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LA's Favorite
Skate School!

   Skateboard lessons for kids, adults, beginners | Venice Beach | Santa Monica | Los Angeles   

About Our Skate School

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. 

We are absolutely obsessed with teaching people to skate and surf, so we happily do it ALL! DAY! LONG!

Contact: Call or text us at (213) 436-8371. If we don't answer right away, we're either in a lesson and laser-focused on our clients or it's the middle of the night and we're sleeping. Regardless, we will get back to you ASAP!

Location: The Venice Beach skatepark or the beginner area right near the park. We also offer delivery lessons for an additional travel fee. (Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Malibu, Greater Los Angeles, etc).

Two kids learning to skateboard with their skate coaches at the skatepark in Venice Beach
A skate coach teaching his student how to skateboard in the Venice skatepark

Who We Are: An ambitious crew of skaters and surfers who are incredibly passionate about teaching people. This is our purpose!

What We Do: Skateboard lessons for kids, adults, beginners, intermediates, and advanced skaters in private or group lessons. We also teach all ages and abilities surfskate and surf lessons!

What To Expect: The most dedicated coaches who love having fun, keeping our clients safe, & ensuring maximum progression! We are hellbent on providing you with the best experience possible because we actually share the joy of learning to skateboard and surf with you!

Why UsWith over 200 five-star reviews on Google, Yelp & TripAdvisor from stoked skaters and surfers from around the world, we can just about guarantee you're going to have an amazing time with us! So if you're looking for the ultimate skate and surf coaches who treat you like family, Dogtown is the choice for you!

Our Happy Skaters!

Our Philosophy

We believe that learning to skateboard and surf is so much more than just the athletic or technical components. It's about learning to become resilient, choosing to persevere, and building confidence throughout the process. In order to gain the reward of success, you've got to fail and fall countless times. To continue trying despite difficulty. And knowing that with time, effort, dedication, and consistency, you can achieve just about anything.


We love pushing people to their limits to progress quickly, but we also do it at an individualized pace to ensure safety. And more so than anything, we believe that the best skateboarders are the ones having the most fun! So we've made it our priority to make the learning process as fun as possible! Not only that, but we love a good challenge and pride ourselves on discovering new ways to succeed with clients of every age and ability. We are able to successfully teach kids with the shortest attention spans imaginable and adults who might think that an old dog can't learn new tricks.


Our time-tested and proven learning process has been developed over several years and servicing thousands of lessons with clients of all skill levels. So whether it's your first time stepping on a skateboard, you've got kids who have tons of energy, or you just want to have a memorable experience in Venice Beach, we are happy to help! We look forward to skating with you soon!

The founders of Dogtown Skateboard Lessons with a group of kids after their skateboarding lesson in Venice Beach, California

Meet The Founders

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Dogtown Skateboard Lessons was founded by two best friends with a burning desire to share the joy of skateboarding! Both Rob and Will grew up obsessed with skating, surfing, and snowboarding. But after countless injuries on their path to becoming professional athletes, they both reached a point where they decided it was time to change their path.

So after years of living in cars and working every odd-job under the sun, they decided to go back to where the passion was in the first place: Skating. With a renewed sense of purpose, they decided to chase a new dream: Sharing the love of skating  through teaching! This is a dream come true for us. We look forward to sharing our passion with you!

-Coyote Rob & the Venice Beach Rat-

***Disclaimer: This website was built by dudes who would rather be skating, surfing, or teaching! Our apologies if it looks like a Kindergartner created this website. We're not designers, we're athletes and coaches!***