Beach/Surf Camps (ages 3-7)

Beach/Surf Camps (ages 3-7)

Our Beach Camps (ages 3-7) and Surf Camp (ages 8-17) are next to each other making it an easy one stop drop for you!


SINCE 2001

Camp Hours:  9-12pm, 12pm-3pm or 9-3pm
Extended Hours:  8:30am, 4pm & 5pm pick up available

We offer flexible scheduling.  The owner, being a parent herself, designed the camps for parents that need to set their kids schedule conveniently around their busy lives. When you register, you simply select the “days” or “weeks” (does not have to be consecutive) in the spring and summer months and can conveniently log into your account and move the days if something comes up.  To retain our low student to instructor ratio we ask changes to be final a week in advance.

Perfect Day Surf Camp is ran and operated by a mother of two young ones who understands children’s needs. We offer wetsuits and a low student to instructor ratio with CPR, First Aid, AED and Lifeguard certified instructors. Our goal is to teach surf lessons and boogie board lessons to all ages even our 3 year olds & non-swimmers (if conditions allow).  We start on the beach with team building games including capture the flag and various relays that encourage kids to run to instructors in the water helping them understand the waves, tides, currents and white wash.  Patience is key at this age because one bad experience from a wave can set them back so during surf & boogie board time we teach one on one and we also include building sand castles, body surfing and simply jumping over waves while we build their confidence by educating on how to manage waves and whitewash, where to take off to catch waves, how to swim past the break (wave) and back in safely (for our swimmers).  We have mastered the language of “don’t ask”and say “it’s your turn” without forcing to encourage all kids to try to surf. Camp Itinerary & Beach Camp Daily Topics.

We encourage parents to only visit on Fridays to avoid performance anxiety. This will help your child progress in our goals of creating waterman. Also, it is difficult for the staff to know who is watching your child when they run off to be with you. Wetsuits are provided but the sizes are limited. A size too small or too big will still work.

WHAT TO BRING: (directions & what to bring emailed to you after registering)
lunch, snacks, bottle water (refills available), towel, sweatshirt, hat, sunscreen, warm change of clothes, wetsuit & boogie board if you have one (we provide both).  Money is optional for restaurants, the pier stores, farmers market runs & camp hat (depending on location).

Campers must be potty trained and comfortable enough to leave without the parent present. Children with separation anxiety will not be ready for our camp.


Santa Monica

Santa Monica, this location is South of the Annenberg Beach House  in the Spring and Just South of the Jonathan Club in the Summer this year (due to construction).  You can still walk to The Annenberg 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 or Perry’s 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.

Manhattan Beach
This location surfing only in am session

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

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.

S. Redondo @ Torrance Beach

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.

Dockweiler Beach – AVAILABLE IN 2016

Spring Camp:  March 30 – April 3 (Santa Monica) / April 6-10 Santa Monica/Manhattan/Redondo/Torrance

Summer Camp:  June 8-Aug 28 Santa Monica / June 22 – Aug 28 All other locations

Camp Hours:  9-12pm, 12-3pm and 9-3pm
Extended Hours:  8:30am, 4 & 5pm pick up available


PRICING: volume breaks at 5+am or 5+pm day below and they do not need to be consecutive. Spread them out over the summer that works with your schedule. Can not be combined between siblings.
DISCOUNTS:  $50 off before May 1st and/or 10% sibling discounts.


MINIMUM DAYS HALF DAY (9-12pm or 12-3pm)
4pm & 5pm late pick up available
FULL DAY (9-3pm)
4pm & 5pm late pick up available
1-4 days (Single pkg) $60 per day $120 per day
5-19 days (1-3 week pkg) $55 per day $110 per day
20-49 days (4+ week pkg) $50 per day $100 per day
All Season Pass (50+days) $45 per day $90 per day

Extended Rates:
$8/8:30am drop off
$12/4pm pick up, $20/5pm pick up (Santa Monica & S. Redondo/Torrance locations only)

Note:  Manhattan location only surfs in am session

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Perfect Day’s teenage surfers

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Surf Camp “rail grabs” at Torrance Beach

Perfect Day Surf Camp song with Mickey Mouse

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Surf Camps

Our Spring & Summer surf camps are Ages 8-17 (Beach Camp 3-7) focusing on teaching children how to become confident and safe waterman while learning to surf waves.

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Beach Camps

Our Spring & Summer beach camps are ages 3-7 focusing on team building, water and beach safety and learning to surf and boogie board with one on one attention.

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Private Lessons

We have experienced surf instructors from around the world eager to teach surfing any day any time and at any location year round.  All ages welcome.

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Stand Up Paddling

We provide quality stand up paddle boards to teach the basics of SUP.  Sign up for a private year round or our scheduled classes with affordable pricing.

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Parties & Events

This is our staffs favorite event.  Give your child, spouse or company a memorable and unique experience by having Perfect Day organize a Surf Party.

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Want to get a head start before camp?  Start with our surf or SUP classes with more private surf instruction at affordable prices.

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