Moonlight Beach in Encinitas,
North San Diego, California
in Del Mar during the winter.
lessons include top softboard, thick wetsuit, & professional
beach instruction, with emphasis on safety and quick results.
group lessons only $70/person.
You can sign up as 1 person and join a group.
understand that many of you are only in town for a short time,
and have to get some surf while you are here! This is our specialty,
getting you up and riding in easy waves on easy boards right
away, even if you have never surfed before. Never go beyond
your comfort zone and get a good refreshing work out while having
7 days a week
Softboard & Wetsuit included
surfing lessons 2 hours
$70 Per person
2 hours: 1/2
hour beach instruction, emphasis on safety and fast results,
plus an hour and 15 minutes in the surf with instructors with
you at all times. Individuals
can sign up for group lessons. 2-1 to 4-1
student to instructor ratio.
Group surf lessons are usually small groups, often just your
from Group Surfing Lesson when no group lesson is avaiable.
You must be open to a group lesson to get this private lesson
for $90. Only 1 other person signs up and it is $70, just
like a private for an even lower rate! Winter and spring,
ie, the off season only. All privates and groups are with
owner head instructor Gerry.
private lesson. When you must have a private lesson only. 1
hour and 15 minutes in the water. Available all year, summer
****YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM!****
TO TAKE SURFING LESSONS
tipping is opitional but very much appreciated by our wonderful
hard working instructors.
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.
REVIEW FROM TRIP
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.
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.
REVIEW FROM TRIP
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!
Beach has some of the best beginner waves in San Diego.
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)
new clean bathrooms and facilities at Moonlight Beach.
NEW CLEAN Bathrooms, Showers, Snackbar, Fire Pits, Lifeguards,
plenty of free parking, and one of the best beginner waves in
distance (6 blocks) to historic downtown Encinitas for restaurants
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 lessons?
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!
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.
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 2014, 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.
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."
showing the kids all that you know about afun crazy
sport. They will remember that for their whole life."
Go to testimonials
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.