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!
Sun block (SPF 30 or SPF 50)
Pack a lunch, or bring $14-$20 cash for lunch money daily
Flip flops (optional)
Sun glasses (optional)
A positive attitude
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.
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.