Looking to learn how to surf but not quite sure where to start? Well we have you covered! Look no further because we’ve compiled of our favorite places to learn how to catch a few waves in Silicon Beach. 




Kapowui Surf Club


Kapowui has been awarded the best surf school in Venice beach for the last 5 years in a row, making it one of our top choices on the list. This family run business is a SoCal icon that has operated for the last decade. 


Kapowui offers beginner lessons all year long from 6:00am to 4:00pm. Kapowui provides the surfboard, wetsuit and instructor, all you have to do is show up! Lessons take place on the boarder of Venice and Santa Monica — an area with some of the safest surfs around making it perfect for beginners. Choose from 1 hour, 1 1/2 hour and 2 hour lessons with the first 30 minute spent on the beach learning safety and technique and the remaining time spent in the water. 


Beginner lessons start at $90, but you can find that full list of prices and services here!




Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons 


Aloha Brothers was founded in Hawaii and has since made its way over to the main land with shops in Southern California. With over 700 Five-Star ratings, this is one of the top surf schools in Venice Beach! 


Aloha Brothers offers lessons for those of all skill sets starting at just $85 per lesson. All lessons last for 90 minutes and boards and wetsuits are provided by Aloha Brothers. For more information about pricing and to book a class click here! 




Fun Surf LA


Fun Surf School provides top-notch surf classes to Southern Californians. The school provides lessons and rentals on Venice and Marina del Rey beaches, putting it right in the center of Silicon Beach. 


Fun Surf LA offers classes that last anywhere from 90 to 120 minutes, with the first 30 minutes consisting of a safety and technique course on land, and the remaining time spent out on the water. Fun Surf LA is easily the most economical of the schools listed, with group classes starting at $45 per person — perfect for a family or group of friends! Semi-private and private lessons are also offered. 


You can book your day with Fun Surf LA here!