About Us

unnamedPerfect Day Surf Camp is sponsored by Quiksilver and Roxy and located in Southern California’s beautiful Redondo Beach, Santa Monica Beach, Manhattan and Torrance. Robbie Yrigoyen (more about Robbie here) founded Perfect Day Surf Camp in 2001.  The summer program offers surf & beach camps for toddlers, teens and adults ages 4-17, private and group surf lessons and stand up paddle board lessons (SUP).  We also do annual non-profit events with professional surfers for Cystic Fibrosis Survivors, inner city kids & battered women.  We cater to all surfing levels offering a variety of soft surf boards and 5:1 surfers to instructor ratio in the water at all times and a 1:1 ratio for our beginner swimmers. Surf Staff is CPR/First Aid Certified instructors. Experienced surfers will surf all day and learn basic tricks & maneuevers to help them progress to that next level which they can apply in contests or free style fun.  Beginner surfers will get one on one surf lessons if initially intimidated, but once they learn the basics of surfing and understand that it is a sandy beach bottom, safe environment; their fears are put to rest.  Our surf camps and beach camps educate our young ones on how to first understand the ocean & its waves, then boogie board and eventually surf.  This progression will keep your child from being fearful of the ocean which is very common when they are put into camps with higher swimming levels & older children.  Once they get spooked it is very difficult to get them back in, so play it safe.  Baby steps.




Our Summer Programs goal is to get each surfer up riding waves and understanding them, so we spend most of the time in the water and discuss ocean safety, surf etiquette, oceanography and coastal ecology. We allow each surfer to go at their own pace while the instructors stay close to encourage them using motivational techniques and guide them into the waves. When the ocean is not safe to enter, we provide a variety of beach activities that the instructors encourage all kids to participate in.


  • We have been operating surf camps and surf lessons since 2001
  • We are certified instructors
  • We are permitted by the city and County of LA
  • We are fully insured to operate surf lessons and surf camps
  • We have the lowest ratio on the beach with the lowest prices
  • We are sponsored by Quiksilver & Roxy (World leading in Surf Industry)
  • We are also sponsored by VitaminWater, POPChips, Elements Sunscreen & Reed’s Ginger
  • The managers running the camps are mature adults and all Lifeguard, CPR Certified/First Aid/AED
  • Our beach camps & surf camps are side by side conveniently making it a one stop drop off location for all your children
  • Scheduling is flexible to meet your needs
  • The instructors are professionally trained & experienced surfers & watermen
  • All equipment & wetsuits are provided
  • We have returning loyal instructors and counselors
  • We have a high return rate
  • Camps are customized to parents requests from our annual surveys

Founder: Business owner, Robbie French-Yrigoyen (more about Robbie) and CEO Bob McKnight at Quiksilver

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Santa Monica, this location is one parking lot South of the Annenberg Beach House which is a public beach facility where you can enjoy the pool, sign up for stand up paddle boarding, yoga and more while your kids are surfing.  You can also enjoy the beach front restaurant Back on the Beach Cafe.  We are along the bike path where you can also get in your exercise if interested or simply do a free drop off and pick up in our convenient parking lot.

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Manhattan Beach is located just South of the Manhattan Pier at 7th st.  You can take a nice walk to the pier and enjoy the various restaurants and shops.  We are along the bike path where you can also get in your exercise if interested or simply drop and pick up your kids at our free drop off and pick up location at 700 Ocean dr.


Redondo Beach, we have two locations in Redondo (Redondo and Torrance).  Both are South of the Redondo Pier, but the “Redondo” location is our weekly city camp on the Northern end of the Esplanade and the “Torrance” location is at the Southern end of the Esplanade and is our more flexible camp where you can schedule by the day.  We are along the bike path and have free pick up and drop off along the street at Knob and Esplanade.


Torrance Beach, this location is at the southern end of the Esplanade bordering Redondo and Torrance Beach.  You enter the large beach parking lot on Paseo De La Playa and go to the south end near the exit and mountain side where you will see our camp vans and sign in table.  We are along the bike path and walking distance to the Riviera Village.  This camp is our flexible, schedule by the day camp.





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