The following is an example of a normal week at the surf camp, and we strive to run the week as indicated. However, if you choose only to stay 4 days with us, you might miss some surf experiences. The best surf is based on weather conditions, so we might therefore alter the itinerary in order to provide you with the best surf every single day.
Arrival day pickup includes driver transport from LAX, San Diego and Orange County airports. Hotels and hostels within 10 miles of airports also included.
Based on your arrival details, we know exactly when and where to pick you up. You'll be picked up at the most convenient time and place according to your travel schedule.
Once picked up, you'll be driven approximately 1-2 hours to Dana Point depending on traffic. Your driver/surf guide will be able to get straight to the action and explain everything you need to know about your upcoming stay. Once to the the hotel , you'll be checked in, prepped on upcoming activities and be ready for a surf session the following morning. Meet others in the camp, grab some dinner, and get some rest. Because tomorrow you’ll be getting right into a guided, morning surf lesson.
Surf's up! After breakfast, you will meet our experienced surf guides who are ready to take you out on your first day of surfing. Before hitting the waves, beginners will get an introduction on surfing theory, etiquette and safety. If this is your first time surfing, your instructor will stay with you in the whitewater to steady your board and give you tips along the way. If you already know the basics, then simply get into the water and start catching waves. But you can be sure the guide is there to help, and offer useful advice. By the end of the session, our goal is to have you riding your first waves of the trip. After lunch you can head back in the water to improve on what you learned, and in the evening you can get to know your fellow surfers at a local bar or restaurant and at the hotel. Be ready to chill!
Today we set off on your first California road trip south to San Diego including a morning surf session by the lovely coastal city of Oceanside. If you were in the whitewater yesterday, today you’ll probably be breaking the waves with everyone else. After surfing, we’ll venture onwards to San Diego so that you can spend some time exploring this vibrant city with your fellow surfers. In the afternoon, we’re back in the hunt for waves, taking advantage of the legendary San Diego breaks such as Black’s and Swamie’s. Keep a lookout for dolphins - if you’re lucky they might decide to join you. After an active day you’re surely ready for some relaxation and maybe a Taco Tuesday, a SoCal favorite.
Get up bright and early to hit the famous beaches in Northern San Diego County. After two full hours of surfing, join our guides to explore some local hangouts and get a feel for this easy going surfing town. After a few days of surf lessons under your belt, you’re surely feeling more comfortable and confident in the water. Later in the day, get your wetsuit on again and have fun catching waves. Alternatively, you can skip the afternoon surf session and instead go hunting for the best discounts at the Premium Outlet Mall located nearby. By now, you’ve made some great friends in the camp, and as the week draws to an end, this is the perfect night for a sunset BBQ, ending the day with friends, food and drinks. Good times, and bring an appetite!
Meals: Breakfast and BBQ dinner
It’s an early departure to drive 30 minutes up the coast to Huntington Beach, known as “Surf City USA”, to surf by the legendary Huntington Beach Pier. Afterwards, you can enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries in downtown Huntington Beach, shop, or relax on the beach. If you can’t get enough of the waves, you can go surfing again in the afternoon.
Rise and shine, surf´s up! We´ll head to a nearby beach for our morning session. Then it’s back to the hotel to chill out at the pool or take a midday stroll through the town. In the afternoon we’ll be back on the road hunting for some local surf.
Saturdays and Sundays are yours to explore. If your visit includes a weekend stay with us, you can expect eager guests ready for any number of activities. Surfing on your own at our local beach, catching the train to Los Angeles or San Diego, BBQ’s , whale watching, hanging at the pool, shopping, and the nightlife are all options on offer.