Camp Dates: May 29-Aug. 26
Who can join ?
No experience necessary.
All abilities welcome.
Where is it?
2000 Gulf Blvd.
(Behind the Aquarius Condos)
Free Parking at Beach Access 4
Register for the Ultimate Camp Below!
Ultimate Surf and Beach Camp
3 day Surf + 3 Day Beach Sports = 6 Day Camp
The Ultimate Beach and Surf Camp combines surfing with all of the other beach activities kids love- and then so much more! We've taken the best of our passed science, SUP, kite training and action sports camps and put them right on the beach for all ages and skill levels to enjoy.
We do take a significant amount of time in our water related programs to share our knowledge of the ocean. We teach about how to safely swim in open ocean, how to avoid and escape rip currents, how to respect other water users, and awareness of marine life. Campers will learn so much about the ocean that it will increase their comfortability and maximize their amazement and experience in the ocean.
Topics covered in camp include:
The Basics of Surfing
Paddling the Board
Standing Up on the Board
Surf Etiquette 101
Beginner to Advanced Surf Instruction
Click here for more details about Surf Camp.
Kite boarding 101 : Trainer Kite (windy conditions
SUP Surf (1-2ft or Flat Conditions)
Floating Fun Mat
Balance Board Training
Sand Castling 101
Beach Science and Ecology Investigations
Super Soaker Time
- Daily surf training at insured and defined surf location
- Top training by professional surfing instructors 4:1
- Ocean Safety class and drill training for memorization and safe practices
- Ocean Awareness and Beach Ecology knowledge
- FREE Camp Jersey
- Photos of your child's camp experience
- Ice cold drinking water and shade tent
- Beach Games & sports
What should we bring?
We recommend that you bring a backpack with the following items:
Lunch - Be sure to pack a healthy lunch, snacks, reusable water bottle.
Reusable water bottle -We provide cold water.
Sun Protection - Hats, Sunscreen, long sleeve water clothing.
Cap/Hat - Pack your own or purchase of ours !
Towel -We use frequently!
Swimwear -Please come appropriately dressed.
Click the 2023 6-Day Session Dates Below to Book Now!
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Frequently Asked Questions
...we're here to help!
We pretty much have you covered on the beach, but there are a few personalized items we suggest you bring to your lesson: a reusable water bottle, ocean-safe sunscreen, towel, and comfortable and proper fitting swim attire.
Our camps include all the necessary equipment you will need to get started. We also provide your child with a surfing shirt for sun and board rash protection, wax, a soft top learning board, and professional coaching.
Instruction for all skill levels
3 Hour Sessions
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certified Instructors
Experienced Surf Instructors
Size appropriate surfboards for each participant
Camp/Sun Protection Jersey (available for purchase)
Permitted & Private Beach Location
Licensed & Insured Program
Shade and Cold Water
Free beach access parking
Meet us on the beach at 2000 Gulf Blvd.. The public beach access at this location is Beach Access #4 and titled "Beach Circle". Public parking is free.
Fall and Winter Season Only: We are local surf instructors that are available for surfing lessons at your convenience. We don't ask you to pay $10 to surf the jetty, we have the whole island! Let us know where you are staying and we will come to you or pick our favorite surf spots for you!
Surf camps are open to all ages and abilities- so no excuses! We are trained professionals that are happy to accommodate any special needs. Please make us aware of any special needs that you or child may have including any physical ailments, challenges or allergies.
All of our beach life instructors are American Red Cross Certified in CPR and first aid, and open water safety. We also take extra precaution and recruit medical interns to help us keep a watchful eye on the water. We have an impeccable safety record and we are very proud of it!
SPI Sessions has a unique approach to our staff. We call ourselves ‘Beach Life Instructors’ because we believe we share more with the student than just a surfing lesson. We are well-rounded individuals with love for all things friendly to our beach and lifestyle. We maintain a rotating staff of 4-5 Beach life Instructors and 3-5 Science Specific Trainers. In a lesson setting we maintain a 4:1 ratio of surfer to instructor staff to maintain the attention necessary for adequate surf technique and stoke. We are very proud to have a strong staff of vetted individuals eager to share the stoke of surfing and eco-awareness.
Safety is a priority with us at SPI Sessions.
-Our instructors follow a designated operational plan for safety during lessons and are trained and certified in First Aid/CPR and open water safety.
- We also have a safety script that each session reviews.
- … and just in case of an emergency, we are prepared with an Emergency Plan (Click here to read).
We are confident that you will see surfing the way we do. It has the capacity to change your life and become one of the most special things you do. Check out what we do to get you started: • The Basics of Surfing • Paddling the Board • Catching Waves • Standing Up on the Board • Wave Selection • Turning Techniques • Surf Etiquette • Ocean Awareness and Safety
Our Lessons Center location is straight out from city beach access 4. It is also called "beach circle". The public parking lot has limited free parking, however, there is also parking on the street side, and in front of both the Aquarius Condominiums and the Padre Grand. Lock up and Meet us on the beach!
Surfing is a variable sport, but there are so many skills and fun ways to experience surfing out of the water. We take pride in making sure that our camps are full of fun things-to-do. We have balance boards, lily pad mats (to roll out and play on in the water), snorkels and SUPS to take out on flat ocean water days). We make sure the kids leave camp with a brain full of surfing knowledge
If you need to cancel your reservation we ask that you will do so 7-days prior to your booked camp. Camps cancelled 7-days in advance will receive a full refund. Please keep in mind, we have to turn people away every year and we do count on the full camps to keep up with our camp costs of business.