Surf Camp's Fall Surfing Program provides an opportunity for a limited number of intermediate level Surf Campers to gain additional surf experience through the early Fall surf season in Southern Maine.
Our Fall Surfing Program, introduced in 2015, allows those former Surf Camp participants interested in more seriously pursuing their interest in surfing an opportunity to gain considerable experience in the Fall. Our small group of 8 to 12 participants will meet every Sunday morning (and one Monday, the 5th) for 5-weeks (September 4th and 5th, and then every Sunday through September 25th), allowing everyone to gain invaluable experience in a variety of surf conditions and at several different beaches.
We will mix up our surf sessions by exploring several different beaches and making local "surf trips." Participants will be exposed to a variety of different surf conditions, breaks, and receive more advanced instruction.
We will plan our surf sessions around the wind/wave conditions each day. Scarborough Beach is our "home base" and we will also plan to make at least one "surf trip" to other local surf beaches (possibilities include Popham Beach, The Wall (Hampton NH), Reid State Park, and Fortune's Rock Beach). We will explore new waves and conditions to challenge and improve our surf skills and comfort level.
Since participants in the program are expected to have some prior experience from camp, we will have the opportunity to focus on learning more advanced surfing techniques. We will work with each participant to help them take the next step. By the end of the program, participants will improve their bottom turn, learn how to make a carving top turn, practice duck-diving, and potentially explore more advanced maneuvers such as floaters, 360s, and barrel riding!
While many athletic programs encourage fierce competitiveness, surfing teaches humility and perseverance in addition to developing independence, confidence, and awareness about our natural environment.
Surfing is also a life-long pursuit that can accompany us long past high school and college, while also providing the ultimate full body workout. Practicing surfing strengthens core muscles, improves agility, and provides intense periods of cardio-vascular exercise. Overall, surfing can form the centerpiece of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
The program cost of $425/pp includes 5 weeks of Sunday surf sessions, transportation to the day's surf location from Scarborough Beach, equipment (surfboards and 3/2mm wetsuits - a thicker suit may be desired toward the end of the program), and state park admission.
Payment is due at time of booking; if we do not reach the minimum 6 people for the program to run, full refunds will be provided. Please review our general refund and cancellation policy prior to booking.
Giving someone the chance to learn to surf is a gift that will pay dividends in health and happiness for a lifetime. We are now selling gift certificates for both all of our surfing programs -- the perfect gift for adventurous souls young and old!