for Kids, Teens and Adults!


Venice Beach Surf Lessons has developed a proven curriculum that helps our students quickly learn surfing while instilling a lasting foundation for future improvement. We believe that surfing is a gift that should be shared and that with the right coaching, attitude, and conditions everyone is able to ride a wave. Therefore, we focus on the individual and alter our formula to best meet the needs of that student as opposed to trying to force our students into a mold. By working this way, our coaches can develop strategies that can help our students lay the groundwork for future success in the water.

Venice Beach Surf Lessons was founded on the belief that surfing can lead to greater self-awareness, eco-responsibility, and knowledge. We give our lessons the immense respect that they deserve.

Our instructors are all advanced surfers with substantial ocean knowledge and CPR/First Aid Certifications. Many of our instructors are also teachers, lifeguards, and professional surfers or are coaches to professional surfers. We only hire instructors that share our same values and that are able to complete a rigorous three-month boot camp, comprised of ocean swim tests and extensive beach running. Venice Beach Surf Lessons also matches our instructors with our student's based on our students ability, size, goals for improvement, and availability. Our instructors are here to take our students from their first wave to their first nose ride and beyond.

Venice Beach Surf Lessons believes in being inclusive, kind and welcoming to all people. We understand that often learning to surf can be a "bucket-list" item or that it may be seen as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we strive to make each lesson as perfect as possible, so that our students come away with positive and lasting memories/skills.