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 camps. 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.   Although there seems to be a few “surf camps” where kids never learn to surf, we’re proud to say we aren’t one of them.  While we do integrate some fun 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 3-hour session (with a short lunch break), really allows us to keep surfing the main focus, without needing to result to other filler activities.

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Campus Point:
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 the surf camp just around the corner to the Poles surf break.  This option allows us to prioritize safety, hand picking the best waves in all types of summer surf conditions.  

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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

Due to our limited camp size, dates tend to fill up fast. In order to secure specific days, please enroll as early as possible.

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

* No online booking fee when made by phone.


    • 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



Half-Day Surf Camp
$ 65 /DAY
  • $90/Day for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included


Half-Day Surf Camp
$ 275 /WEEK
  • $400/week for Ages 5 & 6
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
  • Photos & Videos Included


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