Pacific Beach Surfing

Pacific Beach is a must see beach in San Diego. But, when it comes to Pacific Beach surfing, there are a few things you should know:

1. Pacific Beach is very friendly and welcoming

Most popular surfing spots develop specific cultures and attitudes that are typically unwelcoming to newcomers and beginners. However, Pacific Beach is free of that kind of attitude! People of all levels (from beginners to experts) are welcome.

2. What are the waves like?

Pacific Beach has waves almost all the time, with the best surf being in the early mornings. The wave breaks in Pacific Beach are nice and soft, so there is minimal risk of injury, which makes the beach perfect for beginners learning to surf.

3. The parking and bathroom situation

Unlike Mission Beach, Pacific Beach does not have a designated parking lot or bathrooms right along the beach. There are parking options not too far from the beach, but expect a little walk. The closest public restrooms are on Diamond St, three blocks north of the Pier.

The Verdict: If you’re looking to catch the San Diego surf for the first time, Pacific Beach is the place to do it. With a friendly atmosphere and gentle waves, Pacific Beach is the perfect place to learn how to surf – which is why we have our surf lessons here!

If you want to learn how to surf, sign up for lessons today!

Learning to Surf in Pacific Beach

San Diego Surf School has the best surf lessons around. We have locations throughout San Diego to help make sure everyone has access to the wonderful sport of surfing! Our Pacific Beach Surf Lessons are tailored to meet the needs of all our students, no matter their age or experience level!

Our instructors are experienced surfers with a love for surfing – and sharing the sport with others! At San Diego Surf School, our biggest goal is to share that love with you, and show you how much there is to love about it!

Our lessons create a safe, supportive environment for students of all ages and experience levels. We’ll get you surfing and having fun in no time!

PACIFIC BEACH SURF LESSONS you live in Pacific Beach and want to learn how to surf? Or maybe you’re visiting from out of town and want to give surfing a try?

Well, San Diego Surf School has a variety of Surf Lessons just for you!

Our Pacific Beach Surf Lessons are offered in a variety of levels and settings, for everyone from beginners to advanced learners. No matter your place in your surfing journey, or your age, if you are looking for Pacific Beach surf lessons, San Diego Surf School has you covered. Our mission is to make surfing your favorite thing to do!

Ready to get started? Learn more about our surf lessons and sign up today! We can’t wait to see you getting out there on the waves and having fun!


Looking for something for the kids to do over break? San Diego Surf School offers Pacific Beach Surf Camps throughout the year! Our camps range from 1 day to 5 day options, with up to a whole week of surfing fun! Kids take to the water with the help of our dedicated instructors, who are there to teach the kids about surfing, encourage them and boost their confidence, and of course, make sure everyone is surfing safely.


Surfing has proven to have many benefits for people of all ages, including kids! At our Pacific Beach Surf Camps, not only will they learn an awesome new skill, but they’ll also be provided with an outlet for their boundless energy! 

Sign your kids up for a Pacific Beach Surf Camp today! Click here to learn more and get started.

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Ocean Beach

5040 Santa Monica Ave, San Diego, Ca 92107

(858) 205-7683​​

Sun - Sat: 9am-5pm.

Pacific Beach

4850 Cass St. San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 205-7683

Sun - Sat: 9am-5pm.