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.

We offer 3 scheduling options to accomadate your busy summer plans!

1)  Campers may attend any week(M-F) in it’s entirety from June to August.

2) Purchase a 10 day pack and use the days in any way from June to August. ( 10 day pack CAN be split between siblings)

3) Purchase a 15 day pack and use the days in any way from June to August.( 15 day pack CAN be split between siblings)

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.


Every Friday is Free Pizza Friday where pizza and beverages  are provided at no charge!!! YES WE HAVE GLUTEN FREE AND VEGETARIAN OPTIONS! 


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.


Transportation is Back!! Easy and convenient location so we can still get maximum surf and fun time.  We will be offering transportaion from Las Virgenes and the 101 Freeway. Take advantage of our luxury transportation every camp day, specific days of the week, or whenever a scheduling conflict arises.

"...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

Any week package

 Select any week of camp over the 9 week summer session

$679 per weekREGISTER




Select any ten camp days throughout the summer session. Signup for the days best for your camper – we’ll do the rest!

$1350 for 10 day pack


15 Day Package

Select any 15 camp days throughout the summer session. Signup and watch your loved ones ocean skills and self confidence soar!

$2025 for 15 Day Pack





Week 1 June 19th – June 23rd

Week 2  June 26th – June 30th

Week 3 July 5th – July 7th 

Week 4 July 10th – July 14th

Week 5 July 17th – July 21st

Week 6 July 24th – July 28th

Week 7 August 31st – August 4th

Week 8 August 7th – August 11th

Week 9 August 14th – August 18th

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
  • Transportation

Surf Camp Registration Opens March 1st!

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