Welcome to “Los Angeles’ Premier Surf School”!

The Los Angeles Business Journal referred to Campsurf as “Los Angeles’ premier surf school.”  We are the official surf school of the city of Manhattan Beach and have been contracted to run their Department of Parks and Recreation surf classes since 1997.  We have been featured on ESPN, Fit TV, K-CAL Channel 9, the nationally broadcasted CBS Morning show, HD Net’s “Get Out!” and the nationally syndicated TV show “The Doctors”. We’ve also been voted “Best Kids Camp” by our local community two years in a row, 2017 and 2018! 

All of our programs emphasize safety and fun, but we also take the next step and teach our students to view the ocean with a surfer’s eye so they can safely and confidently ride waves on their own.  Our professional surf instructors have taught thousands of students and can assess and address bad techniques so students can improve and move forward on their surfing path.  All of our surf lessons, surf classes, and surf camps include the use of quality surfboards and wetsuits and we are well stocked in all sizes of both.

We Had A Great Time!

I wanted to let you know that my daughters and I had a great time and that Connor was a great instructor. He took time with each of us & was always there to help and answer questions. He had a great attitude & his love of surfing and teaching others to surf genuinely showed… Read more “We Had A Great Time!”

Scott Briggs

I’ll definitely recommend camp surf!

Our family had Tyus give us a lesson this past Tuesday. None of us had surfed before and he was really kind and laid back but also a great teacher. I have a new admiration for surfers as I didn’t realize how difficult it is. Really glad we had the experience and working I’ll definitely… Read more “I’ll definitely recommend camp surf!”


Our lessons and camps take place at Rosecrans Avenue in the El Porto area of beautiful Manhattan Beach, just 2 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  With it’s stunning beach and consistent, year-round surf, Manhattan Beach is the best location in Los Angeles to take a surf lesson.  Los Angeles Magazine listed El Porto and Campsurf in their August 2009 “Best of LA” issue as the "Best Beach for New Surfers".

What really sets Campsurf apart from other Los Angeles surf schools are Our Instructors.  All of our instructors are CPR and First-Aid Certified and are experienced surfers and watermen.  They each bring their own surf culture and stoke to our students through proven teaching techniques.  We are stoked on our crew and can guarantee you will not find a more experienced group of surf instructors at any other surf school.  Check out Our Instructors page to meet the crew and see for yourself.

Please have a browse around our website and feel free to Contact Us with any questions.  We hope to see you in the water soon!

 Voted Best of the Beach 2017 & 2018

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