Parent & Student Testimonials
"This is one of the best local surf schools in San Diego. They focus on teaching kids respect for the ocean and each other, surfing etiquette, and taking care of the beach . No other camps we've tried have offered this holistic experience with beach and surf culture ."
"I really appreciated the lessons on keeping the beach and ocean clean and doing this through picking up litter each day! A great way to help instill responsibility to the kiddos while still having tons of fun surfing and playing beach games! Thank you!"
"We recently moved to the area and wanted our daughter to try out surfing, but even more importantly, learn about the ocean and how to swim in it safely. Ocean school quickly became the highlight of our week! Jenn and Orlando are so patient, kind, and knowledgeable and did such a great job with a group of kids who just got out of school and could be a little squirmy. I was impressed how quickly my daughter (6) was able to get up on a surfboard. They helped her feel safe and successful and it was a truly joyful thing to watch! They also teach the kids to respect the ocean and our environment, all kinds of facts about nature and to be a kind friend. So many important lessons all while having so much fun. Can’t recommend them enough! Ocean school is cool! 🤙"
"One of the best youth programs I’ve encountered! My daughter gained so much self-confidence, joy, connection and love of the ocean through this program. Go Ocean School!"
"Of all the camps, lessons and programs my daughter has participated in over the years, Ocean School by far has been her favorite. She's always excited to get there and returns home completely pumped. Cassidy is hooked!"
"I LOVED that I caught a lonnnng wave and Ms Jenn helped me every day! Oh, and I made a lot of new friends like Page! Mom, when can I go back?" -Stevie, age 5.
"I can't compliment Ocean School enough! My daughter learned all about surfing, respecting the ocean and the beach at an early age. For that, I thank you! Jenn's communication and flexibility for a busy Mom was outstanding and I always felt safe dropping my 5 year old off at the beach with her!"
Stephanie Schulz, Stevie's mom
"My girls have the BEST time at Ocean School. They spend so much time in the ocean, learning about environment and all the cool activities at the beach! Jenn and Orlando are just awesome and we are very thankful for Ocean School!!"
"This is my 6 year old's second season with Ocean School and he absolutely loves it! He loves to surf and just have fun with the group. My husband and I love Jenn and Orlando's energy, and that they are teaching the kids more than just surf skills. Each session the kids learn about ocean safely and how to keep the ocean clean. They also engage in a variety of beach games and social activities. My son has developed some great friendships from Ocean School. If you want your child to learn love and respect for the ocean and have a great time with friends, Ocean School is the place to be!"
"Wylee absolutely loves Ocean School! We have had him in many camps that he enjoys, but eventually tires of. He ALWAYS wants to go to Ocean School! Jenn and Orlando make water safety the highest priority. It is a small group of kids, so they really get to know each other and feel comfortable. Wylee's surfing has improved exponentially with the gentle encouragement and guidance from Jenn and Orlando. Their patience and kindness allow the kids the freedom to explore new things with curiosity and enthusiasm. Wylee learns about respecting the environment and proper surf etiquette. We cannot recommend Ocean School enough - we absolutely LOVE Jenn and Orlando and we are so very grateful for them!"
"My daughter has built up her confidence in the ocean. She loves to surf now! Thank you Jenn and Orlando!"
Silver Gate Elementary Parent
"Jenn and Orlando make a great team! The positive experiences my daughter is having in the ocean will last a lifetime. She is learning to be comfortable in the waves with their help. I am so glad we found Ocean School!"
"Ocean School is the place I WISH I could go when I was a kid! The amount of love and detailed activities Jenn and Orlando put into, is truly unmatched. Everything from body awareness, sustainability, ocean knowledge, to expressive art is one of a kind... Truly an AMAZING community they are building! Your child would be so lucky to come here!"