Eddie Solt

Surf and Beach Camps

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Perfect Day Surf provides the perfect wave for this grom. Photo courtesy of Perfect Day Surf Camp

Perfect Day Surf provides the perfect wave for this grom. Photo courtesy of Perfect Day Surf Camp

BeachSports Surf and Beach camps

BeachSports Surf & Beach Camps were created in 1995 by LA County Lifeguards to provide beach and ocean safety education to local and visiting boys and girls. Beach Sports programs include surfing, boogie boarding, beach volleyball and junior lifeguard skills.  Five camps are offered: Surf Camp, Beach Camp, Beach Volleyball Camp, John Featherstone’s 12-day Volleyball Clinic and the Junior Lifeguard Ocean Safety Program. Camps are located at the following lifeguard tower locations: Manhattan Beach, 14th St; Hermosa Beach, 15th St.; Redondo Beach, Ave. I; and Vista del Mar. BeachSports.org. Use code ‘ER58’ and save 10 percent. Excludes All Season Pass and Hermosa Camps.

Hermosa Beach Chevron Surf Camp

Ocean safety, basic surfing techniques and tricks, like the switch-foot. Classes have a 1:6 or less teacher to student ratio and plenty of one-on-one attention. Classes offered are 1-1/2 hours, 3 hours and 7 hours. Soft surfboards are provided and all students receive a T-shirt, Lycra surf shirt and photos. There is always a L.A. County Lifeguard and California credentialed teacher on duty. Students guaranteed to ride a wave.

To register call The City of Hermosa Beach at 310-318-0280 or hermosabch.org

HermosaSurfCamp.com. (310) 370-1918.

A very happy camper at Camp Surf ran by SurfCamp director Tommy Ostendorf. Photo courtesy of CampSurf

A very happy camper at Camp Surf ran by SurfCamp director Tommy Ostendorf. Photo courtesy of CampSurf

Hermosa Beach Friendship Circle Surf Camp

Surf camp for children and adults with special needs. Learn ocean safety, basic surf techniques  and tricks. Ages 7 and up. 2:1 teacher-to student ratio. There will be a teen volunteer paired with each student. BZ soft surfboards provided. All students receive a T-shirt, lycra surf shirt and three photos of themselves. Children must be able to swim. Before registering, please call the Friendship Circle for approval at (310)-214-6677 or (310)-214-4999.  gotfriends.com or hermosasurfcamp.com.

Perfect Day Surf Camp

Quiksilver/Roxy-sponsored Perfect Day Surf Camp has beach locations in Torrance, Redondo, Manhattan, Dockweiler, Marina Del Rey & Santa Monica. Easy Reader readers voted it the Best of the Beach surf camp. Surf and beach camps are offered for ages 3 to 17. Lessons cover stand up paddling and surfing and beach workouts. 8 a.m. to noon, noon to 3 p.m. and all day. Daily and weekly rates as low as $32/day.

PerfectDaySurfcamp.com. (310) 985-1458.

“Volleyball or BoogieBoard all afternoon, hmmmm?” Photo courtesy of Beach Sports

“Volleyball or BoogieBoard all afternoon, hmmmm?” Photo courtesy of Beach Sports

PCH Skate

Learn to skateboard or take your skills to the next level.  Beginner to intermediate level. Safety instruction and instruction on basic ollies, kick turns, flip tricks, grinds, vert skating and more.  A variety of ramps, rails and fun boxes, which are positioned differently each day to offer a variety of trick options. Camp activities include team games and obstacle courses.  All campers are required to wear full pads. Private skate instruction is also available at the Manhattan Beach and Rolling Hills Estates locations.  PCHSkateCamps.com.  Use code ‘ER58’ and save 10 percent. Excludes All Season Pass and Hermosa Camps.

Tarsan Stand-up Paddleboard Camp

SUP Camp is for kids all ages (ideally 10 and up). Monday-Friday  mornings from 9 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. July-August. Kids must know how to swim. $299/child per week. 10 percent off for additional siblings (same week only).  $275/child per week if parent is a Preferred Member. $250/child per week if parent is a VIP Black Card Member. Tarsan Stand-up Paddleboards’ new location allows for marina dock access and beach access. Instructors are CPR and First Aid certified. Students will learn water etiquette, ocean safety, handling a board in and out of water and proper technique. Paddlers will be going out of the TARSAN marina dock and/or beach entrance in front of Chart House (conditions permitting).

TarsanStandUP.com

Hermosa Beach Chevron Surf Camp instructor Emma Huschel and director Vince Ray share the stoke with a young camper. Photo courtesy of Vince Ray

Hermosa Beach Chevron Surf Camp instructor Emma Huschel and director Vince Ray share the stoke with a young camper. Photo courtesy of Vince Ray

Don’t Just Surf  personal instruction

DJS provides instruction for water sports including surfing, stand-up paddling, fishing, sailing and kiteboarding. Coaching for all ages and skill levels. Owner Dave Schaefer is a born and raised local waterman, licensed Coast Guard captain, former Paramedic and firefighter Fireman, and Commercial Fisherman in Alaska and the Northwest and a lifelong competitive surer. Rates range from $50 to $90 per hour.

