Summer Surf Camps

AQUA SURF School builds fun, safe and educational surfing programs for children and teens ages 5-17, that result in the development of lifelong skills, lasting memories and treasured friendships.

Our instructors tailor the experience based on the needs of each individual camper, while maintaining a group/family-style atmosphere. We invite and are able to accommodate everyone from complete beginners to kids and teens learning to surf at a pro-level. We have a 3 to 1 ratio of students to teachers, to ensure the highest quality safety practices and personalized attention for each camper.


We are proud to have a large number of returning teachers. Our teachers act as mentors for summer camp students, building their skill sets and abilities in surfing and in life. Our unique methodology establishes proper surfing techniques and practices rigorous safety protocols from the start.

AQUA SURF helps camp students learn and grow by:

  • Being healthy and positive role models
  • Coaching with consistent and quality instruction
  • Teaching respect for our ocean and caring for our planet
  • Improving responsible communication methods and social skills
  • Inspiring new meaningful friendships with local and international youth
  • Encouraging resiliency -- fall, learn, get back up and persist until successful
  • Facilitating a safe and fun filled space for family and new/old friends to enjoy together
  • Giving teens the opportunity to take on responsibilities and learn leadership skills with our Counselor in Training (CIT) program  
  • Providing supervision and instruction with enough freedom that campers learn independence, build self-esteem and broaden their creativity

Students can either attend by the day (individual half/full days) or by the week (one or more weeks at a time). Summer camps run Monday to Friday, for the entire summer break. Half days run from 9:00am-12:00pm or 12:00pm-3:00pm and full days are from 9:00am-3:00pm. We provide many flexible ways to attend, so it’s easy to customize camps for your needs and preferences.




Student to Staff Ratios: If surf conditions change, so do our student to instructor ratios. Ratios depend on safety, maturity and experience of the group.  Learn more about our student to instructor ratios.


Why AQUA SURF: Our mission is to keep surfing safe, and fun for everyone! For more information, please visit our about page. All of our summer camp counselors and instructors go through our in-house certification and training program involving: extensive swimming, running, emergency response techniques and procedures and systematic surfing instruction. All staff is professionally certified in CPR and First Aid.  Our beach summer camp captain is a Los Angeles County certified ocean lifeguard.


AQUA SURF's contests focus on self surf mastery: Students work on improving their individual abilities (overall) throughout the week and/or summer, not competing against one another, but with themselves.
Fantastic Prizes: Surfboards, Hats, Trophies, etc.


Summer Camp Dates: 

  • July 5 - July 8
  • July 11 - July 15
  • July 18 - July 22
  • July 25 - July 29
  • August 1 - August 5
  • August 8 - August 12
  • August 15 - August 19
  • August 22 - August 26
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Extended Care: 
Early Drop-Off = 7:00am to 9:00am
Late Pick-Up = 3:00pm to 6:00pm
$16 per hour (per student)

Discounts: AQUA SURF encourages siblings, friends and family to attend together. We evaluate discounts upon request, on a case by case basis. If someone really wants to surf, but cannot afford to pay, they may apply for a sponsorship. Our company offers promotions regularly to customers via our email newsletter and our social media channels.

FULL session: WEEK passes
9:00am - 3:00pm (RECOMMENDED)
Consecutive: Monday - Friday

  • 1 Week = $529
  • 2 Weeks = $995
  • 3 Weeks = $1435
  • 4 Weeks = $1825
  • 5 Weeks = $2180
  • 6 Weeks = $2495

May be shared or split with family and friends.

1/2 session: WEEK passes
(9:00am - 12:00PM) or (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Consecutive: Monday - Friday

  • Per Week = $330

FULL session: DAY passes
9:00am - 3:00pm (RECOMMENDED)
Use Any Day

  • 1 Day = $130
  • 5 Days = $629
  • 7 Days = $799
  • 9 Days = $990
  • 12 Days = $1250
  • 15 Days = $1495

May be shared or split between family and friends. Additionally, full day passes can be used for private surf lessons (all year round).

1/2 session: DAY passes
(9:00am - 12:00PM) or (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Consecutive: Monday - Friday

  • Per Day = $85

Equipment rentals costs are included.


Other Info: All surf camps include a 15% surcharge beach permit fee charged by the city. Please reference our Policy if you need to: cancel, refund, or reschedule (please make these requests in writing; via email). AQUA SURF summer surf camps are tax deductible

  • AQUA SURF provides shade (canopies and umbrellas) for our students to take breaks from the sun.  We strictly and frequently apply sunscreen and Zinka to help keep our students extra protected.
  • The cost of lunch is not included.  We suggest packing a lunch or sending your kids/teens with money ($12).  Every day we place an order from a set-menu provided by a local restaurant.
  • The ocean and weather can be unpredictable.  We find conditions favorable the 95% of the time.  In that rare case when conditions are very poor our beach captain implements back-up protocols.  Usually we are able to work around challenging surf/weather conditions, but our priority is always to maintain a safe and fun experience.

We try to encourage everyone to have fun, let loose, and be themselves.  However it’s especially important for young people to learn surfing and water safety skills in a protected environment.  With this combination, our camps are an experience they will cherish forever.