Leucadia Surf School

Encinitas, north San Diego county

Surf Lessons at Moonlight Beach

You must know how to swim, and be in reasonably good physical shape to take a surf lesson.

Adults & Kids
Softboard included
Proof of covid vaccination required

Surf Lessons sign up here

You always get a good, effective lesson, with a good board, from a highly-experienced instructor.  You can surf for the first time if you have never surfed before.

Semi Private group surf lesson – $80/person
3 person maximum
(4 if we have to)
with highly experienced instructor, Gerry the owner
90 minutes (1 hour water time).

Very effective group lessons especially with 3 people max.  (If we have to add 1 more, we will, but generally 3 person max.  If  you have a bigger group, it will be just your group.)

You can sign up as one person and we will form the groups.  Basically a semi private at a group lesson rate, and with the most experienced surf instructor, the owner.

90 minute private lesson – $140
1 hour water time Intermediate private lesson – $140

1 hour water time, plus a personal assessment to get you catching more waves and having better sessions in the surf.  We will paddle out to the outside, for those trying to transition from the inside whitewater to the outside unbroken waves.   How to position and catch unbroken waves, best techniques for paddling out, generalized instruction and catching waves on the outside.  You have your own equipment, or use ours.28709_Rec-On_logo_for_BrandFolder_Circle-TRANS-BK_EN#1 on Trip Advisor
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This is the only surf lesson you will ever need to start surfing

In our group and private surf lessons, we try to get you to the point of catching whitewater and standing up.  We instruct you in what kind of board you need, and what type of wave, a basic orientation to your new sport.  Once you are catching waves and riding in the whitewater, then all you have to do is keep doing that and your surfing will progress.  No need for further lessons.  We try to get the job done in one lesson.

Quick Results – Surf Right Away

We understand that many of you are only in San Diego 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.

High Quality Softboards  Provided

Safety Certified

We are proactive on safety, and won’t let you get into trouble. We use only softboards, and all our energetic, experienced and professional instructors are EMT, Lifeguard, or CPR certified.


Motto #1 “We know what you want in a surf lesson.  It’s the same thing we want when we go surfing, and that is a lot of good rides.”
Motto #2 – “You know we are good because our competition copies us.”
Motto #3  – “Good waves, good boards, good instructors.”

TELEPHONE_SURF    760-635-SURF (7873) tap to call
MAILBOX_SURF       surf@leucadiasurfschool.com
Yelp: “Absolutely the best surf camp on Moonlight Beach”
Trip Advisor: “Best Surf School in North County”

Learn to Surf on your own

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.

Go surfing instead of going to the gym

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.

Stress Relief

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.

You can do it!

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.

Surf lessons and surf camps for San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside