Summer Surf Camps

Fun, safe, and educational surfing programs for children and teens (ages 5-17).  Our surf camps run all summer long (Monday – Friday).  We have By the Day or By the Week options.  Aqua Surf diligently hires and trains positive role models for our camp team.  This helps us empower campers to gain greater confidence, build lifelong skills, and create treasured memories.

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.  Aqua Surf is dedicated to the highest safety practices and personalized attention for each camper.

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Great Staff

We are proud to have a large number of returning teachers. Our teachers act as mentors for students of our summer surf camps, 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.


  • 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
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Day & Week Camps

Lots of options for students & parents:

  • Open from Monday thru Friday
  • By the Week or By the Day
  • Drop-ins available when we’re not sold out
  • AM runs from 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • PM runs from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Full Day sessions are from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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At Aqua Surf School, we prioritize safety and personalized instruction through our dynamic student-to-instructor ratios. Adapting to changing surf conditions and the group’s experience levels, we ensure a safer, focused learning environment that lets every camper thrive.  With us, instruction is flexible, prioritizing individual growth and safety as the surf ebbs and flows.  Read about our student to instructor ratios.

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Our mission is to keep surfing safe, and fun for everyone!  Visit our about page.  Our summer surfing camp staff is professionally certified in CPR + First Aid, and goes through our in-house certification program involving: extensive swimming, running, safety protocols, emergency response, teaching procedures, ocean lifeguarding techniques, and systematic surfing instruction.  We invest in hiring and training the best of the best instructors, which creates a safe learning environment for youths of all ages and experience levels.


Surf Contests Every Friday

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. Our team is stoked to recognize campers for personal growth and achieving their surfing goals. Parents are encourage to attend and watch the contest Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Fantastic Prizes: Surfboards, Hats, Trophies, etc.

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2023 Schedule Dates

  • April 10 – April 14
  • June 5 – June 9
  • June 12 – June 16
  • June 19 – June 23
  • June 26 – June 30
  • July 3 – July 7
  • July 10 – July 14
  • July 17 – July 21
  • July 24 – July 28
  • July 31 – Aug 4
  • Aug 1 – Aug 5
  • Aug 7 – Aug 11
  • Aug 14 – Aug 18
  • Aug 21 – Aug 25
  • Aug 28 – Sept 1

By The Day Price Options & Packages

Full Day
(9:00am - 3:00pm)suggesting selection
1 Day$165
3 Days$457
5 Days$734
7 Days$936
9 Days$1,160
12 Days$1,464
15 Days$1,752
Half Day (AM / PM)
(9:00am – 12:00pm) or (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
1 half day$115
4 half days$435
8 half days$818
12 half days$1148

By the Week Price Options & Packages

Monday - Friday (consecutive)

Full Day
(9:00am - 3:00pm)suggesting selection
1 Week$649
2 Weeks$1,198
3 Weeks$1,739
4 Weeks$2,262
5 Weeks$2,724
6 Weeks$3,177
Half Day (AM / PM)
(9:00am - 12:00pm) or (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Per Half Week$435

Other Info: Our surfing camp include a 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 surfing camp 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.

  • The ocean and weather can be unpredictable. We find conditions favorable 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 to always maintain a safe and fun experience.

Extended Care:
This option is currently available from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The cost is $25 per child, per hour. Please contact our office 24 hours in advance to register for this option.

Our company wishes that every child have the opportunity to surf and enjoy our camp. If you need help financially please:

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Beach Activities/Games

There is never a dull moment at AQUA Surf Camp. We aim to spend as much time surfing and in the ocean as possible, but we do have other activities available. Time spent on the sand is easily made exciting and memorable by playing beach games. Examples of our beach games include capture the flag, happy-ball, soccer, volleyball, sandcastle building, etc. We offer activities/games that are inclusive to campers of all ages, but participation is not required.


Santa Monica Beach

Near Venice Beach

There is nothing that embodies Los Angeles like a crystal clear view of the Santa Monica Pier backed by blue water, palm trees, and the striking silhouette of the Santa Monica Mountains. We’ve called this stretch of beach our home for over twenty years. Now teaching at Lifeguard Tower 28, our Santa Monica location offers safe conditions for new and seasoned surfers. Enjoy fun rides and regular visits from our local dolphin pods. You can find some of the best local restaurants nearby, retail at the world-famous Santa Monica Promenade, or the iconic Venice Beach boardwalk. We have partnered with a local cafe to offer a kid-friendly lunch menu as an alternative to campers packing their lunch. Lunch orders are taken each morning at our check-in table. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available. Camper drop-off and pick-up are made easy with a spacious parking lot across the sand. Public restrooms and drinking fountains are available to our campers all day.

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Manhattan Beach (El Porto)

The gateway to the South Bay, our Manhattan Beach camp, can be found at El Porto Beach, known for some of the best waves in Los Angeles County. Buzzing with beach culture, El Porto attracts surfers, volleyball players, skaters, cyclists, and runners alike, thanks to its famous surf break, beach volleyball courts, and the Marvin Braude bike path. Manhattan Beach is a fantastic place to learn how to surf. It’s ideal for summer camp with plenty of opportunities to challenge more advanced surfers on the outside breaks and several reforms that create an easy and gentle whitewash on the inside. With the help of our experienced staff, students can excel through the ranks from the beginner section into more advanced surf with ease.  Our Manhattan location is perfect for all levels of surfing, from absolute beginners with no ocean experience to more advanced surfers needing professional coaching. Campers will experience the thrill of learning to surf and progressing their skills at this versatile beach break. Check-in and check-out are conveniently located at the end of 45th street. Public restrooms and drinking fountains are available to our campers all day.

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Redondo Beach

Near Torrance Beach

Our Redondo Beach camp is located near Torrance beach border, just a short walk from the towering Palos Verdes bluffs. This stretch of coast hosts unmatched views and offers less crowded waters for our beginner surfers to become acquainted with the sport. With a smaller capacity, our Redondo Beach camp provides a family feel to our program, with an average of 20-30 campers on any given day. We treasure getting to know our Redondo campers in this smaller group setting. ADA restrooms and parking are available at Miramar Park, directly above our beach set-up. Check-in and check-out are located on the esplanade near the end of Vista Del Mar. Public restrooms and drinking fountains are available to our campers all day.

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Build lifelong skills and create treasured memories!

Surf Camp Information:

  • Kids, Teens (Ages 5 to 17)
  • By the DAY or By the WEEK
  • 9am to 3pm (ALL Day)
  • 9am to Noon or Noon to 3pm (Half Day)
  • Equipment Rentals (Surfboards & Wetsuits) Included


  • 3 to 1 Student to Instructor Ratio
  • Highest Safety Practices
  • Personalized Attention & Personalized Surf Instruction
  • Awarded the #1 Surf School in Southern California
  • Diligently Hire and Train Positive Role Models for Our Camp

Ready To Ride the Waves?

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.

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