Surf Lessons

NEW Dawn Patrol Sessions

Experience an early morning 3 hour surfing lesson, bodyboarding clinic or coaching session, when the Sun’s morning rays fan out from the Douglas Firs and Spruce trees at Oswald West State Park, front lighting the wave faces. Crowds in the water are minimal. Easy to find a parking spot. It’s a special time of day to catch waves and the tidal times on these four dates are great for learning!

Book Dawn Patrol Sessions Here

Two sessions are for surfers and two are for bodyboarders. We can teach 3-4 students in the surfing lessons and up to 8-12 students in the bodyboarding clinics. Equipment rentals from Cleanline Surf Shops, in Seaside or Cannon Beach, must be done the day before the lesson date, since the shops don’t open up until 9 am, after we are already in session. 

Students will learn the 3 forecast tools (tides, currents, wind) to know when and where to go surfing and bodyboarding, the foundational surfing and bodyboarding skills, including paddling or kicking techniques and reading waves, and safety with their boards and the ocean. GATH surf helmets are provided in the surf lessons for all students. 

Book these Dawn Patrol Sessions with your favorite group of friends, family and coworkers. Or sign up solo and join a group of enthusiastic people with the desire to learn in an early morning ocean experience. $130 cost per person for group lesson.  

Cleanline Surf Shops provide NW Women’s Surf Camps students with a special full day rental package rate of $45, instead of regular $60 per package. You just need to tell rental staff at shop that you have a lesson with us to receive the discount. You will need a wetsuit, boots or fin socks, gloves, optional hood, surfboard or bodyboard and swimfins if you’re bodyboarding. They have racks to rent if you need for your vehicle. COVID19 current guidelines are met. 

Students must be able to “tag team” carry their surfboards with another student down 1/3 mile trail to beach and back up trail after the lesson. Students also carry their own backpacks filled with wetsuit gear and day’s needs. No sherpas available for hire.

COED GROUP SURF LESSONS

Experience a fun filled three hour dynamic and comprehensive Oregon surf lesson with adults and teens who share your desire to learn! This mixed group session creates a supportive circle of new friends cheering one another on while you learn the essential skills to catching a wave. Exceptional, certified and experienced surf coaches share with you the techniques needed to succeed. Book Lesson Here! 

Three hour group surf lesson includes:

  • An understanding of how to survey the beach and ocean conditions for your skill level.
  • Riptide and long shore current awareness. 
  • Learn how to read local tide table to determine the best ‘surf window” for your surfing skill level. 
  • How to determine best offshore conditions for the beach. 
  • Build your “layers” of understanding from the 12 essential surf skills and techniques from talented surf coaches.
  • Receive surf training on the beach to start with, followed by coached training in the waves.
  • GATH surf helmets provided to all students in lesson. 
  • Complimentary 2022 NWWSC Tide Table and Kind Bar per student.

Cleanline Surf Shops in Seaside and Cannon Beach offer our students special full day surf rental packages for $45, instead of regular $60 pricing. Students will be given board recommendation by the Director prior to their lesson to rent from shop. Full day surf rental packages include wetsuit, boots, gloves, hood and surfboard. Soft racks are available to rent, if needed for your vehicle.

If you already own some of your gear, then Cleanline Surf Shops will give you 20% discount off of your partial rentals. Let the Director Lexie know if you don’t need to rent gear. She will want to check with you on the board you own; to ensure it’s the right length and float for your lesson.

Three hour group lesson is $130. With the full day rental price $45, the total for group lesson and rental gear is $175. With your own gear its $130 just for the lesson. 

Students must be able to “tag team” carry their surfboards with another student down 1/3 mile trail to beach and back up trail after the lesson. Students also carry their own backpacks filled with wetsuit gear and day’s needs. No sherpas available for hire. 

Advanced beginner to intermediate swimming skills are required of participants. If not sure what swimming level you should be, then please contact Director Lexie Hallahan prior to booking this clinic. Her email is surfcamps@nwwomenssurfcamps.com   or call her at # 503.440.5782. There is space for 12 students in the nine group lessons offered this summer season. We keep a safe student to teacher ratio of 4:1. All three coaches are currently CPR and First Aid certified. All have passed lifeguard tests; one is currently certified in Lifeguarding. A first aid kit is on the beach during clinics, if needed. Please read our Cancellation Policy before booking your coed group surf lesson.

PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVATE & CUSTOM GROUP SURF LESSONS

Memorial Day weekend to the middle of September the swell and wind conditions are typically best for scheduling your beginner to intermediate surf lessons. Summer months are the most predictable for smaller, gentler, offshore conditions which are most favorable for learning. Beginner to advanced beginner surfing skills are taught during our dynamic 3 hour surfing lesson. Everything that is taught and included in our above mentioned Group Surf Lessons are also part of our Private, Semi-private and Custom Group Lesson formats.

Private and Semi-private Surf Lessons provide students with that extra personalized learning environment with you and your instructor, or two of you and an instructor, or three to four students and an instructor during the lesson. For groups of 5 to 12 students, you need to arrange sufficiently in advance with the Director, so that additional coaches can be lined up to coach your group session.  

The lesson’s focus is on developing new surfing skills and advancing those skills during your session. Our student to teacher ratio is 4:1 or less. Private Lessons are $250. Semi-private Surf Lessons are $175 per person. Custom group lessons are $130 each. Equipment rental is not included in the lesson cost. Gath surf helmets are provided for all students’ safety and concussion prevention. 

Cleanline Surf Shops in Seaside and Cannon Beach offer NWWSC lesson students special $45 adult/teen full day surf rental packages and $35/kid package with lesson. Regular surf package pricing at Cleanline Surf Shops are $60/adults and $50/kids. Lesson $130 plus day’s rental package $45, total is $175 per person.  

Students must be able to “tag team” carry their surfboards with another student down 1/3 mile trail to beach and back up trail after the lesson. Students also carry their own backpacks filled with wetsuit gear and day’s needs. No sherpas available for hire.

CUSTOM GROUP SURF LESSONS

These group surf lessons offer families, reunions, wedding parties, graduation parties and others the opportunity to book a custom surf lesson for 3 to 12 people. Everything taught in our Coed Group Surf Lessons above, are also taught here. Lesson cost is $130 per person; for adults and teens with group size of 3-12. For groups of 5 to 12 students, you need to arrange sufficiently in advance with the Director, so that additional coaches can be lined up to coach your group session.  

Teacher to student ratio is 4:1 or less. Special reduced teacher to student ratio for children ages 4 to 10 of 3:1 is necessary. 

Cleanline Surf Shops in Seaside and Cannon Beach offer our students for their lessons a special rate of $45 adults/teens and $35/kids. Mention this to their staff when getting set up with rental gear. Advanced beginner swimming skills are required of all students. A NWWSC Liability Release Waiver and Registration Form must me filled out and signed prior to the lesson. Parents must sign these forms for their minor children to participate. 

Students must be able to “tag team” carry their surfboards with another student down 1/3 mile trail to beach and back up trail after the lesson. Students also carry their own backpacks filled with wetsuit gear and day’s needs. No sherpas available for hire. 

Contact NWWSC Director Lexie Hallahan at surfcamps@nwwomenssurfcamps.com or call # (503) 440-5782 today to arrange your summer lesson. We encourage advanced notice for your preferred lesson date(s). Summer months are very busy along the North Coast of Oregon and with limited tidal times to teach in each day, booking your lesson early is best. Please read our Cancellation Policy before booking your coed group surf lesson.