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.

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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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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

Camp Photos
& Videos

While many camps charge a hefty fee to snap a surf photo, we include unlimited access to downloads of your kids surfing from our Lovewater Visual Media site. Just check out some of the amazing footage from last summer. Videos are a great tool for not only building confidence, but also giving kids the ability to share the stoke of their surfing success with friends and family. And parents have to have photos, right?!
Visual Media

BOOK BELOW
FOR OUR 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. 

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SUMMER SURF
CAMP DETAILS

    • 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
    • Time: Morning Camp: 11am – 2pm Afternoon Camp: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

    • Flexible Schedule: Full Week or Custom Day
    • Towel
    • Lunch
    • Water
    • Swimsuit

    • Sunblock

SURF CAMP ONLINE
ENROLLMENT

SINGLE DAY

Half-Day Surf Camp
$ 70 /DAY
  • $95/Day for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included

FULL WEEK

Half-Day Surf Camp
$ 275 /WEEK
  • $425/week for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included
BEST DEAL
surf camp pods

How it works:

NEW to 2021
Surf Camp Pods

For those unable to attend our flagship Campus Point surf camp, Surf Camp Pods offers a bit more private and convenient surf camp option. Limited to 3 to 6 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.

SUMMER CAMP LOCATION

***Pick up and Drop off on the beach.