We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santa Monica Surf School

129 San Vicente Blvd Apt A, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1568
+1 310-526-3346
Book on TripAdvisor
More Info
US$ 85.00*
and up
Private Surf Lesson with GoPro Footage
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Santa Monica Surf School is based in Santa Monica, California. We offer private and semi private surf lessons year round in many locations. Our surf school offers unique instruction to get you prepared and ready to go! Safety comes first; Our dedication to customer service is extremely important. We want to make your surfing experience as comfortable and as fun as possible.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
7 Sep 2016
“Great Instructor! Great experience!”
12 Oct 2015
“Made my day”
129 San Vicente Blvd Apt A, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1568
Santa Monica
+1 310-526-3346

Similar Things to Do in Santa Monica

Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (9)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I can't remember my instructor's name :( Which is awful, because he was great! He showed me the basics on the sand, then we headed into the water. Surfing is terrifying and exhilarating. There were a few moments I was scared out of my mind....More

Thank heathergrim
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

I figured out that I wana do surfing in the last minute while visiting coast line there. And contacted bunch of other places who does that. But this one replied really quick and made me available session today. As I couldn't do other days or...More

Thank Sigita Z
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

I had made plans over a week in advance with Nick for private lessons for my two boys, with one instructor per child. We got there 10 or 15 minutes before the scheduled class and no one was there. After waiting for 30 minutes an...More

Thank kamilcasim
SMSS123, Owner at Santa Monica Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

I understand your concern and I can assure you this rarely occurs but yes I had a instructor cancel on me while I was in the water. I truly apologize for having you guys come down and waste your time. I am open to offering...More

Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Having never surfed before, this was the best way to experience it for the first time. Our instructor was friendly and helpful without being too technical and got us out into the water quickly (enabling us to get the most out of the time we...More

Thank Kat J
Reviewed 28 July 2014

well i walked up at 9:15am. . .asked them if my two boys could take a lesson. within 30 minutes Vanessa had them 'hanging ten' and surfing; mind boggling really. . . she was great. . .they were flexible with the time since we only...More

1  Thank dtrain7
Reviewed 25 July 2014

My son and I took a 2 hour lesson with Nick on Santa Monica beach. It was fantastic. If you're at all interested in learning to surf, this is the way to do it. Nick is a great instructor, patient, easy-going, but determined to get...More

1  Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 30 October 2013

I truly had an amazing time with Nick, he was so helpful and patient. He also got photos/video of me surfing with his go pro. The lesson was two hours long and they provided all the equipment necessary. I recommend Santa Monica Surf School to...More

1  Thank Aidan R
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Thought this would be a once in a chance life time event for my oldest son just about to turn 10. He was stoked about it but also a little scared....mainly because of SHARKS! He talked to the instructor (Nick) before he took to his...More

Thank Krismccarty
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile
Google Translation


Thank Jennif04
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
Nearby Restaurants
Sam's by the Beach
134 reviews
.51 km away
Back on the Beach
140 reviews
.40 km away
True Food
94 reviews
1.25 km away
Patrick's Roadhouse
136 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby Attractions
Santa Cruz Island
205 reviews
.36 km away
Annenberg Community Beach House
104 reviews
.38 km away
Malibu Discovery
51 reviews
1.52 km away
Eames House
35 reviews
.58 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Santa Monica Surf School staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines