Santa Monica

Private Surfing Lesson in Santa Monica

Badge of ExcellenceSanta Monica, United States

From $99.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Immerse yourself in the SoCal lifestyle—and learn the basics of surfing in an accessible, hands-on way—with private surfing lessons. Choose from multiple convenient class times, and meet your instructor right on the legendary Venice Beach. With personalized guidance, you’ll learn the basics on the beach before grabbing your board and trying out your skills in the waves.
  • This private class guarantees personalized, one-on-one guidance
  • Adults and children aged seven and above are welcome to participate
  • This class is suited for beginners as well as those with some experience
  • Learn to surf amidst the picturesque scenery of LA's iconic Venice Beach

What's Included

  • Surfboards
  • Wetsuits
  • Photos

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 20 Bicknell Ave
    20 Bicknell Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

    We will meet you on the right side of the parking lot off Bicknell Ave. Once you enter the parking lot turn right and you will see the blue surf school bus with pink FUN SURF LA logo on it.

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
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

We highly recommend Fun Surf LA and a private lesson with Nick.
33 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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John’s the best
The water was very cold, but John did a great job taking care of us. He had us double up on wetsuits which was very helpful. John was a great instructor and we highly recommend him.
Awful expierence. The...
Heather_W, Feb 2023
Awful expierence. The address sent to me in the email was wrong. I sat there waiting could not get a hold of anyone on the phone. I paid 7 dollars to park at the wrong place and they will not refund. I will never book with viator again or a surf lesson with this company don’t do it!!
Book your lesson with Eden
Jose_P, Aug 2022
I booked a private surf lesson with the instructor Eden and he was amazing! I was a bit nervous going in, but his supportive and encouraging teaching style really made the entire lesson a great experience.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Jose for your great review! We are glad you got to experience surfing with one of our amazing instructors! We will make sure to share this review with Eden!
Eden was a great...
Mehtab_G, Aug 2022
Eden was a great instructor very patient and helpful - we had a great time learning to surf. - ages 12, 21 and 49!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Mehtab for this great review! Surfing is a great way of spending time with family and friends of all ages!!
Great first time surfing lesson!
Casey_G, Jul 2022
Jorge was fabulous! He was able to work with two young kids, 18 & 8 and they both had a great time, lots of attention to them in a private session and the two kids did great!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Amazing! We love hearing great things about our instructors! They really are passionate about teaching people how to surf! Thank you for your review, surf on!!
Gio_R, Jul 2022
The instructor was very nice and professional. I was up on my feet on the board in just my second try. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Gio for your 5-star review! We are glad you had a positive surf experience, and would love to host you again!
What an amazing experience!
bianca_c, Feb 2022
We were visiting from Chicago, Illinois oh what a relief it was to get away from the cold and snow! Our instruction, Alex, was so helpful, patient, and explained everything so well! My son had a BLAST! I would definitely recommend this experience and be sure to request Alex! Thank you for such a wonderful experience, we will be back!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you, we are looking forward to seeing you again!
My teens had a great time...
Shannon_C, Jan 2022
My teens had a great time learning to surf with Alexei. He was a patient teacher and even took photos of them out in the water for me. Highly recommend this experience!
Awesome experience
Jose_Q, Jan 2022
The experience was amazing. Much more than we could imagine. The instructor was patient, and he was very attentive. He made sure we were having a good time all the while assuring we were safe. A must in Venice Beach.
Had a wonderful time!
Sean_H, Aug 2021
This service was excellent! Our instructor, Alex was a great guy and a very patient teacher. Well worth every penny! My wife and I had an absolute blast!
Wave time
Asad_M, Aug 2021
Anto was awesome She gave the right amount of instruction and spent most of the time helping catch waves
Michelle_A, Jul 2021
Excellent instructor. Great waves. It was awesome. The instructor was very thorough and stayed with the kids while they were surfing
First timer - Private Lesson
Sophie_M, Jul 2021
An amazing first surf lesson! Álexeis was informative, down to earth, and very encouraging. I had the best time! Would highly recommend.
Great memories!
Leah_H, Jun 2021
Alejandro was a patient, kind, thorough instructor. We had no experience & we all managed to get up (at least briefly). If I lived locally, I would try to get frequent lessons from him. Great instructor! Thank you so much for such great memories.
Alejandro is the best!
Christy_M, Jun 2021
This was a fantastic purchase. Alejandro gave the private lesson and I could not ask for better. He made me feel safe and confident the entire time! Thank you for making my birthday fabulous Alejandro!
1st surf lesson, amazing experience!
Viktoria_H, Jun 2021
I took that lesson with my friend, we were both beginners and really sucked, but our teacher Alexis was so nice and patient with us. We really enjoyed it! Would def do it again! 10/10 Recommend
Absolutely Amazing
Connor_L, May 2021
Not even sure where to begin. Our son just turned 18 and he wanted to learn to surf. We found Fun Surf LA through Viator. The entire experience was Amazing with a capital A. His private lesson was led by Nick, who was incredibly knowledgeable and took our son under his wings. It was so evident that Nick loved to surf (this wasn't just a job) and his passion came through. Within a few minutes our son was in the ocean attempting to ride waves - due to Nick's guidance and support, our son had no fear. Our son's comments -- he can't wait to have another lesson and he felt like Nick was a big brother - so easy to talk to and learn from. What more could one ask for. We highly recommend Fun Surf LA and a private lesson with Nick.