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Surfing is one of the most unique experiences you'll have in your lifetime. Most who try it are hooked for life. But it's not easy, and getting the right information and instruction from the get-go will certainly make your leaning curve manageable, and quite possibly save your life.

Participating in a surf camp or private lesson will ensure you are embarking on this adventure safely. You'll learn surfing skills of course, but also how to read the ocean, the nuances of wave selection, surf etiquette, and how to stay the hell out of other surfers' way.

Check the Tips page for info on general surf etiquette and surf forecasting. And check the Oregon Surf Guide pages for descriptions of our most popular breaks. Some spots are more suited for beginners than others - and some are (or at least should be) off limits to beginners. Just like you'd never attempt a double black diamond ski run as a beginner, some breaks are just too dangerous for the novice surfer, no matter how inviting it looks.

Now get out there and just do it!

 

Art of Surfing
Seaside
503-440-5017
www.artofsurfing.net

NW Womens Surf Camps
Seaside/Cannon Beach
503-440-5782
www.nwwomenssurfcamps.com

Oregon Surf Adventures
Seaside
503-436-1481

Sea Life Surf Lessons
Seaside
503-232-1732
ulrich_bridget@yahoo.com
sea-life-surf-lessons.com

 
Several shops also offer lessons

Cleanline Surf
Cleanline Seaside
(503)-738-7888

Cleanline Cannon Beach
(503) 436-9726

Cannon Beach Surf
503-436-0475

Lincoln City Surf Shop
(541) 996-7433

Moment
Pacific City
503-483-1025

Ossies
Agate Beach
541-574-4634