About Us

PCH Skate Camps offers youth Skateboard programs in the South Bay, Los Angeles, for boys and girls of all ages and abilities.  We offer a variety of Skate programs, including year-round Camps, After School Classes, Private Lessons, and Birthday Parties. Our program structure was designed by local educators to be inclusive, fun and, most importantly, safe for all of our participants and our programs are taught by experienced skateboarders, all of whom are CPR and First-Aid certified.  2017 will be our 8th year operating our skate programs in the South Bay.  PCH Skate Camps is a sister brand to BeachSports, which has been operating Beach Activity, Surf, Volleyball and Jr. Lifeguard Camps in the South Bay and Orange County since 1995.  We are very proud of the programs we offer and we’re confident you won’t find a better camp experience anywhere in the LA area.

Our Coaches

Our Coaches are what separate our skateboard program from the others.  Our Head Coaches are expert skateboarders with years of teaching experience.  They have a true passion for the sport and love sharing that passion with our participants.  See below for a brief bio of our two Head Coaches, Derek and Chris.

Coach Derek

Coach Derek is a 30 year old South Bay native and graduate of Mira Costa High School.  Derek’s been skateboarding for over 20 years and has volunteered as a mentor for various non-profit skateboard programs.  He’s an incredible skateboarder and has a true passion for sharing his love of the sport with others.  Our participants are always blown away when Coach Derek takes to the ramps and they usually head home with an autograph on their skateboard.  Derek has been a coach with PCH Skate Camps since 2012 and currently runs our Manhattan Beach Summer Camp.  He’s also available for Private Lessons and Birthday Parties.
“The lessons and experiences gained through the process of learning to ride a skateboard are invaluable and can be applied throughout life, whether you are on your skateboard or trying to accomplish any goal you set out to achieve.” – Coach Derek

Coach Chris

Coach Chris is a South Bay native and Mira Costa High School graduate.  Chris has been skating for 20 years and teaching for 8, 5 of those years with us at PCH Skate Camps.  Chris is a very patient teacher and loves working with kids.  He’s especially great with the little ones.  Chris runs our Redondo Beach Summer Skate Camp and is available to teach Private Lessons and Birthday Parties.

“I love to teach because there is nothing better than seeing the joy on a child’s face after they’ve accomplished something they thought they never could.” – Coach Chris