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University of Surfing, Pacifica

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Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing · Boat Tour
We love Surfing and it shows! Surfing is absolutely amazing and will extend and greatly improve your life, both physically and mentally. Surfing is good for the soul.

Since 2004, the University of Surfing has dedicated itself to offering and documenting the best surfing experience possible. The University of Surfing is Professional, Local, Friendly and All Inclusive. We offer year round surf lessons for the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

University of Surfing is located 15 minutes south of San Francisco at the gorgeous and tame south Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica. All group lessons are scheduled around the proper tide (low and incoming) to ensure safe learning conditions for our students. Our instructors are CPR , First Aid and National Surf Schools and Instructors Association certified. Surf etiquette and ocean safety are very important to us; while the ocean can be calming and peaceful, its force and your fellow surfers must be respected.

Let our enthusiastic instructors take you out for a lesson and you'll be stoked to come back again. We guarantee to teach you a few things that will make your surfing experience safe and enjoyable, starting with thebasics and offering intermediate and advanced lessons to further your instruction. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Two or three Group lessons will give you the basics to surfing. After that, we suggest buying your own wetsuit and booties and renting boards for a few surf sessions before coming back for a private lesson, or even just another group for a refresher course. Our instructors will help you identify your strengths and coach your areas for improvement.

Surf 101 will get you surfing in under an hour. Our goal is to get you riding waves within your first two lessons. Let us get you Surfing!

The University of Surfing only carries top of the line gear.

Equipment: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 foot Soft Long Boards

Short and high performance boards are available for more experienced surfers

Body Boards and SUPs

Hotline Wetsuits & Booties and Hoods are provided

University of Surfing Apparel Trucker hats, t-shirts, girls scoop neck shirts, and hoodies available on line and in select locations.

The University of Surfing is fully licensed and insured and one of three legal schools permitted to teach surfing in the city of Pacifica. Beware of uninsured and unlicensed schools and individuals; they make the beach unsafe for everyone.

Surfing at the south lot at Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica CA 650.556.6515

PO Box 286, Pacifica, CA 94044
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  • The biggest goal I had for my private lesson was just to simply stand up. Not only did I do that.. but I also felt like I got better as the lesson went on. Steve was so helpful with tips and tricks...  more »
  • I've had three lessons now, and would highly recommend University of Surfing. Matt is extremely knowledgable and generous with his time in prepping for lessons and gear (wetsuits and booties are a...  more »
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