about us

GO Surf LA is a permitted and insured Santa Monica based surf and stand up paddle school.




we have helped thousands of new surfers catch their first wave and get to the next level.


For over a decade, I have logged more surf teaching hours than ANYONE! As a lifelong athlete and big brother to five siblings, life has steered me towards coaching. Your first wave is a big deal! My goal is to make sure everyone’s first wave is as memorable as my own!
— Peter

About the FOunder

Peter Paris

He has surfed and taught surfing in Southern California and throughout Latin America including Costa Rica, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Puerto Rico (si,se habla español! ). In 2005 and 2006 he worked on the X games Surfing Competition at the Mexican Pipeline in Puerto Escondido, Mexico featuring some of the world's top professional surfers.

For three years, Peter has conducted the surfing prgoram for Stoked Mentoring for at-risk youth. In 2008 he was recognized as Stoked Mentoring's 'Volunteer of the Year'. His surf lesson's have been feartured on national television including the Weekend Extra on TBS and Bravo! Date my Ex: Jo and Slade. Check out media clips below.