Leucadia Surf School, surfing lessons and camps in Encinitas, Leucadia, Carlsbad in San Diego, California

leucadia surf school
San Diego, Encinitas, Del Mar, Oceanside
Surfing Lessons & Surf Camps

Surf lesson in Leucadia

Encinitas, san diego surf lessons, surf camps

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Surf Camp fun Customer Reviews
--"The ultimate California experience, and no trip to this coast is complete without it."
--"They gave me the funnest day of my life."
--"...keep showing the kids all that you know about a fun crazy sport. They will remember that for their whole life."
Surfing Lessons
Since 2002
Surfing since 1963
760-635-SURF (7873)


Summer Surf Camps & Lessons
10:00am-1:00pm, Monday-Friday
Adults & Kids
All Surfing -- No Beach Games for Surf Camps

Learn how to surf, get "surfed out" every day.
Plenty of top notch instructors, great equipment, and fast results. Specializing in beginners, even if you have never surfed before, don't worry!
We will have you surfing in no time.

Top Softboard & Wetsuit included

Surf lessons & camps options:
For summer surf lessons, we recommend the 3 hour lesson:
3 hr lesson - 1 day camp - $80
It's a 2 hour surf lesson with the 3rd hour free -- You can leave after 2 hours, at the break, if you wish, or stay the last hour and get even more surf!
If you go several days, then the daily price is less, and by the end of the week, you will know how to surf:
5 day -$300, 4 day -$250 & 1 day -$80 Surf Camp  
At Moonlight Beach in Encinitas,
North San Diego, California
3 hour surf lesson/1 day camp during the summer is a lot of surfing, and for only $80. You get board and wetsuit, beach lesson, then a lot of time in the water with a lot of instructors, plenty of time to "get it". Plenty of surfing in the summertime! Bring water and a snack for a short break.
In the surf camps, we get you standing up in the whitewater, then take you to the unbroken waves on the outside, when the conditions are easy. You always have a choice to be inside in the whitewater, or "outside" on the unbroken waves, whatever your comfort level, with plenty of instructors everywhere.
If you are "intermediate", good in the whitewater, standing up every time, we can help you to surf the "outside" unbroken waves, conditions permitting.
We have a large variety of softboards, so that everyone gets the board that is easiest to ride for their height and weight.
Parents and other friends and family members are always welcome on the beach at surf camp.
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Highest Safety Standards
surf camp safety Most of our instructors are American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified. The rest are EMT's and CPR certified. We now have a lifeguard tower at our location on North Moonlight beach, out of the crowd. We are always proactive on safety, and won't let you get into trouble regardless, so don't worry! We are in the water with you, and are not going to let you get into trouble. surf lessons safety
Instructor tipping is opitional but very much appreciated by our wonderful hard working instructors. 
CUSTOMER REVIEW FROM YELP: "Absolutely the best surf camp on Moonlight Beach", my son did four days and had a ball, lots of instructors, lots of help it's all about surf, they get them up on the board so fast. There were other schools on the beach and leucadia surf school stood out so much as by far the best camp. Would recommend it to all my friends. Was totall impressed from start to finish.
CUSTOMER REVIEW FROM TRIP ADVISOR: “Best Surf School in North County” Took my 3 boys (16, 13, 10) for a surf lesson at Moonlight Beach while we were in town on vacation. I trusted the Trip advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. Gerry showed up promptly at our reserved time and had all the gear ready to go. After a quick board sizing at the van, we were ready to hit the beach. Gerry spent 15-20 minutes going over some safety instruction and what to look for while we were in the water. He's got great local knowledge of the surf break and really has a great vibe about him. He installs confidence in beginner surfers, My boys got up immediately. The boards Gerry brought were soft-tops and in great shape. He had different sizes for all 3 boys. It made a big difference once we got in the water. I didn't do as well as my boys, but still rode probably 12-15 waves before it was all over. I've tried surf schools in Mexico and SoCal. This was our best experience to date. Gerry made a big difference along with the right boards and the right waves. I would not hesitate to recommend this surf school. Two thumbs up.

CUSTOMER REVIEW FROM TRIP ADVISOR: My wife and I took a lesson with Gerry on 11/11/2014 and learned a ton from him. We had taken lessons before, but Gerry helped us to read waves and breaks, and gave us the confidence to just get out there and apply what we learned. It went well because we went out two days later with great success. A great experience and a great instructor.

