Home to some very special surf spots.

Encinitas is a great place to both learn to surf, and to hone your skills on world class waves. D-Street and Swamis are just a couple of excellent choices in town, plus lots of emptier beach breaks only a short drive up and down the coast. Beginners taking Encinitas Surf Lessons may find the waves at Beacon’s, Moonlight State Beach, or South Ponto to be more accessible and spread out compared the more popular and challenging spots. There is a spot for every style of surfer from brand new beginner to experienced ocean dweller. Check out all the options Progressive Surf Academy has to offer for Encinitas Surf Lessons.

Cardiff By The Sea

Just a short drive south is Cardiff, where you’ll find great waves at some well-known spots like Cardiff Reef and Seaside Reef.

On the north end of Cardiff is San Elijo State Beach, which is a good choice for a beginner to take a Cardiff By The Sea Surf Lesson. You can usually find an empty spot here, and there’s plenty of parking right along the cliff. Cardiff also happens to be the home of Rob Machado, so you may find yourself splitting a wave with him on the right day. Check out all the options Progressive Surf Academy has to offer!

Encinitas Surf Spots

  • Beacon’s
  • Stone Steps
  • Moonlight State Beach
  • D Street
  • Swami’s

Cardiff Surf Spots

  • San Elijo State Beach
  • Cardiff Reef
  • Seaside Reef
  • Tabletops

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