10th Year Teaching at the Pier

Over 3,500 students have learned to surf

#1 Instructor in San Diego for number of students taught

5 Stars on Google and Yelp


Private Lessons Only for 


Individuals, Families, and Groups 

You will be able to practice on your own after the lesson.

Surf Lessons Recommended by Yelp, Surf Shops, Hotels, and Trip Adviser

Licensed by the City and Insured

Surf Boards Provided


Surf Lesson Appointments:

1>  760-696-7149  PST 

2> Or   You can send an email to Markap12@gmail.com to reserve

3> Or Text message phone number


  • Credit card over the phone or on Payment Page
  • Pay Pal invoice by Email


What Others Think

“Mark, thanks for making our first surf lessons great. Your instruction, patience, and professionalism made it a great experience for us, especially my anxious 11 year old. Your boards were great too (we rented boards the next day from a local shop and they didn’t work as well). We’ll look you up again next time we are in town. Thanks”, Limburgs: Parker, Eric, Skyelar  6/18/18

“Mark you were the BEST instructor too! I am so thankful that we were able to meet you – and take lessons from you! You really made our day! Diana C. Georgia. 5/22/19

” Mark! You’ve been patient and generous with us, I appreciate that very much. I am very happy to have had my first surfing experience with you because you made it very clear of what to do and now I feel like I have a solid starting point from where I can continue next time. ” Dmitry Baronov, Italy 3/26/19

“Most awesome day of my life and the best instructor possible…” Frank Berner, Pittsburg

Surf Lesson Times:

 1>9 a.m. 2> 10:30 a.m. 3> 12:30  4> 2:30 p.m.  5> 4:30 p.m. 

7 days a week all year round. 

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(for two or more people, its total price)

One Person     $90

Two People    $100

Three People $140

Four People    $160

Five People     $180

Six People       $220


One Person    $70

Two  People   $80

Three People $120

Four People    $140

Five People     $160

Six People       $200


One Person      $50

Two People     $60

Three People  $100

Four People     $120

Call for bigger groups. Have taught up to 24.

We meet at Life Guard Tower 2, just north of the Pier

Wet Suits are $12 for three hours at Asylum (310 Mission Ave.760-722-7101) 2 blks from beach. In the summer, surf shack open on the beach at Life Guard Tower 1, south of the Pier. Wet Suits $10.

After the lesson you can call or email anytime with questions. I can  send you a video on my Dry Land and In Water Demo you can use to revisit the lesson.

760-696-7149  Call or Text





A life long surfer and now a Surf Coach, Personal Trainer, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist.  Training beginner surfers for 10 years at the Oceanside Pier with over 3,500 students trained. More students trained than any single instructor in San Diego.


What You Learn in a Lesson

Surf Lessons for Beginners and Intermediates. You will be riding in the first lesson. Basic techniques about how to catch waves and pop up on the surf board that can be learned at all ages.  


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Make payments through Pay Pal as a guest with your credit card.  Or you can call me with your credit card. 

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Marks Surf Instruction

Marks Surf Instruction 118 s Pacific St Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 696-7149



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