Moonlight Beach Surf Camp
Encinitas Surf Camp


Serving  San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Encinitas, Leucadia, Carlsbad and Oceanside
You can get surf lessons now until surf camp starts
All Surfing – No beach games
Surf if you have never surfed before.
Softboard included.
Daily surf camp
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Monday to Friday
from Monday June 19 to Friday August 18
All we do is surf with a break, surf sports training, and relevant pre-surf lectures.  Your surfing will improve during the week.
Surf if you have never surfed before.
Beginner surf camp.  No previous experience necessary.

5 days – $400
Surf camp weeks: 
June 19-23 / June 26-30 / July 3-7 (closed on the 4th) $320 pro-rated /  July 10-14  /  July 17-21 /  July 24-28 /  July 31 – August 4 ($450) / August 7-11 / August 14-18

We are on the main beach at Moonlight Beach

Moonlight Beach surf lessons
Our Location on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.
“We know what you want in a surf camp or lesson.  It’s the same thing we want when we go surfing, and that is a lot of good rides.”

Students will learn how to catch and ride both inside white water waves, and outside unbroken waves, and do it safely.  Students have the choice to surf on the inside or outside, whatever their comfort level.  We supply an easy-to-ride softboard and take you into the easiest waves for you to surf.  Plenty of instructors so you get plenty of help, and most importantly, plenty of good rides!

Some surf camps they don’t surf all the time.  They play some beach games, they play some volleyball.  And that is what some people want.  Kids don’t really learn how to surf.   At this camp, we want you to get the real thing, to be really surfing.   We are trying to recreate our summer days surfing at the beach as kids in the 1960s in San Diego, kind of like this:

  • Instructor to student ratio is 1-3 (or less)
  • Campers are grouped based on age & ability. Friends requests are honored!
  • All instructors are CPR, Lifeguard, or EMT Certified
  • Parents always welcome on the beach

Students will learn:

* Catching and riding whitewater waves
* Catching and riding outside unbroken waves
* Surf Etiquette
* Surf safety, how to prevent getting hurt
* What kind of surfboard to ride
* What kind of wetsuit
* Techniques for paddling out through the surf
* Wave judgement
* Swell Direction and Tides

Our goal is that you are able to surf on your own.  You don’t need lessons until you are surfing like Kelly Slater, you only need lessons until you are  able to catch and ride the easiest of waves straight in, Waikiki in the 1950s style. Then you are on your way to improving your skills, and its all fun along the way.

You will be surfing on the first time out, and getting “surfed out” every day.   Plenty of top notch instructors, great equipment, and fast results.  Specializing in beginners, even if you have never surfed before, don’t worry!  We will have you surfing in no time.

Quick Results – Surf Right Away

We understand that many of you are only in San Diego for a short time, and have to get some surf while you are here! This is our specialty, getting you up and riding in easy waves on easy boards right away, even if you have never surfed before.

High Quality Softboards Included

We have a large selection of various surfboard shapes, so that we can custom fit just the right softboard for you.  You will get the board that will be the easiest for you to ride.  DUE TO COVID, we are no longer providing wetsuits.   We will help you get one after you sign up.

Safety Certified

We are proactive on safety, and won’t let you get into trouble. We use only softboards, and all our energetic, experienced and professional instructors are EMT, Lifeguard, or CPR certified.

What to expect at surf camp

In the surf camps, we get you standing up in the whitewater, then take you to the unbroken waves on the outside, when the conditions are easy. You always have a choice to be inside in the whitewater, or “outside” on the unbroken waves, whatever your comfort level, with plenty of instructors everywhere.

If you are “intermediate”, good in the whitewater, standing up every time, we can help you to surf the “outside” unbroken waves, conditions permitting.

We are on Moonlight Beach, on the north side.  There are restrooms, a snack bar, and a lifeguard tower at Moonlight Beach.

Parents and other friends and family members are always welcome on the beach at surf camp. (With masks and distancing covid protocols observed.)

 2-1 to 4-1 student to instructor ratio.
Plenty of instructors with you at all times.

CUSTOMER REVIEW FROM YELP: Absolutely the best surf camp on moonlight beach, my son did four days and had a ball, lots of instructors, lots of help it’s all about surf, they get them up on the board so fast. There were other schools on the beach and Leucadia Surf School stood out so much as by far the best camp. Would recommend it to all my friends. Was totally impressed from start to finish.

CUSTOMER REVIEW FROM YELP: My husband and I signed our Grandson up for one lesson last week. He was in town for six days and we really wanted him to spend time in the water. We opted for one day of surf lessons not knowing if he would like it. Gerry had him standing on his board by the end of the first lesson. We ended up cancelling everything else we had planned and just let him go to Gerry’s surf school and catch waves. He had so much fun! The instructors were wonderful and very encouraging and we did not have to worry about wetsuits or boards. We did stay to watch the class and always felt that our child was safe. We love the way the school is run and how the lessons are set up. The students participate from the very beginning and they sure respect each other in the water. I would recommend this school for anyone. Thank you all so much for providing such a wonderful experience for a young boy. Oh, and the waves were all “10 footers” when he talked to his parents.

Serving  San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Encinitas, Leucadia, Carlsbad and Oceanside