Manhattan Beach Surf Camp Directions
45th Street - El Porto (Manhattan Beach)
Our van is parked on the bottom of the ramp at 45th street. Our instructors will meet you by the van at 9:00am for morning check-in, and 3:00pm for afternoon pick up. If you are dropping off or picking up at noon, please meet us on the beach by our AQUA SURF canopy near the lifeguard tower.
We are near the address: 4499 The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Morning Drop Off Time: 8:45am to 9:15am (Parking Lot)
Afternoon Drop Off and Pick Up Time: 12:00pm (On the Beach)
Pick Up Time: 2:45pm to 3:00pm (Parking Lot)
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)
Please pack a healthy lunch (with snacks) and Bottle of Water
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 park near the van.
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 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.