• Surfing with friends
  • Professional guides
  • Where you stay
  • Learn to surf
  • Improve your skills
  • Make new friends
  • California is the place

Surf Camp in California

TheCaliCamp offers a unique experience for our guests. Monday to Friday we offer up to 12 surf sessions daily based on capacity. Locations vary based on your own abilities, projected wave size, and conditions for the following days. Your guides will be arriving each morning to greet you and get ready for the days events.

One week starts at $999.

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What our guests say

  • Christina P. Zürich, Switzerland

    Best vacation ever

    I had the best time ever in San Clemente! The surf guides are very professional and I never felt unsafe or insecure. They teach you everything. They drive you to very cool surf spots and you are going to be spoiled !!!

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  • Ben K. New York

    Best surftrip ever!

    So far, I was in some camps in Europe (France & Spain) before and never experienced such a friendly, relaxed and personal atmosphere like in this camp. Actually, I didn´t feel being in a surfcamp, but rather hanging out with some friends in California

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  • Mathias S. Wien, Austria

    Surfing with friends...

    ...that pretty much sums it up. It was awesome staying in the camp. Dave and Riley are great surfers and surfguides, who would do anything to make your vacation a unforgettable adventure.

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  • Mario R. München, Germany

    California surfing at its best

    We added one week of surfing at the Camp to our 3-week road trip at the west coast of the US. Joining the camp was the best decision we could have made.

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  • Andreas Madrid, Spain

    One more time

    Excellent instructors, always looking for the best spot and to please all of us. Keep on with the great job. I will definitively come back next year.

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  • Patricia C. Aarau, Switzerland

    Einzigartiges Surf-Erlebnis

    Ich verbrachte eine geniale Zeit im TheCaliCamp und kann das Camp allen, die Wert auf eine top Betreuung, das Kennenlernen des lockeren California-Lifestyles und coole Wellen legen, nur weiterempfehlen.

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California, where surfing belongs

Hotel Surf Camp

Great Rooms in a wonderful Neighborhood

Stay in our comfortable rooms, enjoy great food around our camp, and have fun while we help you discover the best sides of California. What our Guests saying on tripadvisor.

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Surf camp waves

There is no Place like
California to Surf

California is not just a destination. It is a lifestyle, a birthplace of surf culture, and a true global epicenter. No place on earth boasts such a wide variety of activities. Where else on earth can someone surf in the morning, ski in the afternoon, and be deep within Los Angeles and Hollywood's most renowned venues by sundown? The only answer is California! We truly have it all here.

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Surf camp: Get the 100% Cali-Feeling
with our Activities

Surfing is the Magic and our Activities will give you that authentic California feeling. Together we visit cities, bring you to the big Outlet-Stores, and you can find your inner peace with our Yoga-Partner.

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“Like hanging with the coolest surf dudes in Cali”

Michelle M. London

Having never surfed before or ever been to a surf camp, I really didn't know what to expect from The Cali Camp. But from the moment Dave, the owner of the camp, picked me up from LAX (which was great because I was travelling on my own), I had a feeling the week was going to be pretty special.

Dave and the other surf-guide, Regan, were totally chill and the way the camp is run made me feel like we were all just friends hanging out and going out to catch waves together. Dave is really passionate about the Cali Camp and will drive up and down the coast to find the best surf spot for the day - and he will also take you to the yummiest cafes afterwards, too! Talking to other people on the camp, I realised I'd made a really lucky choice - unlike other surf camps around the world, The Cali Camp doesn't make you feel like a beginner. You don't have to wear a fluoro vest or paddle out with 20 other beginners all on one beach. Instead, Dave and Regan take very small groups out to the sweetest surf spots on the South Cali coast, making sure the waves are right for your level of ability. Then they teach you some moves, talk to you about how to choose the right waves and then hang with you in the surf (giving your board a little push if you need it!) until your brain and body puts it all together.

I loved my time at The Cali Camp and my only regret is that I couldn't extend my trip for another week! It was a totally unforgettable experience and one of the most fun holidays ever. If you have any interest in learning how to surf or want to brush up your surf skills (or you just want to hang with great guys who will take you to all the coolest beaches on the coast), I guarantee you'll love every minute at The Cali Camp - I learned so much in such a short amount of time, but what made the whole trip even better was the way Dave makes sure that your experience is about more than just chasing waves - he really cares that you have a brilliant time in and out of the ocean and I can honestly say it really was one of the best weeks of my life! I can't wait to go back again this summer, and this time I'll book for two weeks...

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