Hermosa Surf Camp For Kids Ages 7-17

Surf Camp is on for Summer 2023!


Our 31st year!! 31 years of fun!!!

Registration has begun! We expect to sell out!!!



City Of Hermosa Beach 310-318-0280



Contact Vince Ray at 310-291-4378

for more information or questions.


Summer 2023 Schedule

We offer you three options (Classes are for five days, Monday through Friday):

A. Early 1 1/2 Hour Class: 10:00am to 11:30am – $241.00

B. 3 Hour Class: 10:00am to 1:00pm – $388.00

C. Late 1 1/2 hour Class: 11:30pm to 1:00pm – $241.00

(Hermosa Beach residents – take $10 off the prices.)


Classes run Monday through Friday

#1 – June 26-30

#2 – July 3-July 7 (short week discount 1 1/2 hour class $190.) (3 hour class discount $311.)

#3 – July 10-14 

#4 – July 17-21

#5 – July 24-28

#6 – July 31-August 4

#7 – August 7-11



(All instructors will be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Contact Vince Ray at 310-291-4378

for more information or questions.


Where to park and what to bring:

For kids 7-17. Please be an intermediate swimmer. The Hermosa Surf Camp is located at 11th street Hermosa Beach. We are between the L.A. County Lifeguard Tower at 10th street and the L.A. County Lifeguard Headquarters at the Hermosa Beach Pier.

Parking is available on 11th street and Hermosa Ave. at the meters or in the parking lot which takes credit cards or coins. Drop off is available at 11th street and the Strand in Hermosa Beach, but someone must stay in the car.

Please show up in a swim suit (surf trunks for boys and speedo type swimsuit or sturdy bikini and surf trunks for girls). Please bring sunblock, a towel, slippers (flip flops for hot sand), sweatshirt, sweatpants (it can get cool and windy), water and a snack. We supply a rash guard (lycra surfing shirt for you to keep, to protect you from the sun and surfboard). Wetsuits are advised if you get cold easily and can be rented at Dive N’ Surf, 310-372-8423. More information- Vince Ray 310-291-4378



1 1/2 hour class:

30 minutes of ocean safety/environment and beach surfing practice

1 hour of surfing practice

3 hour class:

30 minutes of ocean safety/environment and beach surfing practice

1 hour of surfing

15 minute snack and sunblock break

15 minutes of ocean safety/environment and beach practice

1 hour of surfing

Fridays: Aloha Potluck at 11:15am – share your favorite food!

The schedule may change due to ocean conditions.


Hermosa Surf Camp Information and History

The Hermosa Surf Camp in California was started in 1992 by the City of Hermosa Beach, The Easy Reader Newspaper, Chevron and local Surf Shops. It is our most popular summer program. For boys and girls ages 7-17. You will learn ocean safety, basic surfing techniques and tricks like the switch-foot, coffin and nose ride.  Find out about ocean conditions, sea life and the beach environment. Learn about the best equipment, safe places for you to practice, and travel to exotic beaches. Discover surfings mysterious etiquette.

We will be in the water with you helping you handle the board, paddle out and catch waves. There is a L.A County Lifeguard present at all times.

Classes have a 1:4 teacher-to-student ratio or less for safety and plenty of one-on-one attention. You will practice on a BZ soft surfboard for fun and safety. We have over 40 surfboards from 5′ to 11′ for you to try. Body boards are also available for rough conditions.

We give you a T-shirt, rash guard (lycra surfing shirt) three photos of you to keep! Meet other people to surf and travel with.

There is always an instructor on duty that is a Lifeguard and California Credentialed Teacher. We are teachers from the local school. There is always a L.A. County Lifeguard on duty. All paid instructors are experienced adult surfers. Administered by The City of Hermosa Beach Community Resources Department.

We often let students with special needs attend the camp if they can swim and have a mild condition. We are professional educators that work in the local schools. We have many years of teaching experience with people who have special needs. A guardian may have to be present for the entire duration of the camp.

Please contact Vince Ray prior to registering at 310-291-4378

You must be an intermediate swimmer to participate (have completed an intermediate swimming class). If you have a history of seizures, fainting spells or dizziness you cannot participate. Please let us know of any medical conditions that may affect your participation.

You are guaranteed to ride a wave your first day!


Contact Vince Ray at 310-291-4378

for more information or questions!