Surfing is a big part of the Southern California lifestyle in San Diego. You’ll see surfers bobbing in the ocean, just waiting to catch the perfect wave along the coast. If you’re looking for the quintessential California experience, then book a surf lesson during your trip to San Diego. You can take a half-day or full-day class with plenty of private lessons or group lesson options available. Surfing lessons are great for people of all ages and skill levels. Don’t worry about not having the right gear. Most places have rental options for surfboards and wetsuits for you to use during your lesson and practice afterward.