Our surf camp has been running since 2004 - we have two locations, Venice and Manhattan Beach. It’s a great way for kids to spend the day playing and relaxing while learning how to handle themselves competently in the surf. Our surf program is for youths from ages 5 to 17 and of all skill levels; our more experienced students work with instructors on advanced material further out where waves are more suitable, while beginners and intermediate students spend their time working on more basic material on the inside, closer to shore.
Safety is our top priority; our professional instructors are CPR and First Aid certified, and our maximum student to instructor ratio of 5 to 1 in the water ensures every child gets enough attention. We provide foam surfboards, bodyboards, full length wetsuits, snacks, drinking water, sunblock, and canopies for shade. We provide an awesome summer experience that will never be forgotten!
Surf camp students will learn about wave dynamics, ocean safety, rip and side shore currents, paddling out, popping up on a surf board, board handling, turning, wave selection, positioning and maneuvering, surfing etiquette, and more.
While our main focus is surfing, other camp activities include beach volleyball, beach soccer, Nerf touch-football, Nerf dodge-ball, Frisbee, boogie boarding, body surfing, swimming, paddling and sand sculpture. We also provide break times to dry off, re-hydrate, reapply sunblock, and relax or play.
Summer Break Surf Camp runs from June 12th through September 1st. Full days are 9:30am-3:30pm, half days are 9:30am-12:15pm and 12:45pm-3:30pm. Multi-week and sibling discounts available! Extended care is available from 8am to 5pm. Individual days and flexible scheduling also available.