With all the surf camps out there, finding one that's right for you is not as simple as flipping through the yellow pages. Location, wave quality, your skill level, as well as your own personal expectations are all factors that come into play when picking an establishment that is right for you.

Maybe you've decided that this is the summer you want to start surfing, or maybe your kids are driving you crazy and you're looking for a way to keep them busy for a week, or maybe your cousins are in town and you need to get them out of the house for a few hours—whatever your reasoning, you need to find a surf camp, and you've come to the right place.

Day camps, overnight camps, private lessons, group lessons, boot camps, and destination camps are available in locations all over the world—and knowing all the options before singling out one particular camp is vital to getting the maximum enjoyment from the experience. Which is where we come in. In this special advertising section we've boiled down all the essential details about premier camps worldwide, providing you with all the information you need to make the best choice this summer.