Santa Barbara’s only surf camp in town since 1997!

Santa Barbara Surf Adventures is located at Leadbetter Beach, operated by a group of CPR certified lifeguards and surfers who take pride in teaching surfing, beach safety, and marine biology.



The SBSA non-travel camp is a one-week surf camp that takes place at Leadbetter Beach where the long and rolling wave set-up is conducive for both beginners looking to sharpen their skills and for first-time learners. This camp is best suited for ages 8-14 with basic swimming skills. 

Every Friday we have a raffle for prizes in addition to the Goody Bag & T-shirt that every camper receives. We also have professional surfers come, whenever possible, to tell stories, answer questions, and sign autographs.

Our lunch is catered by Shoreline Cafe.

Fish N' Chips • Quesadilla • Hamburger • Cheeseburger • Peanut Butter and Jelly • Grilled Cheese • Veggie Burger • Corn Dog • Hot Dog • Fries • Salad • Rice • Fruit • Juice •Water



  • Week 1 June 10 - 14

  • Week 2 June 17 - 21

  • Week 3 June 24 - 28

  • Week 4 July 1 - 5 ( No camp July 4th)

  • Week 5 July 8 - 12

  • Week 6 July 15 - 19

  • Week 7 July 22 - 26

  • Week 8 July 29 - August 2

  • Week 9 August 5 - 9

  • Week 10 August 12 - 16


  • Surfboard and Wetsuits

  • Lunch from Shoreline Café

  • Raffle and Award Ceremony

  • Camp T-Shirt and Sponsor Goodies

  • Camper to Instructor Ratio 5:1


Typical Day

Check In 8:50am - 9:00am

Stretch and Warm Up 9:00am – 9:45am

Surfing and Beach Activities 9:45am – 11:00am

Lunch (at Shoreline Beach Cafe) 11:30am – 12:15 pm

Surfing and Beach Activities 12:15pm – 1:00pm

Free Surf 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Pick Up 3:0opm 



Private lessons for individuals, groups and corporations are offered all year!

Location: Leadbetter Beach (depending on the surf)

What’s Included: Surfboard + Wetsuit

What You Need: towel, warm clothes, sunscreen. If the surf is too small at Leadbetter you will need transportation to another location - up to a 20 minute drive. We transport all of the gear.

What to Expect: Lessons are sold by the hour. Time starts when we get to the water. There is usually 15 to 20 minutes of practice and preparation on the beach that includes: water safety, surfing etiquette and practicing pop-ups.

*If it is your first time, an hour is often enough. Water temperatures can get cold and paddling can be exhausting.

Please call (805)-886-4011 to inquire about corporate/large groups!

1 Person

1hr/$75 - 2hr/$140  

2 people

1hr / $130 - 2hr / $240

3 people

1hr / $195 - 2hr / $360

Call To Schedule Your Lesson!


About us

Santa Barbara's premier surf camp, sponsored by Surf-n-Wear Beach House is a week long camp for kids ages 8+ with basic swimming ability and a desire to ride waves. Small camper/instructor ratio gives everyone a chance to have one-on-one instruction in the water. We believe surfing is a sport of the heart and we do our best to model the aloha spirit of respect for the ocean and each other. We also have lots of fun!


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A native Santa Barbara surfer with over 18 years of surfing experience and 8 years as a surf instructor. He is a graduate of UCSB where he played volleyball while majoring in Environmental Studies. Grayson spent his early years as a participant of this camp, now a seasoned veteran, Grayson lends a firsthand perspective on working with kids and teaching that which he loves, surfing. His travels include Nicaragua, Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Bali and several spots up and down the California coast. Grayson spends his winters in Colorado at Winter Park where he teaches kids and adults to snowboard. When Grayson is not surfing or snowboarding you can find him hiking, fishing and coaching the San Marcos High School volleyball team.

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A Santa Barbara native and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 2015. She spends the rest of the year attending Western Washington University, and just completed her Sophomore year. Rachel grew up walking distance from Leadbetter and attended the camp many times.  She has been an integral part of our team for 4 summers.



A Santa Barbara native and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 2016. She just finished her first year at UC San Diego, playing on the women's water polo team. Jesse learned how to surf at Ledbetter and attended the camp for many summers, growing up walking distance from the beach. She competed for years, with her greatest victory yet, being the 2012 Rincon classic winner. Jessee has been working with the camp for 5 summers and brings a wealth of surf knowledge and fun to our day. 

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