Private Surf Lessons


Our expert instructors teach the essential fundamentals of learning how to surf. Whether it’s getting up on your first wave or mastering your technique, we’ve got you covered. Our private adult surf lessons are perfect for both beginners and experienced surfers!

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Group Surf Lessons


Santa Monica Surf School offers the best group surfing lessons! You bring a towel and swimsuit, and we’ll take care of the rest. Enjoy learning how to surf alongside your friends – or make some new ones during the class! We also offer surf classes for corporate events and team-building activities.

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Surf Camps


Our kids surf camps teach young children and teens the basics of water safety and surfing skills. Our surf coaches are International Surfing Association (ISA) and CPR certified to ensure our child surf lessons are as safe as can be while having the most fun.

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Catch your first
wave with us!

Santa Monica Surf School is a passion project of Nick Ostrogovich – a Santa Monica native and passionate surfer! His mission is to introduce the experience and history of surfing in Santa Monica to new and experienced surfers while providing a solid foundation for students to feel comfortable in the ocean. Nick hopes that after your surf class at Santa Monica Surf School, you feel inspired to live more sustainably, help protect the ocean, and have more fun on the beautiful open water.

Together with his ISA-certified coaches, Santa Monica Surf School leans on over 45 years of combined surf experience to make your adventure as unforgettable as it is educational. 

Santa Monica Surf School has been featured in the LA Times, Surfer Magazine and Time Out Magazine. Our surf lessons are one of a kind in Santa Monica, and we’re the only Surf School in Los Angeles certified by the International Surfing Association. 

Santa Monica Surf School is a fun, safe, and educational surfing experience on the beach for all ages. During our child surf lessons and adult surf lessons, our coaches inspire lifelong skills, lasting memories, and treasured friendships. 

Book a surf lesson in Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Manhattan Beach, or Malibu today! We provide the surfboard and wetsuit for every lesson, so all you need is a bathing suit, towel, and a can-do attitude!


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