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EC San Diego: English + Surfing

Take advantage of San Diego's incredible coastline and many amazing surf spots. Both exhilarating fun and a great workout, this course offers advanced training techniques, professional coaches and a total fitness facility to help you reach your full surfing potential.



Beginner through advanced

Course Duration
Minimum 1 week of General English plus 5 surfing sessions (1-3 weeks)
Course start dates
  • Any 

  • Course available all year round.

Lessons per week
Weekdays, morning or afternoon
Surfing: 1.5 hour sessions (a total of 7.5 hours surfing lessons).
Available In

This course is suitable for students who

  • are at any level of English
  • want to learn how to surf while improving their English skills
  • know how to swim and have no pre-existing medical conditions

What can you expect on this course?

Improve your English both inside and outside the classroom with English + Surfing. After your English instruction, you will head to one of the most impressive beaches in San Diego to learn how to surf. With professional coaches and excellent training techniques, you will be provided with a safe and fun atmosphere to practice this thrilling sport. Surfing lessons will take place in English, teaching you new vocabulary and practical speaking skills. Lessons could be held in Pacific Beach. You will learn to read the water, gauge the wave for take-off, develop your own feel, and intuition.

At the end of the programme you will receive a Surf Certificate and T-shirt.

First Session (1.5 hours)

  • Teach basic surfing, water safety and ocean terminology
  • Interactive discussion and participation of the fundamentals of surfing (pop ups, stance, timing, wave position, core stabilization, communication, sufing etiquette
  • Surfing with emphasis on pop ups, stance on board, positioning and core stabilization

Second Session (1.5 hours)

  • Review of terminology and surfing fundamentals from first session 
  • Teach terminology of currents, wave types, and process of reading the wave 
  • Interactive discussion of the anatomy of a surfboard and types of surf breaks and surfboards 
  • Surfing with emphasis on basic turns, written assessment
Third Session (1.5 hours) 
  • Review of terminology, anatomy of the surfboard, and types of surf breaks from prior session.
  • Interactive discussion of the physics of surf tricks and maneuvers (speed, acceleration, barrel, turns) 
  • Surfing with emphasis on progressing surfing maneuvers and turns and coaching to be able to catch waves independently 
  • Written assessment
Fourth and Fifth Sessions (1.5 hours per session)
  • Interactive discussion and review of the surfing principles during the program 
  • Surfing with emphasis in student collaboration and communication with a team surf contest


Price: $400 for 7.5 hours of surf lessons.

Included in price:
5 Surfing lessons = 7.5 hours of surfing instruction Transportation to and from EC San Diego to surfing location
Wetsuit and surfboard rental

What to take to surf lessons: Towel, Bathing suit & Sunscreen.

Written notification of cancellation must be submitted in order for refunds to be provided. All refunds are made to the original fee payer.

Cancellation prior to arrival for individuals
For students cancelling prior to the programme start date, fees will be refunded in full.

Cancellation after arrivals or “no shows” for individuals
No refunds will be given once the student has started his/her programme. If the student cancels due to medical reasons then a refund may be given on a case by case basis.

Special Note*
*If only one student signs up for this course at a time, it is possible that lessons will be one hour instead of 1.5 hours.