Surf lessons in San Diego

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For every lesson booked we help to restore kelp forests in California

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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 San Diego

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Surfing in San DiegoBest spots to surf

San Diego has the warmest water and some of the best surfing breaks on the California Coast. From the pier in Imperial Beach to the pier in Oceanside there are diverse breaks that can be surfed year-round.

The city of San Diego has some of the finest surf spots and also has two piers where curious folks can get close to the lineup and watch (Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach).

It’s always sunny in San DiegoYou don’t necessarily need a wetsuit

There are lots of options to wear while surfing like board shorts, swimsuits, jammers, drysuits, wetsuits, and more. The most important things are that you are comfortable, confident, and appropriately dressed for the temperature of the water.

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An endless summerNo reasons to stop learning

The surfing lessons season is year-round in San Diego, and it has a beginner-friendly vibe.

Why do we choose these Locations?

Because they are the best surfing spots for teaching lessons in San Diego!


Mission Beach

Mission Beach’s best perk as a beginner surf spot in San Diego is its wide size. This allows surfers to spread out a lot more than the more narrow, crowded beaches.

TWO things to keep in mind about this beach are:

It’s very common to surf with dolphins at Mission Beach on glass days. Be prepared in your surf lesson to watch them while you get your surfing lesson with our local surf instructors.Free parking lots available located throughout Mission Beach

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