$50 for a Three-Hour Group Surfing Lesson from Ocean Experience Surf School

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Cynthia N. ·
Reviewed August 27, 2012
The instructor is very friendly and knowledgeable.


Christina G. · 2 reviews
Reviewed February 20, 2015
An absolute blast! 2 of my friends and I went and we were in a group of 6 students total with 2 instructors; it was a great student-teacher ratio and the instructors REALLY knew what they were doing! We were nervous at first but they put us at ease!


Jack B. ·
Reviewed February 7, 2015
Dustin was a great instructor and we had a blast. Now we can't wait to surf again.

What You'll Get

Before ocean surfing, thrill seekers were forced to sneak onto the stage at rock concerts before leaping board-first onto waves of angry humans. Learn to ride waves that can’t punch you in the head in retaliation with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a three-hour group surfing lesson from Ocean Experience Surf School (a $105 value).

Ocean Experience is San Diego’s oldest surf school, introducing countless water cowboys to the ebb and flow of nature since 1990. All equipment, including a wetsuit and board, is included, as is transportation for the short jaunt from the surf shop to either Ocean Beach or South Mission Beach, depending on which spot has the best conditions. The first 45 minutes of the three-hour lesson are spent on the sand, learning balance, technique, etiquette, and water safety. Once prospective wave whippers have mastered paddling and the pop-up technique in a controlled environment, the group heads out to sea. Spend the remaining two hours in calm water doing some paddling and a few rounds of octopus boxing before peaking atop watery walls in true surfer fashion.

Classes start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily during the summer, and with sessions capped at five people, each nature tamer will receive the personal attention necessary to stay afloat. After the three-hour lesson, graduates will posses the knowledge necessary to survive an oceanic asteroid impact with little more than a slab of vinyl siding. Schedule your appointment with the tide at least 48 hours in advance.


Eleven Yelpers give the Ocean Beach Surf & Skate Shop (from which Ocean Experience Surf School is based) a 3.5-star average, and over 810 Facebookers like it:

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required at least 48 hours in advance. Limit 5 people per class. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Ocean Experience Surf School

Over the course of its 22-year existence, Ocean Experience Surf School has helped somewhere in the neighborhood of over 15,000 students to safely discover and refine their passion for watersports. Students 6 or older hop atop surfboards, paddleboards, and kayaks for on-the-water practice under the care of experienced instructors during private lessons and group classes.

The local press and community showers the school's companion retail outlet with praise, which won both the Best Surf Shop and Best Skate Shop in CityBeat's 2010 Readers' Poll. In an effort to give back to the community, the organization runs an afterschool sports program offering surfing and skateboarding lessons to kids up to 18 years old and adults with a note from a certified kindergarten teacher.

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