October TBA, 2017
5K and 1K Clean Water runs at 9 AM and 10 AM
Feeling Fit Expo beginning at 7 AM
Sponsored by Encinitas Parks and Recreation
Moonlight Beach Fest
November 5, 2017
Kids' 1K at 1:15 PM
5K, 10K, 15k at 2:00 PM
Surfing Madonna Beach Run/Walk
Sinjin Smith & Randy Stoklos Beach Volleyball Camp
Glen Park, Encinitas
Boys and girls ages 7 - 16
Week-long sessions offered throughout the year through Encinitas Parks & Recreation.
Sinjin Smith & Randy Stoklos Beach Volleyball Camp
3rd Saturday in September
An annual gathering of woodies at Moonlight Beach
Over 300 woodies, a day of music, raffles, and awards. Wavecrest Woodies
230 Quail Gardens Dr.
Open daily 9 AM to 5 PM, admission fee
Plants from around the world - Mexico, Central America, New Zealand, South Africa, Tropical Rain Forests, and many more.
San Diego Botanic Garden
The beaches along the Encinitas coast rank as among the most inviting and exhilarating in San Diego County. Consistently good waves coupled with a long history of surfing, make Encinitas a surf haven. Among the most popular spots in Encinitas are Swami's and D Street, along with nearby Cardiff Reef and Seaside.
The point break at Swami's is known by surfers around the world. The best swells roll in during the winter months, but Swami's can be crowded year-round. The point break, a beach break, and reef break all can produce great rides that attract both shortboarders and longboarders. The best waves are well off-shore, requiring a strenuous paddle to reach them.
Caution: Check with rangers or lifeguards that conditions are safe for your planned activities.
Just south of Moonlight Beach, D Street is usually crowded in the summer. Known for powerful waves, D Street is usually home to more experienced shortboarders. A sandbar break produces both lefts and rights.
For uncrowded waves, many locals like to head to Stone Steps. Left and right breaks make for good rides. Nearby spots such as Roseta Street and Secrets are known to produce good waves under the right conditions, usually in the summer.
Summer Surf Camps at Moonlight Beach, in partnership with the City of Encinitas Parks and Recreation. A safe, fun, and high energy environment for students to learn to surf and to improve on their surfing skills. Teacher - student ration 1:3. Morning sessions from 9 AM to noon, afternoon from 1 PM to 4 PM. 760-753-6870
Moonlight Beach Surf Camps
Private and group lessons available for beginning to advanced surfers, provided by instructors with a deep passion for surfing. Boards and wetsuits are provided. Summer lessons are usually held at Ponto Beach.
Encinitas Surf Lessons
Private and group lessons at Swami's Beach for everyone from beginners to advanced. Half and full-day surf camps. Boards and wetsuits included.
Maui Surf Academy
Two-hour surfing lessons at Moonlight Beach - softboards and wetsuits provided. Private, semi-private, or small groups lessons available. Summer Surf Camp for all ages.
Leucadia Surf School
Two-hour private lessons or share with a friend. Offered at major Southern California beaches, including Encinitas.
Wave Huggers Surf Lessons
Surfboards, wetsuits, boogie boards, bikes, and beach chair rentals.
215 West D Street, Encinitas, CA
Concept Surf Shop
Rentals of surfboards (hard and soft), stand-up paddleboards, bodyboards, wetsuits, fins
828 North Coast Highway 101, Leucadia, ca
Demo surfboards, soft surfboards, bodyboards, and wetsuits
1105 S. Coast Hwy. 101. Encinitas, CA
Stand-up paddleboard, kayak, surfboard, and bodyboard rentals.
996 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA
Moonlight Beach Playground
449 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA
Road bikes, women's road bikes, mountain bikes, comfort bikes, and accessories.
July TBA, 2017
The 12th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am will be held at Moonlight Beach on July TBA, 2017, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The free event features a surf contest beginning at 7:00 AM and a beach concert from Noon to 5:00 PM. The event benefits local at-risk youth and humanitarian causes through the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation.
Activities kick off with an evening auction which includes outstanding food served by leading area restaurants. Besides the surf content, Saturday features nerf surf jousting, live music, and beach vendors.
Designed for children ages 6-8, the Beach Kids program at Moonlight Beach emphasize learning and fun. The program teaches beach safety and awareness, marine life awareness, water etiquette, basic first aid, teamwork, and an introduction to body boarding.
Online registration begins February 20, 2017. The program is open to both residents and non-residents. Morning sessions run from 9 AM to Noon, afternoon from 1 PM to 4 PM. Week-long sessions begin in late June and continue through mid-August.
After School Surfing, Weekend Clinics and Little Groms Surf Camps are offered at various times in April and May at Moonlight Beach.
Campers receive instruction based on their skill levels. The camp covers fundamentals, teaches specialized drills, and offers supervised games. Open to both Encinitas residents and non-residents, 7 - 14. Five, week-long camps run from June through July. Daily activities take place from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
Encinitas Parks and Recreation Activities
Moonlight Beach Volleyball
Join in a fun-packed week of beach sports from soccer to boogie boarding and much more. Ages 5-7. Four-day-long camps (Monday - Thursday) at Grandview Beach. Daily activities take place from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Encinitas Parks and Recreation Super Moverz Beach Camp
Join in a fun-packed week of beach sports from soccer to boogie boarding and much more. Ages 8-12. Five-day-long camps at Grandview Beach. Daily activities take place from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Encinitas Parks and Recreation Team Challengerz Beach Camp
The Encinitas Junior Lifeguard Program at Moonlight Beach develops ocean and beach safety, lifesaving skills, and physical fitness. Participants enjoy beach games, surfing, swimming, body boarding, body surfing, snorkeling and competitions. Registration opens in February.
Encinitas Junior Lifeguards is open to individuals ages 9 to 17. First-time participants must complete a swim test, offered on dates in June and July at the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito in Solana Beach. The Junior Lifeguard Program has four 2-week-long sessions for 2016. They meet Monday through Friday with both morning or afternoon sessions available. Morning programs run from 9:00 AM to Noon, afternoon programs run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
California State Parks and Recreation cautions that "large surf, cold water temperatures, backwash, sudden drop-offs, pounding shorebreak, and dangerous rip currents can turn what seem like safe activities such as playing near the surf line, wading, or climbing on rock outcroppings, deadly." Learn more about ocean safety at CA State Parks: Ocean Safety