Surf Camp For Kids


Call the City of Hermosa Beach at 310-318-0280 or visit

Hermosa Surf Camp 2018 Hours

We offer you three options (Classes are for five days, Monday through Friday, except week of July 2):

9:00am– 10:30am- Early 1 ½ hour class. $184.

10:30am- 12:00pm- Late 1 ½ hour class. $184.

9:00am- 12:00pm- 3 hour class. $284.

Summer 2018 Schedule

Monday start dates (Classes run for 5 days – Monday through Friday, except the week of July 4th):

  • June 25
  • July 2
  • July 9
  • July 16
  • July 23
  • July 30
  • August 6
  • August 13
  • August 20

(July 2 week runs four days- July 2, 3, 5, 6, the same hours, but with discount of $147.00 for
1 ½ hour classes and $227.00 for 3 hour class.)

More information:

Contact Vince Ray
Phone: 310-291-4378

Classes include soft surfboard rental, t-shirt, rash guard (lycra surfing shirt), Spyder goodie bag and three photos of you! Classes have a 1:4 teacher to student ratio for safety and one-on-one attention! There are four teachers from local schools with California Credentials on staff.

The instructor will be in the water with you helping you paddle out and catch waves. Practice paddling and popping up. Have fun switching foot, grabbing the rail and walking the nose! Learn to be safe in the ocean, about surfboards and equipment. Find out about ocean animals and the beach environment. Discover safe places to practice for beginners and travel to exotic beaches. Understand surfing mysterious etiquette!

There is always a Los Angeles County Lifeguard supervising. Location: At 11th street Hermosa Beach between the L.A. County Lifeguard Station and the Hermosa Beach Pier L.A. County Lifeguard Headquarters. Over 10,000 successful students. Our 27th year!

We base the class on THE PLATINUM RULE- ” Treat others as they want to be treated”. We teach respect for oneself, others and the environment. We have many student volunteers that we are teaching how to teach and run a business!

We no longer offer “The Friendship Circle Surf Camp” for people with special needs but now allow up to three students with special needs to participate in each “Hermosa Surf Camp” class. Please call Vince Ray for more information and permission to register 310-291-4378

Where to park and what to bring:

The Hermosa Surf Camp is located at 11th street Hermosa Beach. We are between the L.A. County Lifeguard Tower 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.


Start- 9:00- 9:30 am: Ocean safety and environment instruction. Surfing skills practice on the beach.

9:30- 10:30am: Surfing practice.

10:30- 11:00am: Ocean safety and environment instruction. Surfing skills practice on the beach. Snack break.

11:00- 12:00pm: Surfing practice.

Aloha Potluck every Friday at 10:15!

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 switchfoot, 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 11 different size surfboards and SUP’s for you to try. Body boards are also available for rough conditions.

We give you a T-shirt, rash guard (lycra surfing shirt), Spyder goodie bag and 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!