San Diego

Learn to surf at one of San Diego’s most beautiful beaches

Wavehuggers has been offering San Diego surf lessons, both private and group surf lessons for several years. Our surfing instructors have unmatched experience in offering beginner and intermediate surf lessons at the best spots along San Diego beaches located in Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Jolla, and Oceanside. Surf board, wetsuit, and all surfing equipment included with each private or group surf lesson.

Oceanside Beach

Oceanside has miles of gentle beach break, but it’s best known for the jetties on either side of its harbor entrance. On the steepest of south swells that pass the rest of the coast by, Oceanside Harbor and Del Mar Beach (on the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base) can get big and hollow. Oceanside is one of our most popular destinations for San Diego surf lessons.

These beaches are perfect for taking your surf lesson! Don’t forget to check out the California Surf Museum located in the heart of downtown Oceanside. Read more »

Carlsbad Beach

Carlsbad’s beaches remain one of San Diego’s best kept secrets. The north half of the Carlsbad coast is composed of a series of small beaches divided by sea walls, while South Carlsbad State Beach is where you’ll find happy campers, riding bikes around the campground and body boarding on the often uncrowded beach below.

The cliffs here are relatively low and in most places the historic Coast Highway 101 passes right next to the shore, offering an unobstructed view of the sea and open access to the beach. Carlsbad has remained a popular spot for students looking for scenic vistas to enjoy during their San Diego surf lessons. Read more »

Encinitas Beach

Almost all of Southern California’s oceanfront communities can be classified as “surfy,” but Encinitas seems to embody this spirit better than most. You’d be hard pressed to find a lineup—or a line at the local Starbucks—that isn’t occupied by some level of surf celebrity or industry insider. Add the fact that fun-to-excellent surf can be ridden here almost every day of the year—if you’re willing to drive the coast for 30 minutes in either direction—and that you’re plugged into a laid-back microcosm that harbors all the best qualities of the greater San Diego surf community. Read more »

La Jolla Beach

La Jolla is one of San Diego’s best and most popular beaches. Somewhat protected from the prevailing southwest wind, it’s a safe, gentle spot to learn or enjoy surfing. There are year-round lifeguard services, good facilities and decent parking. Most of the formal surf schools operate here for this reason, and a lot of local kids practice their basics at the Shores before graduating to bigger and better breaks.

La Jolla is a favorite surfing spot among our professional instructors to offer San Diego surf lessons. Read more »

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