Private lessons are usually held in Bolinas, sometimes in Stinson. We always want to provide the best experience for our clients and are open to going where the waves take us!
All camps take place in Bolinas.
Pacific Coast Surf Lesson instructors are CPR and first aid certified. They have extensive knowledge of surfing and the ocean.
When one has experienced the stoke and the gift that surfing brings, it becomes clear that this is something to truly be shared with others.
Pacific Coast Surf Lessons was created to share the knowledge and passion we have for the ocean and to inspire others to try something new and invigorating. We aim to help our clients expand their physical abilities, build self confidence and be presently connected to mother nature.
Founder of Pacific Coast Surf Lessons Nicholas O'Connor grew up in the small ocean side town of Bolinas in Northern California. With over 25 years of experience in surfing and as a registered EMT and Ocean Lifeguard he made his passion for surfing and ocean rescue his career.
PCSL Coordinator Kyla Neugebauer grew up in Mill Valley. She was a lifeguard and swim instructor at age 14 and has never stopped working with kids. After running a surf camp for over 8 years she decided to team up with Nick to create Pacific Coast Surf Camp in 2020. Now she does private and group lessons as well putting together all PCSL programs.
Johnny is born and raised Bolinas and likes to ride his dirt bike down to his classes and lessons! He is a sophomore at Tam High and has grown so much working with PCSL kids over the past year. Johnny brings endless smiles to the staff and kids during every camp and class.
Jaycob is a Senior at Novato High and has found his passion in surfing just over the last few years. He has brought so much to our team, but also to the town. His love for surfing inspires his clients to keep coming back and never stop learning.
Henry and Kyla have been working together running camps for almost 5 years now! Henry is in college and graces us with his easy going spirit every summer. He takes the lead on summer private lessons, guiding his clients to success and confidence in just an hour and a half!
Kylie and Hunter are our summer helping hands!! The kids love them. They are the ones to volunteer to be buried in the sand! We could not run our camps so smoothly without these two incredible teens.