Surf Spots

Surf Spots

Welcome to Ventura Fall Surf Spots 2019

Dates; October 28 - November 1, 9am – 3pm (Monday – Friday)

Fee:  $200 there will be no prorated fees for drop-ins. 

Participants will meet at a predesignated surf spot at 9am, pick-up will be at the same spot at 3pm.  

A unique component of this program will be the ability to move to different Surf Spots on a daily basis.  These Spots will be determined according to conditions and abilities of participants.  Proposed Spots include C-Street, Ventura Pier, Main Beach, Marina Park, Harbor Cove and South Jetty.  Marina Park and Harbor Cove may also be used for Kayaking and SUP’s.  Location of the next day’s program will be given to participants before they leave for the day. 

Although there will be a small interpretive element to the program its main focus is centered around surfing.  Participants will be divided into groups according to their surfing ability.  A quick assessment of ability will take place on the first morning.  Beginner has never stood up on a surfboard.  Advanced Beginner can stand up but not turn.  An Intermediate surfer will stand, turn and purposefully go in the intended direction.

This program may be available to non Jr Guards but they will be required to pass a swim test in the ocean on the first day. 

The age requirement is aligned with the Jr Guard program.

All Jr Guard equipment will be available, the more advanced surfers will be allowed to bring personal boards if conditions are safe.

If it rains, activities and movies will be available.

Participants will be required to bring their own food and water.  If a day is scheduled around the Pier, participants may be allowed to purchase lunch.

Instructor to participant ratio will be one to five.  All instructors will continue to be State Park Lifeguards who work with the Ventura Junior Lifeguard program.

At this time no uniform will be required although wetsuits will be highly recommended and depending on the water temperature, required.

One week prior to program start date weather and beach conditions will be known, if it looks as though beach and surf conditions are unsafe ‘Surf Spots’ will be cancelled and money will be refunded. 


To enroll online and pay by credit card please follow the bellow link directly into ReserveCalifornia, Ventura Surf Spots. Please review these step by step instructions to add a dependent to your account.

Login, Create New Account and Setting Up Your Dependents on

 Step 1: Login or create your NEW account by selecting the “LOGIN” or "CREATE ACCOUNT" button on the top menu.

Step 2: Once you are logged in, navigate to “YOUR ACCOUNT” on the top menu. A drop down will display. Select “YOUR DEPENDENTS”.

Step 3: A page titled “Persons” should appear. There will be a button that says “Add Person”. Click on this button to launch the “Add New Person” page.

Step 4: On the “Add New Person” page. Populate the following fields with information about the dependent you are setting up:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Birthdate This is necessary for to validate that your dependent meets the age requirements for enrollment
  • Relationship- Use drop down to select “Child”

Step 5: Once you are done entering the above information, select “Add Dependent” and you will then be brought to the previous page and your new dependent should be listed. You can continue to add dependents to your account or proceed to enrolling your dependent(s) in a Junior Lifeguard program. 




Download Application

If you would rather pay by check Please download, complete and return a Surf Spots Application to the Jr Guard Office.

One application per participant.