Kids Summer Surf Camp
Our kids surf camp for ages 7-10 is located in the warm-water beach town of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, where campers will learn to surf or improve their skills while taking advantage of warm, emerald green waters and white sandy beaches, and enjoy a week of fun in the sun. During our program, kids will be well on their way to building confidence in the fundamentals of surfing. All kids surf camps have an in water 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 and to all types of students.
With our proven teaching system, we instill confidence every step of the way. During our kid’s summer camps, your child will be in shallow water and receive personalized attention. Our energetic staff reinforces the buddy system while slowly pushing your child’s limits. Some children start off understandably timid, but soon enough it’s hard to get them out of the water. With so many instructors and surf buddies having a blast, confidence builds while bringing you peace of mind.
Bring your friends or family, or come by yourself and see why Surfer Magazine rated Wrightsville Beach one of America’s top 10 surfing towns. Each Surf Camp is 5-days long and taught with a progressional methodology. Surf Camp runs from Monday through Friday, and we meet daily 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 boogie boarding and body surfing with their coaches.
Half Day Camp: 7:45 AM – 11:45 AM
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- 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, Beach Cleanup
- 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 2:1 student to instructor coaching
- All high quality equipment (epoxy surfboard rental, UV 50 longsleeve rash guard)
- Full time staff beach lifeguard monitoring the shore break and your water exit
- WB Surf Camp t-shirt and Group Photo
- WB Surf Camp Recycle Tote Bag and sticker
- Surftificate of achievement
- 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 such as boogie boarding and body surfing
- Healthy snack after morning surf session
- Continued personalized 4:1 student to instructor ratio
- Beach games & sports
Our Kids Surf Camp sells out every year and is a great way for kids to learn to surf!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do kids attend 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 its just so much fun!
How long do your daily seminars last?
They last on average 10- 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 female campers 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 are very proud of our impeccable safety record!
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!
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 WB 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!”