About Us

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Matt shredding a tube.

Our mission at Pillar Point Surf School is to offer people of all ages an opportunity to ride waves in a fun, safe, and encouraging manner.

Pillar Point Surf School is located in the bay area, in the coastal town of Half Moon Bay. We have a permit to legally operate within the city limits. Our staff are knowledgeable surfers who know the coastside well, providing a safe, exciting, and most importantly a fun experience. Open year-round, we provide experienced instructors, surfboards, and wetsuits based on request.

Matt Wilkinson is the owner/main instructor for Pillar Point Surf School. He has many years of teaching experience in the bay area. He recently decided to expand his teaching from the classroom to the Pacific Ocean.  Being a coastside resident for over 30 years he knows how to customize your surfing experience to make it most enjoyable. In addition his 26 years of surfing experience will help you stand up in no time.