Advanced Overnight Surf Academy!
Are you an intermediate to advanced surfer looking to improve your and take your surfing to the next level? WB Surf Camp has the program and coaches for you! Immerse yourself in a week long or two-week Advanced Surfing Program and gain valuable insight to surf better. From equipment needs to surf fitness, training, nutrition and competitive psychology, our advanced coaches will be on hand all day long to work with you. Advanced coaches sign on in late spring but in the past, we have had coaches like 2015 NSSA National Champ Bo Raynor, 2016 NSSA National Rookie of the Year Leah Thompson and 4x East Coast Surfing Champ Aaron Cormican. Help improve your timing and maneuvers while learning the technical aspect of advanced surfing.
Both intermediate and advanced surfers can greatly benefit from coaching. Why do the world’s best athletes have coaches? Because they know the benefits coaching brings. Our surf coaches, like Ben Bourgeios, Bo Raynor, Leah Thompson and Aaron Cormican, all bring a wealth of knowledge in advanced maneuvers and surf competition strategy. Bo is the 2015 National Scholastic Surfing Association Explorer Boys National Champion and a Wilmington NC native. Leah, also from Wilmington NC is the 2016 National Scholastic Surfing Association Rookie of the Year. Aaron (or “Gorkin” as he is known in the surf world) is an East Coast legend from New Smyrna Beach, FL. Gorkin is the inventor of the “Gorkin Flip”, a backside double grab inverted 360 air, the first legit flip ever landed.
Ask as many questions as you like and surf with Ben, Bo, Aaron or Leah all day long. Go over specific aspects of your surfing, fine tuning both timing and maneuvers with our team of awesome coaches. Show us the maneuvers you are having problems with and let us show you how you can improve!
Advanced Surf Camp Highlights include:
- Video analysis and review.
- Trial heats to improve your knowledge and competitive strategies.
- Sponsorship resume building.
- Surfing bigger waves with confidence and performance.
- One-on-one coaching from a pro like Ben Bourgeios, Bo Raynor, Leah Thompson or Aaron Cormican.
- Unlimited photos taken by our professional staff photographer available.
Cost includes lodging, all meals, 24-hour same gender adult supervision, shuttle to and from the Wilmington International Airport (ILM), professional surfing instruction (3:1 student to instructor ratio), t-shirt, and 8″ x 12″ group photo. Enrollment is limited to 9. Multiple sessions can be combined for an extended 4 week stay.
Your home away from home will be Topsail Island’s premier ocean view beachfront retreat center. Located just steps away from one of our our favorite surf breaks and pristine beach. Campers not only wake up to the sound of waves crashing and the feeling of ocean breeze on their faces, but also enjoy amazing sunsets, awesome prepared meals in our dining hall, beach volleyball, game rooms, fire pits, beach movies, and many more activities.
The ocean view rooms we’ll be staying in are air conditioned, and have their own private bathrooms. Each camper has their own bed and rooms are gender-specific with counselors staying in adjacent rooms. Our surf retreat is the perfect location as it is only a short walk through a private beach access to endless waves and a gorgeous white sand beach to make the ultimate surf experience!
How do I know if I am ready for this camp?
If you can turn and ride down the wave’s face while generating your own speed and flow.
How much time will I spend surfing?
From sun up to sun down, as long as the waves are up, we will surf! Proper breaks for meals, rest, hydration, and discussions will be taken in between.
Will there be a photographer or videographer present?
Yes. We will have a staff photographer/videographer on the beach to record sessions. This helps to better analyze and improve your surfing technique.
How much individual time will I get to spend with surf coaches Bo Raynor, Leah Thompson and Aaron Cormican?
ALL DAY!!! Bo, Leah and Aaron will be present during the entire camp session to assist and coach you during your stay.
Could this help me get sponsored?
Our surf coaches Bo Raynor, Leah Thompson and Aaron Cormican will discuss and highlight what it takes to build a sponsorship resume.
Should I stay for one or two weeks?
We recommend two weeks. We offer supervision and coaching in between sessions so teens get to continue improving their surf skills while staying at our ocean view campus.
Where will I be surfing?
We have a private beach access right in front of our accommodations that offers up great uncrowded warm water beach breaks. Water temps will be between 78 – 82 degrees so no wetsuits are needed.
How old are the campers I will be rooming with?
Roommates are grouped together by age and gender.
Who are BO’s Sponsors?
- 17th Street Surf Shop
- Orion Surfboards/Greg Geiselman
What was BO’s 2015 Competition Record?
- NSSA National Championships – NATIONAL CHAMPION Explorer Boys
- NSSA East Coast Championships – 2nd place Explorer Boys
- Explorer Boys Season Champion (5 events)
- Open Juniors Season Champion (5 events)
- Explorer Juniors Season Champion (5 events)
- Open Mens Season Champion (5 events)
- Rip Curl Grom Search/OBX – 2nd place
- Volcom TCT/Cooterfish -1st place
- Unsound Pro – =3rd
- Tautogs Pro/ECSC -=5th
Who are Leah’s Sponsors?
- Rip Curl
- Surface Sunscreen
- Aussie Island Surf Shop
What was Leah’s 2015 Competition Record?
- 2016 NSSA National Rookie of the Year
- 2016 4th place NSSA National Open Girls Division
- 2nd place u16 ESA East Coast Champs
- 1st place NSSA & ESA Mid-Atlantic
- 2nd place Surfing America Prime in Atlantic City, NJ