The following camps offer adult instruction, from private one-hour lessons ($50 to $80) to weeklong camps ($950 and up; includes food, equipment, and added niceties like massages and surfboard factory tours). Even good camps can differ in philosophy and style: Talk to previous students before you make your choice. Buzzy Kerbox Surf School. Launiupoko Park, Maui, HI; (808) 573-5728 or www.buzzykerboxsurf.com.
Club Ed International Surf School and Camps. 2350 Paul Minnie Ave., Santa Cruz, CA; (800) 287-7873 or www.club-ed.com.
Corky Carroll's Surf School. 624 20th St., Huntington Beach, CA; (714) 969-3959 or www.surfschool.net.
Paskowitz Family Surf Camp. 26791 Calle Maria, Capistrano Beach, CA; (949) 361-9283 or www.paskowitz.com.
Surf Class. 519 San Clemente St., Ventura, CA; (805) 648-2662 or www.surfclass.com.
Surf Diva Surf School. 2160 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, CA; (858) 454-8273 or www.surfdiva.com.