ABOUT OUR SURF CAMPS
Learn to Surf LA’s Santa Monica and Los Angeles Surf Camps both have excellent locations in the Los Angeles area. Conveniently located at the end of the 10 and the 105 freeways, it’s an easy drive to our surf camp from greater Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Venice as well as for those coming from the South Bay, Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo, Malibu, Pacific Palisades and other LA areas. Both breaks have gently sloping sandy bottom, such that the waves here break much more mildly compared to most other breaks. We are fortunate enough to have two great locations with a wide range of latitude for acceptable wave conditions -These are some of the easiest waves to learn to surf on that you’ll ever find!
Our qualified, experienced instructors are CPR and First Aid certified–your child’s safety is our primary concern, and our maximum in water instructor to student ratio of 5 to 1 ensures that every child get’s enough individual attention (some schools have a ratio of up to 10 to one!!).
Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu and Santa Monica Surf Camp students will learn about wave dynamics, ocean safety and awareness, how to deal with rip-currents, popping up on a surf board, handling the board in the water, turning, wave selection, positioning and maneuvering, surfing etiquette, and much, much more.
Other beach activities we offer are: paddling, boogie-boarding, swimming, body-surfing, , running, sand sculpture, and beach games such as Frisbee, Nerf touch-football, beach volleyball, dodge-ball and beach soccer. We also have break times to dry off, rehydrate and relax or play. No child is forced to participate in any activity.
A typical day session schedule is as follows:
|8:00 – 9:30||Extended Care (free from 8:30), Check In, Beach Games|
|9:30 – 9:40||Sunblock Application, Introductions|
|9:40 – 9:50||Calisthenics, stretching, warm up exercises|
|9:50 – 10:10||Ocean Knowledge, Water Safety Training|
|10:10 – 11:00||Instructed Surfing/Bodyboarding|
|11:00 – 11:25||Sunblock Reapplication, Snack Time, Snack Run|
|11:25 – 12:15||Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Games, Volleyball|
|12:15 – 12:45||Lunch (not provided), Free Time, Half Day Pickup and Check In|
|12:45 – 12:55||Sunblock Re-Application, Introductions|
|12:55 – 1:05||Calisthenics, stretching, warm up exercises|
|1:05 – 1:25||Ocean Knowledge, Water Safety Training|
|1:25 – 2:15||Instructed Surfing/Bodyboarding|
|2:15 – 2:40||Sunblock Reapplication, Snack Time, Snack Run|
|2:40 – 3:30||Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Games, Volleyball|
|3:30||Pick Up, Sign Out|
|3:30 – 5:00||Extended Care (free until 4pm)|
|*Note – For repeat campers, redundant training activities will be replaced with surf instruction/free time/beach games.|