Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach, California, Surf Lessons

Pismo Beach, United States

From USD 82.06

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Pismo Beach is a surfing hot spot, with riders coming from all over California to catch a wave here. While you could just watch surfers from the shore, it’s much more fun to experience the thrill for yourself with a surf lesson. Instructors will guide you through the basics and get you out into the water. Plus, there’s no need to rent equipment with a surfboard and wetsuit included.
  • Surf with an instructor who knows the best breaks for your skill level
  • Stave off the chill with a warming wetsuit
  • Gain the confidence to return and ride the waves solo
  • Local instructors share top tips on what to do in Pismo Beach

What's Included

  • Surfboard/wetsuit

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 100 Park Ave
      100 Park Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, USA

      Look for our big white box truck in the parking lot that is on Addie & Park street down by the beach. There are a couple surf schools so make sure that you get the RIGHT one. "SANDBAR SURF SCHOOL" and "SURF LESSONS" will be all over a big white box truck.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    191 reviews
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    Great way to spend an afternoon.
    adriana_m, May 2023
    The instruction was great. My daughter got up on her first run. We couldn’t get enough. Even my mom who is 75 had a great time and surfed.
    It was my 6 year old...
    Suwetha_K, Apr 2022
    It was my 6 year old son’s first surfing lesson and the teacher was very accommodating and helpful. I would suggest an afternoon lesson though as we went at 08:30 and the water was freezing and he could only manage half the lesson.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Hi! Yes, I thought we had it set that 6 yo's couldn't go just because of that they are too young for the 8 yr old and up group lesson and just get too cold during the spring weather times that it is best to learn (afternoons are crazy windy so we don't do them) but we did our best to accommodate and if we could change the we the temperature of the water, we certainly would! :) Jonny and the SSS crew
    Great instructors
    Shivane_S, July 2021
    My son Shivane had a fantastic time. His instructors Derek and Josh were awesome. They were super responsive with any questions that we had before the lesson.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Shivane was so awesome we hope he comes back soon! Thank you again from all of us at Sandbar Surf School 😎
    My kids loved it
    Parinitha, July 2021
    My kids (ages 15 & 10) loved the surf lessons, they had a great time. The instructors were all great. Highly recommend.
    Tolle Surflektion
    Sabrina_S, July 2021
    Super betreut, die 2h gingen viel zu schnell vorbei! Auch wenn es sehr schwiegrig war zu surfen, haben die Surflehrer einem immer motiviert und unterstützt! Hat einfach nur Spass gemacht für meine 1. Surflektion