Intro to Surfing
We offer one-day trips for school groups and community partner programs that introduce students to surfing.
For the majority of students in these programs, this is their first experience with surfing and for many of them, it is their first experience with the ocean.
In five different public schools, CSP runs 9, 18, & 36-week programs for PE credit and after-school programs.
At the end of the high school programs, youth are encouraged to apply to be a part of our summer-surf instructor leadership training (SILT) program.
- Mission High School
- Leadership High School
- Independence High School
- Ida B Wells
- Aptos Middle School
SILT is our Surf Instruction Leadership Training Program
The SILT program is a vocational training program available to High School students who have previously participated in a CSP program. Students are trained with tools to become a successful surf instructor, including First Aid/CPR trainings and a lifeguard training. At the end of the six-week program, SILTs receive a stipend for their summer work as assistant surf instructors during our six weeks of summer camps.