After teaching all ages of youth and adult programs, I realized we are lacking a program on our coastline specialized for females teens. I wanted to create a place where teens could not only learn about the ocean and surf, but to also feel safe, overcome fears and just “be” themselves. My teen surfaris are a week long summer program for teens to unleash their talents, be active, make lifelong friends and build confidence. My curriculum consists of week long ocean based activities while incorporating daily special guest motivational speakers, celebrity musicians and specific community programs. It is truly a amazing active week of self discovery, growth, and health.
Our Recent Surfari: A Success!
Check out what a Surfari is about! Our ladies are given the freedom and support to reach for the stars, take a deep breath and laugh hard! We encourage the ultimate level of being yourself and enjoying the water at the same time. Whether your daughter is new to the surf culture or she wants to take her surf skill and knowledge base to the next level….we have the means to accommodate all!
Shot by 13 year old Surfari lover Hannah Osborne
NEW 2020 dates:
June 19, 20, 21, 2020/CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
Check in on Friday afternoon, depart on Sunday morning
6 spots available only
For younger teens ages 7-11 who want to test the Surfari waters!
June 21-26, 2020/CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
Check in on Sunday, depart on Friday
7 spots available only
Ventura beachfront location (email for details)
July 12-17, 2020/CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
Check in on Sunday afternoon, depart on Friday
14 spots available only
- NEW LOCATION – MONTECITO POLO FIELD COTTAGES
Our Surfari History:
- July 20-24, 2015 (Rincon Point)
- July 30-August 5, 2016 (Miramar Beach, Montectio CA)
- July 17-21, 2017 (Solimar Beach)
- June 15-17, 2018 (Solimar Beach)
- July 29-August 3, 2018 (Solimar Beach)
- June & July, 2019 (Mondos & Solimar Beach)
- Last FIVE years program sold out!
2020 “June” Location: Due to privacy for the girls, the location will only be given to parents and special guests. Contact Mary for further details. Let’s just say our location ROCKS!
2020 “July” Location: A truly charming cluster of 3 Historical cottages nestled together on a private 7 acres adjacent to the Santa Barbara Polo grounds. The property consists of 3 units: a 4 bedroom main house, 2 bedroom cottage and studio unit. The cottages share a 400sf interior courtyard patio. Listen to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean waves nearby or watch the gorgeous polo ponies run through the property.
To Mary and all of her Wonderful staff,
I wanted to give a big THANK YOU for putting on such an amazing event. The first time ever girls Surfari getaway weekend was perfectly executed by all of you. My daughter has been glowing since she has been back home and talking about it non-stop to friends, family, and even strangers! You are all Rockstars in her mind. On top of the great surf instructing, the other events were all so well thought out; the surf factory tours, arts and crafts, guest speakers, and great food. You treated my daughter like one of your family members and it's truly appreciated as a parent. This will be a wonderful life long experience and memory for her. We can't wait for the next opportunity to bring her back to continue to build great memories.
Ps: Callie herself also wanted to again say thank you to all of you as well!Gary Clark
Thank you for providing the opportunity for such a great week for Valerie and the other girls. (and thank you to your staff also!) We are visiting family these two weeks and she mentions the surf camp first thing when she talks about her summer! We'll watch for the future camp and weekend events. The pictures are fun to see. Hope the rest of your summer continues to be great. After we're back I think Val would like to get in a couple days of surfing before school starts Aug 26, so we will be in touch for that.Hobb Family
Mary is AHHH-MAZING! We love her. Our daughter had such an amazing experience surfing and touring the area with such a kind and thoughtful guide. She can't wait to go back next summer.Surfari Family