SURF LESSONS

2-Mile Surf Shop and Bolinas Surf Lessons have partnered to offer you the best surfing and retail experience possible.

Surfing will enhance your life and we want to pass on our love and stoke for the sport to you. All instruction will start with a beach lesson, followed by further instruction in the water. All riders will receive top-level equipment: soft boards and XCEL 4/3mm wetsuits. Our proven teaching methods and specifically designed soft surfboards will make your day a fun and memorable one.

You will learn from the best professional instructors who are all licensed and insured, CPR and First Aid certified with over 15 years of experience teaching people how to surf.

We teach ocean safety, wave dynamics, paddling, surfboard control, correct body positioning, riding techniques and general water awareness.

Private Surf Lessons:

For those looking for one-on-one surf instruction we offer Private Surf Lessons for all ages. Private Lessons last 1.5 hours and can be scheduled for individuals or up to 16 people with family members, friends or co-workers. The cost is $120 for the first person and $40 for each additional participant. Private lessons are offered year round and can be scheduled for any time during the week or on the weekend. Surf equipment (board, suit, and boots) will be available to rent from 2 Mile Surf Shop for your lesson and can be paid for in advance on our schedule when booking the lesson spots or just pay when you arrive at the shop.

When scheduling a private surf lesson for more than one person in our on line schedule, you will need reserve and pay for everyone that will be attending. This will ensure that we have the correct number of boards, suits and instructors reserved for your lesson. Groups larger than 6 should call or email for scheduling.

Adult Beginner Group Class:

Adult Beginner Group Classes are offered Saturday and Sunday from April to October for $50 per person. Group Classes last 1.5 hours. These classes are designed for beginner and first time surfers and will focus on surfing rules, etiquette and wave riding fundamentals. Unlike other surf schools that may have as many as 20 students, our class size is kept small (only 3 to 6 people) to ensure students receive the personal attention they need to develop their surfing skills. Surf equipment (board, suit, and boots) will be available to rent from 2 Mile Surf Shop for your lesson and can be paid for in advance on our schedule when booking the lesson spots or just pay when you arrive at the shop.

When using our on line schedule to join our Beginner Group Class, you must book and reserve a space for each person that plans to attend to ensure that we have the correct number of boards and suits available. Last minute drop-ins can only join the class if there is room.

Kids 1-hour Private Lessons:

Kids Surf Lessons are for designed for kids ages 6 – 12 years old. Kid Surf Lessons focus on the basics in safety and technique and are great way for your child to be introduced to surfing. These lessons last only 1 hour. The cost is $80 for first child and $30 for each additional child. Kid 1 hour private lessons can be scheduled for up to 6 kids - ages 12 and under. These lessons are available only during summer months. Surf equipment (board, suit, and boots) will be available to rent from 2 Mile Surf Shop for your lesson and can be paid for when you arrive at the shop.

Participation agreements must be signed by each child's actual parent or legal guardian. No exceptions!

When scheduling a Kids private surf lesson for more than one person in our on line schedule, you will need reserve and pay for everyone that will be attending. This will ensure that we have the correct number of boards, suits and instructors reserved for your lesson.

Lesson Package Offerings:

Private Package of 3 Privates

In the Private Package of 3 you will receive 3 Private lessons and a Bolinas surf lesson hat for just $330. Surf equipment (board, suit and boots) is available to rent from 2 Mile Surf Shop.

Private Package of 6 Privates

In the Private Package of 6 you will receive 6 Private lessons and a Bolinas Surf Lesson hat for just $600. Surf equipment (board, suit and boots) is available to rent from 2 Mile Surf Shop.

Standard Package

In the Standard Package you will receive 1 Group Class, 2 Private lessons and a Bolinas Surf Lessons hat for just $265. Surf equipment (board, suit and boots) is available to rent from 2 Mile Surf Shop.

Lesson Packages are specially designed for students interested in developing their surfing skills quickly and also make a great gift.

To purchase or book a lesson package please email nick@surfbolinas.com or call the 2 Mile Surf Shop at (415) 868-0264 to get the process started.

All Equipment is rented from the 2 Mile Surf Shop and will be reserved for your lesson. Rental equipment can be kept for the entire day or for a ½ day. Equipment includes: Board, leash, 4/3mm wetsuit and booties.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your lesson. Lessons will be canceled if student arrives more than 20 minutes late to a Private Lesson or a Group Class.

Canceling your lesson:

You can cancel a lesson 48 hours prior to its scheduled time with no penalty. However, there are no refunds if you cancel within 48 hours or do not show up for your lesson. To cancel your lesson please call or email Nick at: (415) 847-5489 or nick@surfbolinas.com.

Bolinas Surf Lessons accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Gift certificates are also available.



Summer Surf Camp 2016

In conjunction with Bolinas Surf Lessons we will be offering our four day surf camps for 9 weeks next summer. Stay tuned for the dates as we will update our schedule in the Spring of 2016.


Camp Registration Form Release of Liability Waiver

Our camps always focus on maintaining a safe learning environment for your child. We are the only insured surf camp operating in Marin County and have over 15 years’ experience teaching kids to surf. We want your child to have the best experience possible by receiving personal instruction. That's why we only take a limited number of kids per camp and have the best instructor to kid ratio around.

Your child will receive instruction in surfing fundamentals, safety and etiquette from our best instructors. Your child will also learn how the environment affects surfing through storms, wind, tides and pollution. If your child has never surfed before and you want him or her to get off to the right start or they want to take their surfing to the next level, our summer camps are the right choice.

Each camp will involve 4 full days of surfing, boogie boarding and hanging out on Bolinas beach, the Bay Area's safest beginner beach.

Age and Expectations:

Anchovies, age 6 to 8 -

Anchovies will improve their comfort in the water and their awareness of waves by surfing, boogie boarding and body surfing. They will also learn about tides, rip currents and beach ecology through educational beach games. Anchovies should expect to surf once per day. No surfing experience is required.

King Salmon, age 9 to 12 -

King Salmon will learn the basics in catching waves, standing and maneuvering. They will also learn about tides, rip currents and beach ecology. King Salmon should expect to surf twice per day and to boogie board, body surf and play beach games. No surfing experience is required.

Stellar Sea Lions, Age 13 and up -

Stellar Sea Lions will practice reading waves, timing and maneuvering. They will also learn about tides, rip currents, surf forecasting and beach ecology. Stellar Sea Lions should expect to surf twice per day and to boogie board, body surf and play beach games. Some surfing experience is required.

Camp Schedule & Cost:

Kids should arrive at 2 Mile Surf Shop in Bolinas at 9:30 am and be picked up at 3:10 pm. Camp runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Monday through Friday. There is no camp on Fridays.

Camp cost is $400 per four day camp.

What is included:


What is not included:

What kids should bring:

Towel, swim trunks, hooded sweat shirt, sandals, sunblock and lunch.

What kids shouldn't bring:

Short sleeve or short leg wetsuits, iPods, video games or other electronics that may get wet.

Kids must be able to swim!