Bordering Solana beach is Del Mar.

As you explore Del Mar, you’ll find that the river mouth in front of Dog Beach can get good on the right swell, but changing tides and currents can occasionally make it a bit of a workout. You may also need to dodge some “landmines” on your way in and out of the water thanks to some less-than-courteous dog owners.

Further into town is Del Mar City Beach, featuring long stretches of beach break waves (with the occasional rock reef) and fairly spread lineups. Fun empty waves can usually be found somewhere between the middle of town and south to Torrey Pines. Check out all the options Progressive Surf Academy has to offer for Del Mar Surf Lessons.


Del Mar Surf Spots

  • Dog Beach / Pickleweed Point
  • Del Mar City Beach (29th – 4th streets)

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

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