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WSL: SURF LESSONS San Diego

Solana Beach, United States

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Experience hosted by Grant

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Looking for a great way to enjoy the California beach? Come jump in the ocean and learn to surf! I'll have you standing in no time and hooked on a new hobby for life!

Don't worry if you've never surfed. I am CPR certified and I am sure through my method of instruction you will be able to be successful at surfing and that I can have you standing up riding a surfboard in your first lesson!

Stafford Surf School has all 5-Star Reviews on Yelp and teaches Surfing Lessons in beautiful North County San Diego. Whether you are a beginner, or looking to improve your surfing skills in Southern California, Stafford Surf School is the best way to enjoy the beaches while you are visiting beautiful and sunny San Diego!
Other things to note
If you want to rent a wet-suit, they can be rented at Rusty Del Mar Surf Shop on 15th Street Del Mar. They are the closest surf shop that rents wet-suits, and they rent wet-suits for $5/hr.
Looking for a great way to enjoy the California beach? Come jump in the ocean and learn to surf! I'll have you standing in no time and hooked on a new hobby for life!

Don't worry if you've never surfed. I am CPR certified and I am sure through my method of instruction you will be able to be successful at surfing and that I can have you standing up riding a surfboard in your first lesson!

Stafford Surf School has all 5-St…

Grant's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Surfboards
From $160
/ person
Sat, Jan 30
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$200 per person
$200 per person
Sat, Jan 30
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$200 per person
$200 per person
Sat, Jan 30
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$200 per person
$200 per person

Meet your host, Grant

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been surfing and teaching others how to surf for over 20 years in San Diego, CA. I am currently in association with the WSL (World Surf League) to teach Surfing Lessons in San Diego, CA.
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In partnership with World Surf League

World Surf League approved
This experience is hand-picked by the WSL, home of the world’s best surfers.


As the governing body for the sport of professional surfing, the World Surf League (WSL) oversees a global tour of men’s and women’s shortboard, longboard, big wave, and development tier competitions, and has crowned annual world champions since 1976. Its members include more than 2,500 of the world’s best surfers, and millions of fans around the world. Supporting pros and beginners alike, the WSL believes that the more time we spend in the water, the better the world will be.

Where you'll be

San Diego has a wide variety of beautiful beaches and fun mellow waves for your surf session. We can do our surfing lessons at a number of North County San Diego beaches, depending on which beach works best for you!

Rated 4.62 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Daniel
April 2019
he went thru the basics extremely well, and then off we went to the waters to practice what I learned on the sand. Grant is extremely experience and know how to explain things in simple terms.
Elaine
September 2018
We had such a great experience! Grant had us finding our waves in no time - we are definitely going to do this again, the next time we are in California!
Shanil
July 2018
The experience was unique. The only suggestion I would have is to rest beforehand because it’s more physical than one would think (especially if you’ve never been surfing). It was a good experience.
Mable
June 2018
Grant and Marshall were both excellent hosts to the surf experience. I was terrified at first because this would be my very first time surfing but they both made me feel at ease. Their encouragements and helpful tips throughout the experience made me feel eager to take the challenge on and persist through. I had so much fun!
Grant and Marshall were both excellent hosts to the surf experience. I was terrified at first because this would be my very first time surfing but they both made me feel at ease. T…
Katherine
June 2018
My first experience surfing was great thanks to Grant and his team at Stafford Surf School. The instructions to a local wetsuit rental place were very helpful and the free parking lot meet-up location worked out perfectly. My husband and I ended up having a private class with 3 instructors on the beach to teach us the basic moves and a personal instructor to help us out in the waves. Think about them as a trusted surf caddie helping to select the right waves, set the board properly, encourage us, and offer helpful advice. The hour flew by and Grant also offered to let us continue to borrow the surfboards to practice on our own, which was very thoughtful. We had a great time and would definitely recommend the experience for anyone looking to learn to surf in the San Diego area!
My first experience surfing was great thanks to Grant and his team at Stafford Surf School. The instructions to a local wetsuit rental place were very helpful and the free parkin…
Yanrong
January 2018
Grant is great!!! My friend and me never had any surfing experience, and we have a lot of fun today! Grant is super nice and patient. We’d Love to learn surfing from him AGAIN!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bathing Suit

Towel