Your questions… Answered!
If my child has never surfed before, is this program for them?
Absolutely!! Our camps always have a mix of first timers and experienced surfers. We specialize in teaching to your skill level. Our instructor to student ratio is 3:1 so everyone gets the attention they need.
Do kids attend more then one week?
Some kids stay all summer and return year after year. Most kids come for 2 weeks each summer.
Where do we need meet?
Pembroke Avenue and the beach for all surfing and 9511 Amherst Ave for Stand UpPaddle
What do I need to bring for my child?
A bathing suit, sunscreen, a towel, water bottle, snack and lunch. We recommend wearing a rash guard or wet suit (when needed) if you already own them. If not, wetsuits will be provide but limited availability.
Do I need my own surf board?
No. We will provide you with any necessary equipment for surfing including a surfboard and wetsuit if needed. If you have a board, you are welcome to bring our own.
My teenager wants to surf but doesn’t want to be with all little kids, do you separate them?
We get this question a lot and the teenagers never have a problem once they are with us. We want them to love their experience as much as the younger kids. We do separate them and once they are surfing, they realize the age doesn’t matter.
Is your camp certified and are the instructors trained?
YES! Our camp is certified and recognized by the National Surf Schools & Instructors Association. Our instructors are trained under the NSSIA guidelines and CPR certified. Some are also lifeguards, educators, life long surfers, students and young professionals. All love to teach and love to share their passion of surfing.
How long have you been in business?
We are happy to announce this is our 10th summer. Most of our staff have been with us for years. We are supported by Heritage (local surf shop), the City of Margate and the community. We get a lot of repeat customers and some of our students are now returning as instructors. We absolutely love what we do and just want to share it.
What is your student to instructor ratio?
Our student to instructor ratio varies depending on the students ability level. If you are a first time surfer we try to keep a ratio of 3-1, in some cases 1-1. Students with existing surf skills have a higher ratio of student to instructor. All instructors have years of surfing/ teaching experience as well as CPR certification. Instructors are handpicked and trained under the NSSIA guidelines.
Will my child be surfing the entire 4 hours?
Surfing 4 hours straight in the water is a long time and unreasonable for most people. To keep things safe, we take breaks, play games, stretch and hydrate. Our goal is to introduce new kids to surfing and the surfing beach lifestyle. Safety is our number one concern and if we see the kids are getting tired, we mix it up.
What happens if it rains?
We surf rain or shine unless conditions are to dangerous, then we will reschedule or have camp inside. We do not give refunds due to weather and do our absolute best to accommodate make ups.
Can I cancel my lesson if something comes up?
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable, we have assigned an instructor for your lesson prior to your lesson.
Can I switch my camp days if my child gets sick?
Cancellations or changes need to be made at least 72 hours prior to the lesson. Any cancellations or changes made 24 to 72 hours prior to the lesson receive a $25 reprocessing fee. 24 hours prior cancellations or no shows will not receive a refund or a credit.
When I have completed my lesson can I rent the equipment?
Yes. Surfboards are $10 hour or $25 for the day
Can I request my own instructor?
Yes, we always welcome requests for instructors. We cannot guarantee the instructors availability, but we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Should I tip my instructor?
Our instructors work hard to exceed your expectations and do their best to give you and/or your child an amazing experience. If at the end of your lesson you are pleased with the performance of your instructor, a gratuity is never expected but would be greatly appreciated.
Where can I buy surf gear?
Head on down to Heritage Surf & Sport in Margate for all your surf needs. Located near our camp at 9223 Ventnor Ave, Margate, NJ 08402 or on the web at www.heritagesurf.com. They have everything you need!