North America's Best Surf Camps

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

Paskowitz Surf Camp
The oldest wave-riding school in Southern California runs from mid-June to late August. The five-day sessions take place at Tourmaline Surfing Park, at the northern end of San Diego's Pacific Beach. musclemorphosis.com

Central Florida Surf School
Yes, even Florida is home to surf--and surfers. (Phenom Kelly Slater was born in Cocoa Beach.) The best guy to learn from? Lou Maresca, who has operated Central Florida Surf School since 1993. Ask him to take you to Sebastian Inlet, just north of Vero Beach, for an easy session. musclemorphosis.com

Billabong Surf Camps
In addition to offering hip surf-themed fibers, the surfing megabrand actually hosts some decent surf camps throughout the country, especially in the Northeast, where the camps stretch from New Jersey to Rhode Island. And, yes, goodie bags are included. musclemorphosis.com

Nancy Emerson School of Surfing
At Maui's top surf camp, Nancy Emerson's golden retriever, Apache, greets you. Located in Lahaina, a resort town on the west coast, the camp lasts five days. By the end of it, you'll be reading reef breaks and hanging ten like a pro. musclemorphosis.com