Surf Lessons in Miami Beach
Catch your first waves with SoBe Surf! We’ve been providing quality surfing lessons in Miami for over 20 years. Our specialty is helping kids and adults, all ages, skill levels, and abilities have an amazing, safe time in the water. Only requirement is that the student knows how to swim.
To book, simply tap or click on the green booking button for the activity that you’d like. You’ll be presented with a calendar showing available dates and times, and pay online easily right on our website. We ask everyone to book online since we do not have a physical shop in Miami, so after booking you will receive an automatic email confirmation with easy instructions on where to meet your instructor on the beach (in front of the 2nd lifeguard tower from the inlet at the southern end of Miami Beach/South Beach).
We offer a full refund or reschedule (whichever you choose) if there are no waves or too big of waves on your lesson day. We check the forecast and beach cams first thing every morning and contact you well before your lesson time if the conditions are too flat or too dangerous. Safety is by far our first priority.
We can often accommodate same-day booking, but for best results try to give at least a 24-hour advance notice. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!
Why Choose SoBe Surf?
Sobe Surf is Miami’s oldest and most respected surfing school. maintains the highest reputation in facilitating healthy, positive and safe surfing experiences for our customers. All instructors carry the Sobe Surf attitude of aloha, 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 surf boards and 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.
- All experience levels welcome!
- Students must know how to swim.
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 in front of a lifeguard tower. It is a safe, playful environment for all ages and skill levels.
Your Surf Lesson
Surf lessons are 1.5 hours long including surf boards and instructor. 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.
Surf Lesson Prices
Our surf lessons are exclusive to private groups or individuals (no open groups to join in). 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, Call for groups over 5 persons. Our prices are as follows:
- Private Lesson – $120
- One-on-one private lesson with your instructor. You’ll get full, undivided coaching and instruction to help you improve the skills that you want to learn. 1.5 hours. Includes surf boards and instructor.
- Small Group Lesson – $80/person
- Perfect for couples, families, friends, and any group of 2–4 people. You and your mates will learn to catch waves together and have a great time! 1.5 hours. Includes surf board and instructor.
How To Book
Booking a surf lesson with SoBe Surf is really easy. Just click on the “Book Now” button, select your date and time, and then pay online. You can book from a cell phone just as easily as with any computer. You’ll get a confirmation email with additional instructions after your booking is complete. That’s really all there is to it!
Choosing A Date and Time
We are available for lessons 7 days a week. Lessons typically begin between 8 am and 5 pm. Mornings are the best time for surf and the parking is reasonable. Choose a time and date that would work for you and use the online reservation system. We can definitely arrange last minute lessons and do so frequently but advanced notice increases the likelihood we are available. We occasionally reschedule lessons in accordance with our customers’ schedules to allow for better surf or weather.
Where Do We Meet?
Our lessons are held near South Point on Miami Beach. We do not have a physical shop, but meet on the beach, second lifeguard tower from the inlet at the southern end of Miami Beach/South Beach. Lessons are held by appointment only (we do not accept walkups or payment on the beach).
* NOTE: Parking can be difficult on Miami Beach, and the walk to the lifeguard tower takes a few minutes. You can park at public meters, public parking lots or valet park at Nikki Beach Club ( 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl 33139) if they have available spots (rates may change). It is best to park at least 15-20 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?
Payment will only refunded if cancellation occurs with at least 48 hours advanced notice or if cancellation occurs due to flat or dangerous wave conditions or severe weather.
No-shows or last minute decreases in the number of surfers will not decrease lesson price.
Here are a few from others who have taken surfing lessons with SoBe Surf…
Had an awesome lesson with Bryan at SoBe Surf. Decided to book a lesson the day of and Bryan was a great instructor – he stayed with me in the water the entire time and walked me through how to paddle and stand up. Will definitely go back!
I had a great experience at SoBe Surf lesson. Bryan was a great teacher! He was very friendly and easy going. His explanations and lesson were very clear and easy to understand. I was able to stand up on the surf board and catch the wave a lot of times. Even when the lesson was over, he let me use the surf board for a while till he finished preparing to go back. After the lesson, he let me know the recommended places in Miami and gave me a lot of information. I strongly recommend to take a surf lesson at SoBe Surf!
I have wanted to learn how to surf for a long time. Contacted Margot at SoBe Surf and asked for a surfing lesson. Met this great girl Taylor at 1 and Ocean Drive on South Beach who for an hour and a half very patiently and professionally taught me how to get up on the board. It was so much fun, I almost want to get my own board and Taylor is a professional athlete so she really knows what she is doing and is very passionate about it. Can’t wait to try it again!!!
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
Questions & Inquiries
Call us at (305)-773-1142 to get further information on surf lessons in Miami.
We’re Also In Cocoa Beach!
SoBe Surf is also located in Cocoa Beach, the nearest beach to Orlando, Disney World and the Space Center, 200 miles north of Miami Beach! Here are some things that we offer there:
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