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SURFER Magazine's 2008 Camp Guide

| posted on July 22, 2010

Picking a surf camp or surf school 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.

If you’ve never left your zip code, then common sense dictates that signing up for a camp situated in the depths of a Colombian rain forest is not a wise move. Similarly, shooting below your skill level could result in a very flat, very unsatisfying experience indeed. In short, covering all your bases and knowing all the options before singling out one particular camp is essential to getting the maximum enjoyment from the experience. Which is where we come in. We want to make you smarter, or at the very least slightly more informed. So with this in mind, we’ve compiled a directory of Surf Schools around the globe. Happy hunting.

Select a location: California/Oregon | Hawaii | EastCoast/GulfCoast | International

California/Oregon

Surf Diva: The Original All-Girls Surf School
La Jolla, CA (Plus all-girls overnight camp in Costa Rica and Australia)
858.454.8273
surfdiva.com

Paskowitz Surf Camp
Pacific Beach, CA (Plus Cabo, Mexico, and day camp in Montauk, NY)
949.728.1000
paskowitz.com

Walking On Water Dream Surf Camps
San Diego, CA
858.509.7977
Walkingonwater.com

Groundswell Surf Camp
San Onofre, CA
949.361.1740
Surfcamp.com

Surfari Surf School
Pacific Beach, CA
858.337.3287
Surfarisurf.com

Richard Schmidt Surf School
Santa Cruz, CA (Plus surfaris to Costa Rica)
831.423.0928
Richardschmidt.com

Menehune Surf School
La Jolla/Del Mar, CA
858.663.7299
Menehunesurf.com

Ocean Girl
La Jolla/Del Mar, CA
858.663.7299
Oceangirlsurfschool.com

Eli Howard Surf School
Encinitas, CA
760.809.3069
Elihoward.com

Summer Soul Surf Camp
San Onofre, CA
800.522.1352
Summersoulsurfcamp.com

Laguna Beach Surf School
Laguna Beach, CA
949.497.6742
Billabongcamps.com

Camp Surf
Manhattan Beach, CA
310.374.5902
Campsurf.com

Aloha Beach Camp
Malibu, CA
818.932.4600
Alohabeachcamp.com

SB Seals
Santa Barbara, CA
805.687.9785
Santabarbaraseals.com

ESB Surf School
Pismo Beach, CA
805.270.1129
Esbsurfschool.com

Adventure Out
Pacifica, CA
800.509.3954
Adventureout.com

Endless Summer Surf Camp
San Onofre, CA and Costa Rica
949.498.7862
Endlesssummersurfcamp.com

Perfect Day
Santa Monica/Redondo Beach, CA
310.980.2551
Perfectdaysurfcamp.com

Corky Carroll Surf School
Huntington Beach, CA
714.969.3959
Surfschool.net

Ocean Adventure Programs
Laguna Beach, CA
949.290.7033
Eriknelsonsurf.com

Ocean Academy
Dana Point, CA
949.218.4464
Oceanacademy4u.com

Girl in the Curl
Dana Point, CA
949.798.9471
Girlinthecurl.com

Cola Surf Camp
San Clemente, CA
949.636.1419
Colassurfcamp.com

Oregon Surf Adventure
Seaside, OR
503.227.2557
Oregonsurfadventures.com

Hawaii

Hans Hedeman Surf Camp
Honolulu, HI
808.478.5778
Hhsurf.com

Titus Kinimaka Surf School
Anahola, HI
808.652.1116
Hawaiianschoolofsurfing.com

Waikiki Beach Boys Surf Camp
Honolulu, HI
800.939.8323
Waikikibeachboyssurfcamp.com

Faith Surf School by Tony Moniz
Waikiki, HI
808.931.6262
Faithsurfschool.com

North Shore Surf Camp
Haleiwa, HI
808.638.5914
Northshoresurfcamps.com

Girls Gone Surfing
Maui, HI
808.280.0103
Girlsgonesurfing.net

 

East Coast/ Gulf Coast

Texas Surf Camps
Galveston/ Port Aransas, TX
361.658.6258
Texassurfcamps.com

Ohana Surf & Skate
Galveston, TX
409.763.2700
Ohanasurfandskate.com

Waterboyz Surf Camp
Pensacola, FL
877.928.7299
Waterboyz.com

Ohana Surf & Skate
Galveston, TX
409.763.2700
Ohanasurfandskate.com

Hang Loose Surf School
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
954.336.1441
Hangloosesurfschool.com

Sebastian Inlet Surf Camp
Sebastian Inlet, FL
877.730.SURF
Sisurfcamp.com

Ride On Surf School
Destin, FL
850.582.2593
Rideonsurf.com

Sol Surfers Surf Camp
Folly Beach, CA
843.881.6700
Solsurfers.net
The Surf School
Virginia Beach, VA; Gilgo Beach, NY; Fenway Beach, RI
BillabongCamps.com

Surf & Adventure
Sandbridge, VA
757.721.6210
Surfandadventure.com

OC groms Surf School
Ocean City, MD
443.880.0905
Billabongcamps.com

Atlantic City Surf Club
Atlantic City, NJ
Surfingac.com

Main Beach Surf Camp
Long Island, NY
631.537.2716
Mainbeach.com

Surf Camp
Wrightsville Beach, Outer Banks, Hawaii, Bahamas, Australia
866.670.SURF
Wbsurfcamp.com

Peter Pan Surfing Academy
Narragansett, RI
401.575.0003
Peterpansurf.com

Wave Riding Vehicles Surf Camp
Virginia Beach, VA
757.422.8823
Waveridingvehicles.com

Crystal South Surf Camp
Wrightsville Beach, NC
910.395.4431
Crystalsouthsurfcamp.com

Surfari Surf School
Daytona Beach, FL
386.299.3609
Surfarisurf.com

International

Surfing the Nations Adventure Camps
Sri Lanka and Bali, Indonesia
808.838.SURF
Surfingthenations.com

Sinaloa Surf School
Sinaloa, Mexico
619.889.5094
Sinaloasurfschool.com

Mazatlan Surf Center
Mazatlan, Mexico
01152.669.913.1821
Mazatlansurfcenter.com

Surf Sister
Tofino, Canada
877.724.7873
Surfsister.com

Dacane Surf Camp
Provincial Park, Canada
Dacanesurfshop.com

Tofino Surf Camp
Tofino, Canada
250.725.2712
Bruhwilersurf.com