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Spring Break: California Surf Clinic

Date: 5:00pm PDT March 22 - 4:00pm March 30 Location: Templeton Campus Center

Templeton Campus Center


Learn to surf! Camp on bluffs just above the crashing Pacific Ocean, and surf on the central California coast.  This week of surf training covers all the basics.  Learn to read the surf conditions, choose the safest entry and exit point of the surf break, paddling and wave catching techniques, standing up, turning, and surfing etiquette. Get the best tips and coaching from the excellent surfing staff at UC Santa Cruz. This trip is designed for beginner surfers, yet more experienced surfers are welcome to take the classes and improve upon their skills.  All you need is your swimsuit, reasonable swimming ability, and a desire to hit the surf. We provide the rest.  Spectacular trails are there to explore after your surf sessions each day.  On top of that, the intriguing city of Santa Cruz and its world famous boardwalk are nearby.  Trip fee includes transportation, food, camping, surf instructors, and all the equipment (including surfboards and wetsuits, and any camping gear) you’ll need! You can get one credit in PE/A 142, “Wilderness Leadership” for participation during this trip as long you register prior to drop/add and complete a drop/add form. This class counts as an activity credit for graduation. Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge).  Medical dietary restrictions are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.

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