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Surf Lessons in La Jolla

La Jolla Surf Lessons from Experienced Pros
Few places in the world are as gorgeous to learn to surf as La Jolla. Surf lessons here immerse students in some of the most welcoming waters the West Coast has to offer, as the shores curve with majestic views of gorgeous homes and gentle waves, ideal for learning how to ride. There a number of surfing schools with private lessons offered in the area, and here are a couple of the best:

Menehune Surf (1.6 miles)
2222 Avenida de la Playa
La Jolla, CA 92037

Started with a passion to educate children about the sea, surfing, and themselves, Menehune offers classes and private lessons to aspiring surfers of all ages and skill levels. They also have stand-up paddleboards and surfboards for rental, in case you just need something to ride. Surfers ages 5-17 can enroll in Summer Surf Camps as well. Focused on more than just the sport, the staff at Menehune also emphasizes respect for the ocean and the strength of the surfing community. Sample prices include:
  • Private Lesson Package (10 hours) – $550
  • 1-Hour Lessons – $50-$70
  • 2-Hour Lessons – $90-$120
  • Full-Day Surfboard Rental – $30
  • 1-Hour Stand-Up Paddle Board Rental – $20

Surf Diva (1.6 miles)
2160 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla, CA 92037

Founded by competitive surfer, Isabelle “Izzy” Tihanyi, Surf Diva is devoted to bringing women of all ages to the sport. Instructors here have a true love for the sea and surfing, with careers “on the side” like nursing and firefighting. Even though the emphasis is on teaching girls the glory of the sport, men are welcome to schedule private lessons as well. Prices depend on the number of students, $60.50 to $82.50 per hour.