Quick Facts

Camp opening Year
Suitable for Solotravelers, Couples, Students, Groups,
Water temperature 13–22°C
Additional offers Sightseeing, River Rafting, Las Vegas, Nightlife


California is more than a place. California means lifestyle! The birthplace of surf culture and a global clock. Where else can you surf in the sea in the morning, ski in the afternoon and enjoy the sunset at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier in the evening? Only in California – and this experience is waiting for you here.

The bonus is made by the perfect waves. In California, there are endless opportunities for you to spend your free time. Sightseeing at its finest with Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the famous Venice Beach, etc. River Rafting, the never-sleeping Las Vegas, trekking and hiking, parties or shopping until falling over. Experience 100 California feeling! The camp is located in the Surf City of San Clemente, a city in Orange County, between Los Angeles and San Diego. In the surrounding area, you can also get first-class food! Whether fresh fish, Mexican, Thai, Italian, vegan or a real US barbecue. And this with a view of the sea.


  1. American way of life including California surf lifestyle
  2. The best surf camp on the US West Coast
  3. Picturesque coast & cool cities, the perfect mix!
  4. Local guides who know California like the back of their hand and who will be happy to show you their favourite places
View of the harbour in Ocean County

Pier in Ocean County

Guests with dessert

Dolphins during boat trip

Cyclist with dog in Venice

Skater with Ollie at Venice Beach

Walk of Fame in Hollywood

Baywatch cottage with surfer

Dolphin off San Clemente

Hollywood Hill in Los Angeles

Beach scenery at sunset

Sunset in Los Angeles

View of the estuary

Coastal section at San Clemente

Bird's eye view of skate park

Skate park at Venice Beach

Skaters at Venice Beach

California Beach

Los Angeles Beach

Train with beach and hills in the background

Guests in the pool

Palm trees in Los Angeles

Sunset at the harbour in San Clemente


The property offers single or double rooms. The rooms are equipped with cable TV, free internet, private bathroom, mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Rooms are cleaned daily. Breakfast and airport transfers (Los Angeles Or San Diego airport) are included in the package price.

Living room in the hotel

Guests at Hotel Pool

Coffee and cakes on site

Guests at Relax

View of the harbour

Harbour with surf spot

Fruit bowl

Mexican restaurant in San Clemente


The surf spots can be reached within 15 to 45 minutes by car from the camp. California offers ideal conditions for beginners and advanced. Some of them are in San Diego, Oceanside, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach or LA County. The guides are also happy to show the Top Secret Spots! It can be surfed all year round, but the high season is in September and October. Since the water temperatures are between 13°C and 22°C, wetsuit is used to surf.

Surfer with spray

Surfers at Venice Beach Pier

Surfer with board at the spot

Longboarder on surfing

Surfers during Surfguiding

Surferwith turn in San Clemente

Two surfers in the water

Surfer at uncrowded surf spot

Surfer on the beach with board on its head

Guest during surf course

Kelly Slater Huntington Beach

Surfer on her way to the surf spot

Guests look at the wave on the beach

Surf course Dry exercise on the beach

Happy guests at the surf course

Bird's eye view of Surfspot

Surfer on longboard

Surfers at the pier

Surfguiding along the tracks

Surfer walks to the beach with surfboard

Surfers in the United States

Palm tree with surfer in the background

Bird's eye view of surfers

Kelly Slater Lookalike

Longboarder at sunset


Beginner courses are offered for beginners. You learn the basics and rules of surfing from the very beginning. The beginner courses are offered as day courses and can be booked in addition to the guiding.

Surfguiding for advanced
to pros
From advanced beginners to pros, we offer Surf Guiding. Guaranteed fun from Orange County to San Diego and Los Angeles. The guides will take you to the right surf spot every day at the right time. Included in the price are:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • On 5 days of surf sessions of 1 to 2 hours (once in the morning and once in the afternoon)
  • Spot transfers
  • Surf equipment
  • Surfing theory
  • Download photos and camp T-shirt
Surfguiding | Prices per person
1 week
2 weeks
Single bedroom
CHF 1015
EUR 900
CHF 1930
EUR 1710
Shared double room with stranger
CHF 1220
EUR 1080
CHF 2340
EUR 2070
CHF 1700
EUR 1505
CHF 3270
EUR 2895

Additional surf course
Beginners can book a 1-day surf course for the Guiding for CHF 99 / EUR 90.

Surfboard insurance
Insurance can be taken out for the rental material for CHF 40 / EUR 35.


Arrivals are via Los Angeles Airport (LAX) or San Diego (SAN). You will be picked up from both airports. The transfer on the outward journey is included in the package price. The return trip transfer (drop-off airport) costs CHF 89 / EUR 75.

Further information

Climate: Air between 15°C and 22°C.
Visa: An ESTA visa must be obtained for entry. Please check early (before booking) whether you are eligible for an ESTA visa.