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Spring Break Teen Surf Camp at Surf City

Overview

Make this Spring Break the most fun ever and spend it surfing some of the best breaks in southeastern North Carolina! Join us for an amazing journey as we discover Surf City, the town named for its abundance of waves! Imagine waking up in your oceanfront beach house with newfound friends and amazing surf instructors, gazing over the Atlantic Ocean as dolphins leap in the rolling waves. Make this dream a reality by joining us for the Ultimate Spring Break Surf Adventure! During our seven day learn-to-surf program, we’ll surf uncrowded beaches, having the waves all to ourselves. Whether it’s your first time riding waves or you’re more experienced and want to take your surfing to the next level, our staff of professional instructors will provide you with the highest quality surfing experience.

We’ll surf multiple sessions daily as our instructors coach you using our proven teaching methodology. Our 5:1 student to instructor ratio provides a safe environment to learn and allows for personalized attention during each surf session. Learn about wave dynamics, surf etiquette, and various coastal ecosystems as we explore the surrounding area. Surf multiple beaches including Topsail, Surf City, and Wrightsville. Over the course of the week, you’ll build confidence as a surfer and become more comfortable in the ocean’s dynamic environment. At the end of each day, we’ll return to our ocean front beach cottage to recharge with dinner and games. After dinner, our group will discuss the day’s best waves and wipeouts as well as everyone’s goals for the following day. We are accepting a maximum of ten campers for this Ultimate Spring Break Surf Adventure, so secure your spot now for an unforgettable week of surfing and fun!

Activities include:

  • Extensive daily surfing instruction at perfect beach breaks
  • Special surfboard seminar and discounts at Surf City Surf Shop
  • Watch all time surf videos
  • Video analysis to help improve your skills
  • In-depth discussions about wave dynamics, swell prediction, and surf travel
  • Play X- Box 360, pool table, bocci, volleyball, and other beach games
  • Jam sessions. Campers are encouraged to bring their own instruments!

Tuition includes oceanfront accommodations on Topsail Island, all meals (starting with dinner the first day and ending with breakfast the last day), 24-hour adult supervision, shuttle to and from the Wilmington International Airport (ILM), equipment (surf board rental, rash guard usage), professional surfing instruction (5:1 student to instructor ratio), daily transportation to and from activities, WB Surf Camp t-shirt, activity fees, surftificate of achievement, and memorable group photo. Check in is 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the first day and check out is 9:00 am – 11:00 am on the last day. For more specific information about this Ultimate Spring Break Surf Adventure or to secure your spot now, please call toll free 1.866.844.7873. Enrollment is limited to 10 students.

 

2016 Dates

Full
04/23 - 04/29
Ages 13-17
$1,295
Itinerary

DAY 1:

School’s out!! It’s time to break away from the classroom and begin your Ultimate Spring Break Surf Adventure! After getting settled into our oceanfront cottage on beautiful Topsail Island, we’ll kick off orientation. Introductions, going over rules, and the schedule for the week… Now it’s time to put on our wetsuits, grab our boards, and head to the beach! You’ll receive your first round of professional surf instruction as we spend the rest of the afternoon catching and trading waves with newfound friends. After surfing your first session in the clear Atlantic waters, we’ll head back to the cottage and get ready for dinner on the town. We’ll hit up one of our favorite spots, Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn, where we’ll eat the tastiest burritos in town! After dinner, we’ll return back to the beach house for some fun games and hang out time. You’ll fall asleep listening to the waves crash on the shore, dreaming about tomorrow’s surfing adventures!

DAY 2:

The day starts off with checking the surf, of course! You’ll learn the top websites for surf forecasting and put the knowledge to use throughout the week. Since we’re living oceanfront this week, it may be right out front. How amazing is it to wake up, grab your board, and catch perfect waves just steps from your door? WB Surf Camp Instructors will work with you individually, allowing you to progress at your own pace. After a delicious lunch, it’s time for more surfing! You have to pinch yourself because you can’t believe you’ll be spending an entire week surfing with instructors and friends cheering you on! We’ll cook up some delicious dinner at our beach cottage, and then settle in for a night of games, talk about highlights of the day, and video review. Video analysis is one of the most useful tools for improving your surfing and we’ll be implementing it throughout the week.

