Skim Camps



You have seen them at your local beach gliding across the water effortlessly, carving off the incoming wave, riding it back to shore, and wondered – how can I do that?  Your answer is the Victoria Skimboards Skim Camps! Designed for riders of all skill levels, we base our business on our passion and love of skimboarding.  We offer camps that are affordable, provide instruction on all aspects of skimboarding (safety included), and are taught by friendly, experienced instructors. The camps, for ages six (6) years and up, offer skimboarding instruction for all levels of skimboarding ability.  Whether you are stepping on a board for the first time or desire to learn more technical tricks, the Victoria Skimboards Skim Camps are for you.   We look forward to working with you!


Rates, Time, Dates

Day Session: $70.00 — Please note that day sessions need to be paid for before arriving at the beach. Please contact the main office to arrange your day and payment (949) 494-0059

Weekly Session: $200.00

Private Lessons: Please contact Victoria Skimboards for more information

Time: 9am – 12pm Monday – Friday

Ages: Six (6) and up (For kids under 6, please contact us to set up a private lesson)

2014 Dates Price  Before June 15th
July 7 – 11 $200  $180
July 14 – 18 $200  $180
July 28 – Aug 1 $200  $180
Aug 4 – 8 $200  $180
Aug 11 – 15 $200  $180
Aug 25 – 29 $200  $180

Location: Aliso Beach County Park, Laguna Beach, CA

Meet in front of the playground of the Aliso Beach County Park.  The campers are dropped off and picked up at this location, and escorted to and from the beach by instructors.

With everything from a safe drop off location, to bathrooms, to ample space on the beach, the Aliso Beach County Park in Laguna Beach CA is a perfect location for skimboarding instruction. Your instructor or instructors will meet you at the drop off location and give you a walk through of how things will be handled.

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Name Bio
Teddy_Vlasis_Camps Teddy Vlasis  Born in South Laguna in 1993; Teddy has spent his life living in Laguna Beach and skimming the variety of beaches this wonderful town has to offer.  A veteran instructor and professional skimboarder; Teddy brings knowledge of the local skim climate energy and style to his students.  With a passion for life and a love of skimboarding; Teddy gets people excited to skim and enjoying the ride all the way.
Max_Bourne_Camps Max Bourne  Max was added to the team about three years ago because he can ride and because he has personality.  Many have come to the Victoria Retail Store on any Saturday to be entertained by his wit.  Max is able to provide entertainment along with being able to impart what it means to be an amateur rider for Victoria Skimboards and be part of Skimboarding in general.
Ryan_Ward_2  Ryan Ward Originally from Roswell Georgia; Ryan has been living in Laguna Beach for many years. He enters all the local contests with great success. Really smooth style and big airs qualify him right. He was involved in the success of last year's Victoria Skim Camps. He looks forward to teach the campers all the basics of Skimboarding to the beginners and give tips on airs and tricks to the more advanced ones.


Sign up

This summer Victoria Skimboards is pleased to be offering Skim Camps to ages six (6) and up.  If you have never been on a board before or just want to learn some new tricks, let us assist you.

All sign-ups will be taken through this site.

Please note that you must check the box “Agree to Waiver” in order to be accepted to the camp.

If there are any problems, a representative from Victoria Skimboards will contact you directly at the phone number or email provided above. Thank you and we look forward to working with you this summer.


What is Camp like?

Every session is different and depends on the number of campers and the age range, but overall the instructional foundation is the same.  We discuss the day’s activities, warm up as a large group, and break into smaller groups (if needed) for more personalized instruction.  From there we will have some breaks and possibly play some games and then back to the boards for more skimboarding.  If there is time, there will be some “free skim” along with possible demonstrations by some of the professional riders.


What to bring?

Please bring the following items to the beach with you:

  • Positive attitude
  • Skimboard
  • Receipt of Purchase from our Online Store
  • Sunscreen
  • Board shorts or bathing suit. Wetsuit if necessary
  • Towel
  • snack, water and dry clothing.

If for some reason you do not have a skimboard, please let us know beforehand and we will make arrangements for you.

All camp participants will receive a free t-shirt.


  • What if I do not have a skimboard?

If you do not have a board we request that you let us know in advance so we can make sure to either help you find the right board for camp, or provide a board for you to use during camp.  We have a variety of boards in different weights and sizes to fit every new skimboarder and when you are ready to step up to your own board, Victoria can help you get the right board under your feet.

  • What should I bring to the camp?

Please bring the desire to have fun with you to camp as the bottom line is we are all here to enjoy the sport of skimboarding.  Other materials that you should have with you are: a skimboard (if you have one), sunscreen, board shorts or bathing suit, wetsuit (if you have one but not required), towel, release form, hat (optional), snack (optional), dry clothing (optional), and something to drink.

  • What happens if it rains?

There are no refunds for weather delays or cancellations. If it rains on a camp day, you will be notified by 8 a.m. whether camp is cancelled. If weather forces a cancellation, we will try again the next day. If you cannot attend, we’ll extend your camp time to whenever it’s most convenient for you. If it rains when you are scheduled for a private lesson, we will call you for a new day/time.

  • Is the camp insured?

The Victoria Skimboards Skim Camp is fully insured.  All campers and anyone taking a private lesson are required to sign a waiver and there will be no exceptions.  Without a signed waiver, you cannot participate in the camp or lesson.

  • Should I tip the instructors?

Tipping the instructors is not required but if you feel like an instructor went out of his or her way to assist you during your time at camp and you want to recognize his/her work, a tip is greatly appreciated.

Picking a Board

Victoria Skimboards pioneered the sport of skimboarding and continues to push it forward each and every day.  We know Skimboards.  Everything from how to build a board to care for your board and everything in-between, we have you covered.  We will work with you to get you on the right model, shape, and size that fit your personal style.

Don’t forget that we also repair boards so if you ever have a problem with your board (any brand), we can fix it for you.



I voluntarily agree to assume all risks incident to the sport of skimboarding.  I fully understand and comprehend the dangers of skimming created by the sharp edges and heavy boards along with natural buoyancy of a skimboard when they are acted upon by the powerful forces of the ocean waves. With full knowledge, comprehension and understanding of these dangers, I voluntarily accept and assume all risks involved in the sport of skimboarding.  I will comply with all Victoria Skimboards camp guidelines and regulations, noting existing weather conditions, and do agree that I voluntarily assume all risks arising from conditions related to use of the camp site by myself and others.  I intend to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators,  to hold harmless and release and forever discharge Victoria Skimboards Incorporated, County of Orange, City of Laguna Beach, State of California, and other sponsors, and cosponsors, all other personnel associated or connected with the camps, from all liabilities for injuries and damages whatsoever, arising from my presence or participation in the above described event/events and do hereby grant the sponsors such release as described herein.

The undersigned also assigns to the sponsors and any media, the exclusive rights to the undersigned’s name, photographs, movies, and television, in conjunction with the undersigned’s participation and presence in the camps.

Download the Skim Camp Waiver

Please bring the following items to the beach with you: positive attitude, skimboard, sunscreen, board shorts or bathing suit, wetsuit, towel, release form, hat (optional), snack (optional), dry clothing (optional).  If for some reason you do not have a skimboard, please let us know beforehand and we will make arrangements for you.

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