Involving young people in the surf summer camp

Article written in conjunction with Sawyer.

What’s better than experiencing the first time you’ve successfully dropped a barrel? Watch a kid do it! This is why Summer surf camp A great way to engage the next generation of surfers.


Sawyer Virtual and Experimental Technology Platform ( has inspired countless young people and families to discover (or rediscover) their love of learning, from cooking lessons and learning a new language, to music, arts and crafts. To inspire young people to learn how to surf, Sawyer collaborated with waves happen, Providing a great opportunity to educate novice and aspiring surfers of all ages, starting as young as 4 years old.

Surf Happens is currently located in SoCal, and is run by a team of world-class coaches – many of whom were students of Surf Happens themselves. In addition to providing high-quality surf lessons, camps, and training for locals and visitors in Santa Barbara, the Surf Happens team has also trained students in Costa Rica, the Philippines and more recently in China where the Surf Happens method was used to start the country’s first youth surf camps. The people behind this great mission also started Surf Happens, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to provide Physics grants and programsChildren who are financially and emotionally challenged and who need some love for the ocean.

Give the gift of surfing this summer with Sawyer and Surf Happens. Here are some of the great classes available:

Summer Travel Surf Camp


Geared toward surfers between the ages of 8 and 17, these weekly classes are taught with elite CPR certified instructors. With a capacity of 10 students per week and 6 hours of instruction per day, which includes lunch, there is plenty of hands on exposure to attract novice and enthusiast skiers alike. Learn more through

Girls Surf Curl Surf Series


Boys are not allowed during these daily classes. Each surf day focuses on building the basics of the sport, teaching safety etiquette, oceanography, and the basics of catching and standing waves. Ground balance instructors, beach games and fun with friends are part of every surfing day along with eco talk and beach cleanup. Each participant receives a Surf Happens hat and is provided with new diving suits and boards to use during lessons. Create memories that will last a lifetime. Learn more through

EF Surf Camp


This one-day dip is ideal for ages 4 to 17. Wetsuits and surfboards are provided to all participants, along with a 1:5 ratio of a professional CPR/First Aid certified professional surf instructor to the student. Don’t miss this popular event. Register today at

Perfect day surfing camp

Available in half-day or full-day sessions, this camp is designed for all levels, swimmers and non-swimmers alike. With 5:1 browsing instructions for those more experienced and more personalized instructions for those who need more help, campers will learn how to surf the Internet (or play if conditions don’t allow for safe browsing). These popular classes fill up fast! Learn more about


Surf and Swim Combo

This full-day course (9am-3pm) is ideal for those looking to become seasoned swimmers. In the morning you’ll catch glass waves, then in the afternoon you’ll practice open ocean swimming and air conditioning for the little bouncers. All in one aquatic experience. Register now at


Sawyer has a lot of fun to offer other than surfing. From cooking to music, from yoga to dancing, you will find everything you need to learn and grow, virtually or in a group setting. Start your journey today in

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