WHAT ARE THE AGES FOR CAMPS?

5-17 Surf Camp in Ventura at Marina Park

12-17 Advanced Surf Camp North Side of Ventura Pier

WILL MY TEENAGER FIT IN?

The bulk of our campers are 8-12, but about 10% are teenagers and they are grouped together.

WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER SURFED BEFORE?

That is why you chose us! Our professional staff will teach all levels from beginner to novice to experienced.

DO I NEED MY OWN EQUIPMENT AND WETSUIT?

No, we provide a wetsuit, rash guard, surfboard, and boogie board for our Marina Park Surf Camp.

*Campers enrolled in our advanced surf camp at Ventura Pier are required to bring their own board and wetsuit.

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS SEPARATION ANXIETY?

With our 5:1 ocean ratio, we have enough staff to work individually with a child to work through any anxiety or fears.

CAN I STICK AROUND?

We do not recommend this because of performance anxiety. From experience with my own two little ones, they thrive much better when I am not around. If you choose to, we ask that you stay where the child can not see you unless you are taking photos of course. It is also difficult to know who is watching them if they are with you.


ARE SWIMMING SKILLS REQUIRED?
No, we begin each week with a short swim assessment. We want to know what swimming skills our campers have. This helps us work with our campers in a safe environment to strengthen their swimming skills. 

*Campers enrolled at our advanced camp at Ventura Pier should be proficient swimmers and be able to paddle into a wave on their own.


WHAT IS THE RATIO IN THE WATER?

5:1 student to instructor ratio.

ARE THE INSTRUCTORS CERTIFIED?

Yes, all our instructors are certified in CPR and First Aid.

WHAT IF SURF or CONDITIONS ARE NOT SAFE?

Our priority is the safety of our campers. If the ocean is not cooperating, we supplement our day with beach games and do smaller groups in the water if it is safe enough.


CAN I SIGN UP FOR A WEEK AND SPREAD THEM OUT OVER THE SUMMER?

No, unfortunately, this leads to a lot of confusion.

ARE THERE MAKE-UPS ALLOWED?

No.

CAN WE CANCEL IF WE NEED TO?

Our camps fill up quickly so cancellations need to occur 1 week (5 business days) before our camp sessions begin. 

WHAT DO WE BRING TO CAMP?

Lunch, snacks, bottled water (refills available), towel, sweatshirt, hat, sunscreen, warm change of clothes, wetsuit if you have one (we provide them), boogie boards are shared so bring yours if you want to. Please label all your personal gear. 

WHAT DO WE BRING TO A PRIVATE SURF LESSON?

Swimsuit, towel, water, and signed release form. We provide the wetsuit and board.


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