Developing New Stewards of the Ocean Through Surfing

Ohana Surf Camp was founded by Rodrigo Cardenas, a dedicated Ocean enthusiast. He started his own surf camp and surf school in Ventura near Santa Barbara to inspire the next generation to become stewards of the ocean, all while learning and reinforcing ocean safety. Rodrigo aims to educate children and adults about ocean safety and help them develop a love the ocean one wave at a time.

About the Founder

Rodrigo Cardenas was born and raised in Southern California. He is a father, a veteran, and a local educator. At age nineteen, he met a friend who was a surfer who asked him if he wanted to go surfing, and he said yes. After that first session, he fell in love with surfing. He went out that same week but bought all the wrong equipment. Relentless in trying to perfect his craft, he has managed various summer camps for the past two decades.

Fun is the Name of the Game

At Ohana Surf Camp, we believe that having fun is a catalyst for developing respect and admiration for the ocean. This is why we ensure that we offer only the most enjoyable and interactive summer surf camps in Ventura and private beginner surf lessons in Ventura near Santa Barbara, CA.

Employment Opportunities

If you're as passionate about the ocean as we are, we want you to be a surf instructor with Ohana. Find out about employment opportunities as an instructor with the #1 surf camp in Ventura, California


Reach Out to Us

Your satisfaction is our primary concern. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with your private surf lesson, let us know. You can also get in touch with one of our representatives if you have any questions about our services.