Ventura Makos Surf Camp


Silver Strand Surf Camp


Ages 8-17

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Our surf camps teach your child ocean safety and knowledge that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. Surfing is our primary focus throughout the day/week, but safety is always our number one priority. Ventura Makos can assure you that your participant will learn more than just how to stand up on a board; we offer a series of specific trainings for all skill levels (beginner, intermediate & advanced). Enjoy the surf and beach experience to the fullest with our certified instructors by signing up now

Types of Surf Camps We Offer

  • Fall & Spring Break Surf Camp @ Mondos Beach (Ages 8-17)
  • Private Group Sessions @ Mondos Beach (Ages 8-17)
  • Mini Makos @ Harbor Cove (Ages 4-7)
  • Ventura Makos Surf Camp @ South Jetty, Ventura Harbor (Ages 8-17)
  • Silver Strand Surf Camp @ North Jetty, Silver Strand Beach (Ages 8-17)
  • Teen Surf Camp @ Participant’s Requested Location  (Ages 13-17)(Available upon request)
  • Intermediate-Advanced Surf Programs (Available upon request)


*An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending Ventura Makos Surf Camp, Inc. surf camps, including Silver Strand Surf School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19*



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MINI MAKOS (Online Sign-Ups LIVE NOW )

*To make sure we are staffed accordingly to our safety ratio (1 instructor: 5 participants, Mini Makos 1 instructor: 3 participants), we do not allow drop-ins. Online registration closes 24 hours before the start of the session. We will not allow any sign ups after that. Last minute cancelations will not be refunded, cancelation must be made 1 week prior for full refund*


A Typical Day at Surf Camp: (schedule is approximate)

9:00 AM    


9:15 AM    

Break Into Groups/ Sunscreen Application

9:30 AM    

Warm-Up/Safety-Talk/ Beach Lesson

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM    

Morning Surf Session

10:45 AM – 11 AM    

Re-Apply Sunscreen & Snack

11 AM – 12 PM    

Mid-Morning Session

12 PM-12:45 PM    

Lunch/Beach Activity/Re-Apply Sunscreen

12:45 PM-2:30 PM    

Afternoon Surf Session

2:30 PM    

Last Wave Call & End Of Day Chant

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM    

Check-Out & Pick-Up


Surf Camp FAQ


What is your tax id#?

TAX ID# 81-1858923

Are surfboards and wetsuits provided?


How long is the lesson?

Approximately 1.5 hours which includes wetsuit fitting, beach/ ocean safety talk, beach lessons, and water time.

Are swimming skills required?

Yes. It is recommended that your participant has taken swim lessons and comfortable in the water.

Are the instructors certified?

All of our instructors are CPR certified.

What if surf conditions are not safe?

Our priority is the safety of our participants. If the conditions are not safe at surf camp, we supplement with beach activities. If you are scheduled for a surf lesson, we will reschedule or cancel and refund.

How early can we drop off our participants?

No earlier than 8:45 a.m. We are still setting up and cannot supervise the participants.

What are surf camp hours?

9am – 3pm for regular surf camps (pick-up 2:30PM-3PM)

What if I’m late to drop off?

In an effort to keep the camp running efficiently, we do not allow arrivals after 9:30am unless you have made previous arrangements with Christian Brock or camp director.

How early can I pick up?

If the participant has somewhere they need to be, please tell the instructors at check-in when you will be picking your participant up. Otherwise we ask that you do not pick up before 2:30 pm, as we like them to participate in the camp chant & clean up.

What if I’m late to pick up?

We allow a grace period of 15 minutes, after that we charge a waiting service fee.

Are there makeup days if I miss a day?

No make-up days for our surf camp programs. Ventura Makos must be notified 48 hrs prior to the start date of camp to receive full refund.

Can I stay and watch?

Yes, but please keep you distance outside of our camp boundaries without interfering with the routine or instruction of the camp. We are all about sharing the stoke here at Ventura Makos.

What if we need to cancel?

There are NO refunds on cancellations. You may reschedule no less than one week prior to original scheduled date(s). No makeup sessions for missed days

Can we do drop-ins?

We do not.

What do we bring to camp?

Participant should bring their own sunscreen, towel, water, snacks, lunch, other needed forms of sun protection like hats and sunglasses, and a warm change of clothes. Participants should be able to independently apply their own sunscreen and open/eat their own food so please make everything user friendly throughout the day.