About us

Living Water Surf Camp is a half-day summer surf camp for kids with no or limited experience who want to learn to surf as well as the recent beginner to intermediate surfer seeking more water time.   


This camp is designed for kids in the 4th thru 8th grade age range. We will consider kids outside that range on inquiry. Space permitting, we also accept sign-ups for single days during our week camps.  

Our goal is to share the joy of surfing and equip kids with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for a safe ocean experience surfing. In addition to sharing pure surf stoke, we invite kids to participate in gospel-centered messages and activities between surf sessions.


Living Water Surf Camp is located between the 26th and 27th street beach accesses on Del Mar beach.   


While we supply soft surfboards and wetsuits, kids may bring their own gear. Instructors will make the ultimate determination regarding suitability of any equipment kids bring.  Kids should bring their own snacks, water and sunscreen. 


Head instructor Fred Spiess has been surfing for over 30 years and first started teaching 20 years ago.  His experience includes competition at events put on by the International Surfing Association. Fred currently serves as the adaptive national team coach for the German surfing federation.  


Camps run weekly from 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m, and are limited to 8 participants this year. We will have two instructors present for all camps with five or more participants. 


In addition to the Living Water Surf Camp, we offer private and semi-private lessons.  


"but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.  But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:14

Ursina & Fred Spiess



(Max. 8 students per camp)


  • 4-day camp (3hrs/day):   $300 

  • 5-day camp (3 hrs/day):  $375

  • Day rate (3hrs):                 $90



Private Lessons:                             $90/person

Semi-Private Lessons

  • 2 Participants/1 instructor: $75/person 

  • 3 Participants/2 instructors: $65/person

  • 4 Participants/2 instructors: $60/person


Private and semi-private lessons are a great way to advance your surfing skills in a smaller and contained group setting and more personalized attention. All camps and lessons are run in Del Mar at or about the 26th street beach access and include board & leash, rashguard &, upon request, wetsuit.


The duration of lessons may be customized beyond the one hour standard lesson priced above. Camps require a minimum of 5 sign-ups. We reserve the right to cancel or change dates and times for camps and lessons to accomodate surf & weather conditions and comply with governments city, county, state and/or federal regulations & orders. 

Please ask about custom options and package deals for lessons!!

2020 Camp Start Dates:

Week 1:    June 22 

Week 2:    June 29

Week 3:    July 06

Week 4:    July 13

Week 5:    July 20

Week 6:    July 27

Week 7:    August 03   

Week 8:  August 10  

Week 9:  August 17

Week 10: August 24  




Instructors Malcom & Fred

Instructor Helmut Igel

 Ursina Spiess

 Fred Spiess