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University of Surfing Activity Board

Over 10 years of teaching surf and fun…

Check out more videos of the fun and memories made while learning to surf. Surfing is a sport to last a lifetime. You are never too old or too young to learn to surf. Surfing can be as radical or laid back as you want it to be.

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  Private  Surf Lessons

Don’t like groups or just really want to maximize your time in the water? Book a private surf lesson with us and get the best instructors all to yourself. This is a great way to reach the next level fast.


  Gift Certificates

Give the gift of creating a memory and they won’t be able to thank you enough. Gift certificates are available for any lesson and make an awesome birthday, anniversary, or anytime gift.

Since 2004, the University of Surfing has been teaching students the skills needed to surf and integrate with those much more experienced. Their instructors are highly experienced and convey the fastest and safest methods of teaching.

For well over 10 years, the University of Surfing has dedicated itself to offering and documenting the best surfing experience possible. The University of Surfing is professional, local, friendly and All Inclusive. We offer year round surf lessons for the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. University of Surfing is located 15 minutes south of San Francisco at the gorgeous and tame South Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica,CA. All group surf lessons are scheduled around the proper tide (low and incoming) to ensure safe learning conditions for our students. Instructors are CPR and First Aid certified. Surf etiquette and ocean safety are very important to us; while the ocean can be calming and peaceful, its force and your fellow surfers must be respected. Let our enthusiastic instructors take you out for a lesson and you’ll be stoked to come back again.

All lessons include at minimum:

  • Soft Safe Surfboards in a wide variety of sizes.
  • Top of the line 4 3mm Hotline Wetsuits and booties provided with all lessons.
    Gloves and hoods available upon special request.

We guarantee to teach you a few things that will make your surfing experience safe and enjoyable, starting with the basics and offering intermediate and advanced lessons to further your instruction. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Two or three Group lessons will give you the basics to surfing. After that, we suggest buying your own wetsuit and booties and renting boards for a few surf sessions before coming back for a private lesson, or even just another group for a refresher course. Our instructors will help you identify your strengths and coach your areas for improvement. Surf 101 will get you surfing in under an hour. Our goal is to get you riding waves within your first two lessons. Let us get you Surfing! Alumni Group lesson rates, per person: 2nd lesson $75, 3rd lesson and on $50 Ages 8 to 70 are welcome, we will take them younger if parents will join us. “We are here to teach you to ride waves and safely enjoy the ocean!”

Next Lessons

september, 2015

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Private Surf Lessons (One on One)2hr Daily Lessons Available
Private Surf Lessons (own gear)2hr Daily Lessons Available
Namaste Surf LessonsEvery Wed 9AM - 11AM
Surf (201) Next Level LessonsEvery Sat 8:30AM - 10AM
Surf (101) Beginner Group2hr lesson held various days
Surf (101) Beginner Group2hr lesson held various days

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