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surf programs

We welcome you to join us!

Our community gets together in the Spring, Summer, and Fall to connect with the ocean and surf. In the winter we rest and prepare for the next season. 

Our community surf programs are for girls, women, and gender-expansive people seeking women centered spaces. For beginners, we introduce you gently to all elements of surfingfrom wetsuits, to board safety, to learning how to be in the ocean. Those who have surfed before can continue to work on their skills and enjoy the great community vibe. All equipment is provided + carpool from Oakland available.

Explore our programs

Click on the program below to learn more and register.

a youth leader writes the agenda for program on a whiteboard

We are excited to share the dates of our 2024 Spring Programs! This Spring we will be offering Alameda Newbie Programs, Soul Surfer Saturdays, and a Community Surf Meetup! Registration will open for these programs, starting at the beginning of March. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Instagram to stay updated on the latest registration dates!

Alameda Newbie Program: April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24

Soul Surfer Saturdays: May 4, May 11, May 18

Making Surfing Accessible to All

We acknowledge that financial barriers to surfing and accessing the coast impact our community. Brown Girl Surf is committed to making surfing accessible to everyone so all our programs are offered on a sliding scale. 

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please contact if you would like to discuss how BGS can support you in joining us at a program.

The costs to us as an organization for running our deeply intentional, covid safe, and community-focused surf programs is over $400 per individual per session. We ask that anyone who can contribute at the top of the sliding scale range, do so, so that we can continue to make surfing accessible to all.

2024 Spring and Summer Salted Roots Program Calendar

We can’t wait for you to join us for party waves, ocean play, and joy all around!


Registration opens March 8 for our Alameda Newbie Programs