Pacifica Surf FAQs

Q: Where do we meet for the class?

Q: What time should I arrive for my class?

Q: Do I need to remit payment at the class site?

Q: I don’t have a car, do you offer rideshares or is there public transportation to Pacifica?

Q: Are there any hotels in the area?

Q: I think I forgot to choose my wetsuit and or bootie size when registering (or chose incorrectly) – how can I fix this?

Q: Where do we meet for the class?

A: Our surf classes meet at the south end of the main beach parking lot (Lot A) of Pacifica State Beach (just on the north side of Taco Bell – yes there is a Taco Bell right on the sand).  There is no exact address, but it is just south of the intersection of Hwy 1 an Crespi Drive in Pacifica (94044).  Here is a map:http://bit.ly/dgm24k.  Parking is available for a fee on-site – currently $5 for 0-4 hours, $9 for all day (subject to change by discretion of City).

Q: What time should I arrive for my class?

A: Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time of your class (example: 8:50am or earlier for a 9:00am class)

Q: Do I need to remit payment at the class site?

A: No, if you’ve registered online, your credit card has been charged and you are paid.  GRATUITIES: Our instructors work very hard and do accept gratuities.  Typical gratuity rates are 10-20% of your class fee.

Q: I don’t have a car, do you offer rideshares or is there public transportation to Pacifica?

A: If you will not have a car, we are happy to help organize a rideshare with other students and we are usually successful at finding rides for most students.  Or, get a ride from Lyft! Adventure Out has partnered with Lyft to get new users a $50 ride credit towards your first ride. Click here: www.lyft.com/invited/adventureout – sign up with Lyft and get $50, courtesy of Adventure Out!
-There is also public transit available to the beach:
-From anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, take the BART train (www.bart.gov) to Daly City
-At Daly, you will switch to the SamTrans bus (www.samtrans.com) and take any bus that goes to Pacifica.
-Get off at the last stop in Pacifica called “Linda Mar Park & Ride” which is only a 1-2 minute walk from the beach.
-After exiting the bus, walk down Linda Mar Boulevard towards the ocean. Please note: public transportation is always available on Monday-Saturday, but often, on Sundays, there are system closures and route changes that make it impossible to get to Pacifica before 10am.  If you are taking a 2-day class on Sat/Sun, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you speak to your classmates and instructors during Saturday’s class to secure a rideshare for Sunday.

Q: Are there any hotels in the area?

A: There are 3 hotels within walking distance of the class beach:
www.pacificabeachresort.com
www.bestwesternlighthouse.com
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel/sfopf

Q: I think I forgot to choose my wetsuit and or bootie size when registering (or chose incorrectly) – how can I fix this?

A: No big deal – we use these numbers as rough estimates.  We always have LOTS of extra equipment at the beach.