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),  Orange Crush. (Ages 9-11) and  Blue Crew. 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 19th through August 18th. 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 19th through August 18th.

3) Any 5 Days. Campers can choose ANY 5 days starting June 19th through August 18th.

4) Campers can choose ANY 10 days and pick the days they want starting Monday, June 19th through Friday, August 18th. ( 10 days CAN be split between siblings)

Campers can Make up ANY missed days 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.

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 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.


We have partnered with local restaurant MBC to provide some awesome lunch options . Lunches are made to order and available Monday thru Thursday. Campers can purchase lunch at morning check  each day at camp for $15. Send your surfer with $15 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!!!


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 $30 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  a week or ANY 5 days of camp from now through Friday, August 19th. Surfing has never so EASY!




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






Choose any day, any 5 days, any week or any10 Days and make any schedule you want!

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


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


  • Sunscreen
  • Transportation

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