8 reasons to surf with us!
Easiest way to book a surf lesson. Reserve and receive instant confirmation
Feel safe and protected with our insurance. We got you covered
Certified, CPR First Aid, experienced professional coaches
For every surf lesson booked we donate to Ocean Conservation NGO's
Premium tutorials with how-to, techniques, and best practices from our coaches
Check the current surfing conditions through our built-in app
Evaluate your learnings & surfing knowledge after each surf lesson
Join our surf meet-ups and beach clean-ups with our community
Start surfing in 3 simple steps!
Book a surf lesson online
Choose your surf lesson. Pick a date, time, and coach for your lesson and book online within seconds
Connect with your coach
Your coach will contact you by SMS 24hs before the lesson. Connect and meet him/her at the meeting point on the date you picked.
It's time to have fun, enjoy taking your surf lesson, and joining our community of surfers!
HOKALI has partnered with Sea-Trees
For every lesson booked we help to restore kelp forests in California
2486 sq ft
Kelp sea-trees Restored
HOKALI seeks to empower surfers who want to protect and preserve our coasts and oceans
Pounds of Trash
Next beach cleanup
Jan 29th, 2022 4pm PSTJoin next cleanup
HOKALI offers kids surf lessons and adults surf lessons from beginner to experienced surfers in multiple locations.
If you are a beginner, our coaches train you on how to surf starting with the fundamentals. You also learn how to stay safe and how to read and understand the ocean.
For intermediate to advanced surfers, coaches focus on helping you to improve your technique and how to interpret currents and waves.
HOKALI plans to expand globally seeking to bring the best surfing experiences to both surfers and coaches!
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Fun Facts about Los Angeles
Surfing in South CaliforniaBest spots to surf and take lessonsSouthern California best identifies with beautiful weather and surfing. It is home to some of the best surfing in the world due to its world-class beaches and surf breaks. Los Angeles County has 75 miles of coastline for all surfing levels. Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Malibu are world-renowned surfing spots.
Surfing cultureNo matter where, keep improving your surfing skills
Did you know skateboarding was a sport created by surfers who wanted something to do when the waves were low? Skateboarding was first invented in the 1950s in California. Some surfers had the idea to transfer the feeling of riding waves onto the street, these dudes were called “asphalt surfers”.
The Venice Beach area is in fact where skateboarding first became really popular in 1970 by the Z-Boys. Who not only were surfers but also avid skateboarders that used their boards to imitate popular surfing moves and create their own tricks. Today Venice Skate Park is the world's most famous Skate Park. It is a must to stop by and experience a skateboarding or surf lesson!
What to do in Los Angeles? Besides surfingVenice Beach is where to go
Is a great place to hang out, enjoy the sun and have fun. There are many things happening as there are singers playing on the street, caricaturists, entertainers, a variety of shops and restaurants, and of course it's great for surf lessons
Why do we choose these Locations?
Because they are the best surfing spots for teaching lessons around Los Angeles!
This is an ideal spot for beginners and surf lessons due to its mellow waves. In Venice you can find different spots that would be a fit for all surfing levels. Where north and south of the pier are the friendly spots for beginners and right under the pier is where skilled surfers go
TWO things to keep in mind about this beach are:There's space to spread out.There are different paid parking areas near the meeting point. You can find free parking at 200-278 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291.
Santa Monica Beach
Is a great spot 365 days a year for beginners. The waves are friendly and easy to catch for those who are learning how to surf. On top of that, it also has great views to Los Angeles Coastline and cliffs.
TWO things to remember about this location are:It’s a great beach for beginners surfing lessons.Pay parking is available nearby and you can access it at the corner of Colorado and Ocean Avenues.