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San Diego Surf Retreats:
The Perfect Getaway

Adult Surf Retreats in San Diego

Welcome to San Diego surf retreat, the best destination for adults eager to experience an exhilarating surfing adventure. Our locations at Ocean Beach Surf School and Pacific Beach Surf School offer unmatched surfing experiences amid stunning surroundings. Rest assured, we emphasise top-tier instruction and safety.

Conquer the waves daily with sessions from 9 AM to 12 PM. Book now to secure your spot at our adult surf retreat.

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Our Surf Retreat Program

Our San Diego surf retreat program is designed to help participants develop their surfing skills and gain confidence in the water. By the end of the week, participants will achieve the following:

The surf retreat program is led by professional surf instructors and educators who will customise the experience to suit individual goals and desired outcomes. The program includes various activities and features, such as but not limited to:


On Monday, the surf retreat program focuses on laying the groundwork for surfing skills while prioritising safety. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the following:

surf land lesson, one learner and one instructor


Tuesday’s focus in the surf retreat program revolves around understanding the surfboard and honing participants’ wave selection skills, all while maintaining a safe and secure environment. The day’s activities include:


Wednesday’s schedule in the surf retreat program covers essential aspects of surfing, focusing on introducing participants with surfboard types, and various surfing styles and enhancing safety measures. The day will feature the following:


Thursday’s activities in the surf retreat program focus on enhancing participants’ understanding of San Diego’s rich surfing history, refining their surfing style, and maintaining a safe environment. The day will feature:


On Friday, the surf retreat program focuses on essential aspects such as surfing etiquette and individual progress and culminates with celebrating participants’ achievements. The day’s activities include:

Explore the Unique Features in Our San Diego Surf Retreats

Discover San Diego's Wonders

Embark on a journey to uncover the enchanting wonders with our San Diego surf retreats. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the pristine beaches as you soak up the sun, sand, and surf. What sets our camps apart is the opportunity to delve into the rich ocean ecosystem, gaining a deeper understanding and admiration for the marine life that inhabits these waters. 

Dive into the Community Vibe

Dive into the lively ambiance of the surf retreat community, where like-minded individuals, open to new experiences and well-travelled, unite. Get ready to join a community of passionate surfers who share a common love for the sport and a genuine eagerness to connect. They’ll craft enduring memories through their stories and shared experiences, providing you with a cherished surf retreat experience.

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Certified and Permitted Instructors

Our instructors have been licensed and permitted by the city of San Diego. They have undergone extensive training enabling them to adeptly handle any circumstances that may arise. Our experts offer customised instruction, meticulous guidance, and clear communication, ensuring efficient progress. Moreover, they emphasise adapting their teaching methods to suit individual learning styles, promoting optimal results. We point professionalism, patience, and reliability up, making them essential in helping learners become skilled and responsible surfers.                                       

Certified in Water Safety, First Aid, and CPR Protocols

Feel confident knowing that our team holds certifications in water safety, first aid, and CPR protocols. Your safety is our foremost concern, and our certified instructors possess the expertise to maintain a secure environment during your surf retreat. Rest easy, as our team is well-trained to respond promptly and effectively in any scenario, offering you the utmost care and attention throughout your surf retreat experience.

Meet Your Instructors

Tate - “Tate Brudda”

Bio: A Goofy footed waterman from NorCal, Tate developed his affinity for surfing in a Texas wave pool. Bringing his abilities on a skateboard to the water, Tate Brudda’s smooth surfing style is easy to recognize in the lineup. If he isn’t surfing, he is working on his boat or sailing through the Pacific Ocean. Tate has been coaching beginner and intermediate surf lessons for almost a decade and is certified through Water Safety Specialists.

Favorite Surfboard: 5’10 Twin-fin

Favorite San Diego Restaurant: Turf Club – Downtown 

Brody - “Brodz”

Bio: Born and raised on the island of Oahu in beautiful Hawaii, it is no question those perfect island waves developed Brody into a world-class waterman. He has style for days and grace in small surf, but his poise and confidence in big surf is something you only learn from experience in the powerful tropical surf of somewhere like Hawaii. Don’t let his age fool you, Brody knows surfing as well as someone twice his age and knows how to share that knowledge with others. Brody is a certified surf coach through Water Safety Specialists. 

Favorite Surfboard: Any Single-fin

Favorite San Diego Restaurant: It’s Raw Poke – Ocean Beach

Kenan - “Keeny-Baby”

Bio: The landlocked soul-surfer found his passion for the waves in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in his early teens. He took full advantage of his coastal access, and quickly improved in surfing. Kenan has now cemented his position in the lineups throughout the San Diego coastline with his explosive style, and ability to move water with his surfboard. Kenan teaches beginner and intermediate surfing lessons, specializing in adult learners. Kenan is a certified surf coach through Water Safety Specialists.

Favorite Surfboard: 6’0 Steve Lis Fish

Favorite San Diego Restaurant: Sombrero’s – Mission Valley 

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn on the surf retreat?
  • Master the skill of successfully jumping on and riding your board within the first hour.
  • Acquire essential ocean knowledge and focus attention on water safety throughout the retreat.
  • Develop expertise in wave knowledge, including the ability to choose the right waves.
  • Learn safe board handling techniques.
  • Focus on paddling techniques to enhance your surfing proficiency.
  • Gain insights into turning your board effectively.
  • Discover how to utilize the energy of the waves to gather speed.

 3:1 Student to instructor ratio.

No, we do not provide accommodations as part of our services.     

Surfing is an exhilarating and adventurous sport, but like any activity, it is important to approach it with proper training, caution, and respect for the ocean’s power, ensuring a thrilling and safe experience.                                                                             

Unfortunately not, since they could be a hazard.

A towel, bathing suit, sunscreen (if weather requires), water, sweatshirt, and sweatpants when it is overcast or cloudy, hat and sunglasses are optional.

There are numerous ways to prepare for surfing. It is a very physically demanding sport that requires some upper body strength to excel. Here are some exercises to get you ready for your camp.