Santa Monica

Shared 2 Hours Group Surf Lesson at Santa Monica

Badge of ExcellenceSanta Monica, United States
Learn to Surf at Venice Beach

From US$85.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn to surf at one of California’s most famous spots during this introductory surfing class at Venice Beach. This class is suitable for all levels, whether it's your first time surfing or you are advancing your skills. Spend some time training on the beach, then hop in the Pacific Ocean for instruction in the water, followed by time for practice.
  • Try surfing at a renowned beach in Los Angeles
  • Experience the eccentric spirit of Venice Beach
  • Use of surfboard and wetsuit included
  • Choose of multiple time slots throughout the day

What's Included

  • Surfboards
  • Wetsuits

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 20 Bicknell Ave
      20 Bicknell Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

      We will meet you on the right side of the parking lot off Bicknell Ave. Once you enter the parking lot turn right and you will see the blue surf school bus with pink FUN SURF LA logo on it.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Basic swimming skills required
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Great experience, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend to a friend who wanted to learn how to surf!


    129 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Good experience.
    Phi_T, Aug 2023
    The instructor was well experienced and helpful. The two hours went by in a flash it seems. Do make sure you're in good physical shape. Swimming back out after each try takes effort. It was a good experience overall and I got one or two almost good rides in.
    Perfect Surfing Morning
    Enrique_G, Aug 2023
    It was a great experience. The first 20/30 minutes the teacher explained us the basics about surf like how we have to stay, the movements , … We spend the rest of the two hours in the sea, trying to stay over the board, having a lot of fun. The teacher was incredibly nice, explaining all as best as he could.
    Great experience,...
    Kelsey_D, Aug 2023
    Great experience, Francesco was very helpful and informative. Would definitely recommend to a friend. Great way to get out in the ocean
    Right to the action
    Julian_H, Aug 2023
    Great instructors. Willing to teach. You get right into it. If you've been thinking of learning just do it. So supportive
    Marina_G, Jul 2023
    Super Experience! The instructor was super friendly and we simply had a great time! Easy to find the blue van on the parking spot & long enough lessons to really enjoy surfing. Would totally recommend this!
    Great learning, real surfing at sea
    Fan_H, Jul 2023
    Francisco is a great couch and very passionate and inspiring. The course is 2 hours long and we got practice at the land first before go into water, and it was super fun to practice surfing in the water
    Fabulous experience
    Barbara_S, Jun 2023
    Instructor was amazing, very helpful, encouraging and patient!! He made you proud when you successfully got up on the board. Thank you for a fun experience.
    First time surfing
    Wilhelm_L, Jun 2023
    The instructor was amazing! He made sure I felt comfortable and had fun at all times. He was very kind and a good person :)
    Camilla_C, Jun 2023
    It was so cool, and the teacher Jonathan was a very nice person, and a good and friendly teacher. Just in a few wake I did stand up on the board !
    First time
    Kelli_J, Jun 2023
    Very good experience. We will do this again. My little sister and I came all the way from Georgia to celebrate my birthday
    What a fun experience! I...
    Orcun_Y, May 2023
    What a fun experience! I had so much fun and learned new things about surfing. Crew was super helpful. Highly recommended!
    We had a great experience...
    Kaylie_W, Apr 2023
    We had a great experience with our instructors. It was a perfect lesson for beginners and they were helpful, supportive and so much fun!
    Great fun
    Hazel_C, Feb 2023
    John was a great instructor. The weather was rather cold and wet, so he gave us two wet suits each to keep us as warm as possible. Easy meeting spot. Great fun!
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Hi Hazel, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad to see our happy students! Hope to surf with you again!
    Surf lesson for all levels
    quiltu_Q, Feb 2023
    Great time with Walker, who took the time to show me the basics on sand before trying the water. He was near me guiding me the whole time so it felt secure to practice !
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you for your 5-star review!! We are so glad that you had great time with Walker, one of our amazing instructors! We would love to host you agin soon!!
    Pay for private classes instead
    Karine_W, Oct 2022
    The initial information was good, but one teacher was quite unprofessional, and decided to flirt with someone for the whole session, leaving the other teacher to take care of the other 7 people alone. We barely got any time with an instructor because of that. We all saw the instructor exchanging number with the person at the end, it was uncomfortable.
    Supportive Group and Instructors
    Ronald_B, Sept 2022
    Meeting and learning with different people from different places was fun and delightful! We were all different levels and we all supported each other and enjoyed the waters together with our instructors.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you Ronald for your informative review! We are glad you had fun with Fun Surf LA!
    Surfing for Teens
    Amber_P, Aug 2022
    My three teenage boys did these lessons and had an absolute blast. One of him said it was his favorite thing he’s ever done—and that’s high praise coming from a teenager!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Wow!! That's amazing! Thank you for sharing your teenagers' experience! We would love to host them again soon!
    Aeden (sp?) & Etienne are THE BEST!!
    Feibi_Y, Aug 2022
    Fun instructors, very chill, best jokes, best rock-skipping technique (& low-key competition), showed us multiple ways and options to get on the surfboard and stay on for waves, kept us safe in the water, and all around made sure it was a great time on the beach surfing! The cool instructors also wear really cool surfing hats -- now I want one! And mineral reef-safe sunscreens for the win!! 10/10 A++ would book and do again!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thanks Feibi for this informative review!! It sounds like it was an eventful and fun surf lesson with our amazing surf instructors Eden & Etienne!!
    So worth it!
    Courtney_M, Jul 2022
    This was a really great experience for my daughters 21 & 16. The instructor was thorough, and fun. After only a 20 minute lesson the girls were in the water & did actually stand up on their boards several times and even rode a wave or 2! Much more than I expected! I would definitely say that being in shape helps. They are both very athletic & after only 1 hour in the water they were spent. Totally worth the money. If we had done this toward the beginning of our vacation we would have definitely booked it 1 or 2 more times. Don’t forget the sunscreen & water bottles to stay hydrated!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you Courtney for your time in writing this review! We are so happy your daughters had a great surf experience, and would love to host you again when you come visit LA again! Surf on!
    Crazy Fun! Once in a lifetime opportunity!
    Corinne_W, Jul 2022
    I loved our instructors! They were very friendly, funny, kind, patient, and cared so much about us having fun! They never gave up on us and made sure everyone had fun and rode the waves!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    It's all about having fun, right! That's what we want for all our surfers. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it! Hope to see you again the next time you come out to Venice Beach!

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