DAY 3:

With the opportunity to surf multiple beach breaks within 30 minutes of each other, we’ll assess where the spot is for today. Topsail Beach, Surf City, and Wrightsville Beach all provide perfect, uncrowded spots for beginners and intermediates alike. As the week progresses, beginners are gaining confidence with every ride, starting to paddle into their own waves, and even riding down the line. More experienced surfers are honing their skills and learning more advanced maneuvers as they receive expert coaching from our staff. After a fun morning session, we’ll eat a filling lunch on the beach before heading back out for more. Your arms may be sore, but your stoke keeps you charging waves for the rest of the day! We’ll return to the beach house for showers and then cook up a tasty feast. Surfing burns lots of calories but we make sure to stay well-fueled throughout the week! We’ll watch a surf movie and talk about our highs of the day, as well as discuss everyone’s goals for the following day.

DAY 4:

After a night of dreaming about surfing, it’s time for another early morning dawn patrol! You’re starting to get in rhythm with the early morning routine, as you realize the surf bug has officially bitten you. You have a better understanding of wave shape, wind direction, and rip currents from our interactive daily seminars, which improves your water skills and helps you become a more well-rounded surfer. Following lunch, we’ll head to Surf City Surf Shop and receive a talk from the owner who has collected a full quiver of surfboards from the past two centuries. He will describe the purpose of each unique design, explaining breakthrough methods in surfboard shaping history. This is a great time to ask any questions about surfboards or the history of surfing. After our surfboard talk, it’s back to the waves for another session!

DAY 5:

This morning you wake up ready to charge it again! The amount of fun you’re having allows you to push beyond any soreness you may be experiencing because you know you are just getting stronger and more skilled. Before hitting the waves for another full day of shredding, we’ll do some stretching to work out the kinks. At the end of the day, while watching the sunset, you’ll think of all the amazing stories you have to tell when you return home. We’ll share some laughs as we vote on the wave and wipeout of the day, and instructors will lead another session of video analysis.

Day 6:

Thursday rolls around, friendships that have been forming throughout the week are well-solidified, and you’re preparing to enjoy your final day of surfing (until next time!). Today, your instructors will help you achieve the final goals you’ve set for yourself, ensuring that you leave WB Surf Camp having had the most fulfilling surfing experience. As the sets roll in, you’ll be thinking of ways to talk your parents into letting you come back to WB Surf Camp this summer! We’ll wrap up the day with a fun mock surf contest where everyone wins! After a full day in the water, we’ll celebrate our final night at Islands Fresh Mex Grill, a fun Mexican restaurant with a touch of the Caribbean. Once back at our beach cottage, we’ll review highlights, pictures, and videos from the week, all while trading contact information. Smiles fill the room as we reflect on how this has been the best Spring Break ever!

Day 7:

It’s time to say goodbye, but not forever as you have already made plans to get together this summer at WB Surf Camp! You’re stoked about all the good times and everything you’ve accomplished. Your surfing has become solid, your water stamina has increased, and you are ready for more! We’ll enjoy one last breakfast together before parting ways. Spring Break has been a life changing experience that you’ll never forget!

Accommodations

Topsail Island is a 26-mile long barrier island off the coast of southeastern North Carolina. The island is a sanctuary for sea turtles and known for its beautiful beaches. According to popular belief, pirates used to hide in the channel between the island and the mainland waiting for merchant ships loaded with goods to pass. The pirates would attack the ships and claim the cargo as their own. Eventually, the merchants became aware of the hiding place and began looking for the topsail, which was supposedly the only part of the pirate ship that could be seen by the passing victim.

Many times Topsail feels like your own private beach, with the absence of big crowds and commercial development. Topsail Beach is a clean and friendly, family oriented beach community where beautification is encouraged and conservation of the island environment is a top priority. Surf City will also be home to the newly renovated Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in May 2011.

