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  • Maui Surf Academy opens spring 2011
    Maui Surf Academy, the premier surf academy is now open for surf lessons in San Diego!  
    Maui Surf Academy is North County San Diego's premiere surf academy for surf lessons, stand-up paddle surfing, and surf camps!
  • Learn to surf
    We are the only San Diego surf academy that guarantees you will stand up in your surf lesson. Learn to surf or the lesson is on us!

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One-On-One Or Group Surf Lessons

Check out the lesson tabs for detailed descriptions on which lesson plan best suits you from beginner-advanced, private and group.

Stand-Up Paddle Surf Lessons

Try SUP lessons for a "new" approach to surfing that can be enjoyed on almost any body of water anywhere.

Surf Camps & Large Group Surf Lessons

We have great camp lessons for the kids during spring break and summer as well as large group lessons for families, friends, or businesses.



Surfing is the traditional approach where the surfer paddles prone out into the line up and into the waves and stands up and surfs down the line on the face of the waves. You have to have waves to surf and is generally just an ocean sport. It is a great workout and fun sport with a rich history throughout many diverse cultures.

Stand Up Paddle Surfing:

Stand up paddle surfing, or SUP, is the when the surfer stands on a larger board and uses a long paddle similar to a canoe paddle to move through the line-up and catch waves. With SUP you can see swells sooner and ride the swell before it actually breaks. It gives you a much better view of the surroundings and has an advantage over traditional surfing in that you can stand up paddle on the ocean and on flat water. It is great exercise that can be enjoyed year round on virtually any body of water.

Below are a few often asked questions about lessons:

1Do I Need To Know How To Swim?: Yes we do require you to have basic swimming skills although most spots you are surfing are shallow enough to stand.

2What Should I Bring?: You may bring your own wetsuit if you like but we can provide you with one if not. You should also bring a towel and sunscreen. If you forget we usually have some on hand.

3Can My Family Come Watch?: Absolutely! We encourage you to come support your surfer.

4Can I Go Out On My Own?: If you are in a lesson you a required to stay with the instructor and in the class setting. You may, upon successful completion of a lesson, rent boards and try it out on your own. We do suggest a few lessons before this to learn proper etiquette for being safe in the line-up.

5Will I Be Able To Surf My First Time?: Yes! You will learn to surf or the lesson is on us! (please click on beginner lessons for rules and stipulations)


Maui Surf Academy at Swamis in Encinitas San Diego

Maui Surf Academy has secured the 2013 permit for Swamis in Encinitas

Maui Surf Academy has started booking summer 2013 camps and lessons. Secure your spot now!

Our surf academy is permitted, licensed, insured, and certified from the business to our instructors. Please read more for open camp schedules.


The Leader In San Diego Surf Instruction

Maui Surf Academy is now open for surf lessons in Encinitas, San Diego, CA.

We are bringing the island feel of warmth and aloha to our surf lessons in San Diego.

There are many surf schools in San Diego but none like this! We are here to provide a safe and comfortable experience where virtually any person of any age or surfing backround can learn to surf guaranteed! Our main goal is to safely teach you to surf using the highest quality equipment and instructors available while maintaining a small-scale and personalized atmosphere.


Maui Surf Academy San Diego Surf Lessons

Learning to surf at the Maui Surf Academy in Encinitas, San Diego, CA is safe, fun, and easy!!

Our knowledgeable instructors will take you from the sand to the sea and teach you the basic fundamentals of surfing.

All of our certified instructors will provide a safe and fun environment to learn at your own pace or with a group. Small class sizes ensure high-quality attentive teaching to optimize your results. The beach here at our San Diego surfing academy offers something for every level of surfer, beginner through advanced. We are located at the world famous Swami's Beach in Encinitas, San Diego, California. See you in the water!





" ..Honestly it was a bit unnerving to send our "baby" out in the ocean with a stranger, but the entire experience was amazing! Not only was Cole surfing nearly ever wave within an hour, but he had also developed a quick fondness for Matt.."

- Stacy & Karl Pomeroy

Newport Beach


" ..Matt has been our family's surf instructor for the past three years. During that time he has consistently been a reliable and enthusiastic "coach".. I find that he takes safety first and has an amazing respect and understanding of the ocean. I am confident that my children are safe and prepared when they are with him and I enthusiastically recommend him!"

- Laurie Coleman

Del Mar


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