CUSTOMER REVIEW FROM TRIP ADVISOR: The best thing I did in California -- I took a group surfing lesson on the 21st of December 2014, and it was a great decision. I was in a group with three others who had never surfed before either, and our instructor Gerry and his assistant instructor Logan gave us all the attention and help that we needed. Even though the waves were very big and powerful that day, Gerry and Logan helped us individually and were very supportive. It was over all just a lot of fun, Gerry is such a cool and funny guy, and I definitely feel like I want to surf again after this great experience!  
What people are saying about us:
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Irish tv show films our surf lessons last summer.
(They said they chose us because they were looking for authentic California Surfers!)
San Diego Surfing Lessons San Diego Encinitas Surfing Lessons "Good equipment, good instructors, and good surf" is our motto. San Diego Surf Lessons
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at Moonlight Beach.
Moonlight Beach has some of the best beginner waves in San Diego.
Easy to find, plenty of free parking: North or South on the 405 Freeway, take the Encinitas Blvd exit and go West toward the ocean about 4 blocks to the very end of the street at the beach.(click here for google map)
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Brand new clean bathrooms and facilities at Moonlight Beach.
Amenities: BRAND NEW CLEAN Bathrooms, Showers, Snackbar, Fire Pits, Lifeguards, plenty of free parking, and one of the best beginner waves in San Diego.
Walking distance (6 blocks) to historic downtown Encinitas for restaurants and shops.
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Heading into the water Surf lesson before the go out. Big group surf lesson and camp
ABOVE: Graduating 8th grade class from the Bay Area. Their last test? They had to surf. Everyone passed.


All ages can sign up for surfing camps, adults, teens and children, from 7 to 55 years of age. Children under the age of 8 will require a parent or guardian present on the beach.
Bring a snack and bottled water, or something else to drink. Also a hat, sunscreen, towel to sit on, t-shirt, sunglasses.
$30 charge for same day cancellation!!!
Special circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.
No charge for 24 hour in advance cancellations.
Military Discount
10$ OFF

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Leucadia Surf School in the News
These news stories are from around 2009, but is shows you how long we have been doing this!
read the Canadian Press article about our SURF LESSONS
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San Diego Surfing Lessonsabout our surfing lessons

Our surf lessons are designed to teach you not only how to surf, but how to learn to surf on your own without taking further surf lessons.
While surfing is one of the most difficult sports to master, with the assistance of our expertise after a lifetime of surfing, we can get you up and riding so that you can actually surf on your first time out. In an hour we'll have you doing what it takes others weeks to accomplish.
If you are just visiting the San Diego area, don't live near the surf and don't plan to continue surfing, you can come out and surf with us purely for the physical benefits which surfing provides.
Getting out into the clean water of a beautiful beach and riding the waves is not only an excellent workout, it is also refreshing, rejuvenating, and a great stress reliever which will leave you pleasantly exhausted with a healthy appetite and maybe even the desire to go out and try it again.
From the perspective of your office or workplace, you may not think that you would be able to surf, but with our help, we guarantee that within 1/2 hour of hitting the surf we'll have you standing up and riding the whitewater to the beach with a big smile on your face.
There's not a lot to know in surfing (it's not rocket science), but the more waves you successfully ride, the more you will "know." After surfing since the early 1960's, this is one truth we do know about surfing.
All of our surf instructors are intelligent, experienced surfers who have surfed more than half their lives, and are college students or graduates. They have all been thoroughly trained and given specific written guidelines. Our surf instructors insure not only your safety in the water, but also your ultimate success.

San Diego Surfing LessonsWhy San Diego surfing lessons?

San Diego has always had more surfable coastline and more surf spots than any other part of the California coast, but this has only been recognized in the last ten years! Now you can get some of this surf yourself!
With our instructors in the surf with you, we will have you standing up and riding waves within the first 1/2 hour of hitting the surf!
If you go to the mountains, maybe you'll go horseback riding. But if you come to San Diego, you can go surfing with no previous experience whatsoever with our assistance.

Why, you ask? Because we pride ourselves on getting everyone up and riding on their first time out, and usually within the first few waves. This past summer of 2015, we had our usual 99.999% success rate. But don't listen to us, visit our our photo gallery and/or take a look at our surf camp videos for all the hard facts.

Learning to surf is all about riding more waves. It's a simple fact which is often overlooked. So after we get you riding, we get you plenty of waves so that your first surf session will be a good one.
--"The ultimate California experience, and no trip to this coast is complete without it."
--"This is the real deal from a seasoned local who has the appropriate knowledge and experience regarding surfing and it's culture. The program was worth every penny."
--"...keep showing the kids all that you know about a fun crazy sport. They will remember that for their whole life."
Go to testimonials page.
Want to learn how to surf, but don't want surf lessons? Go to "How to Surf - Learn to Surf on Your Own," a free service provided by Leucadia Surf School.
Ninos de la Promesa We donate our old wetsuits and surfboards to Ninos de la Promesa, an orphanage in Tijuana, Baja California that takes the kids surfing.
HEY SURF SCHOOLS, if you would like to donate your old equipment to the orphan kids of Tijuana, call us and we will put you in touch with them.
Let the kids in TJ surf their local surf spots.
about us
Gerry Kantor surfing the South Mission jetties in San Diego, California, back in 1963!  Click for more 1960's surfnig photos.

Leucadia Surf School owner/ head instructor, Gerry Kantor, bodysurfed as a kid in the 1950's, and started surfing in the early 1960's. He wrote for Surfer Magazine (the Bible of the sport) in the 1980's and is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego. Gerry Kantor 1963 surf video.

San Diego, California Surfing Lessons, Surf Camps
ABOVE: The Founder of Leucadia Surf School in 1963 surfing at the South Mission Beach jetty, San Diego, California. MORE 1960's San Diego Surfing.

Our surfing lessons and surf camps are near San Diego, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Oceanside, North County.
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