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Experience a week-long beach-camping odyssey while learning to surf

Surf Camps at San Elijo State Beach, Encinitas, California"Drop-in" this summer to the best vacation of your life! Eli Howard's Overnight Surf Camps are a structured surfing adventure designed to provide five days of quality surfing instruction, exploratory activities and four nights of memorable beach camping experiences.

During each day of surf camp, students will receive up to four hours of quality surfing instruction. Students will spend their camp days learning important water safety skills, surfing fundamentals, and exploring the State Parks' coastal environments. Students will also have numerous opportunities to relax and enjoy other outdoor activities such as body boarding, daily yoga/stretching sessions, body surfing, and other organized beach games.

Students are also provided with daily advanced surfing instruction, ocean conservation tips and their choice of themes and activities in the afternoon. Daily activities may include lagoon hikes, natural and cultural history of the California coast, marine exploration, and evolution of surfing culture.

Surf camp evenings will begin with a hearty meal prepared by Eli Howard's camp chef and instructors. Camp menus may include hot pancakes, authentic fish tacos, pizza, grilled burgers and homemade fries, tropical fruit, lunch deli spreads, and yummy Dutch oven desserts. All meals will have a variety of food choices as well as offer a vegetarian option. Special needs can always be arranged in advance.

As the sun sets over the Pacific students may relax with board games, enjoy our camp library with books and movies, play ping-pong, as well as lounge around a cozy campfire and enjoy s'mores, hot cocoa or cider. Camp staff will provide campfire entertainment and fun evening activities.

Eli Howard instructors support a non-competitive environment and put safety as their first priority. All staff members are First Aid and C.P.R. certified and head instructors are all American Red Cross certified lifeguards.

  • Overnight Surf Camp
  • San Elijo State Beach, Encinitas, California
  • 3:1 Student to Instructor ratio
  • Monday through Friday, five-days, four-nights
  • daily add-ons welcome (space permitting)
  • Maximum enrollment is 14 students
  • A minimum of four individuals are required
  • All ages welcome but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Camp times: 8 a.m. Monday to 3 p.m. Friday
  • All surfing gear is provided (full wetsuit, foam surfboard and sunscreen)
  • Tents and sleeping pads provided for overnight
  • See our packing list for recommendations on what to bring.
  • All meals included, starting with lunch on the first day, and ending with lunch on the last day.
  • Refreshments always available
  • Early arrivals are available starting Sunday after 4pm upon reservation for only $40 per surfer!
  • School & large groups packages for weekly trips available- call to create a trip just for your special group!

Boy surfing down the line at Eli Howard Surf CampOvernight camps require a $200.00 non-refundable deposit two weeks prior to the start date of the camp and the remaining balance on the first day of camp. We accept cash or checks, Visa and Mastercard. (Please make checks payable to: Eli Howard Surf School).

See our camp packing list for details on what to bring.

Teen Only Weekend Surf Trips! Wanna try our popular Overnights and need a quick way to get out of the house this summer? Please see our weekend page for more details!
New Surf Clinic Week!- Great for adults and families to get to the coast and surf! This trip includes a daily surf lesson & camping in our relaxing camp. Check out local eateries or create your own meals in our complete cooking area. We make it easy with tents set up for you & all the surf gear - just steps from the beach! Must be over 18 yrs old, or with adult supervision for this adventure.


Sign-up online today for an upcoming Overnight Camp
1. You can reserve your space online
2. You can download a registration & health form to fill-in and send back to us
3. Or call us directly at 760.809.3069

Upcoming Overnight Camps:

Dates Times Location Cost Status

Mon, Jun 22 to Fri, Jun 26, 2015 8AM Mon to 3PM Fri San Elijo State Beach $935 TEEN ONLY Sold Out!
Mon, Jun 29 to Fri, Jul 03, 2015 9AM Mon to 3PM Fri San Elijo State Beach $935 TEEN ONLY Open
Mon, Jul 13 to Fri, Jul 17, 2015 8AM Mon to 9AM San Elijo State Beach $435 ADULT/ FAMILY CLINIC WEEK Open
Mon, Jul 20 to Fri, Jul 24, 2015 8AM Mon to 3PM Fri San Elijo State Beach $935 TEEN ONLY Open
Mon, Aug 03 to Fri, Aug 07, 2015 9AM Mon to 3PM Fri San Elijo State Beach $935 TEEN ONLY Sold Out!
Sun, Sep 27 to Fri, Oct 02, 2015 9AM Mon to 3PM Fri San Elijo State Beach $645 HIGH SCHOOL CLINIC WEEK! Sold Out!