Chica Surf Camp: Week 3

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Photos by Erika Mills. Words by John Streit.

“I had too much fun at surf camp,” said nobody ever!

All jokes aside, this STOKED group of Surf & Adventure Chica Surf Campers were throwing down some of the best soft-top rides of the season at Little Island Park last week, and the very talented Erika Mills was there to capture the action! So far, the summer season has provided nearly perfect conditions for learning the ropes of surfing at Little Island Park — uncrowded lineups, slow-rolling 1- to 2-foot waves, mostly clean morning conditions and the guidance of our awesome Chica Surf Camp instructors ensuring these girls become certified surfer girls. We still have plenty of spaces open for the remaining Chica Surf Camps of the summer, which run on Thursdays and Fridays starting at 9 a.m. at Little Island Park. The $100 cost of the camp includes an awesome goodie bag from our camp sponsors, including a Billabong Camps t-shirt complete with our own S&A logo and a pizza party at the shop following Friday’s session! Call us at (757) 721-6210 or follow this link to sign up.

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False Cape Bike & Surf Trip Scenes

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Words, photos and video produced by John Streit. Filmed by Les Frankel & Streit.

False Cape State Park is the kind of place where the usual travel or nature buzz words like “breathtaking” are used to describe it, but inevitably fall short of actually summarizing its majesty. No matter how many times I have made the trek from Sandbridge to Virginia’s southernmost state park, I always return with a renewed sense of awe and appreciation for this incredible stretch of natural beaches, high dunes, maritime forest and marsh flats. All of those ecosystems were on display under sunny skies and warm temperatures for our 2015 False Cape Bike & Surf Trip, which took 15 stoked participants from Little Island Park to False Cape’s Barbour Hill and back with a four-plus-hour surf session in between for good measure.

This trip also serves as a preview for our False Cape Retreats, which return for three special runnings this summer starting on Saturday, June 20 followed by Saturdays July 11 and August 22. We are also offering False Cape Bike Tours which offers participants the option of biking the interior trails or on the sand with our fleet of fat-tire sand bikes!

Until then, enjoy the video and photos capturing the action from another classic Bike & Surf Trip!

 

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Billabong Surf Camps 2014: Week 6

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Photos & words by John Streit.

It’s not the size of the surf camp that makes it great. It’s the stoke of the students and instructors that make the difference!

That was the case for Billabong Surf Camps Week 6. Sure, we didn’t break any attendance records, but we were just as stoked as ever to teach our crew of campers the ways of the water. We were even treated to an awe-inspiring display of power from a pod of dolphins hunting a school of fish very close to shore, just outside the breakers!

Enjoy these photos of our Billabong Surf Camps Week 6 surfers ripping it up and taking in a cloudy-but-beautiful morning at Little Island Park earlier this week.

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