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Info All of our lessons run for 2 hours and consist of 15-20 minutes of training on the beach and the remaining time in the water with your instructor.

Surfer Child will be with private instructor.
Surfer Ages 13+

Group 2-Hour Lesson

Join a small group in a 2h collective lesson of up to 4 surfers who match your age and ability. You can also book for a group of up to 8 friends/family. All levels welcome from beginner to expert. Available all year round.


Surf School Santa Cruz offers a wide range of surf lessons whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer looking to push your surfing to the next level. Every surf lesson by Surf School Santa Cruz is done with professional surfer Bud Freitas, one of the best surfers and surf lesson instructors to come out of Santa Cruz in years. When you get surf lessons from Surf School Santa Cruz, you are getting surf lessons from the best so that you may be the best you can be. So read on to hear about the different surf lessons from Surf School Santa Cruz, or book now!

Surf Lessons Prices And Packages Surf School Santa Cruz offers many different packages for groups, private instruction and more. For information about the different options for surf lessons, please view our Prices & Packages page. Surf lessons are 2 hours long and include wetsuit and surf board.

Surf Coach Mentoring Surf Lessons Surf School Santa Cruz also offers surf lessons for those who want a surf lesson from Bud Freitas so that they can take their surfing skills to a whole new level! Bud will train you mentally, physically as well as offer you competition advice to be the best. To read more, check out our page for Surf Coaching *New Surf Lessons Offered By Surf School Santa Cruz – Stand Up Surf Lessons.

Surf School Santa Cruz now offers stand up lessons in the Santa Cruz harbor or in surf breaks, lessons are the same price.
To find out what you need, and what we can provide for your surf lessons, check out our page on equipment, or check out the Surf School Santa Cruz Surf Shop and find yourself some great gear from there.

Surf lessons include your wetsuits and surfboards.