Surf Hero


With the beach at our doorstep, Army and Navy Academy is the only military boarding school in the United States with its own surf team. In addition to junior varsity and varsity competitive surfing, our beach is open during free time. Whether you’re a regular surfer or just beginning your journey, you’ll benefit from one of the best surf areas in the world, including the renowned Tamarack Surf Beach. The Academy is located in Carlsbad (San Diego County), California.


Check the Sports Blast on the Daily Bulletin for more information on surfing schedules, competitions, and more. Schedules are also posted during the season.

CarTop Private School Offering Surfing   

Want to compete in surfing while attending high school? Known coast to coast, Army & Navy Academy is the only private military school on the west coast with a surf team! We stand out because of our amazing beachfront location, great coaches, and self-discipline. 

Top Private Schools with Surfing Team Sport – Learn more about how you can hit the waves on our beachfront campus in Carlsbad, California and enjoy this interscholastic sport. While some private schools in San Diego County, Orange County and Los Angeles County do have surf teams, none of them offer the direct beach access we offer on our 16 acre campus. 

Weather in San Diego County – San Diego is known for great sets, sunny skies, and stunning sunsets. At the Academy, you can lower your stress and get fit by incorporating surfing into your free time or participate in surfing as your chosen interscholastic sport at our private school geared for boys in grades 7-12.

Interscholastic Team Sports – Surfing, as a team sport, offers both middle and high school students an opportunity to develop surfing skills and enjoy sunny Southern California. What a life! Students at Army & Navy can hang out at our oceanfront recreation hall, play beach volleyball, and lounge in the sun. This is a great way to get fit, enjoy nature, and lower your stress and anxiety as you prepare for college and life. 

Competitions: Army and Navy Academy takes surfing seriously! We get both our day and boarding school students riding the waves and winning local competitions in Southern California. We are self-disciplined, motivated, and focused.  

Best Surfing in San Diego County 

San Diego Surf Spots: Surfing in San Diego is awesome! Our campus in Carlsbad is not only a great place to surf, but you will be surrounded by some of the best surfing spots in all of San Diego County. Beyond the beach being literally at our campus doorstep, there are also other North County surf spots nearby, including: Swami’s Beach, Cardiff Reef, Seaside Reef, San Elijo Campground, Del Mar, Oceanside, Trestles, Tamarack, Ponto Jetty, and D Street. Just beyond San Diego County, some students make a point of venturing to Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and other Southern California destinations when they are at home or on holiday breaks. 

Location: Check out other San Diego and Orange County campus locations with surf teams to see why we stand out from other private schools such as: The Grauer School, The Bishop’s School, Cathedral Catholic High School, Encinitas Country Day School, Mater Dei High School, Pacific Ridge School, Santa Fe Christian Schools, and La Jolla Country Day School.  

 Hit the Waves! 

Interested in museums and surf shops? The California Surf Museum is just down the way in Oceanside, where you can learn more about the history of surfing, check out cool surf boards and more. Throughout San Diego and the village of Carlsbad, our students can also shop for top of the line surfboards and surfing apparel. 

Interested in environmental issues? Army and Navy Academy is involved with a number of service projects and groups, including the Surfrider Foundation in San Diego County.  We are actively involved in beach cleanups and related activities to serve our community. In the academic arena, our science faculty gets students involved with experiments and projects that are related to marine life. 

Big Dreams. Bold Choices! The Academy is known for cultivating a growth mindset and mental fitness, so why not push your boundaries, hone your skills, and become a scholar and surfer at Army & Navy Academy? 


Carlsbad Live Beach Camera



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