Santa Monica Surf Camp Directions

Santa Monica Beach - Just North of Lifeguard Tower 28

Our van is parked across the street from the Ocean View Park (address: 2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA)
We are near the border of Santa Monica and Venice Beach.

Drop Off Time:  8:45am to 9:15am
Pick Up Time:  2:45pm to 3:15pm

What to bring:

  • Please advise camp director on site upon arrival of any medical conditions, injuries, or allergies.

  • Please make sure we have your cell phone # & best contact #s!

  • Fresh towels

  • Sun block (SPF 30 or SPF 50)

  • Swim suit

  • Hat

  • Water (H2O)

  • Pack a lunch, or bring $14-$20 cash for lunch money daily

  • Camera (optional)

  • Flip flops (optional)

  • Sun glasses (optional)

  • A positive attitude

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How do I get the most out of my camp experience?
A:  Talk to your instructors before, or during the camp about what you want to accomplish, experience, goals, and progress.

Q:  How do I prevent sunburn?
A:  Apply generous amounts of sun block before arriving to the beach.  Pack a HAT for them.  Use Zinka on top of sun block on their checks, nose, and face (as needed).  You may also purchase sunscreen from AQUA SURF (upon arrival).

Q:  What else do I need to know?
A:  We recommend secure swim suits that hug your body.  Swim suits that will hold-up against the elements are strongly advised.

Q:  May parents/guardians hang out on the beach at camp?
A:  Yes, of course!  AQUA SURF School is all about family, friends, and fun!  When picking a day to watch your kids/teens surf we do suggest parents/guardians visit on Fridays around 10:15am for our weekly surf contest.  We also recommend that parents/guardians allow their kids/teens time to acclimate into our camp environment.  In our experience, most kids/teens learn and respond more effectively to us when they are allowed solo time to learn surfing, and experience our camp as an individual (especially on Mondays & Tuesdays).

Q:  What is the most efficient way to drop-off, pick-up, or park?
A:  When dropping-off/picking-up go into the all day parking-lot.  If there is an attendant present, inform them you are you are just dropping-off/picking-up, and you will be out in minutes.  If you are parking, there is a two hour and an all-day beach parking-lot.  Both parking-lots have machines that accept credit cards.

Q:  Do I need to tip surf camp staff?
A:  Gratuity is optional.  Please give any counselor/instructor tips to the Captain/Manager and they will distribute them appropriately to camp staff.

Other:  Please refer to our Camp FAQs and POLICY for cancellations, reschedules, and refunds.

We encourage AQUA SURF parents to connect and stay in touch with one another.  This helps in co-ordinating with new friends for discounted winter lessons, spring break camps, and birthday beach surf parties or trips.  AQUA SURF teaches every day -- all year round.

Print and sign your Liability Form by clicking here or a legal guardian may sign one on the beach.

Please also check out our surf camp FAQS.