Hermosa Surf Camp Ages 7-17

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2016 Class Schedule and Prices Below!
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.
     Find out 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 1:6 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 SUP's and body boards for you to try. 
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 with.
  There is always an instructor on duty that is a Lifeguard and California Credentialed Teacher. 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. A guardian may have to be present for the entire duration of the camp. Please contact Vince Ray prior to registering  at 310-370-1918.      
     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 effect your participation.

      Classes are for 5 days, Monday thru Friday. They run for 1 1/2 hours or 3 hours. We have nine different weeks of classes available from June 20th to August 15th, start dates.
Location: South of the Hermosa Beach Pier,
at the 10th street Lifeguard Tower.

You are guaranteed to ride a wave your first day!
Summer 2016 Schedule

Monday start dates (Classes run for 5 days- Monday thru Friday, except week of July 4th):
June 20
June 27
July 5
July 11
July 18
July 25
Aug 1
August 8
August  15

We offer you five options  (classes are for five days, Monday thru Friday):

A. Early 1 1/2 Hour Class- -        9:00am to 10:30am for    $184.00

B. Early 3 Hour Class
-                  9:00am to 12:00pm for    $274.00

C. Late 1 1/2 hour Class-            10:30pm to 12:00pm for  $184.00

D. Late 3 hour Class-                   10:30am to 1:30pm for    $274.00

E. Late, Late 1 1/2 hour class-   12:00pm to 1:30pm for    $184.00

(Hermosa Beach residents take $10. off the prices. Week of July 4th has different hours.)

To sign up-
Call the City of Hermosa Beach
at 310-318-0280 or

More information
call Vince Ray 310-370-1918 or E-mail- surferjay@losangeles.usa.com

Where to park and what to bring:
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 10th street and the Strand in Hermosa Beach, but someone must stay in the car.
      Please show up in a swim suit and bring sunblock, a towel, slippers (flip flops for hot sand),
sweatshirt, sweatpants (it can get cool and windy), water and a snack. Bring a lunch for the late 3 hour class (10:30am to 1:30pm). Wetsuits are advised if you get cold easily and can be rented at Dive N' Surf 310-372-8423.
Typical Schedule:
1 1/2 hour class-

15 minutes of safety and surfing instruction
15 minutes of beach practice
1 hour of surfing

3 hour class-
15 minutes of safety and surfing instruction
15 minutes of beach practice
1 hour of surfing
15 minute snack or lunch break
15 minutes of safety instruction and beach practice
1 hour of surfing

Fridays- Aloha Potluck, share your favorite food!

For more information- Check out our photos, lesson plan and newspaper articles under Image Gallery on this site  or click here- http://hermosasurfcamp.com/page43.php

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