If you’re looking for things to do in San Diego and would like to find something that will really make you feel like a true Southern Californian, hit the beach. You may be tempted to just relax and soak up some rays on the sand, but if you’d like to get a workout and get wet, try learning to surf.
San Diego Surf Lessons offers private and group lessons for even the most novice surfer who has never set foot on a board. While surfing isn’t easy, their expert teachers will help you practice hopping up on a board and balancing before you even get in the water. Once you’ve gotten some of the motions down and learned a little about wave etiquette, waves, and board positioning you’ll be ready to paddle out. Patience is key when learning to surf and you have to be prepared to fall but once you start to get it down it will seem natural and you likely will want to do nothing more than head out to the ocean the next time a swell is coming in. Surfing and surf culture is a big part of life in San Diego and the only way to truly understand it is by getting wet and trying to catch a wave yourself. There are a lot of fun things to do in San Diego, but surfing surely ranks near the top.
A personal lesson with just you and the instructor at San Diego Surf School will cost you $89, with semi-private lessons for you and a few friends running $69 per person and group lessons $59. The instructors are so capable that they guarantee you will be standing up by the end of your first lesson or your next lesson is free. Classes are offered in Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach, so simply choose the beach that’s most convenient for you and get ready to enjoy one of the best things to do in San Diego today.
Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that supplies them with a surfboard and all the know-how they need to get started standing up and catching waves. Funbassadors can arrange for a lesson, or if they are knowledgeable surfers, can share their passion and maybe a board or wetsuit and earn some extra spending money next time they spend a day at the beach.