Wrightsville Beach Kids Surf Camp
Our kids surf camp for ages 7-11 is located in the warm-water beach town of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. During our learn to surf program kids will get on their way to building confidence in the fundamentals of the "Sport of Kings." All kids surf camps have a student to instructor ratio of 2:1, and are staffed with our professional instructors. Our team consists of trained educators with combined teaching in the thousands of hours on all levels to all types of students.
Why not learn to surf while taking advantage of warm, emerald green waters and white sandy beaches, and enjoy a week of fun in the sun? We offer both locals and vacationers alike an ecological surfing experience they will never forget. Bring your friends or family, or come by yourself and see why Surfer Magazine rated Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina one of America's top 10 surfing towns.
With our progressional and proven teaching system, we instill confidence every step of the way. During our kid’s summer camps, your child will always be in shallow water and receive personalized attention. Our energetic staff reinforces the buddy system while slowly pushing the limits of your child.
Some children start off understandably timid, but soon after, it is hard to get them out of the water. With so many instructors close by, and surf buddies having a blast, confidence builds while bringing you peace of mind. Each Surf Camp is 5-days long and taught with a progressional methodology. Surf Camp times are 7:45AM – 10:00AM Monday through Friday and we meet at Wrightsville Beach access #4. To secure your spot now, please select from the available dates listed below.
- Extensive daily surfing instruction at perfect beginner beach breaks
- Personalized 2:1 student to instructor coaching and training by certified lifeguards
- All high quality equipment (epoxy surfboard rental, UV 50 longsleeve rashguard)
- Total instruction time of 10 hours
- Full time staff beach lifeguard monitoring the shore break and your water exit
- WB Surf Camp I LOVE TO SURF t-shirt
- 8" x 12" Group Photo
- WB Surf Camp Pre-Surf Stretching Guide
- WB Surf Camp Surfing Etiquette Guide
- WB Surf Camp Sea Turtle/Conservation Guide
- WB Surf Camp Recycle Tote Bag
- WB Surf Camp sticker
- Surftificate of achievement
- Professional staff photographer will shoot your surfing
- Sponsored by Quiksilver and Roxy
- Ice cold drinking water and shade tent
This low enrollment Kids Surf Camp sells out every year and is for ages 7-11. To secure your spot now, please select from the available dates listed below.
2013 Kids Surf Camp Dates:
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As you and your child cross the dunes to the beach and see the WB Surf Camp tent and flags flying in the breeze, your camper’s excitement builds even more for their first day camp! After seeing all the instructors and talking with them, you are sure your child is in good hands. During “Ground School” instructors will have your camper paddling, popping up, and learning to fall safely from their board before we even hit the ocean. Your child is provided with a safe 2:1 camper to instructor ratio, ensuring they receive personalized attention. You child may stand up on your first wave, or it may take a few tries; every person is different. Now they are well on their way to learning the skill set to become a lifelong surfer!
After a thorough stretch, we’ll spend a few minutes discussing wave dynamics and the different types of surf breaks, illustrating there’s more to being a surfer than riding a wave. Your child paddles out, instructor by their side giving words of encouragement, and when the moment’s right, they’ll feel a push and the board gliding smoothly into the wave as their instructor says “Pop Up!” They’ll practice sitting on their board and turning, a necessary maneuver when surfing.
Today’s discussion is about surfboard design, which gives a fascinating glimpse into the history of surfing. We’ll also learn how to properly care for our surfboards, demonstrate how to wax a board, and prepare a board for travel. As your camper is paddling into waves today, you can tell they are getting stronger and their paddling improving. They’re catching more waves today and getting a better grasp on how to read the waves.
Your child’s connection to the ocean has gotten so strong, and you’re amazed by all the information that they come home with each day. To enforce this, we’ll split into groups for a short beach cleanup followed by an assessment of what we find where some cool prizes are handed out to the winners. Campers may start paddling into their own waves today as you become more accustomed to timing and positioning. This is one of the more challenging aspects of surfing; the only way to learn it is with experience. Your child’s instructor will provide coaching and encouragement as they work on catching their own waves.
We’ll round out the week with a discussion on surfing etiquette and the specific rules all surfers should follow. Surfing etiquette is a critical part of surfing that WB Surf Camp emphasizes in all our programs. Your child’s final surf session is truly epic, all smiles and waves! They may even be riding down the line today! You and your camper are now part of the WB Surf Camp Family, and we welcome you back soon for more waves, friends, and fun!
There are many options available please contact our office for a list of our favorite places to stay.
