Programs designed to improve each students confidence in the water through surfing. Share knowledge of the ocean, local wildlife and applicable ways to help conserve our coastal habitat.


At Greenwave Surf we believe that when a person falls in love with the ocean through watersports such as surfing and gains awareness and understanding of the ecosystem they inherently become future ambassadors of our oceans and coastal habitats.  



All of Greenwave Surfs programs are designed to bring the classroom outdoors 


Surf, Local Wildlife and Ocean Education Course

Greenwave’s Surf, Local Wildlife and Ocean Education programs are designed to provide a fun engaging outdoor classroom. In addition to surfing, students will expand their knowledge of ocean safety,  how the ocean works, beach ecology and identify local wildlife.  Each week parents will receive a summary email reviewing topics that were discussed and options to prepare for the following lesson.



San Onofre Surf Club (coming soon!)

Surfing with friends is always fun! This is meant to be a time where kids that are familiar with surfing and have their own gear can come together regularly and be inspired and encouraged by eachother and their surf coaches.  At each session, technique, and ocean IQ topics will be disscussed.

Swim Lessons

Whether just learning to swim, improving technique or preparing to pass the junior guards swim test Greenwave's swim instructors are ready to help each student improve and reach their goals.

Elisa is incredible and so amazing with the kids. Her passion for the ocean, surfing, health, fitness and life truly shows. Such an amazing program.
— Dave Hough
Elisa’s passion for children & surfing & excellence is apparent to all who know her!
— Katie Flores
My daughter LOVES this surf camp and I know it’s because you are a great teacher and example! Can’t wait to come again next year :-)
— Bekah Dougher
My daughter Emalee (age 10) had the most wonderful experience! The instructors were amazing in and out of the water. The whole crew had such diverse skill sets from surfing, to water safety and oceans ecology to teaching art and ukulele. In just a few days Emalee’s surfing improved leaps and bounds and she even learned how to play the ukulele, which by the way she now plays every day! I can’t say enough about Mrs. Popka and her crew. Thanks guys for all you do!
— Kelli Miller