PB Surf Shop | Pacific Beach Surf School

Are you ready to create memorable moments that you will treasure for a lifetime?

Open since 1962, PB Surf Shop is the oldest surf shop and school in San Diego, based in beautiful Pacific Beach on the Boardwalk and mere steps from the ocean.

We’ve taught thousands of surf lessons and pioneered the San Diego surf camp and surf lesson programs. San Diego’s Most Trusted Surf School offers a safe, fun, and memorable experience for all. We have been in business for more than 55 years. Each year we teach more than 3,500 men, women, boys and girls, how to surf.

Surf camp is actually a great way to make the experience of learning to surf safe, and fun. Our program is dedicated to safety and structured to provide a fun and enriching setting for youth to build the self-confidence necessary to develop into true water-women and men.

Up for a more adventurous time around the bay? We also have the largest selection of equipment rentals and the latest surf products at the lowest price so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. We rent foam, epoxy and fiberglass surfboards as well as bikes, skateboards, skimboards, bodyboards and more. Just remember we are not a rental shop – we are a surfer owned surf shop that rents surfboards and gear.

Our friendly staff and experience instructors are knowledgeable watermen and women with a talent for teaching. All our instructors maintain the highest safety certifications available. Our staff is dedicated to creating authentic moments that will make novice and experience surfers alike smile and laugh.



Surf Lessons

Each surf lesson is tailored to the specific student, and a priority is having fun, safety and relaxed atmosphere.


Surf Camps

Surf camp allows your child the opportunity to learn water safety, marine life, surf culture, and form wonderful relationships with their peers.



We rent bikes, skateboards, bodyboards, wetsuits, foam, epoxy, fiberglass surfboards and more.

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PB Surf Shop History

Pacific Beach Surf Shop is where surfing got its start in San Diego opening in 1962 when the surf scene was just in its infancy. Since then P.B. Surf Shop has been a vital part of Pacific Beach’s community. The old logo still conjures up images and feelings of “Good Vibrations” and dreams of riding waves! Its long time association with iconic surfboard maker and former owner Gordon and Smith Surfboards have deep roots in the San Diego surf scene. In 1993 local surfer, an open ocean prone paddler and outrigger canoe’s man Randy Strunk took over the reigns and continues to run the store that connects with both locals and visitors. P.B Surf Shop is not corporate but has a home-grown family feel to it. When you come in you can sense its authenticity. While visiting San Diego, we invite you to come in and spend some time with us – or take a lesson and learn to surf, rent a surfboard, bike our wonderful boardwalk or just enjoy your day in Pacific Beach. We look forward to helping you create memorable and lasting experiences for you and your family!

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