Quality - Fast results - Experienced Instructors.
groups -- often just your own group.
up as 1 person,
and we will put you with another group.**
people make a group,
like a private lesson for a group rate.
you sign up as 1 person for a group, and we don't have a group, you
can opt to do a 1 hour water time private for $90 - includes all equipment
and expert beach lesson. Total lesson time is hour and a half to two
winter lessons are with native San Diego owner Gerry Kantor, 15 years
surf instructor experience, 50 years surfing experience, former writer
for Surfer Magazine and H20 Magazine. See him in the 1960's surfing
in San Diego, when he was surfing as a kid.
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, in the water
with you, and won't let you get into trouble regardless, so
have a large selection of various shapes. We like to custom
fit just the right softboard to you, so that you will get
the board that will be the easiest for you to ride.
the difference between our surf school and the others?......
We know what we are doing!
owner/director Gerry "El Matador" Kantor in the
video at the left, surfing since the 60's. While the other
surf schools have a lot of other activities besides surfing,
surfing is all we do, and all you will be doing, too. No unsafe
hard boards to injure you like some other schools, plenty
of top notch instructors, and the top softboards, every board
custom fitted to you to make your first surfing experience
an easy one. And we don't tell lies on our website, or give
you slick sales content and photos like the other schools,
to reel you in like a sucker fish. We don't keep smiling at
you falsely and patronize you at your surf lesson, we are
seriously going to get you a lot of successful rides, and
get you surfing on your own. You are not going to "learn
to surf", you are going to actually surf, even if you
have never tried it before. We are the only school that has
an uncrowded area to surf at Moonlight beach. We will get
you catching waves and riding them on the first day, so you
don't need any more lessons, just a board and a wave, and
you will be on your way. If you are heading back out of town,
at least you will have actually ridden some waves and gone
surfing while you were here.
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!
people are saying about us:
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TO TAKE SURFING LESSONS
free shipping $10
(request a hat when you sign up, you don't
have to buy it at the lesson, but we will have them with
tv show films our surf lessons last summer. (They said they chose us because they
were looking for authentic California Surfers!)
Diego Encinitas Surfing Lessons"Good equipment, good instructors, and good
surf" is our motto.
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
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?
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.
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.