The 15 Best Surf Camps

1. Surf Simply, Nosara Costa Rica

Other than the fact surfing in Costa Rica is going to be incredible, Surf Simply is great for beginners. They ensure you know the skills, mechanisms and theories behind surfing. Surf Simply says, "We don't teach you how to surf. We teach you how to teach yourself how to surf, or surf better through a combination of video feedback, theory lessons and in water coaching."  Visit for more information.

2. Witches Rock Surf Camp, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Witches Rock Surf Camp is one of the best spots to catch some of the most incredible waves. It has remained Costa Rica's most popular surf camp since 2001! The waves are usually less crowded, making it one of the best places to learn to surf and advance your skills. Visit for more information.

3. Popoyo Surf Lodge, Nicaragua

The Popoyo Surf Lodge is the ultimate surfer's paradise. They offer surf lessons, and adventure day trips all year round. Take 3 to 4 surf sessions a day. Popoyo Surf Lodge offers a variety of surf tour packages, which include accommodation, meals, a world famous bilingual surf guide and unlimited surf sessions.

4. Las Flores Resort, El Salvador

La Flores Resort lies on 7-acre beachfront property. The Las Flores Resort is directly across from the Las Flores Main Point. The waves at this point are various sizes. Rent a surf board for only $10.00 per day with any of their surfer packages. Visit  to check out their surfer packages and specials.

5. The Bungalows at Red Frog Beach, Panama

For some of the best waves in the Caribbean you definitely want to surf in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Stay at the Bungalows at Red Frog Beach for a more secluded surf camp experience. They limit the resort to 10 surfers or less and they have some of the area's most experienced guides. Bonus: Red Frog Bungalows is the first company to offer Stand up Paddle Surfing in Bocas del Toro. Check out Red Frog Bungalows for more information!

6. Awera Island, Indonesia

Awera Island is a tropical island surrounded by the most incredible waves. According to Awera Island, "It's our goal at Awera to get you surfing these waves whenever possible alone, and with a maximum of 8 guests we offer an unmatched opportunity to surf these waves with the fewest possible people." Stay at the Awera lodge to get the most out of your surfing experience.

7. Corey’s Wave, Montauk, New York

Let the professionals at Corey's Wave give you a real taste of what it truly feels like to surf. They offer private and group surf lessons and kids' surf classes. If you're up for the challenge take a winter surf session. Bonus: Head to Corey's Wave for destination surf. Yes, that's right...Corey's Wave takes you surfing around the globe!

8. Skudin Surf, Rincon Puerto Rico and Long Beach, New York

Skudin Surf welcomes surfers from beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Skudin Surf, New York offers kids and adults year-round surf lessons. They just announced their new Puerto Rico Surf Adventure (2016). Join Skudin Surf this winter in Puerto Rico, meet your instructors, take lessons and go on surf tours. Click here for more information

9. Surf Diva, San Diego, California

Ladies, this surf camp was made for you! From kids surf camps, 2-day women's surf clinics and girls overnight surf camps, Surf Diva is many different surf camps to choose from. They provide you with private and group surf lessons, as well as an after-school surf program for kids. Even celebrate your bachelorette party with Surf Diva! They will organize your perfect party, providing you with instructors, equipment and lunch on the beach.

10. Richard Schmidt Surf School, Santa Cruz, California

For over 35 years Richard Schmidt Surf School has been Santa Cruz's original surf school. The Santa Cruz Surf Camp runs weeklong overnight camps during the summer months. Whether you are just a beginner, intermediate or advanced, instructors Richard and Marisa will push your skills to the next level.


11. Kauai Surf School, Kauai, Hawaii

Join instructors from Kauai Surf School on the beautiful Poipu beach for surf lessons all year round. "Our mission is simply to give surfers the basic foundation to encourage growth in their surfing. We incorporate ocean knowledge, water safety, and fun while exploring Kauai, the garden island (Kauai Surf School)."

12. Goofy Foot Surf School, Maui, Hawaii

Goofy Foot Surf School provides surf lessons to all levels of surfers. They focus on teaching surfers ocean awareness, safety and surfing fundamentals. Host your birthday party, bachelor or bachelorette party at Goofy Foot. Packages include (some but not all) professional instruction, boxed lunch, professional photography, surfboard/standup paddle board, Lycra surf shirt and more!  Check out the custom packages they have available at  

13. Koala Surf Camp, Hossegor, France

Check out some of the most incredible waves in France! Koala Surf Camp was rated top 10 surf camps in National Geographic. Stay at the Surf House, its located right on the beach and is only a one minute walk from the famous surf spots of La Nord and La Gravière. Help yourself to breakfast in the morning, the use of Koala surfboards and a fully equipped kitchen.

14. Nexus Surf, Florianopolis, Brazil

Book your trip to Florianopolis, Brazil with Nexus. Visit one of the world's most stunning locations, and surf in some of the world's best surf spots. Florianopolis hosts the only WCT pro surf tour event in South America. Beginners are blessed with beaches with gentle waves making it easier to learn and get comfortable on the ocean. Experienced surfers get to take advantage of diversity of beaches and uncrowded breaks.

15. WB Surf Camp, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

WB Surf Camp offers a variety of camps to suit your needs. They have kids' summer camps, teen summer camps, women's surf camps, family surf camps and vacation surf camps for adults. Take a private surf lesson with a certified instructor. Learn how to judge the waves and read the ocean along with taking your surfing skills to the next level.