SURF Lessons


Just as no two waves are the same, the same thing is true with students.

Wether you never have been in the ocean but have dreams of riding your first wave, or a surfer looking to sharpen their skills, we have you covered. Our professional teachers can tailor their instruction to meet your personal needs.

Each surf lesson is 90minutes in duration. In that time the first 20 or so min consist of beach instruction. You will be educated on ocean safety, proper pop up techniques as well as safe handling of the surfboard. Once in the water the instructor will be by your side every step of the way. The instructors goals is to physically push you into the right wave allowing you to only focus on popping up. It’s that simple!


Individual Leson – $145.00 Per Person

Group Lesson – $95.00 Per Person

We are thrilled to offer both group and private lessons year-round at the beautiful Mondos Beach in Ventura, CA. Mondos Beach is widely known as the best beginner surf spot in Southern California due to its gentle, non-threatening, and consistent waves all year long, making it the perfect location for an amazing surfing experience.

Our lessons are 90 minutes in duration and include a surfboard and wetsuit, so you have everything you need for a fun and safe surfing session. We offer two types of lessons:

  1. Group Lessons: If you have 2 or more people in your group, you can join our group lessons for $95 per person. Group lessons are a great way to learn to surf with friends or meet other fellow surfers while enjoying the beautiful waves of Mondos Beach. Our experienced instructors will provide personalized instruction to each group member, ensuring that everyone gets the attention they need to improve their surfing skills.

  2. Private Lessons: If you prefer one-on-one instruction, our private lessons are perfect for you. You’ll have a dedicated instructor who will tailor the lesson specifically to your skill level and provide individualized coaching to help you progress at your own pace. Private lessons are priced at $145 per person, offering a personalized and focused learning experience.

No matter which type of lesson you choose, our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable surfing experience in a safe and supportive environment. So whether you’re a beginner looking to catch your first wave or an experienced surfer looking to refine your skills, Ventura Surf School has the perfect lesson for you. Book your lesson today and get ready to ride the waves at Mondos Beach!

Here’s a typical breakdown of a 90-minute surf lesson:

  1. Beach Instruction (15-20 minutes):
  • Introduction to the ocean conditions: Your instructor will explain the current ocean conditions, including the tide, swell, and wind direction, and how they can affect your surfing experience.
  • Safety Procedures: Your instructor will go over important safety procedures, including how to identify rip currents, how to fall safely, and how to communicate with other surfers in the water.
  • Techniques: Your instructor will teach you proven techniques for paddling, balancing on the surfboard, and catching waves. They will demonstrate proper pop-up techniques for getting up on the board quickly.
  1. Water Instruction (70-75 minutes):
  • Paddling: Your instructor will guide you on proper paddling techniques to help you efficiently navigate through the water and catch waves.
  • Wave Catching: Your instructor will assist you in choosing the right waves to catch, based on your skill level and the conditions of the day. They will teach you how to time your paddling and catch the wave, as well as how to pop-up and ride the wave.
  • Riding Waves: Once you catch a wave, your instructor will provide feedback on your positioning, balance, and technique while riding the wave.

Overall, the goal of the surf lesson is to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience while helping you build the skills and confidence to surf on your own. Each lesson may be tailored to the individual needs and skill level of the participants, and instructors will work at a pace that is comfortable for everyone. Remember, surfing takes time and practice, so be patient, have fun, and enjoy the ocean!