Carlsbad Surf Lessons


Carlsbad Surf Lessons was founded in 2007 by life long waterman Rusty Friesen. We teach men, women, boys, and girls the art and sport of surfing using safety minded techniques that are proven to work.


All of our surf instructors were born and raised surfing in Carlsbad, CA and offer unparalleled local knowledge. Carlsbad Surf Lessons has flourished in the local community and world wide with merits and honors awarded. Honored with ” top ten places to get a surf lesson in the world”! rated by

With more than 10,000 students/surfers taught since 2007, our instructors will share all their ocean knowledge and wave riding skills with all future beginners. Carlsbad Surf Lessons is a licensed, bonded, and insured surf school through the California State Parks.
Not only are you guaranteed professional, friendly service, you can rest assure that our instructors are top-notch! Using special progressive teaching techniques, we guarantee you will be standing on the surfboard within the first 45 min of your surf lesson. In addition, safety is a priority, all instructors are certified in CPR and First-aid.