Travel Surf Camps

Ages 8-17 / Intermediate to Advanced

4 Seasons | Mon-Fri | 9am-3pm

Surf Happens Summer Travel Camps will take your surfing to the next level. Our expert team of coaches will guide you to the best waves in the county using local knowledge that we pass on to you. Our purpose for this program is to systematically help you to set and achieve your goals and dreams. Whether you are in search of the best waves in the county, striving to refine technique, trying to learn new maneuvers, or looking to master the art of competition; our Travel Camps are designed to evolve your surfing. Once we have flushed out your goals and expectations it is time

Our primary goal is introducing students to fun in nature, and a lifestyle of passion and the pursuit of dreams that raises self esteem. Camps run 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Get out from in front of the screen and live the life of your dreams!

Camp Dates


11 WeeksJune 5-August 18 2023
1 WeekMarch 27-31 2023
1 Week November 21-25 2022
Week 1December 19-23 2022
Week 2Dec 26-30 2022

* No camp on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day


Rates & What's Included

Weekly Rates:
$600 / week

Daily Drop-in New Student:
$200 / day

3+ weeks Discounts:
Please inquire 808-966-3613

What’s Included:

  • CPR certified elite instructors (1:5 ratio)
  • Equipment rental if needed
  • Daily hot lunch!
  • Photo and video 
  • Surf Happens hat and stickers
  • 10% off Surf Happens gear
Daily Schedule
8:45-9:15 Check-in at Surf Happens
9:15-9:45 Travel to best surf spot for day based on current 
swell size, swell direction and current tides
9:45-10:00 Sunscreen application, hydration, 
Morning stretching on beach
10:00-12:00 Surfing with on land + in water coaching
12:00-12:45 Lunch Break
12:45-1:00 Sunscreen application, hydration, surf-specific stretching and calisthenics
12:30-1:00 Beach games / instruction / stretching / electives
1:00-2:30 Surfing
2:45-3:15 Check-out at Surf Happens





Travel Camp Study Topics:

  • Oceanography
  • Geography of four primary surf spots
  • Establishing proper lineup markers and surfing in crowds
  • Wave selection
  • Speed
  • Style
  • Positioning
  • Power
  • Repertoire
  • Surfing specific cross training
  • Learn how to build a surfing portfolio

Travel Camp Highlights:

  • Jump into our new Nissan NV and traverse the coast for the best waves!
  • Video analysis of each session!
  • Coaching with top pro instructors!
  • Meet pro guests!
  • Tour industry leaders: Channel Islands and Sex Wax!
  • Travel Camp clients get to test new prototype Channel Islands boards

Highly Trained Instructors

Each instructor is hand-picked for their expertise and ability to connect with clients. Led by Surf Happens founder Chris Keet, our team is built on personal integrity – we practice what we preach and we are so proud of our professional team. With Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) judges, top competitive standouts, fitness professionals, and accredited teachers, our team brings unparalleled experience as they follow the surfer’s path. Each team member is trained in the Surf Happens methodology of instruction, are CPR and First Aid certified, and have participated in our ocean specific lifesaving course, guaranteeing safety and fun.


Our Travel camp drop-off and pick-up is located on Santa Claus Lane on the southern end of the beach directly before reaching the first building on the Lane which are new condos. Look for the Surf Happens Surf Camp and Surf Lessons sign and our white converted Fed Ex truck ” The Space Shuttle” on the road, as well as tents and flags on the beach and follow the easement to our beach headquarters. For equipment rentals, to buy equipment, questions, or just to drop in and talk with one of our staff, please check out our surf shop and training center 3825 Santa Claus Lane.

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