Surf Camps

Surf Camps in
Santa Barbara

Summer Surf Days!
A half-day Kids surf camp

Lovewater’s Summer Surf Days! is Santa Barbara’s fun, flexible, surf-centric alternative to your full-day summer beach camp. While many “surf camps” tend to be a bit more like beach day care, we instead focus on working with a select group of kids who are truly excited about, yes, surfing. Whether your young one is a total beginner or a little shredder, our team will create a fun and encouraging atmosphere where kids can build confidence, meet new surf buddies and take their surf skills to the next level.

The Surf Camp that
Actually Teaches
Kids to Surf.

While sand castle building is fun and all, we just figure that most parents would rather have us stick to what we do best: teach surfing. Regardless of each child’s skill level, our proven teaching methodology has been known to quickly advance each students’ surfing, help them overcome past fears, and infuse them with a true love for the water. While we do integrate some fun surf related games and activities, our team makes it a priority to keep kids in the water for the majority of the camp session.

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The Half-Day Advantage

With 15+ years of surf coaching experience, we’ve found that the half-day surf camp is effective in the way it:

  1. Prevents “beach camp burnout”
  2. Keeps kids excited about coming back for the next camp session
  3. Allows us to keep a surf-centric approach

When our goal is to spread a love for surfing, the last thing we want to do is burn kids out on it. Our half-day sessions really allow us to keep surfing the main focus, without needing to result to other filler activities.  And for your little ones with energy to spare(!), we do offer extended 5-hour long camp sessions.

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Safety First!
An Ideal Kids Wave

Many agree that of all the breaks across Santa Barbara, Campus Point is the safest and most beginner friendly beach.  If the surf is a bit bigger, we have the freedom to move just around the corner to the Poles surf break.  This unique option allows us to prioritize safety, while hand picking the best waves in all types of summer surf conditions.   

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Surf Science:
A Holistic Approach to Surfing

Those who have surfed for more than a few years are sure to tell you that surfing is a bit more than just riding a wave.  In fact, there’s actually quite a bit of science behind it.  At Lovewater, we’ve taken a holistic approach to surfing, bringing together a curriculum of simple mini lessons into what we call Surf Science.  During our Surf Science lessons, kids will learn new insights regarding the tides, winds, swells, surfboard features, fin placement, reefs, sandbars and even a bit of much needed surf etiquette!

surf camps surf science lessons

Surf Science:
A Holistic Approach to Surfing

Those who have surfed for more than a few years are sure to tell you that surfing is a bit more than just riding a wave.  In fact, there’s actually quite a bit of science behind it.  At Lovewater, we’ve taken a holistic approach to surfing, bringing together a curriculum of simple mini lessons into what we call Surf Science.  During our Surf Science lessons, kids will learn new insights regarding the tides, winds, swells, surfboard features, fin placement, reefs, sandbars and even a bit of much needed surf etiquette!

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SUMMER SURF
CAMP DETAILS

WHAT TO BRING

    • Ages: 5 & Up
    • Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
    • Media: GoPro Photos & Videos Included

    • Payments: Call or Use SSL Secure Online Bookings

    • Safety: CPR Certified Surf Instructors

    • Flexible Schedule: Full Week or Drop-In, Half-Day or Extended Session

    • Half-Day Times:                          Morning Camp: 9am – 11am        Mid-Day Camp: 11am – 2:00pm  Afternoon Camp: 2:30 – 4:30pm

    • Extended Session Times:      Morning Camp: 11am – 2:00pm. Afternoon Camp: 11am – 4:30pm
    • Towel
    • Lunch
    • Water
    • Swimsuit

    • Sunblock

NEW to 2021
Spring Surf Camp!

We’re excited to announce that starting in 2021 we will be running a Spring Surf Camp over the week of March 22nd.  Why wait for summer when you can get some surf in the Spring!

