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May 23rd
Camps At Southern California Beaches PDF Print E-mail
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What could be more fun for a kid who loves the beach than surf camp? Besides learning surf techniques, your child will learn safety skills, how to respect the ocean's power while having fun, play beach games, build strength and confidence, and meet like minded beach lovers.

Most of the Southern California beach camps listed below are day camps. They typically go all day (around 6 hours) in 5 day weekly sessions. Some are overnight camps and are indicated as such. Most include the equipment, which can be wetsuits and surfboards, but others recommend you bring your own. Some include lunch, while others allow you to buy it there or bring one from home. When considering a surf camp, ask about the child to instructor ratio, how your child will be grouped (by age? by skill level?).  Inquire about the instructor's experience, insurance and safety precautions. This list is by no means comprehensive, and these surf camps are not necessarily endorsed by this writer, but it does give you a place to start your search.

In the San Diego area:

Walking On Water Dream Surf Camp (858-509-7977),

Gnarly Neal's Island Surf Camp (858-344-5336)

The Pacific Surf School (858-488-2685),

La Jolla Surf Camp (858-454-8273)

Australian Surf Academy (858-454-8273)

SDSA Surf Camp (800-447-7873)

Camp Pacific's Surf and Bodyboard Camp (760-434-7564).

In the San Clemente area:

Summer Soul Surf Camp (800-522-1352),

Endless Summer Surf Camp (949-498-7862)

Groundswell Surf Camps (949-361-1740).

Orange County (OC):

In Newport Beach- Endless Summer Surf Camp (949-498-7862)

Huntington Beach - Corky Carroll's Surf School (888-454-7873)

In Los Angeles County:

Seal Beach - M&M Surfing School (714-846-7873)

Manhattan Beach - Kanoa Aquatics Manhattan Beach Surf Camp (310-374-1994)

Santa Monica:

Aqua Surf School Surf Camp (310-902-7737)

Santa Monica Surf Camp (310-467-6898)

Venice - Kanoa Aquatics (310-374-1994).

Malibu - Kanoa Aquatics Surf Camp (310-374-1994)

Malibu Makos Kids' Surf/Ocean Safety Day Camp (Zuma Beach) (310-317-1229)

In the Santa Barbara area:

Ocean Adventures Beach Day Camps (805-455-6459)

Santa Barbara Surf School (805-745-8877)

UC Santa Barbara Surf & Kayak Camp (805-893-3913).

To find out more about these Southern California surf camps, you can go to www.southern-california-beaches-vacation-guide.com/surf-camps.html.