Best Surf Camp Since 1991!

Since 1991, Malibu Makos Surf Camp, located at Malibu’s Zuma Beach, has taught kids from all over the world how to surf and helped them gain confidence in their ocean abilities.

   Malibu Makos Kids Surf Camp and Ocean Safety Camp

Malibu Makos Kids Surf Camp is geared towards young surfers of all abilities. Campers may start at the age of 6 and UP.  Students are placed into three age groups on the 1st day of each session. (Team Green Room. Ages 6-8, Team Orange Crush. Ages 9-11, Team Blue Crew. Ages 12&UP) to ensure the best learning environment, has maximum fun and each individual receives proper attention.

Our Kids Surf Camp is a high-energy program that combines the fun and excitement of surf camp with the safety, ocean education, and fitness components found in a junior lifeguard program. Our goals for your child are not only to teach them how to surf but for them to become proficient in all aspects of ocean safety.

All our students gain in-depth “impact zone” knowledge. Learning about rip currents, lateral currents, wave judgment, and inshore holes can truly save lives. Our mission is to help our students understand ocean safety and how it’s best practiced whenever they are in the water.

We are positive, patient, passionate and professional. Teaching surfing and ocean safety are core components of our program but we value participation and water time bodyboarding, bodysurfing and ocean play tremendously. Malibu Makos feels that learning wave action in any capacity will ultimately help improve our students ocean skills and more importantly instill and build CONFIDENCE! We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, safe, and accepted. Our instructors teach our students with a positive style refined over our 30 years on the beach.   

Camper to instructor ratio is approximately 4:1. Your kids will be treated as our own while in our care! We have our own certified ocean lifeguards watching the water at all times!


Surfing is always front and center, but Malibu Makos includes kids’ favorite water sports such as body boarding, swimming, and bodysurfing, along with out-of-water activities that kids love including beach flags, surf ball,  and more. Lots of water time is a major goal each day! Students are never forced to participate in any activity until they are comfortable and are always encouraged to go at their own pace with a positive attitude from Makos staff.


Safety is our primary concern. Makos is one of the safest kids’ ocean camps in Southern California. Our experienced staff includes ocean lifeguards, pro surfers, and credentialed teachers. Instructors have completed a rigorous training program that includes rescue techniques, ocean safety education, first aid, CPR certification, and problem solving and people skills.

"...kind words..."

“If your child loves the ocean, there is no better option for summer camp than Malibu Makos! Inexpensive, convenient transportation, flexible schedule, friendly and helpful staff – and, most importantly, tons of fun!”


 Nataliya O.
Mom – Los Angeles, CA




Week 1 June 20th – June 24th

Week 2  June 27th – July 1st

Week 3 July 5th – July 8th

Week 4 July 11th – July 15th

Week 5 July 18th – July 22nd

Week 6 July 25th – July 29th

Week 7 August 1st – August 5th

Week 8 August 8th – August 12th

A Day at Camp

9:00 AM Check In / Registration
9:05 AM Morning Briefing / Sunscreen
9:25 AM Warm-up
9:45 AM Surf
10:00 AM Surf / Body board
11:00 AM Highlighted Training (Surf)
12:00 PM Lunch (Bring your own)
12:30 PM Sunscreen application
12:35 PM Free time / Surf
1:00 PM Surf / Body board / Bodysurf
1:45 PM  Surf / Beach games
2:45 PM  Pick-up


  • Lunch (bring your own)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sweatshirt
  • Backpack
  • Sandals
  • Rashguard


  • Wetsuits
  • Surfboards
  • Body boards
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach Equipment


  • Sunscreen

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