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Surfing Lessons & Classes

Surfing at MBAC

San Diego is the perfect place to learn to surf in one of our group surfing lessons or classes.  Mission Beach offers some of the best waves to learn to surf. Our experienced instructors will teach you the basics of surfing in the classroom and on land before heading out into the surf to catch some waves.  We offer one, two, or four day surfing classes to fit your schedule.   Surfing can be a challenging sport to learn, so the more time you are able to practice, the better.

The Surfing-Four Session is the most comprehensive recreation surfing class that we offer and will give you the most practice time in the water.

The Surfing-Two Session is a great option for those wanting to learn more than just the basics and will give you more time practicing side-by-side with our surf instructors.

If your schedule only allows you to spend one day learning to surf, then the Introduction to Surfing class is a great option to try the sport.

In all of our surfing lessons you will learn the basics including surfing etiquette, safety information, tides and currents, wave formation, and information about local conditions and surf breaks. All lessons and classes include all necessary equipment (surfboards, wetsuits, rashguards).


Surfing Classes & schedules

SURFING-FOUR SESSION

4 class sessions. Since 1973, thousands of surfers have learned to love the sport of surfing by taking our most popular surf class. Beginning with a lecture on the fundamentals of surfing, you will learn from experienced instructors about topics such as tides, swells, currents, surf conditions, proper equipment, terminology, and etiquette. Surfers will take that knowledge and put it to practical use by charging the waves of Mission Beach. The majority of the class will take place catching waves with instructors coaching from the water and the beach. This four-session class sets an excellent foundation for surfing skills and will encourage surfers to safely enjoy the ocean.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$145.00$115.00
View the SURFING-FOUR SESSION schedule
SURFING-FOUR SESSION SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
2/18/2017-2/26/2017 4 Sa Su 9:00AM-11:30AM Enroll!
3/18/2017-3/26/2017 4 Sa Su 9:00AM-11:30AM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

SURFING-TWO SESSION

2 class sessions. Designed to teach the fundamentals of surfing in just two short sessions, this class is perfect for the aspiring surfer to learn the basics in one weekend. Beginning with a quick lecture on the fundamentals of surfing, you will learn from experienced instructors about topics such as tides, swells, currents, surf conditions, proper equipment, terminology, and etiquette. The class quickly progresses as surfers charge the waves of Mission Beach. Surfers will try their luck at catching waves with hands-on coaching from the water and the beach. This two-session class is a great introduction to the Southern California surfing experience and will encourage surfers to safely enjoy the ocean.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$89.00$69.00
View the SURFING-TWO SESSION schedule
SURFING-TWO SESSION SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
2/11/2017-2/12/2017 2 Sa Su 10:00AM-12:30PM Enroll!
3/11/2017-3/12/2017 2 Sa Su 10:00AM-12:30PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

INTRODUCTION TO SURFING

1 class session. Southern California has been synonymous with surfing and surf. Intended as an introduction to surfing, this session will briefly discuss the fundamentals of surfing and then charge the waves of Mission Beach. Novice surfers will have the opportunity to learn the basics and experience the thrill of riding a wave in a short time. This class is designed for anyone wanting to experience the sport and get a taste of the surfing lifestyle.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$65.00$49.00
View the INTRODUCTION TO SURFING schedule
INTRODUCTION TO SURFING SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
1/14/2017 1 Sa 12:30PM-3:30PM Enroll!
1/28/2017 1 Sa 12:30PM-3:30PM Enroll!
2/11/2017 1 Sa 12:30PM-3:30PM Enroll!
2/25/2017 1 Sa 12:30PM-3:30PM Enroll!
3/11/2017 1 Sa 12:30PM-3:30PM Enroll!
3/25/2017 1 Sa 12:30PM-3:30PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

YOUTH AND FAMILY SURF EXPERIENCE

The same knowledgeable instructors that teach The Watersports Camp program will lead this class that will teach your family the fundamentals of surfing.  After some classroom instruction you will head out to the surf where your instructors will help you catch some waves on soft boards specifically designed for beginner and intermediate surfers.  Whether you want your child learn to enjoy surfing, or you want to become as good of a surfer as your child, this is the perfect opportunity for a family-fun day in the ocean.

Prequisite: Participants must be at least 6 years old and pass a swim assessment.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$65.00$49.00
View the YOUTH AND FAMILY SURF EXPERIENCE schedule
YOUTH AND FAMILY SURF EXPERIENCE SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
2/19/2017 1 Su 8:00AM-11:00AM Enroll!
3/26/2017 1 Su 8:00AM-11:00AM Enroll!
4/23/2017 1 Su 8:00AM-11:00AM Enroll!
5/21/2017 1 Su 8:00AM-11:00AM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.