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staying in coronado in the next couple weeks. my daughter who is 7 and her dad would like to get semiprivate surf lessons. she surfed in Hawaii this spring and loved it. any recommendations for surf schools that do well with kids?

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1. Re: surf school

I don't know about surfing in Coronado at all.

The only surf school that I have recommended is at La Jolla Shores beach:


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Not familiar with surf schools in Coronado, I think the only one that was on Coronado might have closed, and the YMCA might have had a few camps on Silver Strand a long time ago.

There are more surf schools off the island. I used to be a surf instructor for Menehune Surf at La Jolla Shores. They cater to kids, and also do private surf lessons. There's also San Diego Surfing School in North Pacific Beach, and they have lessons just south of Tourmaline Beach. It's very mellow when the waves are small.

If you don't want to come that far north, you can also check out Surfari in South Mission Beach.

Also just a heads up that the water here is going to be a lot colder than Hawaii, but all the surf schools will have wet suits to keep your daughter and husband warm.

Hope this helps!

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In Coronado, the Coronado Surf Academy.


Camp Surf (YMCA) does day camps, but for kids, no daddies allowed.


PB Surf Shop does nice lessons.


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4. Re: surf school

Our granddaughter was 7 when she began surfing in Hawaii too. We don't have a wet suit for her yet, as the water is too cold, even in summer in the SoCal beaches.

We were in Mission/Pacific Beach a couple weeks ago and the ocean was cold, even though it was warm out, we only went splashing in the waves.

Be sure and rent wet suits with the boards and lessons.

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