WRV Surf Camp
5th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Review №1

This camp is the best! My son really enjoyed this camp in the past and this summer as well. They are very organized, disciplined, and discipline, just a fun place. The instructors have an individual approach to each student. I can see tremendous improvement in my sons skills. We will definitely go back!

Review №2

Had two awesome sessions with John Salino this week. Super easy to get them set up and John was fantastic. He provided great instruction and clearly knew what he was talking about. Thanks WRV and John! I really appreciate it and you can’t go wrong with John helping you in the water!

Review №3

We did a 2-hour private family lesson. It was fantastic. Our instructors Holmes and Hunter got our sons (7 and 11 years old) out riding the waves in no time. It was by far their favorite part of the trip.

Review №4

Awesome time! Surfing on day one.. The kids are two days in and lovin it.

Review №5

WRV surf lessons are the best! I had coach Mitch for a series of lessons and I recommend him highly. He got me up right away on the first day and eased me into more difficult boards, making sure the process was fun the whole time. He answered all my questions and ensured I was at ease and not trying to learn amid a crowd of experienced surfers. I refer to him fondly as the wave whisperer and will be back any time I am in town.

Review №6

Great camp. Instructors were great. Gave each child lots of help. Boards were soft so injuries were avoided. Very safe and a great time for all. Bring plenty of water and snacks! Shout out to Brendon for going the extra mile for my girls!

Review №7

Good times!!

Review №8

Set up surfing lessons with WRV and they lived up to their reputation! I called this morning left a message and they got back to me in an hour, hooked me up with the instructor who called and texted me all the details, paid online, and had a blast with my family.I can’t say enough about how great Holmes was as an instructor and ambassador for WRV and the Virginia Beach area. Super friendly, positive, and safety conscious.I highly recommend them because Holmes made sure that we had fun and actually surfed!

Review №9

I took my 13 year old daughter for a surf lesson today. She loved it. She was up and riding in no time! After a great lesson from Holmes she even caught the first 2 waves and rode them all the way in. Already planning her second lesson. Highly recommend.

Review №10

A big thumbs up for our surf instructor today, John. He did a fantastic job with my 12 year old brother. He was patient and professional. My brother thoroughly enjoyed his lesson. He got up on his board and was quickly learning how to ride the waves. Ask for John, he’s very good!

Review №11

Just had a lesson with John... My 12 yr old daughter had a blast during her 1 hr private lesson!!!! Booking another lesson for tomorrow ASAP... Friendly and knowledgeable guy... Best $60 spent!!!! Better than my golf round... Thanks guys

Review №12

I took a 2 hour surf lesson with Holmes Clark on Friday, July 19th. Holmes is an expert instructor. He is knowledgeable, patient, personable, and provides immediate feedback. He began the session with some essential fundamentals on the beach which set a firm foundation for the instruction that occurred in the water. Once in the water, Holmes provided feedback with each iteration and with his timely coaching I was able to stand up in no time. Holmes is highly recommended! He is one of the best!

Review №13

We received instruction from Holmes in the form of a private lesson and it was absolutely amazing! This guy knows his stuff! He was very encouraging and made it easy to learn. I coach gymnastics and he was able to relate surfing to gymnastics in a way that made it so much easier for me to understand. Thanks again, looking forward to our next lesson!

