds. 

South Carolina Surfing

The best time to surf is in the fall season when temperatures range from the 60s to the 80s.  Surfing in Charleston is popular year-round because of the moderate winters.

Florida Surfing

The average surfing season in Florida runs from early August through winter, and well into mid-spring. The primary swell season is winter, which goes from November to March. 

What to Wear Surfing

Essential Gear for Surfing

  • Surfboard
  • Surf Accessories (fin puller, ear plugs, dry bag)
  • First aid kit

What to Wear for Surfing

Helpful Items to Pack for Surfing

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