HOKALI is a surf community marketplace. Its primary focus is to connect people who want to learn how to surf with surf instructors. HOKALI also seeks to empower surfers who want to protect and preserve our coasts and oceans. It is our belief that each surfer can be a powerful force in contributing to the health and sustainability of our marine ecosystems. To this end, HOKALI has partnered with several non-profits that primarily deal with maritime conservation issues. HOKALI pledges to have a square foot of kelp sea tree planted for each surf lesson contracted through our website.

Venice Beach Surf Lessons

Venice Beach. Overview

Venice Beach it’s the most beautiful beach in Los Angeles. It’s a traditional surf lessons surf spot and it’s internationally known as the mecca for skateboarders. A normal day at Venice beach could be described with huge crowds of tourists walking around, taking pictures, surfers walking with their neoprene wetsuits and Hokali surf instructors teaching people how to surf. Reggae music will be a perfect sound and locals will be walking around.


Venice has a very easy wave. It’s perfect for beginner surfers or intermediate. The ideal setup will be a 9 foot longboard and a twin fin shortboard with a lot of volume (more than 37 liters).

Ideal Swell

The biggest swells are during winter time. This surfing spot doesn’t work well when the waves are overhead. The wave tends to close out and it’s very difficult to get a real green wave.


During summer time the waves are 2-3 feets almost every day. In winter the size could be bigger but on the other hand the wave isn’t that good.


This surf spot it’s ideal for beginners with zero experience. The wave it’s very easy, smooth and consistent. If you are learning how to surf in Los Angeles, get surf lessons with the HOKALI surf instructors, they will help you to get into this amazing lifestyle.


This is the bad part of the story. The acces during summer time could be very difficult. During the weekends it’s very crowded, very difficult to get parking. There are different paid parking areas near the meeting point. Find Free Parking spots here: 200-278 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291.

The Good

The water could be warm during summer time. You wont need a wetsuit. The sensation of surfing without a wetsuits it’s amazing.

The Bad

Sting-rays. Yes, it’s common to see lot’s of stingrays. Be very careful when you are walking in the shallow areas. Shuffle your feets to avoid being stung by a stingray.

The strange

Venice has a unique combination of skaters, locals and tourists. It has a special magic!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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