"The surf experience with Chris was great! I learned a lot, felt safe in the surf and was well informed before we paddled out. Also I really appreciated how patient and encouraging he was."
- Mark from Saybrook,IL
We teach surf lessons year round. Come learn to surf with our fun, experienced and CPR certified SCSS instructors. We offer beginner lessons and more advanced lessons too.
We offer summer surf camps and we stress SURF camp because you will be doing everything surf. There are other beach camps, but our camp is focused around SURFing for brand new (newbies) beginner or intermediate surfers.
We will bring the equipment to you at your convenience. Surfboards and wetsuits so you can stay on the beach and enjoy your day or days at the beach. If you have a lesson we can leave some gear with you to practice what you worked on. California water temps usually require a wetsuit to really enjoy a day in the water.
The SCSS Surf Team is a program that we have to keep kids surfing, whether they are competitors or just want to keep on improving their skills in a fun, safe, environment. Think of it as like a club team that gets to surf with coaches to prep for contests and also builds the camaraderie of surfers that bond through catching waves and having fun together all while improving. This is for surfers who have an active interest in pushing their surfing to the next level while still remembering why they surf in the first place (to have fun).
San Clemente Surf School is a fully licensed,and insured year round surf school which focuses on teaching surfing, to not only beginners but to more advanced surfers as well. We have been a part of the San Clemente Community since 2007 when we started our surf school. Before that our director Chris ILTIS ran the surf lesson program and was the lead instructor for a local surf shop where he was also the general manager in San Clemente. We also have a sister surf school in which we helped start in Ocean City, NJ so we have implemented our way of teaching surfing coast to coast with great results. Our first priority is of course safety, and ocean awareness, surf etiquette, and respecting the ocean environment. However we do all of this while having fun, and making sure everyone is having a good time while feeling secure in the ocean. We strive to improve your surfing, and often work with gopro cameras to capture your experience. We are a close knit group of instructors and coaches, who all go through a very thorough screening and training process. This helps us perform as a team, and give our clients the best experience possible. We are all surfers from different backgrounds, some of us have contest accolades, some are free surfers, but we are all teachers of surfing, and truly enjoy what we do.
Compete in the Scholastic Surf Series this Fall and Winter
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