How To Draw A Surfer: Step 9

How to Draw a Surfer

You can learn how to draw a surfer by drawing along with this helpful drawing guide.

Create along with these clear 9 drawing steps. You’ll learn the fundamentals for drawing a surfer.

This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf guide even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This goes perfectly with crayons or colored pencils. It’s useful for very young children in the need of extra guidance and are looking to shade in a surfer.

Enjoy the process of learning how to draw a surfer. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some creative details. It is officially time to get creative!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Surfer Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Surfer: All Steps

In today’s post, we will learn how to draw a surfer on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be pointed out in each step of the lesson. Observe that the blue pencil lines are used to indicate the newest lines being created in each in each of the steps.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw The Head

    How To Draw A Surfer: Step 1

    Draw the head by first making a U-shaped line. Next, form the hair by making the bumpy shape as shown. Now, let’s draw the face by first adding two circles for the eyes and two short lines curving downward for the eyebrows. Then, let’s draw the nose by making a small inverted U-shaped line. Finally, form the mouth by drawing a line curving upward.

  2. Attach The Torso

    How To Draw A Surfer: Step 2

    Attach the torso by drawing an elongated rounded shape similar to the illustration.

  3. Add The Arms

    How To Draw A Surfer: Step 3

    Let’s add the surfer’s arms! First, draw two lines on both sides of the torso to form the arms. Now, attach the hands by making a rounded shape with three small lines. Don’t forget to add the thumb by making a long U-shaped line.

  4. Now Draw The Boardshorts

    How To Draw A Surfer: Step 4

    Now, let’s draw the boardshorts. First, make an oval to draw the leg opening of the shorts. Next, draw two lines connecting the oval to the torso. Now, form an inverted L-shaped line as shown to draw the other leg.

  5. Attach The Legs

    How To Draw A Surfer: Step 5

    Attach the surfer’s legs by first drawing two pairs of lines then making two rounded shapes at the bottom to draw the feet.

  6. Create The Surfboard

    How To Draw A Surfer: Step 6

    Create the surfboard by first forming a wide oval shape. Next, draw the visible side of the surfboard by making a curved line. Then, draw a straight line at the center of the surfboard as shown.

  7. Draw The Foam

    How To Draw A Surfer: Step 7

    Draw the foamy top of the waves by making bumpy lines similar to the illustration.

  8. Form The Barrel

    How To Draw A Surfer: Step 8

    Draw the wave’s barrel shape by creating curved lines.

  9. Complete The Surfer Drawing

    How To Draw A Surfer: Step 9

    Complete the surfer drawing by first coloring the surfer’s skin with a light brown crayon. Use a yellow crayon to color his hair. Next, shade the boardshorts with an orange crayon. Now, color the surfboard with different shades of green. Let’s color the top of the waves with a light blue crayon. Then, fill in curved parts of the water with a darker blue crayon. Finally, color the sky with a gradation of dark blue to light blue.

How to Draw a Surfer PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Surfer. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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