The following are some of the established programs for teaching surfing in North County:
KAHUNA BOB'S SURF SCHOOL
What: Surf lessons for all ages.
When: By appointment, lessons offered year-round, daily during the summer at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Where: At Beacons in Encinitas, below the corner of Neptune Avenue and Leucadia Boulevard.
Cost: $20 for one two-hour semi-private lesson.
Notes: Classes are limited to 10 students; each instructor has no more than 4 students.
The school is in its fifth year. Softboards and wet suits are provided for each student. Instructor "Kahuna" Bob Edwards has 25 years' experience and is Red Cross-certified in Basic Water Safety and CPR.
PURE JUICE SURF CAMP
Magdalena Ecke YMCA, 200 Saxony Road, Encinitas.
What: Surf lessons for ages 9-15. Beginning surfers or those who wish to improve their surfing or bodyboarding.
Calls: 942-9622, Rob Lolley.
When: Weeklong sessions offered until Aug. 31.
Cost: One-week sessions are $75 for YMCA members and $85 for non-members. Two-week sessions are $130 for members and $145 for non-members.
Notes: The camp has been in operation for more than 12 years and provides loaner boards and wet suits. Teacher-student ratio is at least 1-8, and campers are taught ocean sports, oceanography, water and beach safety, and life-saving skills.
OCEANSIDE AQUATICS CAMP
Oceanside Parks and Recreation Department.
What: Surf lessons for ages 8-17 in beginning, novice, intermediate and advanced groups.
Calls: 966-4533, Mike Dennis or Rhonda Beard.
When: Two-week sessions, Monday through Friday, until Aug. 31.
Notes: The center provides up-to-date equipment including surfboards, softboards and bodyboards. Ratio of counselor to camper is at least 1-10. The Aquatics Camp is at 122 N. Strand, just south of the pier.