Water activity

Monterey: Private Surfing Lessons

Activity provider: Big Surf Adventures
Water activity

Monterey: Private Surfing Lessons

Activity provider: Big Surf Adventures

From US$ 150 per person

Learn the fundamentals of surfing on Del Monte Beach with experienced instructors.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Learn the basics of surfing with an expert instructor, including optimal body positioning, paddling, and pop up form
  • Discover more about surfer etiquette, board selection, and how to read surf reports
  • Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Monterey coastline
  • Choose from a variety of options from single private lessons, to instruction sessions for larger groups
Full description
Learn to surf in Monterey with experienced instructors. Receive all necessary equipment including wetsuits, comfort-fit booties, and a range of boards suited for all experience levels.  Choose between the following: Private Single Lesson Benefit from one-on-one instruction so you can quickly learn and apply the fundamentals of surfing. Discover optimal positioning, paddling, and pop up form. Enjoy a demonstration on the beach, followed by plenty of practice time on the water. Knowledge of surfer etiquette, board selection, reading surf reports, and oceanography will also be discussed. After completing their first lesson, you should be able to rent or purchase equipment and surf with confidence. Private Group Lesson (2-4 people) Choose this option to learn to surf as a group with your family or friends. Enjoy a similar lesson structure as the private single lesson, where you will cover all the basics. Watch a quick demonstration on the beach followed by some extended time on the waves with instructor guidance and supervision. Large Group (5+ people) The large group option is a wonderful way for large parties to experience surfing and also have access to additional equipment. Receive training with additional instructors involved to facilitate safety, guidance, and supervision at all times. Spend most of the lesson in the water so all participants have a chance to practice on the waves.
  • 2 hours of guided and supervised instruction
  • Professional grade
  • High-quality 4/5mm wetsuits
  • Comfort-fit booties
  • Professional-grade surfboard and leash
  • Gloves and hoods
  • Life jackets for young children, if required
  • Sunscreen, if required
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 6 years
    • Visually impaired people
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Pregnant women

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    Meeting point

    The location of the lessons will depend on the conditions out in the water. Big Surf will select one of 5 locations prior to the start of the lesson and contact you one day in advance.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • All lessons are weather permitting, if the ocean is not safe for surfing, a refund will be issues
    • Lessons are held year-round and the equipment provided is capable of keeping students warm on even the coldest days
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    April 19, 2022

    Product ID: 369861