Surf Camps in Santa Barbara

Summer Surf Days! is Santa Barbara’s fun, affordable, surf-centric alternative to the often long and exhausting full-day surf camps. While many “surf” camps in reality are more like beach day care for 50+ kids, Lovewater focuses on working with a select group who are truly excited about, yes, surfing.

Surf instead of… Build Sand Castles 

But nothing against sand castle building!  We just figure that most parents would rather have us stick to what we do best: teach surfing.  While we do integrate some fun surf related activities, we make it a point to keep students in the water for the majority of the session.

The Half-Day Advantage

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

  1. Prevents “beach camp burnout”
  2. Keeps kids excited about coming back for the next surf 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 3-hour session (with a short snack break), really allows us to keep surfing the main focus, without needing to result to other filler activities.

Campus Point Surf Break

When you look at all the breaks across Santa Barbara, Campus Point is by far the safest and most beginner friendly beach.  When the surf is a bit bigger, we have the freedom to move just around the corner to the Poles surf break.  This option allows us to hand pick the best waves in all types of summer surf conditions.  And to top it off, there is a bathroom and shower just yards away from where we surf!

Surf Photos & Videos  santa barbara surf camps

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?!

Whether your little one is a total beginner or a little shredder, our skilled team will create an encouraging atmosphere where kids can build confidence, meet new surf buddies and take their skills to the next level.

Summer Surf Days! is Santa Barbara’s fun, affordable, surf-centric alternative to the often long and exhausting full-day surf camps. While many “surf” camps in reality are more like beach day care for 50+ kids, Lovewater focuses on working with a select group who are truly excited about, yes, surfing.

Surf instead of… Build Sand Castles 

But nothing against sand castle building!  We just figure that most parents would rather have us stick to what we do best: teach surfing.  While we do integrate some fun surf related activities, we make it a point to keep students in the water for the majority of the session.

The Half-Day Advantage

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

  1. Prevents “beach camp burnout”
  2. Keeps kids excited about coming back for the next surf 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 3-hour session (with a short snack break), really allows us to keep surfing the main focus, without needing to result to other filler activities.

Campus Point Surf Break

When you look at all the breaks across Santa Barbara, Campus Point is by far the safest, most convenient and most beginner friendly beach.  When the surf is a bit bigger, our team has the freedom to move our session just around the corner to the Poles surf break.  This option allows us to hand pick the best waves in all types of summer surf conditions.  And to top it off, there is a bathroom and shower just yards away from where we surf!

Surf Photos & Videos

summer surf camps

While many camps charge a hefty fee to snap a surf photo, we include full 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.  These photos & 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?!

Whether your little one is a total beginner or a little shredder, our skilled team will create an encouraging atmosphere where kids can build confidence, meet new surf buddies and take their skills to the next level.

summer surf camp santa barbara
  • Ages: 5 – 12

  • Price: $65/day for 5 & 6 year olds | $55/day for ages 7 and up

  • Location: Campus Point Beach

  • Time: 11am – 2pm

  • Surf Photos & Videos Included

  • Flexible Schedule: Full Week or Custom Day Sign Ups

  • Equipment: Surfboards & wetsuits included

  • Skill Levels: Beginner to intermediate

  • Safety: CPR certified & Lifeguard experienced surf coaches

Surf Camp (week) Ages 6 & under – $350

Surf Camp (day) Ages 6 & under – $75


***In order to book a full week, select the Monday of that week on the Calendar.
Campus Point Beach