All Lessons Are 100% Private, We Don't Use Students To Pick-up Students

Driver Training

Welcome To Surf's Up Driving School Behind-The-Wheel Driver Training Program

With Our Pay-As-You-Go Plan, You Paid $85.00 Per. Lesson

$340 For 6-Hours


At Surf's Up Driving School our program is designed around the student, and busy parents.  Our students are taught by certified state licensed professional driving instructors who have over 63 years of combined law enforcement experience and high school teaching experience.  We are not only licensed to teach the students, but we are also licensed to train and recertify the trainers that teach the students. 


We offer:

  • Pay-As-You-Go;  convenient payments, we don't require full payment in advance.
  • Free pick-up and drop-off;  Home, School, Work, or Where most convenient.
  • Lessons that are taught using a lesson plan;  We truly teach the skills needed to be a competent and safe driver.  By the way we still teach "Parellel Parking." 
  • Lesson are taught in 4 - 90 minute sessions, for a total of 6 hours.
  • All Driving School Cars are insured and exceed the DMV Safety Standards.  Students are covered under our insurance policy, so it not necessary for students to be individually insured when driving with us.
  • All lessons are 100% private, we don't use students to pick-up students.  We feel this is an unsafe practice by schools, putting the student(s) at risk while adding unnecessary stress to the learning environment.  Our lessons start when we pick-up our student, not after dropping off our previous student.  With this added one-on-one time, stress levels are reduced, allowing students to learn more, while helping to develop safe and responsible driving skills.
  • At Surf's Up Driving School we invite you the Parents/Guardians to come see for yourself.  You are always welcome to ride and observe, and welcome your phone calls with any concerns and/or comments.

License Requirements

To obtain a provisional license you must:


  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Have held your instruction permit for at least six months
  • Prove you have completed driver education and driver training
  • Provide a parent's or guardian's signature on your instruction permit verifying that you have completed 50 hours of driving practice (of which 10 hours must be night driving).  Refer to the Parent-Teen training Guide, for more information.
  • Pass the behind-the-wheel driving test.        If you fail, you must wait two weeks before taking the driving test again and pay a retest fee for each subsequent driving test.


License Restrictions

You must be accompanied and supervised by a licensed parent, guardian, other licensed driver 25 years of age or older, or a licensed or certified driving instructor when you;


  • Transport passengers under 20 years of age at any time for the first twelve months.
  • Drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. for the first twelve months.NOTE:  Local laws may further restrict or prohibit driving during specified hours. In San Luis Obispo County, we have no added restrictions. 



Drivers under the age of 18 may not use any type of wireless device such as a telephone (including "hands-free"), pager, laptop, or any other electronic communication or mobile services device to speak or text, while driving.  EXCEPTION; A cell phone may be used in an emergency situation to call police, fire or medical authorities (CVC23124).Exceptions to Restrictions 

When reasonable transportation is not available and it is necessary for you to drive, the law grants the following exceptions for minors to drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. or to transport an immediate family member unaccompanied and unsupervised. 

The law requires that you carry a note explaining why you must drive and when the necessity will end.


Medical necessity;  The note must be signed by your physician and contain a diagnosis and probable date when recovery will end your need to drive.
Schooling or school-authorized activities;  The note must be signed by your school principal, dean, or his or her designee, and include a reason for the school or school-authorized activity and the date when the activity will end.
Employment necessity;  The note must be signed by your employer and verify employment and the date your employment will end.
Immediate need of family member;  The note must be signed by your parent or legal guardian, and include the reason and date the necessity will end.
Emancipated minor;  No documentation is needed for this exemption.  However, you must have already declared your-self emancipated by competing a DMV form and by providing Proof of Financial Responsibility (SR 1P) in lieu of your guarantors' signatures when you applied for your instruction permit.

North County
​805.434.1444

Templeton Office
60 2nd Street . Templeton, CA 93465
Paso Robles Office
609 Shannon Hill Dr. Paso Robles, CA 93446

Service Area

Atascadero . Cambria . Cayucos . Creston . Los Osos . Morro Bay
Paso Robles . Park Field . San Miguel . Santa Margarita . Shandon
Templeton

South County
805.474.1114

Grover Beach Office
940 Ramona Ave. Suite A . Grover Beach, CA 93433
Service Area
Arroyo Grande . Avila Beach . Cal Poly . Grover Beach
Nipomo . Oceano . Pismo Beach . San Luis Obispo
Shell Beach



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Surf's Up Driving & Traffic School 2017
A State of California Licensed Driving School 4449
Licensed - Bonded - Insured

With Our Pay-As-You-Go Plan,
You Pay $85.00 Per. Lesson
$340 For 6-Hours