On the North County coastline, settled above Encinitas, you’ll find Carlsbad

This area is a great host for beautiful clean waves especially in the fall. Unlike other places, the majority of Carlsbad coastline is easily accessible. Here you have various options for surf including Terra Mar, which is a nice spot for surfers of all experience levels. In this area, you also have Tamarack, named from the street that leads to it, which caters more towards experienced surfers.

Carlsbad is an amazing spot for a Surf Lesson because it isn’t normally over crowded. Even on days when there are more people in the water, it’s still doable to catch a wave and have it all to yourself. Check out all the options Progressive Surf Academy has to offer for Carlsbad Beach Surf Lessons!


Carlsbad Surf Spots

  • Terra Mar
  • Tamarack
  • The Rock, Oceanside
  • Foster St. Oceanside

Group Surf Lessons

3 or more surfers | 2 surfers Semi Private
  • Perfect for friends, families, coworkers, parties and more
  • One expert surf instructor for every 3 students for a safe and fun experience with plenty of personal instruction
  • All equipment is included

Private Surf Lessons

Beginners | Intermediate & Advanced
  • The best way to learn how to surf. Most students are standing up and surfing waves within minutes of hitting the water
  • All equipment is included – just how up ready to surf

Children’s Surf Lessons

Best way to introduce children to surfing
  • Safe and fun with experienced instructors
  • All equipment is included

Standup Paddle Board Lessons

For All Ages and Abilities
  • Flatwater, lagoon & river SUP tours
  • Standup paddle surf lessons
  • Private – Semi-Private – Group

Surf Coaching

Beginner or Competitive
  • Build skills with proper technique
  • Technology – video analysis
  • Reading the ocean