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Address: 1202 N Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:
+1 760-230-1474
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Safe, educational surfing fun since 1995!

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Surfing for the Beginner and the Advanced

I am 49 years old and want to learn to surf. This trip with Coach Pat was my second, and I am already catching and riding waves on my own. Learning to surf takes a lot of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
Hartsville, Tennessee
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Hartsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I am 49 years old and want to learn to surf. This trip with Coach Pat was my second, and I am already catching and riding waves on my own. Learning to surf takes a lot of determination and perseverance.Coach Pat makes the learning curve a lot shorter and most importantly more safe. His wealth of knowledge and experience is... More 

1 Thank RonnieWhite815
Coach_Pat_Weber, Owner at San Diego Surfing Academy Lessons, responded to this review

Eager-to-learn and humble new surfers like Ronnie make it all worthwhile! Six months ago we were in Costa Rica together and his second chapter took place during Indian Summer in North County Coastal San Diego and the OC. Hurry back, Ronnie! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I am so glad I signed my family up for surf lessons with this school. I noticed a few choices for surf schools in my travel brochures and when I called to inquire about the lesson, this school really caught my attention. They were extremely friendly, reasonably priced, very patient with all my questions and flexible with my schedule. I... More 

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Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Coach Pat is amazingly patient and so knowledgeable. I'm a first time surfer and this was my dream to see the pacific and learn how to surf before I leave this earth. I am 70 years old and at any age surfing is possible! If you are in San Diego and want Ana amazing memory please contact Coach Pat. Judy... More 

Thank canseethesky
Coach_Pat_Weber, Owner at San Diego Surfing Academy Lessons, responded to this review

It was an honor and a privilege to serve as a surf guide for Wishmasters! Hurry back for another session! More 

Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Coach Pat is great! First time on the west coast for our boys, 15 and 18. Pat did a great job teaching them the ropes and had them up a few times within the first lesson. They thought they would have it in the bag being skiers, snowboarders and long boarders but there is a lot to learn about the... More 

Thank Jendbech
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Brought a couple of ice hockey players to San Diego for a tournament in Feb/2016, one had never even been to the ocean. Hooked up with Coach Pat from San Diego Surfing Academy who was very helpful and accommodating to our schedule constraints. He met us in a great spot, brought several sizes of wetsuits and boards to ensure a... More 

Thank Tom303D
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

This was a great experience for my 2 teenagers. My daughter really wanted to try surfing and my son was along for the ride but both really enjoyed the experience. So glad we made the trip to north county for this one on one lesson. I called Coach Pat in the morning and left a message, he quickly returned my... More 

Thank Beth F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Didn't plan on surfing the pacific on my vacation. Glad I did! Worth every penny from the first wave on. Coach Pat delivered an expert lesson; made me feel like a surfer right away. Got GoPro footage of every minute, edited down to a perfect showcase of my new talent. :P Coach Pat is guaranteed to get you up there!

Thank Jmbarnette
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Coach Pat was really flexible in regards to scheduling and payment etc.. a true pro. Immediately my brother and I were comforted by his great vibe and attitude - as we were COMPLETE beginners.. This guy has ENERGY and is very very cool and helpful. By the end of the morning I was catching waves on my own. Couldn't recommend... More 

Thank Kapman2000
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

I had high expectations of Coach Pat and SDSA based on the online reviews. My expectations weren't just met but were exceeded. He took my daughter and I for a morning lesson and had us both up by the end. Calm, patient and encouraging he made my 12 year old daughter feel comfortable as she struggled to get the hang... More 

Thank pat c
New Canaan, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

I had read the reviews and could not help to have high expectations-- which were surpassed as Coach Pat's enthusiasm, expertise and patience shined. Pulling up to the beach with the kids in the car and Beach Boys on the radio we were thrilled to see his custom painted van waiting for us. Day 1 was with my eldest son... More 

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