Surf Lessons for All Ages in Miami

Sobe Surf is the leading provider of surf lessons in the Miami area. If you are planning a trip to South Beach and would like to have an experience that will change your life, give us a call. We'll help you get started!

For info on surf lessons and stand-up paddle surfing lessons in Cocoa Beach, please visit our Cocoa Beach page!


Why Choose Us?

Sobe Surf is Miami's oldest and most respected surfing school. The staff is fully insured, certified, and maintains the highest reputation in facilitating healthy, positive and safe surfing experiences for our customers. All instructors are trained professionals carrying the Sobe Surf attitude of love, patience and a contagious enthusiasm for fun in the surf.

Our goal is to create an amazing surfing adventure and give you a healthy bonding experience for your family and friends. We take pride knowing that each customer's first ride is only the beginning. The lesson and supplemental information helps build a solid foundation so you can understand, appreciate and enjoy the sport of surfing for years to come.

Surfing is a fun, educational, and memorial experience regardless of your age or skill level. By the time we're done, we can only hope that each of our customers will embrace the sport like we have!

  • Surf Lessons include all the necessary instruction to have a great experience while learning to appreciate our oceans and understand the sport.
  • Complimentary guidance about boards, equipment recommendations, and further advice is always included.
  • Our instructors have years of experience in the water.
  • Stand up paddle boarding on the beach serves as a substitute if waves are inadequate (up to the instructor’s discretion)
  • All experience levels welcome!

The Surf Spot

South Beach is a beautiful break with sand bottom, warm water, and consistent beginner waves. Our lessons are taught in water that is usually less than 3 feet deep with sand bottom. It is a safe, playful environment for all ages and skill levels. With a variety of boards options, a great surf spot, and years of surfing knowledge, we are able to teach lessons almost 365 days per year.

The Lesson

Our surf lessons are 1.5 hours long and all the equipment is provided. The lesson starts with "ground school" where proper technique is demonstrated and practiced for a few minutes to establish muscle memory. You'll also learn a few important techniques and ocean safety procedures before entering the water. After about 5 minutes on land, the remainder of the lesson is spent in the water. Your instructor will be with you the entire time and attentively coaching you. As you are guided onto each wave you will learn about timing, how to paddle, proper form, and discuss the different aspects of the sport.

Our surf lessons are exclusive to private groups or individuals (no public or split groups). We give personal instruction that is either private (1 on 1 with the instructor) or exclusive to your group of 2 or more. We can accommodate as many people as you would like to bring and offer discounts for groups of 10 or more. Otherwise our prices are as follows:

  • Private Lessons - $120 (1.5 hours, equipment included)
  • Group Lessons (2+ persons) - $80 per person (1.5 hours, equipment included)

Where Do We Meet?

Our lessons are held near South Point on Miami Beach. We do not have a storefront because we offer New services at different locations. Our boards are kept in storage and the instructor will drive out and meet you on South Beach during the scheduled appointment time. The exact address with landmarks will be clearly written in your confirmation email. Lessons are held by appointment only (we do not accept walkups).

* NOTE: Parking can be difficult on Miami Beach, and the walk to the tower takes a few minutes. It is best to park at least 10-20 minutes before the lesson time. If we have consecutive lessons, tardiness might result in less surfing time. Always feel free to call your instructor if you are lost or need directions. We are here to help.

What Should I Bring?

It is best to consolidate your belongings before heading to the beach. Misplaced items or theft is rare but possible on Miami Beach, so it is better to be safe than sorry. You are going in the water and we have relatively secure locations to place things but there are no lockers available. Bathing suits, a towel, a cell phone (if available), and enough payment for the lesson (if applicable) and gratuity is all that you need. We accept cash or credit and gratuity of 10-20% are always appreciated if appropriate.

From November–February, wetsuits are optional on colder days. They can be rented from South Beach Divers on 850 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. This is only 8 blocks from our location. The store opens at 9 am and closes at 7 pm. Rentals are for 24-hour time slots and are very affordable.

Cancellation Policy

Payment (deposits or full payment) will only refunded if cancellation occurs with at least 48 hours advanced notice or if cancellation occurs due to severe weather. If credit card information was placed on file, we will charge full price for the scheduled lesson in the event of a no-show or if cancellation occurs within 48 hours.

Severe weather cancellations are at the discretion of Sobe Surf and its staff. Otherwise, lessons will be held as scheduled in all safe conditions. We will charge for the full price agreed upon during booking and included in the confirmation email. No-shows or last minute decreases in the number of surfers will not decrease lesson price.

Testimonials

Here are a few from others who have taken surfing lessons with SoBe Surf...

I just wanted to say hello and thank you so much again for Hannah's surfing lesson last week. She was overjoyed to say the least! It was the highlight of our vacation in Miami. You were absolutely wonderful and so sweet with her. My daughter is very, very shy—a "brainiac"—and a bit of a misfit at school. You took this self-conscious and awkward teenager last week and made her suddenly feel like the coolest kid around! Her confidence soared!!! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for those transforming two hours! Please feel free to contact me should you come to NY and need info, advice, company, et al. We'd be more than happy to accommodate you! — Daria

"Girard, you gave me a surf lesson over spring break. I just wanted thank you again. I absolutely loved it! You've inspired me to take some time this summer and travel. I've realized that traveling and meeting interesting people like yourself can teach you more than any classroom or text book ever could. It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope all is well. Thanks again! CARPE DIEM" — Julie

Questions & Inquiries

Call us at (786) 216-7703 or send us an e-mail to get further information on surf lessons, stand up paddle lessons, board rentals and stand up paddle tours in Miami.