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Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp


Our unique Surf Camps have are located in the warm-water beach town of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. During our 5-day learn to surf program, you will build confidence in the fundamentals of surfing.  Our team of professional instructors consist of awesome coaches 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 enjoying a week of fun in the sun? We offer both locals and vacationers alike a surfing experience they will never forget! Bring your friends, family, or come by yourself and see why Surfer Magazine rated Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina one of America’s top 10 surfing towns.

It is amazing how the proper surfing instruction from our highly trained world class coaches will accelerate your learning curve and take away  the frustrations beginners face. Our certified instructors are experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and will coach you in your rapid and safe progression. Our Day Surf Camps meet Monday through Friday at Wrightsville Beach Access #4.  Each day starts off with a fun lesson on a surf-related topic, followed by a quick warm-up, then a surf session.  Halfway through the morning campers regroup on the beach for a healthy snack, then hop back in the water for some boogie boarding and body surfing with their counselors.

Half Day Camp: 7:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Topics Covered:

  • The Basics of Surfing: Paddling the Board, Catching Waves, Popping Up
  • Wave Selection: Wave Parts & Dynamics, Different Types of Surf Breaks
  • Ocean Awareness: Surf Safety, Surfing Etiquette, Conservation
  • Surfboard Design: Different Shapes, Proper Surfboard Care, How to Wax Your Board, What to Buy
  • Turning Techniques: Riding Down The Line, Timing, Body Positioning


  • Extensive daily surfing instruction at perfect beginner beach breaks
  • Personalized 3:1 student to instructor coaching and training by certified lifeguards
  • All high quality equipment (surfboard rental, UV 50 longsleeve rashguard)
  • Total surf instruction time of 10 hours
  • Full time staff beach lifeguard monitoring the shore break and your water exit
  • WB Surf Camp t-shirt, Recycle Tote Bag, Group Photo, stickers
  • WB Surf Camp Pre-Surf Stretching Guide, Surfing Etiquette Guide
  • Unlimited photos taken by our professional staff photographer
  • Sponsored by Quiksilver and Roxy
  • Ice cold drinking water and shade tent
  • Participation in other ocean activities including boogie boarding and body surfing
  • Healthy snack after morning surf session
  • Beach games & sports

This low enrollment Surf Camp is high quality and we only accept 15 participants.  Participants are grouped by age and taught with a progressional methodology. To secure your spot now, please select from the available date(s) listed below.


2022 Dates

06/13 – 06/17
Ages 10+
06/20 – 06/24
Ages 10+
06/27 – 07/01
Ages 10+
07/11 – 07/15
Ages 10+
07/25 – 07/29
Ages 10+
08/01 – 08/05
Ages 10+
08/08 – 08/12
Ages 10+
08/15 – 08/19
Ages 10+

The Beldings, Hillsborough, NC – “ I am 59 years old, just had my first WB Surf Camp lesson, and I loved it! My two daughters also participated in the lesson, and are now very enthusiastic about surfing. Instructors Ben and Meg were fantastic, very positive and encouraging. My youngest daughter had a little difficulty with standing up on the surfboard initially. As the lesson ended, Ben had her try once more, saying he knew she could do it. On that final try, she stood and rode the wave all the way in! I have a picture of both my daughters riding that final wave. Great way to end the lesson! I’ll definitely be back for more.”

Anita, New Berlin, IL – “WB Surf Camp was a great experience for myself and my two children ages 16 and 20. Matt was a very good instructor and overflowing in patience with us and the waves. I would highly recommend Surf Camp and Matt to my family and friends.”

Jennifer, Furlong, PA – “It is difficult to engage teenagers but… you did it! From advising them NOT to each shark soup to keeping them energized while paddling through breakers to the final moment of actually standing on the board and “surfing” my kids loved the entire experience. Thank you for a great day!”Diana, Buffalo, NY – “After I caught my first wave, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. The next day, I continued to smile when Ryan complimented me on my “pop-up” and asked me, “Are you a professional?”

Chris, Tega Cay, SC – “WB Surf Camp made it easy and enjoyable for my family to take the plunge and catch some waves. From the registration process, through the onsite instruction, and right through the follow-up process they exceeded all of my expectations. The WB Surf Camp apprach to managing their business and educating not only my family, but the greater surfing community, is a testament to an organization that takes the time to do things right. I would highly recommend WB Surf Camp to anyone looking to learn about surfing, surf culture, and/or how to treat their customers right – great job. Thanks for a great day Catching Some Waves!”

Sonya, Cary, NC – “Being a 45-year-old who has never surfed before, I was quite apprehensive. However, our instructors were extremely positive & reassuring. They also took great care of our two teenage boys & made sure they were both safe AND having a great time.”

Maranda, North Myrtle Beach, SC – “WB Surf Camp was awesome! Our instructor Matt was extremely personable, it was like a friend was teaching us to surf instead of a stranger. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn to surf.”

The Strobins, Chapel Hill, NC – “Our experience with WB Surf Camp was fantastic! Wonderful instructor, great equipment, beautiful location, and nice warm water made the entire experience memorable and what I hope to be the foundation of future surfing experiences. Thanks so much!”

Kristi, Chesterfield, SC – “The waves were perfect and the instruction was educational. Not only did we have an awesome time surfing and enjoying the waves, but we learned some valuable things about the ocean and furthering our participation in the surfing community.”


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

Our program’s dynamic curriculum and awesome surf instructors can coach beginner through advanced surfers. The only prerequisites are that you’re ready to have the time of your life and are able to swim.

We’re 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 email us at info@wbsurfcamp.com and we’ll be happy to provide it!

Do people do more than one session a summer?

They sure do. They not only participate for several weeks during the summer, they usually return for several years. Our small student to instructor ratio of 3:1 allows personalized coaching to continued skill development, plus it’s just so much fun!

What do I need to bring?

The only things you need to bring are a bathing suit, sunscreen, towel, and water bottle. We recommend female clients wear board shorts to protect sensitive skin.

Is there a lifeguard at the beach you use?

All our camp instructors hold current American Red Cross Certifications including CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.  We’re very proud of our impeccable safety record!

What are the ages of your day campers?

Everyone ages 10 and up are invited to participate in this exciting learn to surf camp! Participants are then sub grouped by age.

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’s the law in Wrightsville Beach.

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