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 Classic Surf Camp and Ocean Safety Camp

Malibu Makos Kids Classic Surf Camp is geared towards young surfers of all abilities. Surfing and Ocean Activities are core components of Malibu Makos  though we encourage our students to be Active and Engaged in any form of ocean  and beach play. Campers may start at the age of 5 and UP.  Students are placed into three age groups. (Mini-Makos. (Ages 5-8),  Mega. (Ages 9-11) and  Makos. Ages (12&UP) creating an amazing learning environment and maximum fun! New campers are placed in a 1st Day group within each group on their first day so they can learn all the skills to be brought up to speed and still be close to friends.

We offer multiple schedule options to accomadate your busy summer plans.

1)  Any Day. Campers can sign up for any day(s) from June 17th through August 16th. Beach Drop ins Welcome! $120.00 cash rate at the beach.

2) Any Week. Campers can sign up any week(M-F) in it’s entirety from June 17th through August 16th.

3) Any 5 Days or  10 days Campers can choose ANY 5 or 10 days starting June 17th through August 16th.

Campers can Make up ANY missed days during the current season  at no charge

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.

DON’T want to surf all day? Our Active Zone  keep campers Active & Engaged with  sports like beach soccer, flag football, beach volleyball and more plus new favorites like spikeball, cornhole, bocce ball ,obstacle courses and more!

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 3:1. 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 a major focus but Malibu Makos includes kids’ favorite water sports such as body boarding, swimming, and bodysurfing, DON’T want to surf all day? Our Active Zone keeps campers Active & Engaged with sports like beach soccer, flag football, beach volleyball and more plus favorites like spikeball, beach flags, surf ball, obstacle courses and more! Malibu Makos will  never force anyone 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.


We have partnered with local restaurant MBC to provide some awesome lunch options . Lunches are made to order and are available Monday thru Thursday. Campers can purchase lunch at morning check  each day at camp for $20. Send your surfer with $20 cash to make it easy and healthy!   Menu includes cheese quesadilla, chicken & black bean burrito, chicken tenders, cheeseburger, chicken pesto wrap,B.L.T.A and a veggie wrap. All lunches include a snack and water. Every Friday is Free Pizza Friday where pizza and beverages  are provided at no charge!!!

 Snack options are available for purchase daily from $1 to $3 at our new makos Snack Bar. We offer Smart Pop popcorn, Chomps Beef Jerkyy, chips, candy and more! 


Safety is our primary concern. Makos is  the safest kids’ ocean camp in Southern California. We have an incredible 3:1 student to instructor ratio. 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.


Malibu Makos  offers exclusive luxury roundtrip  transportation provided by Pacific Platinum Services for an additional $25 per day from Encino, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks .Take advantage every camp day, specific days of the week, or whenever a scheduling conflict arises. Vehicles are luxury shuttle buses. NOT yellow school buses! Click here for more details.

"...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


Sign up for any Day you want. We suggest a minimum of 3 days to get Stoked!




Select  ANY week or ANY 5 days of camp during the summer session. Surfing has never so EASY!




 Select any 10 camp days during the summer session. Surf more and Save more!






Choose any day, any 5 days, any week or any 10 Days from Monday, June 17th and ends on Friday, August 16th. You make any schedule you want!

Week 1 June 17th – June 21st

Week 2 June 24th – June 28th

Week 3 July 1st – July3rd (No camp July 4th and July 5th)

Week 4 July 8th – July 12th

Week 5 July 15th – July 19th

Week 6 July 22nd – July 26th

Week 7 July 29th – August 2nd

Week 8 August 5th – August 9th

Week 9 August 12th – August 16th

A Day at Camp

9:00 AM Check In / Registration/ Order lunch for $15
9:05 AM Morning Briefing / Sunscreen
9:25 AM Warm-up
9:45 AM Surf with Instructors
10:00 AM Surf / Body board with Instructors
11:00 AM Highlighted Training (Surf- JG games) Water Break/ Reapply sunscreen
12:30 PM Lunch (Buy one for $15 or Bring your own)
12:30 PM Sunscreen application
12:35 PM Free time / Surf with Instructors
1:00 PM Surf / Body board / Bodysurf with Instructors
1:45 PM  Surf / Beach games
2:45 PM  Pick-up


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


  • Wetsuits
  • Surfboards
  • Body boards
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach Equipment
  • Buy a lunch at camp for $20 cash


  • Sunscreen
  • Transportation
  • Snacks (Buy at camp from $1 to $3)

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