About perfect day
Meet owner, Robbie Yrigoyen
"Teaching people how to surf has been my dream job and growing my business to where I can employ expert instructors to help spread the love of surfing has made that dream even better. My staff and I have a passion for surfing, helping others, the ocean and life!"
Robbie Yrigoyen & Her Family
Founder of Perfect Day Surf Camp
Perfect Day Surf Camp was founded in 2001 by Robbie Yrigoyen after a conversation with a friend, Bob McKnight (CEO of Quiksilver at the time) about wanting a change. Bob knew Robbie's surfing and business experience and proposed the idea of her opening surf camps that Quiksilver would sponsor. Robbie opened and ran 5 Star hotel bars and restaurants such as Hollywood's SKYBAR in the Mondrian Hotel, The Standard Hotel in LA, Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica and more.
Before kids, Robbie spent her vacations in Tavarua, Fiji braving Cloud Break and Restaurants waves. She competed on an intermediate level, she participated in non-profit surf camps for underprivileged kids and she understood business. She proposed a business plan to Quiksilver's marketing team in 2000 and has since grown to four locations in the greater Los Angeles areas. Robbie also started a fashion belt business in her name Robbie French Designs that sold to 600 high end stores world wide. After her 2nd child in 2011 she chose to focus only on the surf camps and being a mom and wife.
Robbie's passion is to help others so she has partnered with non-profit organizations giving a surf day experience to those that can not afford it, people with disabilities and therapy for recovering addicts and battered women. She encourages anyone with the same passion to reach out if they have something on their heart that Perfect Day can help with.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"
Why choose us?
& FAMILY MINDED
The owner is a mom with a loving husband and 2 little kids who creates a family environment in her workspace and with her campers. She makes sure there is parent or teacher on site that understand young Childrens needs like hydration, eating and suncreen.
FOUNDED IN 2001
One of the FIRST PREMIER SURF CAMPS in Los Angeles County with ongoing secured permits from the cities and county.
WE GIVE BACK
Perfect Day offers fun surf days for foundations like Maui Ola Foundation with people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, Joyful Heart Foundation with battered women and children, Stoked Mentoring with inner city kids and have taught many children with autism. The ocean is the best therapy for all
Campers get a bright "safety" camp rash guard for memorabilia that parents can use for their own safety at pools, the beach, busy amusement parks like Disneyland and more. It was a game changer for me and my own children.
YOU CAN SCHEDULE
BY THE DAY
Conveniently schedule your child's spring and summer around your schedule & drop in by the day let minute in the morning, afternoon or for the whole day. Early drop off also available for those working parents.
OCEAN & BEACH
Our daily topics teach ocean and beach awareness. We include tides, currents, riptides and surf etiquette. We also teach out little ones about stranger danger and where to go if lost on the beach!
We provide a 4:1 ratio in surf camps ages 8-17 and 1:1 for our Lil’ Groms 4-7 and any child that needs it. Not all kids surf at the same time so our other activities are 8:1 ratio if not surfing.
LIFEGUARD, CPR/FIRST AID
& AED CERTIFIED
We operate by a lifeguard tower but we require our staff to be certified before working. Training classes are provided to all employees needing it.
All Equipment & Wetsuits
Surfboards, Boogie Board and wetsuits are provided to borrow. You are welcome to bring your own soft top but we are not responsible for any damages. Some kids like to bring their own so they do not have to share.
Best Surf Camp Locations
All of our locations are safe sandy beach bottom and not at a local spot where campers can get intimidated or hassled. We love our locations and the locals that surf with us!
We put on a fun and get silly surf contests weekly and our sponsors give us goodies for the awards. Our campers look forward to this contest and it gives them a little taste of competition...contests are optional.