No better time to hit L.A.’s beautiful beaches than summer! Whether your kids are mini O.G.s or groms, surf summer camps are perfect for developing their skills under the watchful eye of experts. Take a look at some of the best summer camps in Los Angeles and the South Bay, focused on surf lessons.
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Best Surf Summer Camps in Los Angeles
Perfect Day Surf Camp
Proudly marketed as powered by a mom and a team of professionals, Perfect Day Surf Camp has a summer camp program for kids ages eight to 17 across four different locations, including Redondo beach.
Santa Monica: 530 CA-1, Santa Monica, CA 90402.
Manhattan Beach: 700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90402.
Redondo Beach: 100 Knob Hill Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Torrance Beach: 389 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Aloha Beach Camp
Specialized in beach and aquatic sports programs for kids aged 4 to 14, Aloha Beach Camp is one of the most sought-after surf camps in Los Angeles. Best part? They work in a day-by-day format!
Address: 30100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Highly customizable, Aqua Surf has by-the-day or by-the-week options according to your needs. Their instructors teach kids ages five to 17 on a 3-to-1 ratio, guaranteeing highly personalized attention for your kids.
Santa Monica: 2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Redondo Beach: 201 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Manhattan Beach: 45th Street – El Porto (Manhattan Beach), CA 90266.
Located in Manhattan Beach, Camp Surf provides introductory and advanced surfing camp lessons to kids age seven and up. You can choose whether your kids attend the morning or afternoon camp classes.
Address: 38th St. & The Strand Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Located in Zuma Beach, Malibu Makos offer surf camp options to both kids and adults across all levels of expertise—from absolute beginner to advanced. The exceptional quality of their instructors makes it one of the most sought-after summer camps in Los Angeles.
Address: 30600 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Surf Academy takes its name seriously and offers a plethora of summer camp activities focused around the ocean, from the classic Summer Surf Camp aimed at kids in 4th through 8th grades to the Ocean Ambassador camp which expands beyond basic surf lessons to teach young surfers rescue techniques, first aid, and awareness of the tides and rip currents among other advanced skills.
Address: Tower 24, 24th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Santa Monica Surf School
Offering classes to kids ages nine and up, Santa Monica Surf School has daily and weekly rates for surf camp that range from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Likewise, they guarantee a student to instructor ratio of 3-to-1 to ensure your kids get the best attention possible.
Address: 2400 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Go Surf LA
One of the most popular summer camps in Los Angeles, Go Surf LA is open to kids ages five to 17 during Spring Break or Summer Break with both full-day and half-day options.
Address: 1 Bicknell Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Summer of Surf
Just because you live inland doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to surf. Summer of Surf provides a deluxe bus transportation service to shuttle kids from the San Gabriel Valley to the beach. The program also allows you to pick and choose the days and weeks most convenient for your family.
Address: 2351 Braeburn Rd, Altadena, CA 91001.
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Looking for more summer camp options? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps In Los Angeles.