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Surf and Adventure Surf Camp in Virginia Beach

Teaching people how to surf has always been a huge part of who we are at Surf and Adventure.

Even before I was drafted to my first season here, I knew that Surf and Adventure lacked all of the elitism and snobbery that plagued the surf scene in Virginia Beach.  Sandbridge was a ‘safe’ place to come and learn to surf.  It’s what attracted me here and its why I still choose to surf here over the much more popular spots like 1st street and Croatan.  Everyone claims to love surfing but nobody seems to be having much fun there.  Our goal is to keep surfing inclusive of everyone whether you are a weekend warrior or the next east coast export to the WSL.

Safety is always a huge concern when playing in the ocean and it should be. All of our instructors go through intensive training and CPR certification.  More importantly, our instructors love teaching people to surf and many of them had their first experiences with our camps as kids, like our lead instructor Coeltryn Kirkland.

Our camps begin Monday mornings with introductions and some on beach instructions where we go over wave mechanics and some basic safety measures before hitting the water.  We will then move at the pace of the participants from pushing students into their first rides to teaching them to ride the line.  Of course, you should expect an appearance of the SUPSQUATCH at some point during the course.  SUPsquatch is our 6 person, inflatable surfboard.  Whether you’re a twenty year veteran or a newbie, this an experience for everyone.

In the spirit of creating a comfortable learning environment for all, we have created our Chica Camps.  These camps take place on Thursdays and Fridays and are for girls only.  These camps are similar to our other camps but condensed into two days and usually have smaller group sizes.

Sometimes your schedule doesn’t line up to make the camps.  We also offer group surf lessons on a rolling basis.  For more information, click here.

If group lessons aren’t your thing, we also offer private lessons where you get all of the attention. For more information, click here.

Our camps are located at Little Island Park, just north of the pier.  Little Island is an excellent place to hold camps with convenient parking, bath houses, and surfing specific stretches of beach.

We take great pride in our camps and their reputation for building a love of surfing and are always stoked when customers come through the shop and tell us how much they enjoyed surf camp when they were kids.

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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Chica Surf Camp: Week 1

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Video & words by John Streit. Photos by Tommy Koehler.

There’s always a special energy that surrounds our Chica Surf Camp, and its first week of the summer season proved to be no exception! It’s no secret that the surf can have a “macho” vibe from time to time; but this unique, girls-only camp looks to level the playing field by empowering these girls to claim their place in the lineup. Our tried-and-true instruction methods are put into action by our staff of female surf instructors, creating an atmosphere of positivity and encouragement perfect for learning the ropes of wave riding. It’s taught by surfer girls for surfer girls!

Our opening week of this fun-filled, two-day camp saw plenty of great waves ridden and even more smiles and laughs as longtime Chica Surf Camp instructors Camie Romano and Candace Burns led seven stoked campers at Little Island Park. To sign up for this week’s or any other of the summer’s remaining Chica Camps, click here!

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Billabong Camps 2014: Week 3

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Video and words by John Streit. Photo by Shaun Devine.

Though we had to dodge some raindrops and thunderclaps on the third and final day, our Week 3 Billabong Camps went off without a hitch! We had ample swell for all three days of camp and smooth seas for optimal learning conditions. As always, the campers were treated to a session on the ever-popular SUPsquatch and a pizza party back at the shop on day three!

Week 4 of camp is set to roll out next Monday at Little Island Park at 8 a.m. on the beach in front of the north access. Sign up today by calling us (757) 721-621o or online at http://oceanrentalsltd.com/surf-lessons-camps/