Surf Lessons

Cleanline Surf has two great instructors who have been working with us out of the Seaside area for years, and provide surfing lessons for all ages and skill levels.

Tony Gardner

Tony Gardner Surf LessonsSurf Instruction for all skill levels and ages.  Beginners learn water safety, ocean awareness, equipment use, basic concepts and principles, and surf etiquette.

A native of Seaside, Oregon, Tony Gardner, has been surfing and teaching others to surf for over 30 years.  Tony’s lifetime experience in the water of the Oregon Coast, as well as his background as a lifeguard on the beach at Seaside, make him the perfect choice for surf instructor.  Tony draws on his love and respect of the ocean, his vast knowledge and training, and his confidence as a teacher of both surfing and martial arts to make each surf lesson a safe, supportive and an excellent adventure!

Kids Surf Lessons

Here’s a video from a student of Tony’s taken down at short sands this summer(2013). This was his first time surfing! Check it out!

Tony Gardner, Master Surf Instructor

(503) 440-5017


Lexi Hallahan

Lexi Hallahan - Surf InstructorWe are proud to have Lexie Hallahan, Director of Northwest Women’s Surf Camps and Retreats, as one of our premiere surf instructors. Lexie’s love and enthusiasm for the water is infectious and her positivity will raise your spirits to a higher, happier place! A lesson with Lexie is an unforgettable experience in discovering a love and respect for the ocean. In addition to being a warm, inspiring personality, Lexie has experience in Northwest waters which is highly important to Cleanline Surf’s standards of safety. Lexie is a 24 year resident of the north coast with 20+ years combined experience of body boarding & surfing in our waters. We are honored to have Lexie on our team of knowledgeable, experienced and safe surf instructors!

Surf Lessons at Short Sands Beach

This is Lexie’s ninth year of surf coaching with instruction provided to women, men, teens and kids. Ages 7 to 70 years young. Beginner to intermediate skills are taught. In her 3 hour private, semi-private or group lesson formats, you’ll learn the 12 essential surfing skills to empower yourself with surfing. Surveying the beach conditions and understanding how to dissect a surf report are also valuable aspects of your lesson experience with her. Check out her NEW Saturday Group Surf Lessons throughout the summer season, with online booking and payment options.

For an extended and dynamic surf event opportunity along the beautiful North Oregon Coast, join NW Women’s Surf Camps and Retreats in their fun filled events running June through September. Surf Weekenders, Day Camps and Week Retreats for women, Couples Surf Weekenders in August and September, and Custom Events with NW business partners, Zozi and Portland Community College. Book these events now at with online registration.

Contact Lexie at # (503) 440-5782 or During the summer months, leave a phone message with the date you’d like lesson, the size of your group and your call back phone #. Many times in the summer Lexie’s in the water teaching and will call you as soon as she’s back on the beach to set one up for you.