REGISTER BELOW FOR OUR
SPRING SURF CAMP

FLEXIBLE SURF CAMP OPTIONS

FULL WEEK

Half-Day Surf Camp
$ 275 /WEEK
  • $425/week for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included
  • 2-3 hours
  • Morning Session
    (9am-11am)
  • Mid-Day Session
    (11am - 2pm)
    with Lunch Break
  • Afternoon Session
    (2:30pm - 4:30pm)
BEST DEAL

DROP IN

Half-Day Surf Camp
$ 70 /DAY
  • $95/Day for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included
  • 2-3 hours
  • Morning Session
    (9am - 11am)
  • Mid-Day Session
    (11am - 2pm)
    with Lunch Break
  • Afternoon Session
    (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

FULL WEEK

Extended Session Surf Camp
$ 400 /WEEK
  • $600/week for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included
  • 5 hours
  • Extended Morning Session
    (9am - 2pm)
    with Lunch Break
  • Extended Afternoon Session
    (11am - 4:30pm)
    with Lunch Break
BEST DEAL

DROP IN

Extended Session Surf Camp
$ 100 /DAY
  • $160/Day for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included
  • 5 hours
  • Extended Morning session
    (9am - 2pm)
    with Lunch Break
  • Extended Afternoon Session
    (11am - 4:30pm)
    with Lunch Break

BOOK BELOW FOR OUR HALF DAY
SURF CAMP AT CAMPUS POINT

In order to book a full week of camp, simply select the Monday of that week on the booking calendar. 

BOOK BELOW FOR OUR EXTENDED SESSION
SURF CAMP AT CAMPUS POINT

In order to book a full week of camp, simply select the Monday of that week on the booking calendar. 

HALF-DAY
CAMP OPTIONS

FULL WEEK

Half-Day Surf Camp
$ 275 /WEEK
  • $425/week for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included
  • 2-3 hours
  • Morning Session
    (9am-11am)
  • Mid-Day Session
    (11am - 2pm)
    with Lunch Break
  • Afternoon Session
    (2:30pm - 4:30pm)
BEST DEAL

SINGLE DAY

Half-Day Surf Camp
$ 70 /DAY
  • $95/Day for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included
  • 2-3 hours
  • Morning Session
    (9am - 11am)
  • Mid-Day Session
    (11am - 2pm)
    with Lunch Break
  • Afternoon Session
    (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

EXTENDED SESSION CAMP OPTIONS

FULL WEEK

Extended Session Surf Camp
$ 400 /WEEK
  • $600/week for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included
  • 5 hours
  • Extended Morning Session
    (9am - 2pm)
    with Lunch Break
  • Extended Afternoon Session
    (11am - 4:30pm)
    with Lunch Break
BEST DEAL

SINGLE DAY

Extended Session Surf Camp
$ 100 /DAY
  • $160/Day for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included
  • 5 hours
  • Extended Morning session
    (9am - 2pm)
    with Lunch Break
  • Extended Afternoon Session
    (11am - 4:30pm)
    with Lunch Break

NEW to 2021
Surf Camp Pods!

For those looking for a surf camp alternative, Surf Camp Pods offers a bit more private and customized surf camp option. Limited to 4 to 8 students per pod, this option allows each mini camp to have more of a private, flexible feel, all while still connecting with other friends and your own designated CPR certified surf coach counselor.  This option also opens the door for your older teens to team up with other friends and improve their surf skills with other friends their own age. 

***If you would like to arrange a Surf Camp Pod for a specific number of kids, please contact us for more details.

surf camp pods

How it works:

surf camp pods

NEW to 2021
Surf Camp Pods!

For those looking for a surf camp alternative, Surf Camp Pods offers a bit more private and customized surf camp option. Limited to 4 to 8 students per pod, this option allows each mini camp to have more of a private, flexible feel, all while still connecting with other friends and your own designated CPR certified surf coach counselor.  This option also opens the door for your older teens to team up with other friends and improve their surf skills with other friends their own age. 

***If you would like to arrange a Surf Camp Pod for a specific number of kids, please contact us for more details.

How it works:

Travel Summer Sessions!

Intermediate to Advanced

Summer Travel Sessions are a great option for finding waves suited for more high performance surfing. These sessions are designed for intermediate to advanced surfers that are looking to push the limits of their current abilities.  Our team uses each session as a platform for building confidence, learning new maneuvers, strengthening friendships and enjoying a variety of local surf spots.

travel summer surf camp sessions
travel summer surf camp sessions

Travel Summer Sessions!

Intermediate to Advanced

Summer Travel Sessions are a great option for finding waves suited for more high performance surfing. These sessions are designed for intermediate to advanced surfers that are looking to push the limits of their current abilities.  Our team uses each session as a platform for building confidence, learning new maneuvers, strengthening friendships and enjoying a variety of local surf spots.