Hermosa Beach Surf Camps

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Join our Kids Surf Camps in Hermosa Beach!

After School and Spring Break Programs

Fall, 2019

Got a Little Mermaid who's looking for some after-school adventure, or maybe an aspiring pirate who's a little low on vitamin Sea? Wavehuggers is excited to offer young ocean lovers (ages 5 to 17 years old) with the opportunity to learn the basics of surfing over Spring break and after school in a fun and safe environment at the Hermosa Beach Pier!

Please note that registration for our Hermosa programs is though the City of Hermosa Beach's website. To easily find our programs in their calendar, please click the registration links below and search for "surf". City of Hermosa Beach residents take $10 off program prices.

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Tuesdays | Thursdays

3:30pm - 5:00pm

September 10th - November 28th

$265 per once a week, 4 class session

This program covers the basics of surfing skills, etiquette, ocean safety, wave knowledge, and more. It is great for students looking to start surfing, and also for students with some surfing experience who are looking to improve. Surfboards and wetsuits will be provided and a surf contest with prizes will take place on the last day of each session! Each session includes 4, once a week classes. Tuesday and Thursday sessions run on the same weeks, and students are welcome to register for multiple sessions.

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Returning Spring 2020

9:00am - 12:00pm

$275 for 3 days | $315 for 5 days

Learn how to surf or improve your surfing skills over the course of 3 or 5 days! Gain knowledge on surfboard anatomy, how to read a surf report, surf etiquette, wave and ocean knowledge, competitive surfing, and so much more. Each day will feature specific lessons applying to the topics above both in and out of the water. A surf contest with prizes from local surf shops and brands will take place the last day of the week!

During our programs, students will:
  • Learn how to surf!
  • Learn about waves, tides, and currents, and how to read ocean conditions
  • Develop good surf etiquette
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Make new friends
  • Learn what they can do to help preserve the ocean

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We Provide:
  • CPR & First Aid certified instructors
  • Use of soft top surfboards and wetsuits
  • Use of our Wavehuggers beach tent for shaded breaks and changing
What to Bring
  • Water (in a reusable bottle) & a small snack
  • Hat and Sunscreen (reef safe, if you please)
  • Towel & sweatshirt
  • Your wonderful smiling face!

Questions? Call us at 310. 910.9099