La Jolla Surf Camp in San Diego has been teaching kids and teens how to surf in a safe and fun environment since 1999. La Jolla Shores is the best beach for beginners in San Diego with kids-friendly waves and facilities (check USA Today's 10 Best beaches for beginners to catch waves here).

Surf Diva Summer Surf Camp is a week-long camp for kids ages 5-17. The camp offers daily surf lessons, games, and ocean safety.  The camp is located at La Jolla Shores, which is a great place for learning to surf! The waves are consistent and the water is relatively calm. Our instructors are all lifeguard certified and ocean experienced. Aside from being excellent surfers themselves, they go through extensive training at Surf Diva surf school. Our focus is on teaching young surfers ocean awareness and improving one's surfing skills while building self-confidence for all students

The camp is a great way for kids to learn how to surf and have fun in the ocean. They will also make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime!

The surf camp in La Jolla with surfers in water next to their instructors.

Half-Day Surf Camps San Diego

Surf Diva's summer surf camps are 5-day outdoor camps running Monday - Friday at La Jolla Shores. Half-day surf camps in San Diego are available all summer long located in beautiful La Jolla Shores. Every day before we hit the water we teach our campers a land lesson that focuses on helping kids understand the ocean. With the ocean changing daily, we apply appropriate techniques to help each camper individually. Our surf camp instructors are trained to identify your child's comfort zone and place them within a group that caters to their needs. We have many different instructors on staff that specialize in various skill levels ranging from advanced to first-time surfers.

The half-day surf camps in La Jolla are offered in the morning from 9 am to 12:15 pm and in the afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm. Surfers have to be dropped off at the start time of camp and can be picked up and the end time of camp (+15 min).

Half day camps (Mon - Fri)


$595 (+16% City of San Diego Surcharge)

 AM Drop-off:   9:00am
 AM Camp:   9:00am - 12:15pm
 AM Pick up:   12:15pm - 12:30pm 
Book AM Camp


$595 (+16% City of San Diego Surcharge)

 PM Drop-off:   1:00pm
 PM Camp:   1:00pm - 3:45pm
 PM Pick up:   3:45pm - 4:00pm 
Book PM Camp

FULL-Day Surf Camps San Diego

The full-day camp is structured for the camper that is stoked about surfing and loves spending the entire day at the beach! Full-day campers will surf with the AM camp in the morning, then the PM camp in the afternoon. If you choose to sign up for a full-day camp please send your child to camp with a full lunch, snacks, a filled water bottle, and plenty of high-quality mineral sunscreen. Please keep in mind that if your child is new to surfing or under the age of 8, we recommend trying a week of half-day camp before signing up for full-day camp.

Full day Camp (MOn - FRI)


 $975 (+16% City of San Diego Surcharge)

(Prorated 4th of July) $499 (+16% City of San Diego Surcharge)

  Full Day Drop-Off:   9:00am
  AM Camp:   9:00am - 12:15pm
Lunch Break:   12:30pm - 1:00pm
 PM Camp:  1:00pm - 3:45pm 
Full Day Pick Up:   3:45pm - 4:00pm



*Week 1*  May 28th - 31th (4 days pro-rated) AM only
Week 2  Jun 3rd - 7th AM only
Week 3  Jun 10th - 14th AM & PM
Week 4  Jun 17th - 21st AM & PM
Week 5  Jun 24th - Jun 28th AM & PM
*Week 6*  Jul 1st - 3rd (3 days pro-rated) AM & PM
Week 7  Jul 8th - 12th AM & PM
Week 8  Jul 15th - 19th AM & PM
Week 9  Jul 22nd - 26th AM & PM
Week 10  Jul 29th - Aug 1st AM & PM
Week 11  Aug 5th - 9th AM & PM
Week 12  Aug 12th - 16th AM only
Week 13  Aug 19th - 23rd AM only

* Week 1* is a shortened week (Tues - Fri) due to Memorial day

* Week 6* is a shortened week (Wed - Fri) do to the 4th of July holiday.

Shortened weeks will automatically pro-rate at checkout.

Sur Diva also runs and operates Menehune Surf Camp.

Interested in Menehune Surf?

A young girl is paddling on a surf board. She is smiling and has pink sunscreen in her face.


Surf Diva's surf camps for kids and teens in San Diego are family-operated and locally owned for over 20 years. Every surf camp runs to the highest expectation as our own kids were and are attending alongside yours.

Registration is open for morning surf camps, afternoon surf camps, and for full-day surf camps. Choose your Aloha Monday (that's what we call our first day of camp every week) when signing up!

Please browse our frequently asked question page here, if you have any questions about the surf camps for kids and teens in San Diego, or give our office a call at 858.454.8273.


Cancellations and refunds can only be done through the original confirmation email.To cancel or reschedule your booking, please use the green "Manage this Booking" button located in your confirmation email.To receive a refund, cancellation must be made 1 WEEK prior to the start of camp. Refunds cannot be done over the phone.


Camp runs in a group setting and safety is our utmost priority. We recommend all campers use soft-top surfboards. However, if you want your child using their own hard board we will first need to assess your child's ability to hold onto their surfboard in the ocean. Ocean conditions will also play a factor. Conditions must be approved daily by the camp directors before each surf session. Please keep in mind that surf camp runs in a GROUP setting so there will be other surfing kids close by to your child.
If you do not feel confident that your child can hold onto their surf board at ALL TIMES in ALL conditions please do not bring a hard surf board to camp. We want to make sure all campers have a fun and safe experience in the ocean. :)


  • Registration is based on a first come first serve service. If the week you're looking to join is sold out, you can add yourself to a waitlist using the "BOOK CAMP" button. 
  • If you are added to a waitlist we will notify you via text if a spot opens up.
  • All camps run Monday - Friday. No splitting weeks. 
  • We do not pro-rate or negotiate prices. 
  • There is no discount or refund for missed days of camp for any reason.
  • We do not take any sign-ups Monday morning before camp starts. 
  • Every camp needs a minimum of 4 students in order to run.
  • All rates include the surfboard rental.
  • Wetsuit rental is not included in the rates. Wetsuit rentals are available for rent at the Surf Diva Surf Shop.
  • We strongly suggest you book your weeks of camp in advance. Camps will sell out.

Surf Camps in La Jolla - Here's what Parents Say!

"Great week for my three kids in surf camp! I am a surfer myself and there was no way I could have gotten my kids to do this much in this short amount of time"

P.M. via Yelp

"Best surf camp ever! Instructors are so great! If you are looking for a half-day or full-day camp sign up with Surf Diva!!! You won't regret it!" 

Melissa H. via Yelp

 "Better than Disney Land says my 9 year old daughter. Well organized, instructors spent plenty of time in the water. See you next year...and it'll be for two weeks instead of one!"

Michael T. via Yelp

"It's the 3rd season my now 10-year-old son is doing this camp. Our experience has been wonderful. I wasn't sure if he would be into surfing. But he absolutely loved it. The instructors were funny, attentive and made him feel very comfortable."

Veronica D. via Tripadvisor


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Surf boards of all colors and shapes are ready for students on the beach