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An Overview of Shell Beach Surf Camp

Surf Camp

Shell Beach Surf Camp is specifically intended for students who want an immersive experience in surfing. Our Surf Camp has 6 - 4 day long sessions. The every session begins on Monday and runs daily through Thursday. To view the calendar that has the exact dates of the Surf Camp Sessions please visit our Shell Beach Surf Camp Calendar.

Every day of Surf Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30pm. At 8:30am, we'll meet on the beach in front of the Sea Crest Resort and begin Lesson #1. Lesson #1 runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. After Lesson #1, we'll head up to the Sea Crest OceanFront Hotel, eat a snack, talk surfing, give some dry-land instruction, and rest for an hour. Lesson #2 begins at 11:00 a.m and runs until 12:30 p.m, when the day ends.

The Sea Crest OceanFront Hotel is located at 2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. To get directions you can call the Hotel at (805) 773-1785.

Typical Surf Camp Day
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Lesson #1 - Meet and Surf in front of the Sea Crest OceanFront Hotel
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break, Food and Dry-Land Instruction
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Lesson #2 - Meet and Surf in front of the Sea Crest OceanFront Hotel

The Day(s) of Surf Camp

On the days of Surf Camp, you will meet us at Sea Crest OceanFront Hotel. On your first day of Surf Camp, we will meet with you between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. in the main courtyard of the hotel. There, we will size you up for your wetsuit and make sure you are ready to surf. For the rest of the days you participate in Surf Camp, you can meet us early, at 8:15 a.m. in the grassy main courtyard of the Sea Crest Resort or at 8:30 a.m. at the beach in front of the Sea Crest OceanFront Hotel. You should bring your own towel, water, sunscreen, a snack (if you are staying for both Lessons) and any necessary medications.

We'll provide a properly fitting wetsuit and a soft-top surfboard for each lesson. We ask that you come 1/2 hour early on the day of your first lesson to get properly fitted for your wetsuit. Visit our Shell Beach Surf Camp Overview page to get all necessary information regarding the Surf Camp.

What to Bring

Please bring water, a towel, sunscreen and any necessary medications to every surf lesson. You are welcome to bring your own wetsuit and surfboard to the surf lesson if you please though we recommend that you contact us before bringing your own items - to ensure that all equipment you bring is safe and appropriate for the surfing conditions.

Pricing and Registration

Visit our Surf Camp Pricing page to see the various pricing options for Shell Beach Surf Camp. Visit our Surf Lesson Registration page to reserve your surf lesson.


Need more information or have some questions? Call Shell Beach Surf Shop at (805) 773-1855 or email us at to ask a question or reserve your spot in the Surf Camp.

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