Lessons | Coaching | Guiding

CPR & First aid Certified

Licensed and insured

Equipment included

No experience necessary

Private Surf Lessons Tailored to you. In 90 minutes, you'll learn surfing fundamentals, water awareness, and basic surfing etiquette. You will have your surf instructors undivided attention to not only learn how to catch waves - but how to read the ocean, correct your body positioning, drop in properly, and learn about the spiritual element of surfing.

Group surf lessons are a great choice for parties of 2 or more. We provide a similar structure with our group lessons as we do with privates ie. beach instruction, surfing fundamentals, etc. but unlike other surf schools, we guarantee a 3:1 ratio maximum. You will still get individualized instruction, but will get to share the your surf stoke with others!

Our surf coaching program is designed for intermediate - advanced surfers looking to improve their technique and advance their surfing career. With over 20 years of competitive surfing experience, head coach Duran Barr will work with you on your wave knowledge, contest surfing, heat management, self-scoring & surf specific strength conditioning.

Surf guides are expert surfers using their knowledge to guide you to the best possible surf based on the level of surfer. Expect a pre surf breakdown of the area and safety followed by in-water coaching, advice, and surf improvment tips. Our guides will be there for any questions or help throughout the entire surf session. 

$120 / 1.5 Hour

$ Price Varies /  1.5 Hour

$150 / Session

$150 / Session


With over 20 years of competitive surfing experience, Duran has traveled the globe in search of some of the worlds heaviest waves. Born and raised in Carlsbad, Duran comes from a family of world-class surfers who introduced him to surfing at age two. Now residing in Oceanside, Duran is on a mission to share his deep love for the ocean & years of experience with anyone looking to improve their surfing capabilities. He's both CPR certified and licensed in the state of California to provide surf instruction.

When he's not chasing swells through Mexico or filming for his next video part, you'll find Duran cruising his bike down by the pier checking the surf. We greatly appreciate you considering North County Surf Academy for your surf instruction needs & look forward to serving you! Please have a look at all of our coaching options, and get in touch with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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999 N. Pacific St. 


999 N. Pacific St.

Oceanside, California

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Beach access is available via North Coast Village Way just south of the Oceanside Harbor. Look for Tower 10 ! Lot parking is available at the corner of Breakwater and Pacific. North Coast Village renters can access our location through the north west gate facing the harbor. 

*North County Surf Academy is fully licensed and insured in the city of Oceanside. All instructors are CPR certified*