Camp Owner & Director -Josh Baxter
Josh Baxter, 44 is a 3-time US longboarding champion who has surfed all over the world, winning major contests in Hawaii, the US, and France. He brings over 30 years of surfing experience and 20 years of surfing instruction. Josh was born in Hawaii and comes from a legendary surfing family. His father, Jackie Baxter, was a pioneer in big wave surfing in Hawaii in the early 1970's. Josh enjoys being a dad to two beautiful daughters.
Our CPR / first aid certified staff members are enthusiastic professionals committed to being role models both in and out of the water. Instructors are experienced watermen and women who share a passion for surfing and surf instruction. Summer Soul's coaching methods are designed to improve style and confidence in the water. Camper to staff ratio is 4 to 1. To insure the safety of our campers we run background checks on all team members.
Our instructors understand the importance of maintaining good relationships with the local surfers. Together we teach campers good surf etiquette and how to respect the local surf culture at San Onofre.
Surf Camp staff also includes full-time overnight camp team, kitchen help and State Park rangers. Summer Soul Surf Camp will be making final staffing selections in spring 2016.