2020 Summer Camp Information
MUST HAVE basic swimming skills and be comfortable in the ocean (One-on-one private lessons are available for non-swimmers)
Age 6 & Up as of June 1, 2017 (Private Lesson only for under age 6)
No Surfing Experience required! (Except for advanced camps)
Sunscreen! We apply sunscreen every time before we enter the water or leave the shade of the tents.
(to be provided by participant)
rashguard (stretchy lycra shirt, protection from sun and rubbing on surfboard. Check our online Body Glove Store, our Merchandise Page, or ask us where to find Body Glove products)
sunscreen (non-nano is best, spray is expensive and does not last long although it is convenient, studies have also shown dangers associated with aerosol sunscreens so we ALWAYS recommend lotion)
backpack or bag
sweathshirt (overcast days can be chilly after being in the water)
extra snacks (fruit and nuts are the best fuel for a long day in the surf)
any necessary medications and proper refrigeration if needed (check these in with camp staff in the morning)
please no phones or other valuables, you definitely will not need them when you are surfing
A typical day at Texas Surf Camps
8:35 - Check-in, beach registration, order optional $5 lunch,
Sunscreen, find your group
8:45 - Orientation - The Daily Lesson plus ocean safety discussion, stretching exercises, warm-up run, intro to surfing, land-based training
9:30 - Surfing Session - In-water practice of daily lesson
10:30 - Morning break for rest, drinks, snacks, and sunscreen
10:45 - Surfing Session - more practice and free surfing
11:45 - Lunch time
(bring your own or order at morning check-in)
group discussions, sunscreen application, beach games, presentations
12:15 - Surf Session, free surfing with instructors, beach games
and/or special events
1:50 - Clean-up and prepare for pick-up
2:00 - Pick-up by parents (please don't be late!)
In addition to instruction in surfing and related ocean sports, our activities will include:
beach and ocean games
education in ocean safety & awareness and marine biology
lessons in surf etiquette - the dos and don'ts of surfing
presentations from representatives of Surfrider Foundation, Texas Gulf Surfing Association, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Texas Parks and Wildlife, etc.
plenty of fun on the beautiful beaches of Port Aransas, Corpus Christi and Galveston Island State Park (on the west end of the island near Jamaica Beach)
Refunds / Bad Weather / Illness
Texas Surf Camps hosts all of its activities outside so we are subject to weather. We DO NOT give refunds for bad weather or for any circumstance out of our control. Credit for any storm days will be given for use at any future date. Travel insurance is a great backup in case anything were to happen between making your plans all the way thru your trip.
Refunds will only be given when a doctor's note is provided. An administrative charge of $10/day will apply to all refunds.
Please call or send us an email if you have any questions.