School's out. Swell's in. Surf's up.
To celebrate the continuation of summer — or the onset if we're going by the weather — a few surf schools in Laguna Beach are offering lessons and camps for little (and big) grommets who want to learn some real skills.
Laguna Beach Surf School, sponsored by Billabong and directed by Steven "Slydawg" Chew, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and teaches kids about water safety, physical fitness, surfing etiquette and marine biology, in addition to providing instructional surf lessons.
Groms meet at Laguna Surf & Sport, 1088 S. Coast Hwy., before they are taken to the "Wave Wall" on Anita Street, where Chew and his certified staff will go over ocean safety and awareness before helping students into the waves. Kids take a lunch break about noon, when they can relax with a packed lunch or venture to Gina's, Wahoo's or Adolfo's.