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Surf Instructors

We are looking to expand our current Surf Instructors with experienced surf teachers who have a passion for the ocean and enjoy sharing their favorite surf sport with other beginner surfers.

This is a great summer surf job (with year-round surf school surf coach potential) if you are going to be in the San Diego area: Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, La Jolla shores, Del Mar, Encinitas, Ocean Beach, Leucadia, Coronado, Imperial beach, Encinitas, Bird Rock. This is the perfect surf instructor job for you!

San Diego Surf School's Homebase Top Local Workplace award.


  • As an instructor at San Diego Surf School, you will be expected to provide high-quality and accurate surf instruction to a wide range of customers.
  • Attentiveness, enthusiasm, and customer service skills are absolutely required of all our instructors.  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the sport of surfing and stoked to share it in a fun and safe environment.  
  • All instructors must be CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard certified; and expected to practice good judgment, making all of their students feel safe and comfortable in the ocean.  
  • We are seeking dedicated surfers, willing to work hard and represent San Diego Surf School and the local surf community with pride. 

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and willing to help set up and break down the beach before and after teaching each lesson.  
  • We are looking for new instructors with full and part time availability (20-40 hours/week) starting in the spring and working all the way through the summer months.
  • Must be sociable, punctual, friendly, and reliable.
  • Able to have a flexible schedule.
  • Must work well with kids.
  • Knowledge and ability to adapt to changes in the ocean.
  • Wave knowledge.
  • Establishing a good rapport with parents of students, and other guests.

About San Diego Surf School

We are an established family-owned Surf Lessons in San Diego. Operating in Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach. San Diego Surf Lessons offers summer surf camps for all ages and stages of surfing: Kids surf camps, teens surf camps, moms surf camps, adults surf camps, family surf camps, group surf lessons and youth surf camps, private surf lessons, and sup surf lessons. We also offer corporate surf lessons, group surf lessons, adult weekend surf clinics, and private surf lessons. Additional services: Surfboard rentals, wetsuit rentals, surf rental, standup paddle board rentals, and boogie board rentals.

We appreciate your interest and we look forward to getting in touch with you! We can also answer any questions you might have about the position or obtaining the proper certifications.

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