Our Mission is to teach underrepresented Bay Area youth valuable life skills through the sport of surfing. By learning to ride waves, students will build self-confidence and discover tools necessary to overcome boundaries, both in and out of the water.

Not only do we seek to offer a physical education program in schools that do not provide a PE class, we aim to connect students with nature, teaching them to use the ocean as a stress reliever and a meditative outlet.

Students will complete a physical education training program, developing an ethic of hard work and perseverance. Ultimately, our goal is to help youth bring the skills they learn riding waves back to their everyday life in order to relieve stress, heal from trauma, and maintain a positive mental state.


The City Surf Project has deep roots in the surf community of Northern California and San Francisco. Find our more and learn our history here.

Our History

Our Programs

Our programs offer everything from learning nutrition essentials to surfing fundamentals to CPR and lifeguard training. Learn more about our programs here.

Our Programs

Upcoming Events

City Surf Project has a number of surf, education and fitness related events each month.  You can view upcoming events and see whats happening here.

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Our Team

Our team is comprised of a talented group of lifelong surfers, firefighters and lifeguards. Meet the team here and learn more about their incredible skill set.

Meet Our Staff

“Surfing soothes me. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave.”

—Paul Walker