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Spring Break: Surf Santa Cruz

  • Surfer catches a wave

Buckle up for a LONG drive to Santa Cruz, CA, we’re going surfing! Tent camp on bluffs above the crashing Pacific Ocean and learn to SURF with instructors from UCSC. Beginners will learn how to paddle, catch waves, and stand-up on their board. More experienced surfers will get the opportunity to improve their skills. While the trip aims to surf everyday, the schedule is dependent on surf conditions. We hope to have sunny days, but early-spring means a cold ocean and probably some rainy and cool weather. We will learn about the marine biology of Monterey Bay and check out the city of Santa Cruz. Trip fee includes transportation, food, surf instruction, and all equipment (surfboards, wetsuits, camping gear, etc). You’ll just need a swimsuit, a positive attitude, and a desire to learn how to surf!

Spring Break trips can count as an activity credit for graduation! You can get credit in PE/A 101 “Outdoor Adventures” for participation in this trip as long as you register through WebAdvisor prior to the end of the add/drop period. To be granted registration permissions, email