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What We Do

McKinnon Surf & SUP Lessons provides premium surf and stand-up paddle board lessons utilizing professional surfing and paddling experience with quality equipment to ensure success.

When participating in a lesson, everyone will have a successful enjoyable experience because they are provided with ergonomically correct equipment fit for body type and skill level and surrounded by a team that are professional and proficient in the activities provided.

Who is Rocky McKinnon?

Founded by Professional Surfer/Shaper Rocky McKinnon. Rocky is an accomplished waterman who has gained success and notoriety throughout the years by, at one time, being ranked one of the top 10 longboarders in the nation to multiple magazine cover shots. He has also been featured in television interviews and commercials as well as surf videos.

He is also known for his abilities to shape high performance and high quality surfboards and stand up paddle boards. These boards from McKinnon Shapes & Designs are featured in many of his lessons and are one of the key factors in creating a successful experience.

Success is the combination of having the right equipment and great coaching.

our services

What lesson plan works for you?

Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons

*Group SUP lessons/corporate team building SUP experience
*SUP surf instruction for all skill levels
*SUP open ocean excursions
*Private Lessons available
*Fitness classes available

Individual Lessons ( 1 hour)
1 Person $125
Additional Person (5 max) $75
Additional Hour $80

3 Lesson Package ( 1 hour)
1 Person $300
2 Hours 1 Person $450

Corporate Pricing
6-10 Paddlers $95
11-15 Paddlers $90
16-20 Paddlers $85

3-1 Hour Lessons $600
6-1 Hour Lessons $900

* Fitness classes geared for rehabilitation facilities, active retirement communities and Military personnel (retired and active) that need physical and mental rehabilitation
* 5 people max per instructor
* Large groups must book 48 hours before desired date & time
* Please inquire about custom rate packages
* Package rates must be paid up front NO REFUNDS
* All lessons must be scheduled within 1 year from date of purchase
* Cancellation policy: 24 hour notice must be given to receive a full refund, otherwise a charge for the lesson will assessed to your credit card

Surf Lessons

*Beginning surf instruction for all ages
*Group surf lessons/corporate team building surf experience available
*Professional Surf Coaching
*Advancing the level of the clients surfing repertoire
*Adaptive Surfing Program for special needs clientele

Individual Lessons
1 Hour $140
1.5 Hour $175
Additional Person (Max 3) $90
Additional Hour $90

Surf Coaching 3-Pack (1.5 hours)
1 Person $450 ($75 savings)
Additional Hour (per session) $80
Advanced Surf Coaching Available Please inquire for pricing.

Intermediate/Advanced Surf Clinic
( available with video)
Per Person 4 Min - 6 Max People $175

Adaptive Surfing (1 hour)
Tandem w/ Safety Escort $225
Chair Board w/ Safety Team $300

Corporate Lessons (2 hours)
5-10 people $115
11-15 people $110
16-25 people $105

* Surfboard(s) and wetsuit(s) are provided.
* Cancellation Policy: 24 hour notice must be given to receive a full refund, otherwise a charge for the lesson will be assessed to your credit card
* 2 surfers max per instructor
* Please inquire about any desired custom packages/open ocean excursions. * Large groups above 5 persons, please inquire about custom event pricing.
* Large groups must book 48 hours before desired date & time.
* Package rates must be paid up front NO REFUNDS.
* All coaching sessions must be scheduled within 1 year from date of purchase


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What our clients said about us?

Rocky showed up to our party with numerous boards of all different sizes and greeted everyone with a warm smile. He made the complete novice feel comfortable participating in SUP for their first time. He also was a wealth of information for those who wanted to know more about the sport from equipment to paddling techniques. I highly recommend Rocky for what ever event you are planning and he is a great ambassador for the sport.

— Futures Fins
(Corporate Group Lesson)

Our company President, Isao Nagasako, is an avid surfer and paddler who wanted to share his love of the sport with our employees while also building work relationships. We arranged a group lesson with Rocky that was a great experience for everyone. Rocky provided all of the equipment and had enough staff on hand to ensure personalized attention regardless of skill level. We highly recommend this activity to any organization looking for a unique way to strengthen bonds between co-workers and management, while doing something healthy in an outdoor setting.

— Alpine Electronics of America
(Corporate Group Lesson)

After moving to Huntington Beach, I wanted to learn how to surf. I went out with a surfer friend thinking I could pick it up fairly quickly, but instead, I ended up getting pummeled by waves. A coworker referred me to Rocky McKinnon and on day one I learned critical ocean safety skills, wave mechanics, and even popped up to my feet! Rocky has that special “something” that stems from his authentic love and passion for the ocean, surfing, and his students. I’m inspired every day to be the surfer that he saw inside of me over a year ago.

— Melissa Solano
Private Lessons

Our Hawaiian culture revolves around the ocean. To understand the oceans moods takes years to learn and a lifetime to master. This information has been passed down from generation to generation. Rocky McKinnon always respected our Hawaiian culture and admired our Aloha Spirit. This made it easy for myself and other elite Hawaiian Watermen to share with Rocky what it means to live Aloha in and out of the water. If you are looking to progress your knowledge of surfing. Rocky has the ability, talent and experience to help you reach your goals.

— Brian Keaulana
Waterman Extraordinaire, Lifeguard, Stunt Coordinator, Tandem Surfing World Champion, Hawaiian Legend

Rocky brings a tremendous skill set on top of his easy going, friendly way which makes our participants feel safe and cared for while surfing with him. Rocky has also been instrumental in helping us develop our tandem surfing with children with special needs best practices and sharing these skills and insights with our volunteer surfers. Rocky's skill and charm help us create Best Days for everyone.

— Brooks Lambert
Founder, Best Day Foundation

My goal for 2016 is to continue work, with Rocky, on my technique and paddle stroke to really begin "charging" for the wave, as well as, utilize the paddle in order to surf my SUP Surfboard with more maneuverability and control. Yes, there are tons of Surfing Instructors out there, I know a number of them. Yet, there are none better, than Rocky McKinnon to teach a novice, like myself, how to SUP Surf. I truly believe, if you are looking to learn to Surf, SUP Surf, or, just enjoy flat water Standup Paddle Boarding, Rocky McKinnon will help you to reach your goal, and enjoy your time while learning.

— Lain Kennedy
Private Lessons


To set up a lesson, call Rocky direct or use the contact form below to send an email.

Contact Info

Huntington Beach, CA, United States

(714) 377-6101


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