For more information: (310) 938-4938 or email dontjustsurf@gmail.com

PV Surf Camp

PV Surf teaches ocean safety, surfing , surf etiquette and appreciation for the power and beauty of the ocean. Instructors have strong water skills, multiple years of surfing experience, and are trained in CPR.  Weekly camp sessions with a 4:1 ratio are offered for kids ages 6-15, June 10 through August 19.  Morning and afternoon sessions are offered.

PVSurfCamp.com. (310) 908-8164.

PCH Skate Camp skaters take the “big” drop. Photo courtesy of PCH SKate Camp

PCH Skate Camp skaters take the “big” drop. Photo courtesy of PCH SKate Camp

CampSurf/CampVolley

Campsurf is “Los Angeles’ Premier Surf School”, according the LA Business Journal. Surf instruction in Manhattan Beach for all ages and abilities.  Private and group lessons, Summer Surf Camps, after school programs birthday parties and corporate events.  Instruction is available year round. 4:1 surfer to instructor ratio Surfboards and wetsuits are provided. Youth and adult volleyball classes and clinics are offered through our CampVolley programs. Campsurf.com. Use code ‘ER58’ and save 10%. Valid for Camps only.

Advanced Surf Camp with Jamie Meistrell

Advanced Surf Camp is held at our Rosecrans Ave. in Manhattan Beach and is designed for intermediate to advanced surfers. Coach Jamie Meistrell has developed a detailed curriculum, including video analysis, strengthening drills and contest strategy. Edited video will be available for purchase from the iFilmUsurf crew at the end of the week. Campsurf.com. Use code ‘ER58’ and save 10%. Valid for Camps only

Nikau Kai Waterman Shop

Experienced and fun loving instructors help students reach their goals in the water. Surfing and stand-up paddling lessons are customized to students’ skill levels. Lessons available by appointment.

1300 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. NikauKai.com (310) 545-7007.

City of Manhattan Beach/Beach Volleyball and Surf Camp

Beach Volleyball and Surf Camps run weekdays throughout the summer. Beach Volleyball Camps are held in the morning, with a 30 minute transition break. Surf Camps are held in the afternoon.

Dedicated counselors and a low staff/student ratio ensure safety and allows for individual instruction.

CityMB.info. (310) 802-5448;

ET/Globe Kids Summer Skate Camp

The longest running skate class in the South Bay Is held in a skate park designed for all levels of skaters. This is one of the only camps held in a private, more personal setting giving all levels of students a chance to learn and make new friends in an unintimidating environment. Learn all about safety, equipment, turning, slides, wheelies, ollies, quarter pipes, and banks.

HermosaSurfCamp.com.

Soul Performance surfing, kite surfing

Surf lessons revolve around a holistic approach. Learn the science of waves, surf etiquette, and the basic physical skills a beginning surfer needs to become a confident ocean user.  Classes are one-on-one. Sign up at the shop for a 10 percent discount.

Free half hour kite surfing lesson with Mark Brog or So-Cal kiteboarding instructor Bart Miller. Safely launch and land a kite and learn proper body mechanics for easier upwind riding. Free seminar and quote on equipment and lessons.

2215 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach. SoulPerformance.com. (310) 370-1428.

Hammerhead Beach Camps

Hammerheads, Minis and Guard Prep are for children ages four to 13. Higher-than-required camper/counselor ratios, cordoned-off areas for activities and canopies for shade. Each senior counselor is CPR certified. Snacks and drinks served daily.

Hammerheadbeachcamp.com. (310) 676-7503.

Olympus Board Shop SUP, surf and Kayak lessons and tours

Lessons are designed to enable a person to be comfortable in the water immediately. Learn the fundamentals of surfing and paddling, including paddling out through the surf, maneuvering the board quickly and efficiently, “reading”  the waves and catching a wave in the break zone and riding the face of the wave.

We have been conducting safe and exciting kayak and stand up paddle tours up and down the coast of Southern California since 2001. Top quality, stable kayaks and SUPs. Basic instruction on all our tours while exploring beautiful rocky coves, white sandy beaches, and hidden sea caves accessible only by water. Whether you are a veteran waterman or a complete beginner, you are sure to have a magical experience.

4807 Torrance Blvd. Torrance. OlympusBoardShop.net. (310) 214-1800.

Freedom Surf Camp

Freedom surf camp offers a wide range of activities at camps in Manhattan Beach, Venice, Santa Monica and Malibu. Morning and afternoon sessions.

Ages 5-7 : Water safety, boogie boarding, sand sculpting, sand crabs, dodgeball, and other games. Surfing 101 for kids who want it.

Ages 8-12 : Surfing, boogie boarding, water safety, and environmental education.

Ages 13-14: Depending on skill level, all water and beach activities are offered.

Groms: competitive level surfing.

freeedom.org. 310.770.4410 .

Surf with Amigas Surf and Yoga Retreats

Surf with Amigas is a place for adventurous women (and sometimes men) to come together and encourage each other to fulfill their goals. Whether you want to stand up and ride a wave for the first time, learn to duck dive, or come out of your first barrel, we will help you achieve your goal. Daily yoga, adventure, healthy delicious food, new friends, and meaningful interactions with the local community. Individualized coaching with video feedback by Holly Beck and an awesome team of instructors. The student staff ratio is never more than 3:1

Week-long retreats are all inclusive and located in Northern Nicaragua. $1,700 (including everything except flight).

SurfWithAmigas.com. Hollybeck27@gmail.com. +50588601407.

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