Love Sharing Your Stoke for the Ocean with Others?

We're on the look out for passionate Surf Instructors!

Being a surf instructor with Wavehuggers is a fantastic opportunity to deepen your leadership, customer service, and waterwork skills. Our surf instructors teach private individual and group lessons, large group community classes, and assist with our spring and summer surf camps, and adventures. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in our ocean-conscious events!

  • Join Our Team – Current Openings

    Current Openings:

    • Mobile Surf Instructors - San Diego
    • Surf Camp Instructors - Huntington Beach (Summer 2021)
    • Surf Camp Beach Counselors- Huntington Beach (Summer 2021)

What We’re Looking for

in Surf Instructors

  • You LOVE being at the beach and sharing your passion for surfing with others

  • You are patient, energetic, confident, and out-going

  • You are a good problem-solver and can handle a high-stress environment

  • You are on-time, reliable, and responsive

  • You have your CPR/First-Aid certification (can be obtained or renewed after hire)

  • Join Our Team – Mobile Requirements

    Additional Job Requirements

    For Mobile Instructors
    • You're able to store and transport foamboards and wetsuits
    • You're capable of managing your own schedule (with the help of Google Calendar)
    • You have open availability on the weekends
    • You're able to respond to text messages quickly
    • You have a flexible schedule
    For Summer Camp Surf Instructors:
    • You love working with kids!


For Mobile Surf Instructors:

  • You will receive a base pay of $16/hour for a single person lesson.
  • Pay increases depending on type of instruction with an added stipend for each additional student taught, and same-day bookings accepted
  • Commission for referrals
  • Customers often tip our instructors

For Summer Camp Surf Instructors:

  • Details coming soon...

Sound like the job for you? Here's how to apply:

Please email us at and include a copy of your resume, availability for teaching surf lessons, city of residence, and a photo of yourself to put a face to the name! Questions? Call us at 310. 910.9099