Summer Surf Academy 2020: Weekly Sessions

UPDATE: We have added new weeks of summer classes starting Aug 10 and all the way till first week in September. Due to several daily changes please call 805-794-1481 for any questions or sign ups

UPDATE: –  Due to uncertainty of our times, payment will be received the first day of camp.If beaches close we will refund per day.


  • We are only accepting 12-15 students per week with 5 instructors.
  • Each surfer will need to pass a health pre-screening to attend weekly camp.
  • All students will take their wetsuits given to them home daily and bring back the following day.
  • In order to keep social distancing rules and with the limit amount of instructors, we will not be accepting 4-5-6 year old children this summer.  However, you may sign up for a private lesson anytime.
  • MO Surf Academy runs Monday thru Friday- You MUST sign up for the entire week. No daily drop ins will be accepted at this time.
  • Please bring your MASK daily and wear accordingly.
  • We will be taking each child’s and staff temperature daily upon arrival.
  • Cancellations must be made 1 week in advance for FULL refund.
  • We will continue to practice social distancing on land and in  the water at all times.
  • Please note we have added AFTERNOON CLASSES July 13 & 20 from 12:30-3:330pm.
  • There will be NO pizza party on Fridays. Unless, all parents say YES
  • MO Academy instructors will be sanitizing surfboards daily. Sanitizer will be available on the beach daily.

PRIVATE & SMALL GROUP LESSONS  are currently available.

Email for more information or 805 -794-1481 with any questions.

Mary Osborne Surf has been sharing the beauty of surfing to all ages since 2000. Voted multiple years in a row by Ventura’s County Reporter  and Sunset Magazine “Best Surf Camp,” Mary and her incredible staff have taught thousands of kids and adults to surf from ages 2.5 years old to 75 years young.   In 2020, Mary Osborne is excited  to change her kids’ summer surf program to the Mary Osborne Surf Academy. 

“My goal is to have a  much more intimate surf program to ensure each surfer falls in love with the sport and will truly succeed.  This means a  more hands on personable experience for each student, smaller groups, safer surfing conditions  and  passionate instructors. I want every surfer at MO Surf Academy to succeed and not get lost in a daily giant surf camp with unsafe and poor instruction. Surfing is an incredible sport and I am here to share my passion with others for generations to come.” 

Surf lessons start mid June and end in August. Private camps and special classes are always available to suit your needs. All our instructors are highly qualified to ensure your child has the most efficient, fun and, most importantly, safe time out surfing. Students will learn surf etiquette, ocean safety and all the important basics to riding waves. We provide all boards, wetsuits, life vests for our “mini” campers, and can guarantee your child will have a great time. Our student ratio is 3:1 unless we have “tiny” campers who need special attention with a 1:1 ratio. All ages and parents are welcome.


Children ages 3+
10 kids maximum per week


Mondos Beach, Ventura, CA


Monday – Friday, 5-day sessions, 9-12pm, June-August, 2020

Special Afternoon Classes 12:30-3:30PM



  • Learn surf etiquette and ocean safety
  • CPR certified and trained instructors
  • Tiny campers ratio 1:1 NO TINY CAMPERS 2020
  • Surf boards and wet suits provided
  • Friday games and pizza party! NO PIZZA 2020 Unless all participating parents accept.

Summer Surf Camp!

Check out what the little groms have been up to and get a feel for what your child might like! Surf camp with Mary is an excellent way for your child to learn to surf in a safe, happy and uplifting environment. Surf’s up!

Attack of the Van Boyz

By Geoff Van

The Van Boys Charge at Mary Osborne’s 2016 Surf Camp.

PAYMENT: New 2020 rules- Once you sign up click “Checks” to reserve  your childs spot. Mary Osborne will contact you with payment options

A full payment of $325 deposit reserves your child’s spot for the entire week. Full payment is due 14 days prior to the start date of your camp. After application and full payment are received, a confirmation package will be e-emailed to you with our liability waiver which needs to be signed and returned to Mary Osborne prior to start of camp.

Pick-up: there will be an additional fee of $7.50/child for each 30 minutes or fraction thereof staff must wait after 12pm for a late pickup. If this fee is not paid at the beach it will be charged to the credit card on file for surf camp.

CANCELLATION POLICY: UPDATE: We must know 1 week prior to camp cancellations or changes. No refunds or exchanges will be provided after.

In order to best serve our students and to ensure their spot, Mary Osborne Surf has to execute a firm cancellation policy. No refunds will be issued if camp session is cancelled less than 3 days prior to the first day of the camp. All reschedules and cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance via email or phone to receive full payment credit. Sessions cancelled less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours in advance will be credited 50% for the session fee to be used within 6 months of the initial start date.

No refunds or credits after surf camp session has started or less than 24 hours prior. For late arrivals or if you need to leave surf camp early, there is no partial refund. No shows will not be eligible for a refund. There is no refund if the student doesn’t like surfing or is intimidated by the ocean. Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason whatsoever, including personal injuries, political upheaval, natural disasters, emergencies or weather. If Mary Osborne Surf must cancel a Summer Surf camp – due to insufficient enrollment or dangerous surf conditions in any week or day of camp-, all payments received will be refunded in full. All Summer Surf Camp parents must provide a signed Liability Waiver and registration form upon sign up.