Surf Camps

Our Surf Camps in Manhattan Beach provide a safe, fun and educational introduction to surfing and the ocean environment for boys and girls age 7 and up.  Our Surf Camps are different from others in the way we pass on surfing and ocean knowledge. Our low ratio of 1 instructor to a max of 4 students guarantees surfing improvement, personal attention and, most importantly, safety. We pride ourselves on the quality of our instruction and the caliber of our instructors. All of Our Instructors are CPR & First-Aid Certified and are among the top surfers and watermen in the area, each with years of teaching experience and training.  We are not a beach activities camp. If you’re looking for a solid foundation in surfing, book a Surf Camp with us. We guarantee you’ll see results by the end of the week! Already have a solid foundation in surfing and want to take your surfing to the next level? Checkout our Advanced Surf Camp.

Please use the tabs below to make a reservation and to learn more about our Surf Camps.

To reserve a spot in one of our Surf Camps, choose from one of the camp schedules below and select “Book Now”.  You will be directed to our online registration site and can follow the prompts from there. You will receive a detailed confirmation email with everything you need to know about your upcoming surf camp, including what to bring, where to meet, and release forms.  Please Contact Us if you have questions or need assistance with registration.  For more details on each camp schedule, select the “Camp Details” tab above.

School Recess Surf Camps

Staff Development | March 16th
Spring Break | April 6th-10th
10AM - 2PM
$395 per week
$90 per day
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10AM-2PM Summer Surf Camp

June 8th - August 28th
$395 per week
$90 per day
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9AM-12PM Summer Surf Camp

June 8th - August 28th
$325 per week
$75 per day
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1PM-4PM Summer Surf Camp

June 8th - August 28th
$325 per week
$75 per day
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Camp Schedule Options

10AM to 2PM
Monday-Friday
June 8th – August 28th
$395 per week
$90 per day

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10:00AM – Check-in at Campsurf Bus
10:15AM – Surf Check & Warm-up Stretch
10:30AM – Surf Instruction
12:00PM – Surf Lecture / Lunch Break
12:45PM – Surf Instruction
2:00PM – Camper Pick-Up

9AM to 12PM
Monday-Friday
June 22nd – August 28th
$325 per week
$75 per day

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9:00AM – Check-in at Campsurf Bus
9:15AM – Surf Check & Warm-up Stretch
9:30AM – Surf Instruction
10:45AM – Snack/Water Break
11:00AM – Surf Instruction
12:00PM – Camper Pick-Up

1PM to 4PM
Monday-Friday
June 22nd – August 28th
$325 per week
$75 per day

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1:00PM – Check-in at Campsurf Bus
1:15PM – Surf Check & Warm-up Stretch
1:30PM – Surf Instruction
2:45PM – Snack/Water Break
3:00pM – Surf Instruction
4:00PM – Camper Pick-Up

School Recess Surf Camps
Staff Development | March 16th
Spring Break | April 6th-10th
$350 per week
$90 per day

Book Now!

10:00AM – Check-in at Campsurf Bus
10:15AM – Surf Check & Warm-up Stretch
10:30AM – Surf Instruction
12:00PM – Surf Lecture / Lunch Break
12:45PM – Surf Instruction
2:00PM – Camper Pick-Up
Our 9AM and 1PM Surf Camps are great options for kids who are participating in the LA County Jr. Lifeguard program as it allows them to surf either before or after their scheduled JG Program. Many participants will walk, skate or ride their bikes from our Surf Camp to their Jr. Lifeguard program in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach.

Full Day Surf Camp: We also offer a full-day, 9AM-4PM, camp option, which combines our 9AM and 1PM Surf Camps.  Participants will take a lunch break from 12PM-1PM.  The cost is $450/week ($395 for multiple weeks) or $110/day. This cannot be scheduled online, so please Contact Us and we will make the reservation for you.

Camp Location

Our surf camps take place at 38th St. in Manhattan Beach, just north of the Rosecrans Ave. Lifeguard Tower. Pick-up and drop-off are at the Campsurf Bus located at the south end of the El Porto Beach parking lot. Click Here for detailed directions.

