Things to consider about surfing in Northern California

he water is cold up here!  Full-body wetsuits, which we provide, are the norm for most surfers in Northern California.  Getting in and out of a wetsuit can be challenging for the most agile individual, so ask yourself if your child will be able to put on and take off a wetsuit with assistance.  Wetsuits fit snugly and are like a full-body pressure suit; some may like it while others won't.

Changing weather and surf can make the ocean unpredictable.  Being comfortable in the water and the ability to follow directions are important for everyone's safety and to fully enjoy the surf experience.  Safety is our number one priority.

Packing list

  • towel
  • change of clothes - remember to layer, the fog can roll in on the sunniest of days!
  • sunscreen (we will always have extra sunscreen on hand)
  • lunch
  • medication (if necessary)

Daily Schedule full day session

9:30 - 10:00               campers arrive
10:00                         time to suit up!
10:15                         stretching, dry land exercises, sunscreen application
10:30                         time to hit the waves!

12:00                         change out of wetsuits and into dry clothes (A.M. session), lunch
1.00                           back in the water for more surfing / P.M. session begins
2:50                           out of the water, out of the wetsuits and into dry clothes
3:00                           camp is over for the day

A.M and P.M. Sessions

10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Camp Tuition

It is our desire to offer a sliding scale fee for participation in the camp.  Because of the specialized staff and instruction, full-day camp sessions are $225 per day, $150 per day for 2 or more days per week, or $650 per week. 
A.M and P.M sessions are $140 per day, $120 per day for 2 or more days per week, or $450 per week. 

A security deposit of $100 is required by June 1.

Tuition includes day-use of wetsuit and board, and t-shirt. Payment can be made via the PayPal donate button or by mailing payment to Spectrum Surf Camps PO Box 506 Bolinas, CA 94924. 

We do provide full and partial scholarships and financial aid through the Pete Reclusado Scholarship Fund.

Financial Aid / Scholarship Application can be found here: