Our Surf Camps in Manhattan Beach provide a safe, fun and educational introduction to surfing and the ocean environment for boys and girls age 7 and up. Our Surf Camps are different from others in the way we pass on surfing and ocean knowledge. Our low ratio of 1 instructor to a max of 4 students guarantees surfing improvement, personal attention and, most importantly, safety. We pride ourselves on the quality of our instruction and the caliber of our instructors. All of Our Instructors are CPR & First-Aid Certified and are among the top surfers and watermen in the area, each with years of teaching experience and training. If you’re looking for a solid foundation in surfing, book a Surf Camp with us. We guarantee you’ll see results by the end of the week! Already have a solid foundation in surfing and want to take your surfing to the next level? Checkout our Advanced Surf Camp.
Please use the tabs below to make a reservation and to learn more about our Surf Camps.
To reserve a spot in one of our Surf Camps, choose from one of the camp schedules below and select “Book Now”. You will be directed to our online registration site and can follow the prompts from there. You will receive a detailed confirmation email with everything you need to know about your upcoming surf camp, including what to bring, where to meet, and release forms. Please Contact Us if you have questions or need assistance with registration. For more details on each camp schedule, select the “Camp Details” tab above.
Our 9AM and 1PM Surf Camps are great options for kids who are participating in the LA County Jr. Lifeguard program as it allows them to surf either before or after their scheduled JG Program. Many participants will walk, skate or ride their bikes from our Surf Camp to their Jr. Lifeguard program in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach.
Full Day Surf Camp: We also offer a full-day, 9AM-4PM, camp option, which combines our 9AM and 1PM Surf Camps. Participants will take a lunch break from 12PM-1PM. The cost is $500 per week / $110 per day (we offer a multiple week discount at $395 per week after first week). This cannot be scheduled online, so please Contact Us and we will make the reservation for you.
Surf and Turf Combo Camp: It’s the ultimate beach day! Join our 10-2 surf camp and then go straight into our 2:30-5 volleyball camp. $550 per week / $140 per day *This cannot be scheduled online, so please Contact Us and we will book your reservation for you.
Our surf camps take place at 38th St. in Manhattan Beach, just north of the Rosecrans Ave. Lifeguard Tower. Pick-up and drop-off are at the Campsurf Bus located at the south end of the El Porto Beach parking lot. Click Here for detailed directions.
- Soft/Foam Surfboard
Body Glove Wetsuit
1:4 Instructor to surfer ratio
What to Bring
- Water & Snacks
Packed Lunch or $10 for lunch *10AM Camp only. View Lunch Options
Surfboards & Wetsuits are provided, but surfers may bring their own equipment
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! When registering two children for a full week program you should automatically receive a $25.00 sibling discount. This applies to multiple week registrations for individual students as well. If the discount is not working, please Contact Us and we will complete the registration for you.
7 or more days prior to camp start date = Full refund
3 to 6 days prior to camp start day = Campsurf account credit
Within 48 hours of camp start date = 50% refund or Campsurf credit
“No-Shows” will not receive Campsurf credit or a refund
If Campsurf cancels a camp, a full refund or credit will be given to registered participants.
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My son Luca truly enjoyed his week of surf camp. The staff was very professional, kind and took good care of the kids. Coco truly loves all things beach & surf and it shows! He loves to teach and because of that my son learned how to surf! Great camp! Many thanks!
My son had a such a good time learning how to surf at your camp. The instructors were great and he had blast. We will recommend y’all to anyone who is looking for a fun day of surfing.
I wanted, once again, to extend my appreciation to you and your staff for another outstanding summer for my boys. Coco, Dana and Stokke were our go to guys this year and they were all exceptional. Ethan’s surfing skills really took-off under the instruction of Coco and Dana while John Stokke provided a safe and wonderful introduction to my younger son, Aaron. I can hardly believe that this is our fourth summer with CampSurf and it remains the highlight of our time in California for both my kids.
Thank you! I speak so highly of CampSurf to all our friends here in MB (both residents and “summer people”) and hope our referrals make their way to you. Wishing you a great year filled with great success. We will be in touch again next summer!
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 asleep.
I just wanted to say thanks for such a great experience for my kids surfing yesterday. Both of my girls had some fear after a bad Hawaii experience where the conditions of the waves were overwhelming and they were left traumatized and resistant to wanting to ever go again. Your instructors were really great with them, Vivi had someone take her out and get her into the water so patiently and get her back to feeling good about surfing pretty quickly.
But the reason i’m writing this is to mention one of you instructors Dana, who was able to do what nobody else could and that is get my daughter Veronica (Ronnie) back into the water to even try to surf again. Her fear was so big she started the day just siting on the beach refusing to even go in the water and by the time I picked her up she was bragging about how she had gone with Dana out far into the water and actually stood up and surfed! I really didn’t know if that was possible, but Dana had such a great way with her and really encouraged her in a way that brought her to the other side of her fear back into confidence and wanting to surf again 🙂
I thanked Dana but wanted to let you also know how much we appreciate him and what he did for Ronnie. Of course there are good surf instructors out there and some amazing surfers with great technique but it is rare to find someone so gifted at teaching others especially kids and having the human capacity to work with them past fears and resistance into having a positive experience. That goes beyond what most instructors are capable of and I think he really made an impact on Ronnie 🙂
Thank you for another amazing summer experience for Ethan. All of your instructors are fantastic and have really instilled a true love of surfing in Ethan. Have an awesome rest of summer. Much luck & success. See you next year!
I just can’t believe after moving here 4 years ago he’s a total surfer kid. All thanks to Campsurf!!!
Thank you for everything. Our kids had a fabulous time. As always, Will and Maddie were wonderful with our girls. And, Kevin, Austin and Tyler were fantastic with our Godsons. The boys could not stop talking about surfing. And they plan to do it again when they visit next summer.
Taye had SO MUCH FUN!!! Thank you so much! Can we come back Monday!!??
Thank you Tommy! They had so much fun today. Jason killed it with them as usual, tandeming with their friends etc. Just in case parents don’t pass this along to you, Jason does an amazing job every single time they are there. Sometimes I hang out down there and surf alongside the camp so I see it firsthand. He’s just great!
Coco and Frankie had an amazing week learning to surf at your camp. Paul enjoyed his first surf lesson. Many thanks to all the instructors for the fun, magical, and safe experience with special thanks to Oliver, Dana aka mustache, Maddy and Alex. Photos of Frankie below, what a difference a week makes for a first time surfer!
Just wanted to let you know that Luke had a blast and wants to officially start learning to surf! Dana was awesome!! Look for Luke showing up on the schedule a lot!
Thanks again for getting Charlie into camp yesterday. He was SO excited about his day! Charlie was so excited he wants to do camp of over the Thanksgiving holiday now! Looking forward to hearing from you and again, thank you for yesterday!
Hey Tommy! I just wanted to pass on huge thanks and praise for the fantastic experience CJ had last week (and yesterday). He’s hooked, and will continue with after school surf next month. The way your instructors run the camp is perfect. They’re on time, fun, great with kids…very professional while at the same time relaxed and friendly. Brooklyn had a great time too yesterday, by the way. She’s looking forward to trying more lessons.
All the best,