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Welcome to “Los Angeles’ Premier Surf Lessons School”!

I had such an awesome lesson!

I had such an awesome lesson. Conner was the best. Seriously, of the 20 or so people I’ve surfed with over the years, he was the most fun and I really feel like I improved. Thank you!

Katie Brown

You have a Great Team and Organization!

My oldest works for you this summer – Claire. Just wanted to thank you and your team, she loves it. The people she works with and the campers is what she talks about daily. You have a great team and organization – just wanted to let you know.

Joe Gunning

Thank you again for all that you do!

Thank you so much for your continued support! I know I’ve probably shared this before but your surf camp is one of the best highlights of offerings during our summer term. It’s such a unique experience that we would not otherwise be able to offer. It also just happens that the pictures have just arrived,… Read more “Thank you again for all that you do!”

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Andrew and Campsurf rock!

I just wanted to thank Campsurf employees for the fun that my son had today at the 9-12 camp. So much fun that he wanted a private lesson. Andrew Neal enthusiastically got my kiddo up on a board and he is itching for more, we are booked for Monday. Andrew and camp surf rock!

Raye R.

A positive difference in so many lives

Thanks for making a positive difference in so many lives. When I pick my grandson up from camp, he always says, “I had the best day ever!” As we drive home, he happily tells me about all the fun activities. Then he gets quiet. I look in the rear view mirror and he is sound… Read more “A positive difference in so many lives”

Sharon Miller

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… Read more “I’ll definitely recommend camp surf!”

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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 three years in a row 2017, 2018 and 2019!

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.

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!

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CampSurf provides expert surf lessons. CampSurf serves the cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Santa Monica and Los Angeles.