Advanced Overnight Surf Academy
Are you an intermediate to advanced surfer looking to improve and take your surfing to the next level? WB Surf Camp has the program and coaches for you! Immerse yourself in a one week to four-week warm water 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.
Our Advanced coaching staff will help improve your timing and maneuvers while learning the technical aspect of advanced surfing. Both intermediate and advanced surfers can greatly benefit from coaching.
In the past we have had guest pros like WSL retired Pro Ben Bourgeios, WSP Big Wave Pro Mason Barnes, 2015 NSSA National Champ Bo Raynor, 2016 NSSA National Rookie of the Year Leah Thompson, Jamaican Legend Icah Wilmot and 4x East Coast Surfing Champ Aaron Cormican. These pros have a passion for inspiring our young surfers and creating the next surfing generation. Coaches will be set in the late spring.
Why do the world’s best athletes have coaches? Because they know the benefits coaching brings. Our surf coaches, like all, bring a wealth of knowledge in advanced maneuvers and surf competition strategy. Our awesome team of coaches will go over specific aspects of your surfing, fine tuning both timing and maneuvers. Let us show you how you can improve!
Advanced Surf Camp Highlights include:
- Professional style coaching.
- Trial heats to improve your knowledge and competitive strategies.
- Surf with more confidence and better performance.
- Increase adaptability by surfing different breaks.
- Unlimited photos taken by our professional staff photographer available.
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 10″ group photo.. Multiple sessions can be combined for an extended supervised stay with our coaching team.
Participants stay in the heart of Topsail Island. This 26-mile long barrier island has a rich history filled with pirates, fishermen, and surfers.
Campers are housed in our air conditioned, ocean view “Surf Shack.” This epic location, is only steps from where we surf. Campers will see the sun rise over the ocean while checking conditions from their balconies.
The rooms are gender-specific comfortable common areas. Each participant will have his or her own bed. WB Surf Camp staff members are housed on-site and will provide 24-hour, same-gender adult supervision. Campers will enjoy dining together in our very own dining hall.
Frequently Asked Questions
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, and hydration 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. We also utilize Solo Shot technology to capture our sessions.
Can I call home during camp?
We have all campers check in with their parents upon arrival, but we have limited parental contact for the duration of the camp. WB Surf Camp is a growing experience, and we find that young people do best and gain confidence through independence. Campers are NOT allowed to carry cell phones at any time during camp. Any cell phones brought to camp will be collected upon arrival and returned upon departure. Parents will be updated through emails and the many pictures we’ll be posting on Facebook throughout the trip! We will provide an after-hours number to reach the office in the event of an emergency.
How much individual time will I get to spend with my pro coach?
ALL DAY!!! Our guest pro coaches will be present during the entire camp session to assist and coach you during your stay.
Could this help me get sponsored?
Our pro surf coaches will discuss and highlight what it takes to build a sponsorship resume to help get sponsored.
How long should I stay?
We recommend a minimum of 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 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.