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Los Angeles: 2-hour Private Surfing Lesson in Santa Monica

4.7 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Fun Surf LA

Los Angeles: 2-hour Private Surfing Lesson in Santa Monica

Activity provider: Fun Surf LA

From US$ 89 per person

Enjoy a private surf lesson for 1 or 2 people with a professional instructor on the famous Venice Beach. Learn how to ride the waves in this private class which is ideal for beginners or upper intermediate level surfers.

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English, Spanish, German
Small group
Limited to 2 participants


  • Join a 2-hour private surf lesson on a renowned LA beach
  • Take a solo lesson or bring a friend along
  • Enjoy this lesson whether you're a beginner or intermediate surfer
  • Hang out with the eccentric locals at the famous Venice Beach
Full description
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!
  • Surfboards (8 & 9 foot)
  • Wetsuits
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years

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Meeting point

Meet on the right side of the parking lot off Bicknell Ave. Once you enter the parking lot turn right and you will see the blue surf school bus with a pink 'FUN SURF LA' logo on it.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • You need to have a basic swimming ability to be able to participate in this activity
  • The activity might be rescheduled or canceled based on surf and weather conditions; you will be contacted the day before in case this occurs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 21 reviews

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Such a fun surf lesson! My best friend and I booked this private lesson and had Nick as our instructor. He was nice, patient and made sure we were safe out on the water. We were able to lock our backpacks while surfing in the super cute school bus turned surf bus. We even took a few cute pics after the lesson in front of the bus. Overall, great lesson at a great beach. Would absolutely recommend it!

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October 27, 2020

Simply great

At first I was a little disappointed when the email came that my course will not be in German because the teacher is not there. So I did the course in English and was very happy with the teacher and what he taught me. The surf course was just great and I will take another course on another occasion.

September 20, 2019

The perfect taster course in Los Angeles

We had two unforgettable hours with a lot of joke, a teacher who tried to incorporate a few German words (and made us laugh again and again despite the effort) and the perfect weather for a surf taster course at Venice Beach. Everyone who is considering taking such a course is advised to take a little more money in hand and to book a surf course in a small group or a single or double surf course. The time of two hours is therefore sufficient and the teacher can respond to you much better and more specifically and give tips directly! All in all a great experience - we only say: "feelin 'coooool" !!

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July 8, 2019

Product ID: 241237