All surf lessons are two hours, and include professional instruction, safe high-quality soft surfboards, and premium full-length wetsuits. 


Most people are pleasantly surprised at how warm our wetsuits are, and how nice Huntington Beach can be in the winter. And it’s much less crowded! During this ‘off-season’, we open by appointment only, and there are rarely any open groups to join, sorry. (A private surf lesson is the best bang for your buck anyway :).


•  PRIVATE – $139.00 

•  GROUP of TWO OR MORE – $99.00 per person

•  PACKAGE OF 3 PRIVATE LESSONS – $360.00  (Saves $60)

And make a note…

• Most lessons start around 10am.

• We like to get 24 hours notice. (Tho’ we’ve been known to adapt:)

• A deposit is required to confirm your surf lesson.  Start NOW!



The best conditions are typically from 8AM to 11AM; We like to get our last lessons started before noon when it gets windy and crowded. During the off-season appointment times are more flexible (and often the conditions are better).

All ages!
One week $370
Signup 2 or more $350 each
Returning students $340 each
Multiple Returning $320 each

(Go to ‘PAY NOW’, scroll down to ‘Custom Pricing’)

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  •  The more the merrier
  •  Have a company surf party for up to 30
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  •  The best student:instructor ratio anywhere
  •  Subject to availability: See our special!
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Summer Early Bird Special: $69 at 7AM Daily!

• Every day at 7AM: Our 90 minute lesson for cheap!
• $69 per person OPEN group lesson. (Come solo; Join the group!)
• $120 private lesson (if you prefer)
• Valid with web signup & payment only
• Practice on your own for another hour after the lesson!
• Beat the wind, beat the crowd, beat the price!

Any surfer will tell you Cali summers are all about EARLY. Surfers will also tell you it’s all about CHEAP. The Early Bird Special is a win-win!

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RENTALS & Extra time with Equipment: For safety reasons, we typically rent only to those who’ve had a lesson with us. At the end of your lesson there is usually some free time available; This depends upon our schedule. During peak months we may need our equipment for lessons. There are rentals available nearby.

California State Parks charge $15 per day for parking. Bikes can enter for free, or our favorite taxi company can drop you off – Call The Banzai Cabbie: (714) 206-5000
As always, your tips are much appreciated, but never expected or mandatory. It is your ‘thank you’ to someone who has offered superior service. 15% (or about $20 per instructor) is the norm.
PHOTO PACK: $39 private/single, or $49 for groups of 2 or more Let our pro photographer shoot your session. When you’re done we hand you a USB flash drive with full-file telephoto jpeg’s, as much ‘evidence’ as we can catch. We shoot the action with a big telephoto lens that will make your pocket camera envious.
All camps are four-hour days, M–F, (not an overnight camp)

Surf campers must prepay. Sorry; We don’t ‘pro-rate’ for missed days. No refunds after camp has started. Ten day notice required for full refund.

One-week base rate                       $370

Come back a second week                Save $30 off 2nd week!

Sign-up with multiple people/kids   Save $20 per surfer!

Bring your own FULL wetsuit Save $20! (Camps only, refunded to you after camp starts)

We offer a full refund with 18 hours notice of cancellation. We have to schedule and pay instructors, so there is a $50 per student fee for no-shows or canceling within less than 18 hours of your lesson.

Tips about surf school ‘bargains’

  • Note that most of our lessons are TWO hours. You may find cheaper lessons advertised, but often you’re looking at an HOURLY rate. (We don’t like to negotiate a second hour in the middle of all the fun).
  • Banzai never overbooks or has a shortage of equipment – some schools will “rotate students” or pull surfers out of the water just as they are getting stoked. That’s less water-time, and that’s a drag, dude!
  • Size matters. Any surf school that puts a 200 pound beginner on an 8 foot board is not properly equipped. Eight foot boards aren’t much good for beginners over 130 lbs. We have ten footers, and a few assorted battleships too.
  •   Most surf camps do not offer FULL wetsuits. We do. (And you’ll be happy: Water temps sometimes dip into the 50′s even during August)