Surf’s Up in Seaside Oregon
Seaside is for playing, so it’s no wonder that some of the Pacific Northwest’s best surfing can be found along the stunning North Coast. Whether you are a pro or a beginner, we have some tips that will have you hanging 10 in no time!
Interested in learning?
Seaside is home to two fantastic surf schools run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable locals dedicated to sharing their love of the sport and the ocean.
Oregon Surf Adventures
Oregon Surf Adventures offers lessons for all skill levels as well as semi-private, private or private group sessions. During the summer, they also hold one- and two-day camps for kids and teens (ages 7-17) combining surfing with marine biology lessons and beach games. 3-hour lessons start at $99 per person, plus $25 for equipment rental.
Northwest Women’s Surf Camps
Northwest Women’s Surf Camps specializes in empowering women to surf through day camps and weekenders. They also offer couples weekends and kids group lessons (ages 6-10) on Wednesdays during the summer as well as bodyboarding clinics for teens and adults. Day camp surf lessons (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) start at around $275. Discounts are available for early bird registration.
Already a pro?
Swing by the local surf shops to pick up some wax and score some insider tips.
What’s the best time of year to learn to surf?
Surfing the Oregon Coast is a year-round sport, but late May to mid-September is the ideal time to learn, because the waves are smaller and more manageable, and the NW winds are blowing.
Not your first time on a board, but maybe your first time in Oregon waters?
Fall boasts ideal conditions with less wind, warmer waters, and consistent surf. Winters are awesome too, if you can brave heavy rainfall and chilly ocean temperatures. We recommend wearing a thick wetsuit, booties, gloves, and a hood as well as checking out the daily and weekly surf forecast before heading to the beach.
Where do I surf?
Your knowledgeable instructors will choose the lesson location based on tidal and wind conditions anywhere from Astoria to Manzanita. However, lessons are often held on Short Sands Beach within Oswald West State Park, or near “The Cove” on the south end of Seaside Beach.
Insider tip: Longboarders head to “The Cove” at high tide for hollow, clean, and fun waves.
Hungry Post Surf? We recommend grabbing a pizza from Angelina’s Pizzeria & Cafe or A&B Pizza to enjoy back at your cozy Meredith Lodging vacation rental after a well-deserved surf session.
Surf and Stay with Us!
Meredith Lodging has an impressive collection of Seaside vacation rentals. Many of our homes have hot tubs – perfect for an after surf soak! You can browse our complete Oregon Coast vacation rentals collection online, or call our reservations team at 877-778-9055 to book your stay. We hope to see you catching some waves soon!