Catch waves at the local’s favorite break when you learn to surf at El Porto.

This sandy stretch of coast in North Manhattan Beach is known for frequent dolphins sightings and a family-friendly environment.

One of the most consistent breaks in the Los Angeles area, El Porto is a highly recommended spot for beginners. It often has smooth, rolling waves that are great for novices, even when other beaches are flat.  Fewer crowds, attentive lifeguards and lovely views also make it a perfect place for a relaxing beach day.


North Manhattan Beach, El Porto

Meet us at El Porto Beach

El Porto is near a neighborhood and isn’t as popular as the Manhattan Beach Pier stretch to the south so you’ll mostly find local beachgoers and surfers here. This makes it a prime spot to learn to surf because the line-up isn’t as packed. Beginners will have a bit more space in the water to learn the basics of the sport.


However, on a hot summer day, it can still get a little crowded due to its reputation for consistent waves. It’s best to get there early and find a parking spot in the neighborhood.


Our instructors will meet you at El Porto with surfboards & wetsuits. All you have to do is show up ready to catch waves!


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El Porto Beach: 116 45th St. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266