Adventure Surfing Lessons/Hermosa Surf Camp

Adventure Surfing Lessons/Hermosa Surf Camp

5.0
15 employees
30 years in business

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How we different from other surf camps.

     We have the most experience, this summer will be the Hermosa Surf Camps 27th year! We have been teaching surfing professionally for 30 years. Join over 8000 happy students!
     Four of our instructors work in the local public schools. Three of them have California Teaching Credentials and one is finishing a Master Degree in Special Education.
Two of our instructors are Red Cross Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors and Swimming Teachers. Most of our instructors have been with us for many years. They are among the highest paid in the industry. Our younger teachers were in the surf camp for years or are junior lifeguards and on their high school surf team.  
     We carry a lesson plan on the beach in a zip lock bag. It is available on our web site in the image gallery. It is a work in progress and we update it. Do other camps have lesson plans or make them easy to view?
     We have created many new instructional strategies to help students learn surfing quicker and safer. We videotape the classes to check on the effectiveness of our teaching techniques.
     We treat students as individual learners and use strategies from regular and special education teacher training. We set high goals and check often for understanding. We change the lesson as water conditions dictate or as needed to improve instruction.
     Our location south of the Hermosa Pier has smaller waves and rip tides than Manhattan Beach. Manhattan and Redondo beaches are often crowded with expert surfers, body boarders, stand-up paddlers and swimmers. Hermosa Beach has less people in the water making it a fun, safe place to learn.  Hermosa has less shore-break (waves that break real close to shore in shallow water) than Redondo and Torrance 
beaches making for longer and safer rides.
     We are located between the L.A. County Lifeguard Southern Headquarters at the Hermosa Pier and the 10th street Lifeguard Tower for safety. Our surf camp has an easy, safe drop off location and plenty of parking at 10th or 11th streets.  Bathrooms and showers are located at the pier.
     Surfboard, body board, wetsuit and bicycle rentals are available nearby. After surfing enjoy the famous 28 mile bike path along the beach. There are many great family owned restaurants and taverns and eclectic shopping all within walking distance!

     Owners Biography- Hi, this is Vince Ray, I grew up surfing in Hermosa Beach, California and have surfed most of the beaches from San Francisco to San Diego. We have traveled many times to Hawaii, Costa Rica, Mexico and the East Coast to surf.

     As a top amateur surfer, I won first place in the American Surfing Association U.S. Championships and second place in the ISA World Championships. I have also placed in the finals in many local surfing contests in the South Bay. Also competed in these surfing leagues- National Scholastic Surfing Association and the Western Surfing Association.
     We have been teaching surfing and water safety professionally since 1989. Join over 8000 successful students! I am an In Home Teacher for Manhattan Beach Unified School District and am working on a Masters Degree in Special Education At Cal State Dominguez Hills. We took Red Cross Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor and EMT classes at El Camino College.

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Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

     We assess the student on the beach by asking questions about athletics and ocean experience. Then the student is is given balence, coordination and strength activities on the beach.

      New students enter the water one-on-one with an instructor who helps with board handling, paddling, catching waves and standing up. We push the students into waves so the they get alot of practice. Eventually we coach them into paddling into waves on their own. We watch the students carefully and videotape them so we can correct mistakes.
     We have created many new instructional strategies to help students learn surfing quicker and safer. We are patient but also creative in our teaching techniques.
     We treat students as individual learners and use strategies from regular and special education teacher training. We set high goals and check often for understanding. We change the lesson as water conditions dictate or as needed to improve instruction.
    


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

     We have been teaching surfing and water safety professionally since 1989. Join over 8000 successful students! I am an In Home Special Education Teacher for Manhattan Beach Unified School District and completed a Masters Program in Special Education at Cal State Dominguez Hills. We took Red Cross Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor and EMT classes at El Camino College.    


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