Crystal South Surf Camp
Wrightsville Beach Surfing Camps
Students learn basic surfing skills in four days such as surfing safety and etiquette, situational ocean awareness, paddling, catching waves, standing, balancing, and turning. Ed Pickett's famous "beach lesson" begins the week. Focusing on safety techniques, Ed uses role play on land to emphasize the importance of applying these safety techniques in the ocean. On land, students learn paddling form, practice pop-ups and experiential safety techniques.
As students progress each day, the beach lesson shortens, always reviewing safety skills, and students increase their surf time. Students learn to navigate through the shore break, paddle, and sit on their boards. Each instructor guides three students into waves, coaching the students through progressive skill exercises. Each day, students build upon the skills of the previous lessons, and soon learn to catch waves by themselves. We provide a safe atmosphere that builds community.
Next comes the thrill of standing, balancing, turning, and linking turns. Some campers choose to spend several weeks per summer surfing with us, and return for following summers.
Instructors expand the students’ foundation during consecutive weeks, teaching students how to properly execute turns and how to link maneuvers into the graceful flowing dance that comprises surfing.Students will practice and master progressive skills, connecting basic turns with advanced maneuvers to maximize wave performance, grounded by safety awareness techniques.