Surf Lessons at the legendary Pleasure Point

Surf Lessons at Cowells Beach - Santa Cruz

All instructors are CPR and First Aid Certified

Popular Lessons

Hit the waves with someone special or family with our two-hour private surf lesson for two. Have your instructor’s undivided attention as you learn the basics and proper techniques – while also having fun!

Our two-hour private surf lessons are great for beginners and focus on your individual needs and surfing skills in a one-on-one setting with a dedicated instructor. Learn the basics and start catching waves!

Other Lessons

Take a lesson with one of the best in the world, Bud Freitas. These lessons are focused on bringing your surfing to a new level with a professional surfer that’s been a part of the world tour.

Bring your big group (nine or more) for our two-hour group surf lesson! We introduce surfing fundamentals, etiquette, safety, proper stand-up, riding techniques, and more!

Perfect for a family or a group of friends that want to work on their form and technique, this two-hour group surf lesson covers the fundamentals, safety, surfboard positioning, and proper stand up.

About Us

Welcome to Surf School Santa Cruz, the best-rated surf school on the West Coast! We accept students of all ages and skill levels and guarantee a quality, safe, and fun experience for those wanting to learn to surf in California. Our surf school was created out of our passion for surfing and our desire to share it with the world. We believe that surfing is not just a sport, but actually therapy for life. We ardently advocate that the only thing better than a great day of surfing is fueling someone else’s passion or improving skill sets that work in the ocean and carry over to day-to-day life.

Our instructors are professionals who tailor each lesson to the students, so no matter your ability, you are encouraged and supported in the most personalized way possible. The cumulative years of surfing and teaching experience we have under our belts allow us to provide you the best surf lessons in all of Santa Cruz – perhaps the best surf lessons in all of California!

Pleasure Point has always been our home base and offers an unparalleled learning environment. We are excited to also offer surf lessons at Cowell’s Beach. An additional location increases our versatility and gives both our instructors and students more options to improve the overall learning experience. Join our pros in Santa Cruz at our favorite beaches for our unforgettable surf lessons in Monterey Bay, CA!

So whether it has been your lifelong dream to learn to surf in California, you want to improve your existing skills, or you’d like to push yourself to try your hand at an exciting sport for the first time, Surf School Santa Cruz can help achieve your goals. Book your lesson now and get ready to make your surfing dreams a reality.

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