Ponto Beach | Encinitas, CA

North Encinitas Sea Bluff:

Interstate 5 Freeway

    ·Exit Poinsettia Ave. Go west.
    ·Turn left onto HWY 101.
    ·Access beach at the Carlsbad State Day Use Beach Park approximately 150 yards north of La Costa Ave. Parking here is $10.00 for the day.
    ·If you reach the signal at La Costa Ave. you have gone to far. You must make a u-turn and travel south on Hwy 101 again to reach parking.

    Parking Options:

    See below for Map


    Free Parking on Hwy 101:

    ·Dirt/Sand lot just off of Hwy 101, just south of the jetties
    ·Located approximately 150 yards north of La Costa Avenue on west side
    ·Walk on beach traveling south (approximately 800 yards) into Encinitas waters/ Sea Bluff beach
    ·Look for the yellow Surfin Fire easy-up canopy

    Free Grandview Parking Lot:

    ·Take Hwy 101 just past La Costa Ave.
    ·Turn right on Grandview, go to top of the hill
    ·Turn right on Neptune, take to street’s end
    ·Parking lot on your right
    ·Access beach at stairs (a lot of stairs!)
    ·Surfin Fire is about an 800 yard walk north on the beach
    ·Look for the yellow Surfin Fire canopy
    ·You may arrange for an instructor to meet your child at the top of the stairs for “Drop-Off” and “Pick-up”, please call the main office (760) 438-0538 for this to occur.<
    Carlsbad State Day Use Beach Park:

    ·Situated off of Hwy 101, veer right to enter lot just after the end of the dirt/sand lot< ·Pay $10.00 at parking permit machine< ·Enter on to beach and travel south approximately 150 yards< ·Look for the Surfin Fire easy-up canopy<
    Annual State Parks- Parking Permit:

    ·Available for purchase at the Carlsbad State Camp Ground Kiosk< ·$195.00 for the year< ·Permit can be displayed when using the Carlsbad State Day Use Beach Park<

    Private Lessons:

    When booking a private lesson during summer surf camp hours M-F 9-4PM, you will meet your instructor at the surf camp location on the beach. All other lessons during off season and or weekends will typically meet instructor in front of the restroom & shower facility at the Carlsbad State Day Use Beach Park. Your meeting location will be confirmed at the time of scheduling.

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Surfin Fire’s summer surf camp provides:


-Basic fundamentals of surfing
-Individual coaching for all levels
-Maintains a 3:1 instructor to student ratio
-Opportunities to build confidence & self-esteem
-Play competition relays & team building games
-Play endurance & strengthening relay games
-Given extra time to practice surfing
-Free time to boogie board & enjoy the water
-Shade for sun protection
-Sports drink and water for hydration
-Supervision at all times!

Surf Camp curriculum includes a lecture every day:


1.Ocean Awareness
2.Beach Safety
3.Surfing etiquette
4.Basics of contest surfing

Summer Schedule

Session AM 9-12 / PM 12:30-3:30 / Full Day 9-3:30
Session 1: June 5-9 Session 2: June 12-16 Session 3: June 19-23
Session 4: June 26-30 Session 5: July 3-7 (4 days only) Session 6: July 10-14
Session 7: July 17-21 Session 8: July 24-28 Session 9: July 31 - Aug 4
Session 10: Aug 7-11 Session 11: Aug 14-19 Session 12: Aug 21-25
*****Session #5 Fourth of July priced $220
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