Patti, Hampstead, NC – “The staff is very professional and an awesome group of people. They work very well with each other and love what they are doing with the kids. Safety always comes first. They care about the kids they are working with. This was our daughter's first experience with surfing and she had a great time and learned so much. The fact that every morning the instructors would teach the kids something new and review what they learned from the day before was a great touch. Surfing is not all about getting on the board and surfing there is so much more you do not realize that goes into it. A special shout out to Summer who made this experience extra special for our daughter.”
Colin, Aberdeen, NC – “Our instructor was great with my son. Ben was professional and fun. My son is excited about surfing and my four year old can't wait for his lesson.”
Grace, Raleigh, NC - “ It was so fun!! After that I want to move to the beach and surf EVERY day!! I am definitely coming back for another! Everything was perfect! Katie was very nice and taught us everything and made us feel very good when we caught are waves!! Thanks so much I hope to see you soon!”
Guy, Youngsville, NC – “I was very impressed with how organized and professional the instructors were to everyone. My son really had a great time and has learned to enjoy surfing as well as have respect for the ocean and beaches. The instructors for WB Surf Camp were fun and very professional. They gave my son a stronger appreciation for our beaches and deeper respect for the ocean. He is very excited about surfing and can't wait to hit the waves again. Look forward to next summer.”
Ellen, Raleigh, NC – “WB Surf Camp is the best - they are safe, fun and get right down surfing. My son has developed a love for surfing and the ocean and he is capable surfer! Taryn was AWESOME. My son had a blast and got a lot of surfing in with her and built his skills even more. We will be back again!”
David, Colts Neck, NJ – “Kat and Ben were great. They made the experience educational and enjoyable. My 8 year old son said it was the best day of his life.”
Nicole, Charlotte, NC – “Their instructor couldn’t have been better! My boys wanted to keep him. Excellent instruction, patient, and fun. I can’t thank Josh enough for making my boys’ vacation. They were just thrilled! The instruction was age appropriate and tons of fun, Thank you Surf Camp and especially Josh!!! We will be back.”
Tracy, Stokesdale, NC – “Both my kids had a blast, a lot of fun, and are very eager to do it again. Great first experience. Hunter was our instructor and he was so patient with the kids and so energetic, giving high fives and encouraging them. This lesson really has spurred their interest in surfing.”
Nancy, Holly Springs, NC – “WB Surf Camp provides an excellent introduction to surfing for children. My 7-year-old received a lesson last summer, and she spent the entire year telling others about how she surfed. When we returned to Wrightsville Beach this summer, surfing was the highlight of her vacation. The instructor provided positivity and enthusiasm. She can't wait until next year - she wants to catch even bigger waves!”
Susan, Richmond, VA – “Kat was so great with my son. Very patient and encouraging. She was not only outstanding at presenting the ground school info but was incredible in the water with him. WB Surf Camp is very professional, it is organized, and it was a total confidence booster for my son!
FAQ - Wrightsville Beach Day Camp
If my child has never surfed before, is this camp for them?
About 90% of our students have never surfed before, let alone held a surfboard. Our program is tailored to beginners. The only prerequisites are that you are able to swim and ready to have the time of your life!
Do campers do more than one session a summer?
They sure do. They not only participate for several weeks a summer, they usually return for several years. Our small student to instructor ratio of 2:1 allows personalized coaching to continued skill development, plus it is just so much fun!
Where does the camp take place?
Our Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp meets at Public Access #4 on Wrightsville Beach.
What time does the camp run?
Each session runs from 7:45am to 10:00am Monday through Friday.
How long do your daily seminars last?
They last on average 15 minutes depending on how many questions are asked.
What do I need to bring for my child?
The only things they need to bring are a bathing suit, sunscreen, towel, and water bottle. We recommend girl clients wear board shorts to protect sensitive skin.
Is there a lifeguard at the beach you use? I am worried about some of the safety aspects of a surf camp.
All our camp instructors hold current American Red Cross Certifications including CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. We are very proud of our impeccable safety record!
What are the ages of your day campers?
The Kid's Surf Camp is designed with young surfers in mind. We accept particpants ages 7 - 11.
We are traveling to North Carolina from out of town just to come to your camp. Are there hotels, rental properties, or campsites nearby that you can recommend?
We maintain a list of recommended campsites, hotels, and real estate companies in the area. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to provide it!
Do you have a valid permit from the Town of Wrightsville Beach to operate on the Beach Front?
Not only do we have one, we were involved in creating the process. This ensures that we have current liability insurance and workman's comp insurance. All of our instructors carry a copy of this permit at all times. It is the law in Wrightsville Beach!
Do you have insurance?
We carry a comprehensive insurance package, including general liability.