Our mission is to educate, inspire, lead, and empower people to a greater sense of awareness, knowledge, health, and eco-responsibility through surfing.

 Stephanie Be on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Santa Monica, Calif..

The Aqua Surf School initiative began in 1997 with a goal of sharing the gift of surfing in a safe, fun, and professional way for everyone to enjoy.  Headquartered in Santa Monica, Aqua Surf provides surfing instruction services throughout Southern California.  We have developed a systematic way of teaching students, training instructors, and running operations to share amazing surf sessions with our local community and visitors from around the world.  As the culture and demand of surfing continues to grow, we advance our innovations, dynamic methods and company practices to ensure a positive and rewarding experience for everyone.

Aqua Surf’s teaching methodology is:

  • Safety first!  Both on the beach and in the water
  • Correct surfing technique
  • Appropriate surf etiquette
  • Understand environmental conditions
  • Interpret wave timing, tide charts, and swell reports
  • Encourage ecological conservation
  • Honor surfing history and culture
  • The power of positive surfing and thinking
  • Instill self-confidence
  • Support progress (at every level) in each student
  • Have fun and create memories that will last a lifetime


Integral to the DNA of Aqua Surf’s company culture, is it’s various charitable endeavors.  Our core values and goals create quality surf instruction and environmental awareness throughout the world with corporate team building events, surf lessons, and summer camps.  In raising awareness, building community, positive experiences and friendships we make the world a better place.