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Address: 4850 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-2623
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+1 858-205-7683
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

San Diego Surf School introduces surfers of all ages and levels to the...

San Diego Surf School introduces surfers of all ages and levels to the sport and spirit of surfing in an energetic and positive environment. With top instructors and bountiful surf lessons and surf camps options, learn to surf with one of the best surf schools in San Diego.

Captivated by the ocean at a young age, Souf Tihhi founded San Diego Surfing School in 2000 to share his love for the ocean, teaching surf lessons, and passion for a sport that others will enjoy for the rest of their life. Gratitude is given to mother nature for building 25 years of surfing experience and giving him the opportunity of travel and surf some of the best surf spots in the world.

At San Diego Surf Lessons we teach that surfing is not just a sport, but a remedy for life. It is a way to relieve your stress and forget about your worries, spiritual awakening or meditating, keeping balance, staying healthy, and enjoy the sunset as dolphins pass by.

Whether your goal is to learn to surf, or take advanced surf lessons, San Diego Surf School in Pacific Beach promises an unforgettable experience!

Learn to surf San Diego style with one of our top surf instructors today

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Great afternoon activity

We wanted to try surfing for the longest time and we finally got the chance when we went to San Diego. We tried this school on the recommendation of someone we knew. Our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexandre B
Sherbrooke, Canada

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to try surfing for the longest time and we finally got the chance when we went to San Diego. We tried this school on the recommendation of someone we knew. Our instructor, Josh, was absolutely great, we went to our own pace, so we got a lot in. We went through getting up on the board, wave choosing,... More 

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Hove, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter loved her private class highly recommended. Being only eleven and it was her first lesson, they were kind friendly and patient with her.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My flight was delayed by nothing less than 10 hours, so I decided to take surf lessons instead of waiting time at the airport. I was able to change there, from a suit to a wet suit! They also kept my luggage safe in the shop. The shop is a few blocks from the beach, but the walk I pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took a private lesson this morning with Jacob. Neither of us have ever surfed. Jacob was so helpful and made the lesson so much fun. Highly recommend Him and this school.

Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This school is good for a private session as well as a group. I decided on a private session because I felt I needed someone's full attention being my first time surfing. Everyone at the school is super friendly and really make you feel relaxed. Brett was a really good instructor and if I had more time in San Diego... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I took a lesson here (Pacific Beach location) in January 2016 and the next day I returned to rent a wetsuit and surfboard. I forgot my instructor's name but he was great and I had a good experience with them. I watched them teaching a family to surf and it looks like a good school for beginners.

Thank John K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My brother and myself have had a wonderful time surfing for a week in San Diego. After filling out our release forms and paying in the shop at Cass Street - which took about 5 minutes - we were ready to get down to the beach (parking is btw very easy all around Cass Street and free). Our coach -... More 

Thank Michael H
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This was the first time that my wife and I had ever attempted surfing and we're glad we chose San Diego Surf School. They were well organized from the initial booking to our time on the beach with individual boxes set up with the properly sized wetsuit and rash guards. We had a large group, but there were a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Let me start off by saying Andrew was amazing. My kids loved him today! They had so much fun they are headed back tomorrow for more lessons. 🏄

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

From the moment we walked into the shop to the time we set our boards down and ended our lesson, the folks at San Diego Surf School were awesome. My 14 year old daughter and I took a 90 minute private lesson with Tyler and he was great. He did an awesome job of talking to us first about safety... More 

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