Frequently Asked Questions

All san diego surf lessons and surf camps are held in North Pacific Beach at 4850 Cass st, San Diego, California 92109 (858) 205-7683 or Ocean Beach at the end of Newport St. (Orange Tent at the Beach). All the details will be included in your confirmation email.
Surfers meet each day at the San Diego Surf School surf Loading Zone in Pacific Beach Location at the end Law Street (Orange Tent at the Beach) or Ocean Beach Location at the end of Newport St. (Orange Tent at the Beach) 20 minutes before the surf camp starts.
Swimming suit, sunscreen, towel, t-shirt, sweatshirt and sweatpants when it is overcast or cloudy, lunch or a snack, hat and sunglasses are optional. On Fridays we offer pizza.
No, there is no swim test required in order to participate in our surf sessions. If you’re not the strongest swimmer we start you off easy. Our surf instructors determines swimming ability and ocean competence on an individual basis. Participants always work at their own pace and learn new skills in a supportive environment.
Be in the area 20 minutes before our surf instructions begin to insure a parking spot and sign your surf waiver (release form).
There is plenty of public parking around the San Diego: Pacific Beach or Ocean Beach area.
If you can swim with your head above water you will be great. Weak swimmers will be kept in shallow water next to a surf instructor at all times.
Pacific Beach surf and Ocean Beach locations are equipped with public restrooms and showers.
We provide all the surf equipment (surfboards and wetsuits).  If you have a board or wetsuit already and would like to bring it along then great! Our surf instructors can help determine if it’s right for you.
Pacific Beach Surf Camps and Ocean Beach Surf Camps offer a low of 3:1 surfer-to-instructor ratio to ensure proper supervision, personalized service and safe experience. Our staff makes sure that you have a great time learning to surf.
Due to the popularity of San Diego surf camps and our small group sizes, a non-refundable $100.00 deposit is required to secure enrollment at San Diego Surf School. Final payment for is due two weeks before the first day of your surf camp. 
Cancellation Policy:

All camps and lessons must canceled more than 24 hours prior to the lesson or camp. Payment will not be refunded for day of cancellations or no shows.

Our sign up process is quick and easy. Use our online registration to secure a space and conveniently pay with your credit card or debit card.
If you would like to sign up by phone, call (858) 205-7683. If you are under 18 you must have your legal guardian register you and fill out the release form. It’s that simple!

You may also drop off a payment of cash, check, or credit at our office. Checks should be made out to San Diego Surf School and dropped off, or mailed to: San Diego Surf School, 4850 Cass st, San Diego, CA 92109.
* For our campers only, we provide daily snacks and refreshments, pizza Friday with a gift from our sponsors, a t-shirt, and a keepsake surf photograph to capture your experience…

**All campers will receive a San Diego Surf School, personal and a group pictures, surf magazine, surf stickers and a surf t-shirt at the end of each surf camp session.


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