Next Level Surf School

San Diego, CA        (619) 728-WAVE  (9283)

mission statement


We aim to provide customized, surf packages that never disappoint. At NLSS, we help take your surfing to the "Next Level." Our lesson & coaching packages include the following services:


Cacellation policy

Thank you for choosing Next Level Surf School! Please review our refund policies below:

Note: All reservation changes or cancellations must be made in writing to

Cancellations or changes need to be made at least 24 hours prior to the lesson. Please provide a written request for any cancelations or changes. Any cancellations or changes made 24 hours prior to the lesson receive a $25 reprocessing fee. 24 hours prior cancellations or no shows will not receive a refund or a credit.

Traffic throughout Southern California can be very unpredictable so expect delays. Please plan accordingly, especially if you are driving from the LA area. We do not grant refunds or reschedule lessons for any late arrivals.

Private / Semi-Private / Group classes: Please check in 15 minutes prior to your lesson.

Participants under the age of 18 will need to make sure a legal guardian is present to sign a liability form if necessary. Online waivers are also provided if a guardian will not be in attendance.

Parking can be extremely challenging especially on the weekend. Please allow a minimum of 30 minutes to find a parking spot. On the day of your lesson bring a comfortable bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and a water bottle. Wetsuits and surfboards will be provided by the surf school. Wetsuits may not be available depending on size and availability. Wetsuit rentals are available at many local surf shops. Please provide height and weight of participants at the time the reservation is made to ensure wetsuit availability.

Next Level Surf School started operation on the Central Coast of California in 2010 and opened its San Diego school in 2013, and is owned and operated by professional surfer, Cory Pierce.

Incorporated with the fun and excitement of learning to surf, we also teach ocean safety, environmental and ecological awareness and the importance of surfing etiquette.

We specialize in teaching people of all ages and all surfing levels. Whether you are stepping into the ocean for your first time, getting prepared for your first surfing competition or training for a career in professional surfing; we have you covered!!!