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Surf Lessons in Oceanside at Pier.  Surf Lessons  for individuals, doubles, three, foursomes, and more plus groups and parties  on the beach at the Pier in Oceanside. Surf Lessons give beginning to advanced AAAtechniques for people of all ages from 7 years old, 7 days a week all year around.

Mark’s Surf Instruction.   All Private Lessons, Singles to Groups.

760-696-7149   Mobile Number, call anytime.

Recommended by Trip Adviser.

7 Years Instructing in Oceanside; over 200 students a year

Licensed by the City of Oceanside


A lot of grandmothers trust me with their treasures each year

We meet next to the Oceanside Pier on the North side in the sand.

Get a Free Report  How To Prepare for Your First Surf Experience

Now 4 Lesson Times a Day:  I supply the Surf 3 (1)

Lessons at 1> 10:30 a.m. 2> Noon  3> 2 p.m.  4> 4:00 p.m.  

Call 760-696-7149   Mark Kaplan Owner/Instructor

(for two or more people, it is the total price, not each)

One Person     One Hour  $50,  1- 1/2  Hours $70, Two Hours $90

Two People       One Hour $60,  1- 1/2  Hours $80, Two Hours $100

Three People    One Hour $90,  1- 1/2 Hours $120, Two  Hours $140

Four People     One Hour   ($140),  1-1/2  Hours ($160) and  2 hours ($180)

Five People      $40 each for 1 1/2 hours ($200),  $45 each for 2 hours ($225)

Two Days of LessonsOne Hour Each Day$100 for one person, $120 for two persons, $180 for three persons.

Three Days of Lessons-  One Hour Each Day-  $150 for one person, $180 for Two, and $270 for 3 persons

Four Days of Lessons- One Hour Each Day- $200 for one person, $240 for two persons, $360 for three persons

Five Days of Lessons- One Hour Each Day- $250 for one person, $300 for two persons, and $450 for three persons.

If you are over 200 pounds, I have and recommend a 9′ board . You’ll be glad you did it.

Lessons at 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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I am Licensed by the City of Oceanside

I supply the Boards. Wetsuits are $10 for three hours  at Asylum (310 Mission Ave.760-722-7101) 2 blks from beach and lessons at Life Guard Tower 1 ( 500 feet south of the Pier. )

Hi Mark!
Thank you again!  The boys fell in love with surfing!  D. Herzic, Ill.

Diana Craddock Cowan also commented on her status.
Diana wrote: “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! “

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

“Awesome lesson, you rock”  Jeshua Frederick, AZ

“I’m so glad my kids had you instead of those other guys..”  Jim Vigil, WA

Call me to reserve a time.  760-696-7149  PST  Mark Kaplan owner, instructor. Mobile Number.

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Beginner to Advanced E Book   $5.62    Buy Now   

Illustrated 80 page E Book  by Mark Kaplan, Surf Instructor Download Immediately Learning the Physical, Technical and Psychological stepping stones to becoming an Advanced Surfer

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Download the FREE Pod Cast I recorded: “Learn to Surf”    The basic techniques for beginners. 

You will come to lessons better prepared to absorb the same messages I deliver on the pod cast. 

You can also listen to it on ITunes

New Surf Book  19 page e-book that is the written version of the four pod casts below: Catching Waves, Riding Waves, Get Fit to Surf, anCatchingandRidingWavesd Buy the Right Surf Board.   For beginner and intermediates surfers who have learned to pop up.  Download now for $.99  
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Listen to my New Pod Cast     “Catching Surfing Waves”   FREE

It is a 7 minute pod cast on the art of catching foam and real waves. Learn the techniques, about waves, and etiquette in the line up.

Listen to my Newest Pod Cast    “Riding Surfing Waves”     FREE

A 10 minute pod cast for beginners and intermediates on the techniques of riding foam and real waves.

Listen to my Pod Cast     Get Fit to Surf    FREE

A 5 minute pod cast on how to develop the requirements of surfing for fitness, flexibility, and stamina

Listen to my Newest Pod Cast    Buy the Right Surfboard   FREE

The right surf board is determined by your experience, frequency of surfing, size,  strength, and fitness. Learn which board is right and when to transition to a new board.


“I’ve read and watched so many on-line tutorials and I’ve gotta say your book is the coolest, most succinct and comprehensive I’ve seen. So good!” A. Parker, OR.

Newly Revised and especially the pop up section.


Download my “Learning to Surf in Oceanside”

Sample  table of contents and chapters

Purchase for only $2.76

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95 pages and illustrations. It will tell you the information I would provide in hours of surf lessons. Getting the concepts in advance allows them to sink in so that when you take a lesson of if you are trying to learn what you are doing wrong, you will start having your “aha’s”.  $2.76



See Daily Surf Forecast

This following Video on three methods of popping up. For long boarders, going slower in step two and three might be alright. For short boarders, I would definitely recommend step one only.


This is a quick glimpse of many of the maneuvers and techniques for surfing from intermediate to advanced.

2013 Teahupoo with Laird Hamilton and other Stars

Have some fun watching   Free Surf TV

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Surfing, Writing Daily Surf Posts, Surf E Books, and Instructed over 200 students in 2013. Also design web sites and speak on self empowerment.

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Surf Boards Oceanside for beginner and short board lessons, used surf boards, instruction posts, and instruction videos. Beginner to advanced lessons are available for surfers in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Leucadia, Del Mar, Solana Beach, La Jolla, Mission Beach, and San Diego. Buy Surf Boards including used short boards, soft tops, long boards, fun boards, and hybrids.