Posted by John Larkins | 01.05.2018 | Adult Surf Camps, Family Surf Camps, Kid Summer Camps, Learn To Surf, Surfing Lessons, Teen Camps, Uncategorized, WB Surf Camp News
The Informed Surfer-Part 1 of 6
Growing up next to the beach is definitely a privilege not everyone has. This coming blog series, called “The Informed Surfer”, is designed to teach the average beach goer (aka beach tourists and weekend worriers) about important aspects of visiting the beach and playing in the ocean. This knowledge is typically hard learned by locals over a life time of ocean experiences. When we were growing up in Wrightsville Beach, there weren’t classes to teach us the best place to paddle out or how to read the waves. We had to go sit out and wait, break boards, not make it past the breakers, get caught in the rips, and through trial and error learn how to do what we do. This is why the surf instruction industry, and WB Surf Camp, exists.
We have decided to share some of this knowledge so that you can stay safe and spend the precious little time you have at the beach catching waves instead of ‘learning the hard way’. Even with a knowledgeable coach and the great conditions of Wrightsville Beach, learning to surf (among other ocean sports) takes time and practice. Hit the water as often as possible, maybe take a lesson or join us for a camp, and hopefully we can give you some solid tips before you ever try to paddle out.
Over the next couple of weeks we are going to discuss how to choose the best spot to go, how to pick the best places to paddle out, how to stay safe in the water, and little insider tricks to make your ocean experience the best. Our goal at WB Surf Camp is to share our passions and ignite new ones for you. This world is our life and we will always welcome newcomers. Hopefully, someday soon, we will see you out in the line up and get to ‘whoop’ for you as you drop in on your first big line.