What’s Included

  • Soft/Foam Surfboard
  • Body Glove Wetsuit
  • 1:4 Instructor to surfer ratio

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water & Snacks
  • Packed Lunch or $10 for lunch *10AM Camp only. View Lunch Options
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits are provided, but surfers may bring their own equipment

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! You are welcome to bring your own board and wetsuit.
Our School Holiday Surf Camps are programs we run during the Fall, Winter and Spring when local students have a few days off of school. These include Spring Break, District Recess, MLK Day, Veteran’s Day, Holiday Vacation and Staff Development Day. They follow the same schedule as our 10AM-2PM surf Camp. Click the Book Now tab to view the latest School Holiday Camp schedule.
Yes! When registering two children for a full week program you should automatically receive a 10% sibling discount. This applies to multiple week registrations for individual students as well. If the discount is not working, please Contact Us and we will complete the registration for you.
Yes! Our camp is primarily kids age 7 to 15, but our program is actually great for adults and we’ve had many satisfied adult clients. Due to our low instructor to surfer ratio, every fourth person in the water is an instructor who’s at least 18 years old so you won’t feel like you’re surrounded by kids. We also spend nearly the entire camp time in the water so you will be focused primarily on your own surfing skills for the duration of camp.
You may attend as many days of camp as you’d like.  We have a weekly rate and daily rate, which you can choose at checkout depending on whether you’ll be attending the full 5-day camp or between 1 and 4 days.  
At this point, we do not offer accommodation or overnight surf camps. We do have a list of recommended hotels on our website that are located close to where our surf lessons and camps take place.  Click Here to view the local accommodations.  We hope to offer surf travel and overnight options in the near future.  
We use a third party registration software that has it’s limitations when it comes to registering children or siblings. If you created an account for yourself AND your child, you need to make sure you’re logged into your child’s account, which requires a separate username and password. Unless you will also be participating in one of our programs, we recommend your only account with us is under your child’s name. Please Contact Us if you’re having any trouble with this and we will straighten it out for you.
Due to high demand and limited space in our programs, the following cancellation policies apply:
7 or more days prior to camp start date = Full refund
3 to 6 days prior to camp start day = Campsurf account credit
Within 48 hours of camp start date = 50% refund or Campsurf credit
“No-Shows” will not receive Campsurf credit or a refund
If Campsurf cancels a camp, a full refund or credit will be given to registered participants.

Couldn’t find what you were looking for?  Please Contact Us and we’ll respond promptly and answer any of your questions.

Marty & Brew

Thank you for another amazing summer experience for Ethan.  All of your instructors are fantastic and have really instilled a true love of surfing in Ethan.  Have an awesome rest of summer.  Much luck & success.  See you next year!  
Beth
Thank you for everything.  Our kids had a fabulous time.  As always, Will and Maddie were wonderful with our girls.  And, Kevin, Austin and Tyler were fantastic with our Godsons. The boys could not stop talking about surfing.  And they plan to do it again when they visit next summer.
Lisa A
Thank you Tommy! They had so much fun today.  Jason killed it with them as usual, tandeming with their friends etc.  Just in case parents don’t pass this along to you, Jason does an amazing job every single time they are there.  Sometimes I hang out down there and surf alongside the camp so I see it firsthand.  He’s just great!

Julie M
Coco and Frankie had an amazing week learning to surf at your camp. Paul enjoyed his first surf lesson. Many thanks to all the instructors for the fun, magical, and safe experience with special thanks to Oliver, Dana aka mustache, Maddy and Alex. Photos of Frankie below, what a difference a week makes for a first time surfer!
Susan, Paul, Frankie, Janet and Coco.
Taye had SO MUCH FUN!!!  Thank you so much!  Can we come back Monday!!??

Jin
Just wanted to let you know that Luke had a blast and wants to officially start learning to surf!  Dana was awesome!!  Look for Luke showing up on the schedule a lot!

Jen H
Thanks again for getting Charlie into camp yesterday.  He was SO excited about his day!  Charlie was so excited he wants to do camp of over the Thanksgiving holiday now! Looking forward to hearing from you and again, thank you for yesterday!
Janiece
Hey Tommy!  I just wanted to pass on huge thanks and praise for the fantastic experience CJ had last week (and yesterday). He’s hooked, and will continue with after school surf next month.  The way your instructors run the camp is perfect.  They’re on time, fun, great with kids…very professional while at the same time relaxed and friendly.  Brooklyn had a great time too yesterday, by the way.  She’s looking forward to trying more lessons.

All the best,

Jen Cassone