Surf Lessons Available!

Common Surf FAQ’s

What is surfing?

Surfing is the sport of riding waves in an upright or prone position. Surfers catch ocean, river, or man-made waves, and glide across the surface of the water until the wave breaks and loses its energy.

What are the benefits?

Surfing provides many health benefits including:

  • Cardiovascular fitness—from paddling.
  • Shoulder and back strength—these muscles will strengthen from the paddling.
  • Leg and core strength—once you’re standing up on the board, strong legs and a strong core will keep you up.

What are the requirements to surf?

Surf Buddy
Always surf with at least one other person. Not only will you have more fun if you are sharing your waves, but you’ll always have someone to help you out if you need it.
Surf Conditions
Make sure that the surf is safe before you go in. If you are going surfing at a spot you are unfamiliar with it, is a good idea to get some advice from a local. Check out the surf spot while warming up.
Always have a quick warm-up and stretch before entering the surf. This will reduce the risk of muscle injury or cramp while you’re surfing. It also gives you time to check for any rips or where the best spot to catch waves is.

Check Out Our Packages

Private Surf Lessons


Group Size: 1 person
Lesson Length: 2 hours
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

✓ Includes surfboard
✓ Includes wetsuit
✓ Safety training
✓ Expert personal instruction

Become the next Johnny Tsunami!

Cancellation Policy

We understand that your plans may change. With this in mind, Capitola Surf and Paddle allows you to cancel within 1 day of your reservation time. Regardless of whether you made your reservation online or by phone, just give us 24 hours notice prior to your appointment time. Customers that cancel with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to the full price of lesson(s) requested. If weather or waves are unfavorable, the rental or lesson may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. You must know how to swim.

Deposit Policy

We require a credit card at the time of reservation, however, when in the CSP shop we require ID and a credit card deposit. No charge will be applied to your credit card unless there is an additional service or damage to the boards.

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    *In order to engage in CSP lessons, you must know how to swim.