Well there are surfcamps and there is TheCaliCamp. So let me skip the part about how nice and great California, the hotel and the food was, about the parties in Hollywood, Laguna or Newport or how friendly and welcoming all the people were. Everybody knows that. Everybody expects that. You'll get that here. No worries.
For me the CaliCamp is all about surfing. To my surprise it felt much more being on a surftrip in SoCal with my new buddies than actually being thought how to surf in a surfschool environment. Their teaching methods are quite different as well. There is no such thing as riding soft-tops in crowded white water with hundreds of groms around you. You surf alone. Every day. At a different spot. They'll hunt the best waves for you up and down the southern Californian coast. Local style. I have surfed a little before but haven't really been able to get up on the board when I got to the CaliCamp. Dave and Riley worked on my stance and timing on the wave while showing me a fabulous time in California. It has been incredible. And in case I was tired and wanted to go skydiving or jet skiing for a day while getting my sore shoulders a massage, those boys got it done. They treated me like a king and I am pretty sure Dave can pull rabbits out of his hat, even though I haven't seen him doing that. After 4 weeks of hardcore surfing and constantly pushing my limits they got an Austrian (!) snowman like me barreled.I don't wanna use stereotypes, but that doesn't happen very often. Incredible job boys. I never thought that this day would come.
So regardless if you want to push your surfing to the maximum or if you are just looking for a nice and easy going vacation and catching some waves, the CaliCamp is surely the place to be in California. Unchallenged.
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