Surf schools

There are numerous surf schools for adults and children on the shore of San Francisco and beyond. The only requirement is to be able to swim ! 


Sea, Surf and Fun

The first and only bilingual French and English surf school in the Bay Area. For residents and tourists alike. Classes take place in Half Moon Bay, half an hour South of San Francisco. They also offer surf camps. 

Adventure Out

Surf lessons in Pacifica and Santa Cruz. All level camps, 3 hours a day, for 13+ kids. Special camps for age 8 to 12. Summer camp Billabong.


Open Ocean Surfing

(650) 867 0315. Private and group lessons. Every level, every age. Surf camp Spring break and summer. 


Surf Pacifica. 

Surf camp 6-18. Group lessons for adults, week-end surf camps, birthday parties... In Pacifica.


Bolinas surf lessons

Private and group lessons for adult and children in Bolinas. Summer camps mid-june to mid-august. 

(415) 868 0264


Santa Cruz Surf School

Private and group lessons at Santa Cruz, Cowell’s spot (small waves, ideal for beginners). Summer camps, birthday parties and corporate teambuilding.


Richard Schmidt Surf School. 

For 25 years in Santa Cruz. Private and group lessons at Cowell beach and Pleasure point. Summer camps ($1000* for a week everything included). 


Club Ed (International surf school and camps). 

Group lessons 12+, private or semi-private lessons all ages. Offer Stand up paddle lessons as well. Surf camps from 12 ($1090* a week, everything included).


* price january 2011