Santa Barbara Surf Lessons


All of our lessons are private! It will be just you and your group.

1 Person Surf Lesson - $95

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2 Person Surf Lesson - $85 / person

Lesson Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: $95 or $85 Per Person
Inclusions: Surf Boards, Wetsuits, Leashes and Instructor
If you are looking to open the door to becoming a surfer there is no better way than taking a private surf lesson in Santa Barbara by yourself or with your friend. Our 1 – 2 person private surf lessons allow our instructor to devote the most attention and time ensuring you get the most out of your lesson. Hope you’re ready to catch a ton of waves and get hooked on surfing!

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3-4 Person Surf Lesson

Lesson Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: $75 Per Person
Inclusions: Surf Boards, Wetsuits, Leashes and Instructor
This is what we consider the family sized surf lesson. Whether you’re family of mixed ages, varying skill levels or simply a group of friends you are going to have a blast learning to surf with our instructor. Our instructor will be able to offer plenty of one on one time with each student and be able to help you catch tons of waves. Get ready to get competitive and see who can stand up first!

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5+ Person Surf Lesson

Lesson Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: $65 Per Person
Inclusions: Surf Boards, Wetsuits, Leashes and Instructor
Learning to surf with a large group is a blast. Whether you’re a family or a group of friends there’s nothing better than catching waves and splashing around in the ocean. For 6 or more students we are going to have multiple instructors to insure everyone is still getting the attention they need to take them to the next level in their surfing.

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We teach everyday at 9am, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Call today to secure your preferred time slot! We teach surf lessons in Santa Barbara all year round. Our lessons are private so you or your group will have their own instructor.

We truly believe an instructor will make the lesson one of your top memories while visiting Santa Barbara which is why we have some of the best talent and personalities around. The majority of our lessons are for first timers which is why our lessons are private; we want to ensure you have an amazing experience while at the same time staying safe. Typically lessons are taught at beaches with a sandy bottom and gentle waves just a few miles south of Santa Barbara.

We also do surf lessons in Goleta if it’s more convenient for you. For those lacking a vehicle staying downtown we can hold surf lessons in Santa Barbara if the swell conditions are right. As you can see our main focus is to just get you in that natural playground we have in our backyard; trust us – you’ll have a blast!

If past clients could tell you anything they would say, “Don’t leave without signing up for surf lessons in Santa Barbara!” We have more clients opting for a second and third surf lesson than any other adventure we offer so you know they must have had a blast.

We teach lessons on soft top surfboards for safety and they’re very stable making it easier for a beginner to stand. If you’ve surfed before and would just like to rent, we have both soft tops and a small line of Epoxy/fiberglass surfboards.

To make a reservation for surf lessons in the Santa Barbara area, please call (805) 628-2444 between 8:00 am – 8:00 pm or send us an email to with the date and the number of individuals interested. Surfboards and wetsuits are included with the lesson. If interested in renting you can drop by our location or if reserved ahead of time you can meet us right on the beach to pick up your boards and suits. We look forward to getting you in the waves!

Lesson Includes

– Surfing Instructor
– Surfboard
– Wetsuit
– 1.5 hours instruction

Cal Coast Adventures – Customer Quote

“Our Surfing lessons with Nathan from Cal Coast Adventures were simply fantastic. Cal Coast were reliable, efficient and good value, but above all friendly, enthusiastic and engaging.

The surf lessons for our 2 children (12 and 8) were one of the highlights of their 4 week California holiday (so they must have enjoyed themselves!). Throughout, it felt as though you were out with a friend (who knew their stuff) rather than with an instructor simply going through their paces.

We had initially only booked one session, but ended up going a second time – if we’d been in Santa Barbara for longer than 3 days I am sure we would have also booked some mountain biking and kayaking.

The simple fact is the company were spot on and (certainly) if you are traveling long distance (in our case from the UK) you want to get fun stuff right – we highly recommend this company and will undoubtedly look them up again when we are next in town.”

Roy H, London

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Surf Lesson Pricing

Lessons & Rental
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Surf Lesson*$85/each
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Surf Lesson with 3-4 people*$75/each
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Surf Lesson with 5+ people*$65/each
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Surfboard Rental (includes Surfboard Rental and Wetsuit)$45
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*Includes 1.5 Hour Surf Lesson, Surf Board, and Wetsuit

Once your lesson is booked we’ll send driving directions to the beach your surf lessons will be at. The beaches we teach lessons at range from in town to an 18 minute drive. The locations we choose are based on the forecasted swell for that day; we want to make sure you have a great time and we do our best to find a fun playful wave conducive for beginners.

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Meet Your Guide

Nathan Weber - Surf Instructor Santa Barbara - Cal Coast Adventures

Nathan Weber
Surf Instructor

As a young surfer growing up on the central coast, I hadn’t really grasped how incredibly lucky I was to be experiencing the coastline of California as my own back yard. It wasn’t until I moved to Europe out of high school to travel that I began to truly realize where my home was.

To me, surfing California wasn’t just a place of exercise or an opportunity for sports. Although it was a place for those things as well, it was the place I felt most connected with nature. I remember so many times running into the house to tell my parents about the waves I had caught that day, and about the way it felt, only to have words fail me and a lot of sound effects come out instead. the ocean isn’t something you can experience through someone else.

The only way is to suit up and board up. Surfing makes me a better person, and I know now that the water is where I belong. My goal is to share my passion for the ocean as not only an instructor, but as a friend giving back to the sports that made me who I am today.

I know with the skills I’ve learned, and the situations I’ve experienced, I can help provide the tools necessary to get you started on your own path of exercise, adventure and indescribable beauty. Wether its furthering your technic in paddle boarding, kayaking or surfing, or simply your first time in the water, I’m confident that either myself, or anyone else in the SB Fit Tours team can make your experience an unforgettable one!

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