We will be staying in a spacious, oceanfront house located on Topsail with full amenities and only steps away from the sand and surf. Plenty of food and snacks will be available in the house in order to maintain high energy throughout our full days of surfing. Campers will be separated according to gender  with instructors of the same sex providing 24 hour supervision. With the exception of the first and last nights of camp when we go out for dinner, group dinners will take place each evening where campers will help with all aspects of meals from preparation to clean up, providing them with valuable team building experiences. We are happy to coordinate and cater to any food allergies or specific diet requests. With endless sandbars stretching along the island, and minimal crowds in the water, Topsail Island is the surfers dream.

Reviews

Chandler, Raleigh, NC – “WB Surf Camp is really fun, and you get to meet new people from all over. The counselors are really energetic and fun, and they teach you a great surfing technique that will fit you. You’ll be out in the water all the time, having the greatest time, and doing the greatest thing ever — surfing at SURF CAMP!”

Zack, Lansing, MI – “My favorite part was being able to get back in the water after so long, and I had lots of fun riding the shorter boards.”

Sophie, West Branch, IA – “I had such a great time! I had wanted to learn how to surf since I was a little kid, and doing it with WB Surf Camp was amazing. I really improved my skill while having a ton of fun. The Instructors were hilarious and cool, the other kids were a lot of fun, and the places we ate were yummy. The experience was very positive, especially because I was a bit apprehensive going into it. It was a great week, I wish it had been longer.”

Samantha, Rye, NY – “WB Surf Camp was an amazing experience for me. It really helped me develop a passion for surfing and for the ocean and the life within it. The counselors were very helpful and encouraging, and every time I fell down they would tell me what I was doing wrong and what I was doing right, and what I needed to change about my ride and position to catch the next wave. Being without access to the outside world really changed me. WB Surf Camp motivated me to get active and ditch my television, as well as spend less time on the internet and less time with my phone. I also became very close with the other campers. I would really recommend this camp for everyone.”

Kristen, Chesterfield, VA – “It was awesome! I loveeed surfing all day, every day with my friends. All the instructors were awesome and we all got along great. They knew a ton about surfing and the ocean, which was awesome to learn. My favorite part was definitely just improving. I look forward to getting a new board, which I probably wouldn’t have been able to get, without my experience at WB Surf Camp. Mahalo!!!!”

FAQs

If I have never surfed before, is this camp for me?

  • Many of our students have never surfed before. Our program’s dynamic curriculum is tailored for both beginner and intermediate surfers. The only prerequisites are to be ready to have the time of your life and be able to swim.

Where will I be surfing?

  • We will surf several breaks on Topsail Island, Surf City, and Wrightsville Beach. We choose the beach with the best conditions for all of our participants.

What kind of non-surfing activities will we be participating in?

  • Visit multiple local surf shops
  • Learn about wave dynamics and swell prediction
  • X-Box 360, pool table, ping pong, spike ball, bocci, volleyball, and corn hole.
  • Video games and surf movies

Will there be pictures of me surfing?

  • Our instructors will be taking some photos throughout the week, but we highly recommend that you bring your own camera.

What are the ages of your overnight campers?

  • Ages range from 12 to 16.

How old are the campers I will be rooming with?

  • Roommates are grouped together by age and gender in order to enhance the overall level of comfort.

What is the nearest Airport and do you have a shuttle service?

  • The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is only 35 minutes away. Our counselors meet inbound campers at baggage claim, and transport everyone to our beach house.  For departing flights, counselors stay at the airport until each camper’s flight has taken off. Our office stays attuned to any delays or cancellations to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

What if I can’t get in by the set check in time?

  • Please contact our full time Program Coordinator to discuss arrivals and departures outside of our preferred times. In order to avoid missing any planned activities, campers should try to get in by 1pm-3pm on the first day and leave by 9am-11am on the last day of camp.

How much spending money should I bring?

  • We recommend campers bring $50 to $75.  This is for snacks, souvenirs or gifts they wish to purchase.