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Venice Beach: 2-hour Group Surfing Lesson

1. Venice Beach: 2-hour Group Surfing Lesson

Meet your guide at Venice Beach, one of the most famous and lively beaches in California. Take part in a 2-hour group surfing lesson which is ideal for everyone from beginners (even first timers!) to upper intermediate levels.  Start the lesson by getting geared up with the wetsuits and surfboards. Head down to the sand with your group of 5-6 fellow students. Spend the first 30-40 minutes training on the beach and learning all the important aspects of surfing. Your professional certified instructors will teach you how to pop up on the board, educate you about the ocean and end the land lesson with the most important part - safety. After that, enjoy 40 minutes with an instructor(s) in the ocean getting coaching and helpful pushes. The remaining time will be yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water. After the class, an instructor will lead you to an outdoor public shower where you will be able to rinse off. Don't worry about your belongings, as you will be able to leave everything locked in the surf school van. 

Los Angeles: 2-hour Private Surfing Lesson

2. Los Angeles: 2-hour Private Surfing Lesson

Experience a fully private surf lesson which is great for people who have always wanted to learn to surf or who just want to improve their surf game.  Even first-timers are welcome to join and with a private tour, you'll be able to learn at your own pace.  Learn from your professional certified instructor, who will help make you more comfortable on the surfboard and in the water. This lesson will meet in the world famous Venice Beach, where people of all ages gather to enjoy the beautiful Southern California sun and surf. Before your lesson, get outfitted with a wet suit and surfboard before heading down to the beach. Depending on your level, either go straight to the line up with the instructor or have an extended training session on the sand as you learn all the important aspects of surfing. Your instructor will teach you how to pop up on the board, educate you about the ocean and end the land lesson with the most important part - safety. After that, spend the remaining time with the instructor in the ocean. After the class, follow the instructor to an outdoor public shower where you will be able to rinse off. This private lesson can be booked for 1 or 2 people and basic swimming skills are required in order to join. You don't need to worry about your belongings, which will be securely stored in the locked surf school van. If you've always been interested in surfing and you prefer a private, customized experience, then this is the lesson for you!

Malibu Beach: Surf Tour in a Vintage VW Van

3. Malibu Beach: Surf Tour in a Vintage VW Van

Enjoy a truly unique Californian experience as you hop into a vintage VW campervan and head up north towards Malibu. Ride along one of the most beautiful coastlines in Southern California. Stop at Malibu Pier for a quick tour and at a few other great viewpoints along the way.  It doesn't matter if you've never surfed before or if you are an intermediate or advanced surfer, all of the guides are professional surf instructors and they will be happy to help you both on land and in the water. If you don’t feel like surfing you will still enjoy this experience by exploring the beach with its serene views and various wildlife. Surf and relax for a couple hours and then cook lunch at the van to renew your energy. You can also do a quick photoshoot with the van at different locations. Keep your eyes out as you sip a warm tea, usually sea lions, dolphins and a large variety of birds are spotted in this area.

Los Angeles: Wakeboarding, Wakesurfing and Tubing

4. Los Angeles: Wakeboarding, Wakesurfing and Tubing

Start your day of water activities by taking off on the most advanced high-end wakeboarding boat, the Mastercraft X22, which will have you gliding across the water of Castaic Lake. Behold the amazing landscapes atop clear blue water and surrounded by mountains, the scenery here is perfect for some truly memorable holiday snaps. Whilst here, you will be able to try all the different watersports activities: wakeboarding, wake surfing, waterskiing, and tubing. The captain is a professional rider so he will be able to assist you with learning and improving your skills.

Group Surf Lesson for 5 Persons

5. Group Surf Lesson for 5 Persons

Hit the waves in Southern California with some of the best instructors in the industry. The instructors are patient, lovers of the sport and thrive on teaching beginners and experts about ocean conditions, surf etiquette, and proper technique. Learn the proper way to put on a wetsuit, work on footwork on the beach, and the proper way to paddle.  Surfing just isn't a physical sport, but one of the best ways to spend time in the outside too. Before you kow it, you'll be shredding the waves and hanging ten! Each lesson is two hours long and the instructor will help you every step of the way.

Los Angeles: Group Surf Lesson for 4

6. Los Angeles: Group Surf Lesson for 4

On the beaches of Southern California, learn how to surf or surf better with a professional surf instructor. Catch some of the best waves with an experienced instructor that knows their stuff. Gather some of your closest friends for a group outting. Get instructions tailored to fit your learning style. Start with some basic footwork lessons on the beach along with paddle techniques. Understand the tide and ocean conditions to catch the best waves. Surfing isn't just a physical sport, it's also about being conscious of the ocean as well. Each surf lesson is two hours long, and the instructors will guide you every step of the way. 

Los Angeles: Private Surf Lesson

7. Los Angeles: Private Surf Lesson

Hit the beach with an instructor that knows their stuff, and enjoy ample personal attention with a 2-hour private surf lesson. Get instructions tailored to your background and learning curve. Start out with some basic footwork lessons on the beach, and then take it to the water. Learn to paddle out, and how to read and catch the waves. Experience an activity that is both physically invigorating and a life-changing pursuit for its meditative qualities. Before you know it, you’ll be shredding waves and hanging ten!

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

I booked this tour as a birthday present for my boyfriend. We had such a fun time. I highly recommend. Although the listing says that this tour could be with up to 6 people, we were the only 2 people on our tour with two surf instructors/organizers. They picked us up at our Airbnb and drove us out to a couple view points along the Malibu coast, including a walk out on the Malibu pier where we were able to grab a coffee. Since we are very much beginners, we headed to a quieter surf spot farther up the coast where the hosts gave us some surf tips and gave us wetsuits and surfboards. We had about 2 hours of surfing before lunch (hot dogs, chips, soda/water). They kindly were even able to accommodate my dietary restrictions (gluten free) and also had vegetarian options if needed. We were able to shower off at the beach and then headed back to our Airbnb in Venice. It was such a unique experience (we loved the van) and we had so much fun!

Very exciting. Thanks to kind guides, i had a good time. That was my first surfing. My surfing starting is very good. I maybe try to surf anywhere. If i travel to LA again, i will register this class. Thank you for all.

The two instructors were amazing! It’s hard to surf properly but they do everything possible to make you enjoy this experience at the fullest. If you’re around book it, you won’t regret it!

The surf class with Valentin was very fun and entertaining. Even though we were 8 people in the group, everyone got the right amount of personal attention.

Amazing trainers!!! Super helpful, encouraging, safe, and funny!!! It was my first time surfing and I had a great time! Definitely recommend!!