Surf’s up! If you are considering surf camp for your grom, here is a list of surf schools in Huntington Beach. Each surf camp package includes wetsuit and board rental.
Banzai conducts lessons at PCH and Brookhurst. While the school is open year round, Banzai Summer Surf Camps are held from 8:30 am-12: 30 pm (4 hours) in one week sessions. . Camps are for kids 8 years and older and are held Monday to Friday. The cost is $370/person.
Adults may also avail of a Banzai surf lesson special on their website – $69 for one lesson!
Corky Carroll is a beloved surf pioneer. His school has been in operation the longest since 1996 and holds lessons at Bolsa Chica State Beach, by Tower 18. They have weekly full day (9am – 3pm) and half-day (8 am – 11am or 12- 3pm) camps. The full day camp costs $280/person and the half-day camp costs $155/person.
If your little one is not yet ready for surf camp, try Corky Carroll’s Beach Adventure, a fun way to familiarize kids, ages 4-12, with the ocean.
Call. 714.969.3959 or 888.454.SURF (7873)
If you receive the Huntington Beach Sands Recreation Guide, you’ve probably heard about HB Surf School. Run by former pro surfer and former South African National Team surf coach Bill Sharp, HB Surf School has partnered with the City of Huntington Beach to offer surf lessons for all ages.
HB Surf School meets in front of the Beach Service Center at the south side of the Pier on PCH. Week long surf camps, for kids 8 and older, are held from 8:30 – 11:30 am. The cost is $245/person
HB Surf School sponsors are O’Neill and Huntington Surf and Sport. On Fridays, surf camp participants are served a Del Taco lunch.
Call 714,658.6873 or 714.847.8651
What sets Salty Grom Surf Camp apart is its low student to instructor ration 4:1. Salty Grom meets at Bolsa Chica State Beach by Tower 22. Weeklong classes are held from 8:30am – 1:30pm with a Surfrider Foundation-inspired trash pick up during the lunch hour. The cost is $300/person but if you sign up at least 7 days before camp, you get a discount.
Salty Grom also has a program for kids 5-7 years old called Sprouts. While kids will also surf at times, Sprouts is mainly a beach camp, and goes at a slower pace than Salty Grom Surf Camp.
Salty Grom is sponsored by Billabong. By the way, Friday is Family Day at Salty Grom, family members are invited to watch campers participate in a mini surf contest. Campers also receive goodie bags, hats and shirts.