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8 Days Surf Camp in San Diego

Surf Camp in San Diego, USA

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English

San Diego is actually a very broad area with over 60 miles of coastline and is well exposed to swell from each and every direction. San Diego truly has everything to offer. Reef breaks, point breaks, and sand bottom beach breaks inhabit the area. Join us at The Cali Camp as we offer up to 12 surf sessions daily based on capacity. Locations vary based on your own abilities and projected wave size and conditions for the following days. Your guides will be arriving every morning to greet you and get ready for the days events.

Meet the instructors

Riley, Dave, Regan, & 3 More…
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  • Sunset surf
  • Transfer to the surf spot
  • Well-experience surf guide
  • Learn the fundamental of surfing
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Yoga session

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this retreat, you will stay at Dana Point Marina Inn. It is just 5 minutes to the beach, restaurants and surf shops all are close by which makes the Dana Point Marina Inn the right place for a surf camp. All rooms have Wi-Fi, TV and a refrigerator. With air conditioning you have always the right temperature. Take a swim, rinse off the salt water or have a read on your favorite book in the newly renovated pool. There are vending machines chairs for your lounging. This is certainly a great place to rest in between surf sessions. Fitness room is also available if you have any power left after surfing.


If you're an absolute beginner, you can join our guided surf sessions and go for it with the help of your guide. But we highly recommend you to take the beginner-class for 199 USD (3x2 hours). You will learn the fundamentals of surfing from the first step in the "white water" to your first green wave within 3 days.

On a typical day, the guide will picks you up between 06:30 to 10:00 and you drive to the surf spot: 1 to 2 hours of surfing

The guide brings you back to the camp, so by noon you are ready for lunch

Between 14:00 and 15:00 the guide picks you up for a second surf session.

You will be back around 17:00 for some relaxation, yoga, dinner, socializing, sleep and do it all over again. We leave the surf equipment with you so you can go on your own if you'd like.

Once a week we have special sunset surf. Our camp boss Dave Cinquini will brings you personally to his secret sunset spot. After an unforgettable surf session at a nearby beach, we'll follow it up with a beach bonfire and BBQ courtesy of The Cali Camp.


Riley O'Rorke
Riley is one of the guides, and is also a partner for The Cali Camp.
Dave Cinquini
Dave is one of the guides, and the founder of The Cali Camp.
Regan Bentz
Regan Bentz is one of the guides at The Cali Camp.
Josh Wills
Josh Wills is one of the guides at The Cali Camp.
Jess Johnston
Jess Johnston is one of the guides at The Cali Camp.
Matt Lindner
Matt Lindner is one of the guides at The Cali Camp.



  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness center
  • Massage
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
  • Whale watching nearby


  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Lounge


  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi

Things to do (optional)

Besides surfing, there are plenty activities you can do at or near the camp including;

City tours

Outlet shopping

Sports, comedy and concerts

Weekend party

Whale safari, diving and fishing charters

Yoga, fitness and massage

What's included

  • 3 days beginner surf lesson (2 hours each)
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast of pastries, cereal, yogurt, fruit, coffee, and tea
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Surf equipment (wetsuits, surfboards, leashes)
  • Surf guiding twice daily (Monday-Friday)
  • Saturday beach/city transportation
  • Transfer to and from hotel to surf spots

What's not included

  • Beginner-class
  • Equipment insurance
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