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Learning How to Surf at Paradise Point Resort

We attended as a guest of Paradise Point

While visiting the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, we signed our kids up for the Paradise Surf Academy by Mission Bay Aquatic Center. Our kids love the ocean, and we knew that they would love the opportunity to learn how to surf while on our summer staycation.


When we checked into the resort, the staff gave our children a souvenir tote filled with all the necessary paperwork, release forms, towels and tickets for the ferry ride across the bay. The kids bursted with excitement when receiving the information, and could not wait until the following day to begin their surfing lessons.


The morning of their surfing lessons, the kids put on their favorite swim gear and walked to the docks to ride the ferry to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center. With the wind blowing in our hair, we basked in the beautiful views of Mission Bay while gliding across the crystalline bay water.



Upon arrival, there was the staff waiting for us at the docks. They greeted us with a smile and walked our family into the education room where they would go over safety with our children. The staff carefully went over everything our children needed to know before going to the beach including the importance of riptides.



Once the kids were all done going over the safety measurements, they got on their wetsuits (provided), got their surfboards, and took a short walk across the street to the ocean.



The waves were slowly rolling into the shore, and the kids couldn’t wait to hang ten on the waves. The staff took our children out on the boards, and within minutes they were surfing on their own!



It was thrilling watching the kids improve their skills with each wave. The kids squealed and cheered every time that they caught a wave, and my daughter could not stop talking about catching her first “barrel wave.”



They were all sad to have the day come to an end, but the memories in their hearts will last a lifetime. We walked back to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center talking about the incredible experience. After a quick shower, our family boarded the ferry to return to Paradise Point Resort.



When planning your next family vacation to Paradise Point Resort, make reservations for your kids to have the experience of a lifetime with the Paradise Surf Academy by Mission Bay Aquatic Center.


Paradise Point Resort is located at 1401 Vacation Road in San Diego. Reservations are available online at

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