Review №14

My 4 children and I had an amazing 2 hour private surfing lesson with Holmes Clark and Vinny on our first day at the beach. The second day, my 3 oldest kids and I had a second, amazing 2 hour private lesson with Holmes. For a third day, 2 of my kids continued their surfing knowledge with an amazing 2 hour private lesson from Craig Dean and John (I dont know his last name).Holmes started our first lesson in the sand, by teaching us how to do Pop Ups on the surf board. He also taught us where to place our feet once we Popped Up, and where to have our feet when we were laying on the board paddling. We then moved into the water. Holmes and Vinny picked the waves for us to ride and told us when to Pop Up on the board. Holmes watched us and gave good corrections while we were surfing, then he explained more when we returned to him to ride the next wave. Later in the lessons, Holmes taught us how to pick good waves to ride and how to move our bodies to control the surf board. After the second day of lessons, Holmes allowed us to use the extra surf boards for many hours of extra surfing time. When he wasn’t teaching, he would give us good corrections. We surfed for hours that day. It was awesome!!!On the third day, Craig and John were able to build off of the lessons taught by Holmes. Craig and John taught more techniques on how to move the body to control the surf board. Craig spent time explaining where the best point on the wave is to Pop Up and ride.After their 2 hour private lesson, Bud Trent (the Surf camp director) and Craig allowed my kids to use the extra surf boards for additional surfing practice. It was amazing!!I was shocked that in just a short time I, a 47 year old Mom, (who had never surfed before) was RIDING waves to the shore. I felt like I was flying. It was truly breathtaking. I was also shocked as I watched my kids surfing skills transform. My kids went from falling off their surf boards to being able to Pop Up, then stand in the traditional surfing position (straddled legs while slightly squatting and body turned sideways), and ride the waves to the shore, while having control of their boards.I highly, highly recommend WRV for private surfing lessons.Holmes Clark, Craig Dean, John (I dont know his last name), Bud Trent and all the other surfing instructors know surfing WELL. After talking with these guys, I realized they have a passion for surfing. Bud Trent is a 3rd generation surfer and has personally surfed waves as high as 65 feet. Holmes Clark has many, many years of personal surfing experience and knowledge. The WRV instructors are supportive, friendly, respectful and a tremendous amount of fun to talk to and learn from.These guys will get you Popping Up and riding waves to the shore, no matter how old or young you are.

Review №15

I literally can’t say enough positive things about my daughters surf lessons! We moved here from Oahu and I wasn’t sure what to expect but the level of care, expertise and fun has been a great experience for my daughter! If you are in need of lessons this is the best place to go hands down!!!My kids just did surf camp and we’re signing them up for more! They loved it and all of the staff really care about safety, fun and of course, surfing! I couldn’t say more about this camp!

Review №16

Holmes Clark was my instructor and helped me catch a couple waves on my first time surfing. Knowledgeable guy that made sure I got my money’s worth. Highly recommend 🤙🏽

Review №17

Our family of 5, with kids ages 9, 7, and 5 had a great lesson yesterday with father and son instructors, Holmes and Hunter. Most of us had never surfed before and were a little nervous but quickly felt comfortable and had a blast. Thank you!

Review №18

A very well run surf camp that is fun and safe for the kids. They are very organized and fun with their instruction. Seeing a kid find the joy of surfing is a great feeling. The staff at WRV surf camp makes the parents feel comfortable while the kids have a great time in the water. The equipment is very user friendly as well.

Review №19

My 8 year old had a blast today during a 2 hour session with Holmes and the other instructors. Highly recommended for kids interested in getting a taste of what surfing is all about

Review №20

Amazing camp for kids. This is my daughters second year and she can’t wait to do it again next summer. The instructors are great and genuinely love teaching the kids.

Review №21

Holmes was great helping my 14 year old daughter surf for the first time! She had a 2 hour private lesson and he was very thorough explaining everything. She caught quite a few waves and can’t wait to surf some more. I will definitely let her try the 3 or 5 day surf camp next year!!

Review №22

If you’re looking for a beginner level surf lesson, look no further. The instructor, Brendan, was patient, knowledgeable and a fantastic teacher who made a couple novices feel like real surfers! We had a blast and can’t wait to do it again! - Lacey & John

Review №23

Best Surf Camp in VB! My boys both attended this camp as soon as they were old enough, and was the highlight of their summer for many years. Brendan and his instructors are all so great - they provide so much fun while paying attention to conditions and safety first and foremost!

Review №24

WRV surf camp is great!!! The instructors are awesome!! The kids have so much fun learning to surf and can’t wait to come back the next day for more!!

Review №25

My son and Daughter had a blast at surf camp! The instructors are 💯

Review №26

Amazing camp, safe, and full of knowledgeable instructors. Perfectly well ran within the surfing area at 5th street.

Review №27

Awesome experience

  • Address:5th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
  • Site:https://wrvsurfcamp.com/surf-info
  • Phone:+1 757-636-2637
  • Surf school
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