Because so many surf camps have been popping up, California surf camps now have to vie for permit to use LA County beaches. The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors decided to exercise some control over this growth spurt by controlling the number of camps by requiring a permit to use LA County beaches. This process was made effective just this year, and as of this writing, there are still 22 locations available, which surf-camp owners can request on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Having California surf camps vie for permit to use LA County beaches was for quality-control purposes. Stricter measures are believed to choke down the appearance of illegal, incompetent surf camps. However, senior surf-camp owners expressed apprehension over this latest development. They point out that preparing for a surf camp takes a lot of time, and why prepare for one when you’re not even sure you will be granted a permit? Longevity issues were also stressed on the matter. Read the other pros and cons of having California surf camps vie for permit to use LA County beaches here.
Read the entire story here and if you’re thinking about signing up for surf camp in LA County California this summer, be sure to ask the camp if they have the necessary permits required to conduct the camp.