Youth Surf Camps
Warm Winds Surf School (WWSS) is the premier surf school serving the southern coast of Rhode Island. We specialize in beginner surf instruction, and can tailor surf instruction to your ability level. At WWSS it’s all about SURFING, SAFETY, and FUN!
Here are a few things you can expect as a participant in any of our youth surf camp sessions:
- All equipment to be provided
- Ocean and surf safety
- CPR and First Aid Certified instructors
- Surf instruction tailored to your ability
- Education sessions that teach safety, basics of surfing, surf etiquette, equipment knowledge, and oceanography
Ocean education and awareness through fun, hands-on games and activities as well as presentations from guest speakers and organizations.
- The experience of a lifetime!
You’re here to learn to surf, right!? Fundamentals topics covered during surf camp include the basics of surfing, how to paddle, catching waves, standing up on the board, wave selection, basic turning, surf etiquette and surf safety. But, surf camp doesn’t stop there…
Warm Winds Youth Surf Camps offer in-depth education sessions that teach lifeguard water safety, surf etiquette, beach and ocean awareness, and environmental impact through fun, hands-on games and activities and presentations from organizations such as Surfrider Foundation.
Let’s have a quick look at an AWESOME day at surf camp!
|9:30AM||Camp sign-in and drop-off at South Pavilion picnic tables, walk over to WW Surf Truck, Introduction + group organization|
|10:00AM||“Beach School” – Ocean safety discussion, stretching, beach surf instruction|
|10:30AM||Surf Instruction 1|
|11:45AM||Break for lunch, reapply sunscreen, presentation from the Surfrider Foundation RI Chapter about coastal preservation|
|12:15PM||Team building activity (beach games)|
|1:00PM||Stretching, dryland conditioning|
|1:15PM||Surf Instruction 2|
|2:30PM||Cool down + after surf discussion, clean up and prep for pick-up|
We are now accepting reservations for all camp sessions for this upcoming summer – see the schedule below. Please give us a call for booking information.
To view photo highlights from last years surf camp, please click here
See what others have to say about their lesson experience with our surf lesson staff on TripAdvisor.
Warm Winds takes a new approach to teaching kids how to surf – introducing the lifestyle and sport of surfing through fun and knowledge based phases. Not only do we teach surfing, we also have daily themes that teach safety, basics of surfing, surf etiquette, equipment knowledge, and oceanography/coastal preservation. Our goal is to give campers a unique and educational experience that they will remember forever!!
Camper safety is extremely important to us at Warm Winds, therefore we always have a student to instructor ratio of 5:1 max. This way campers get the attention they need to maximize safety and surf coaching.
Our team of qualified surf instructors has a combined experience of over 40 years. They live to surf and are true ambassadors of the lifestyle. Every instructor is certified in both CPR and First Response. There will also be active lifeguards on duty at the Town Beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
We ask that all surf campers are over the age of 6 years old and have the ability to swim on their own. There is no upper age restriction. The usual age range in our surf camps is between 6 and 13 years old.
Warm Winds will provide all gear required for surfing, including surfboards, rashguards, wax, and wetsuits (if necessary). All surf campers should bring the following packed in a backpack that is easy to carry:
→ Lunch → Plenty of water
→ Sunscreen → Sunglasses
→ Towel → Shoes/Sandals
→ Sweatshirt → Hat for sun protection
→ Backpack → Raincoat if poor weather
Feel free to bring your own wetsuits to camp, however we do not allow campers to bring their own surfboards. At surf camp we use a fleet of soft top surfboards that are both safe and fun for everyone to use.
Feel free to give us a call anytime during normal business hours to register for camps at (401)789-9040. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with registering and field any questions you may have about the program.
We ask that all surf campers get dropped off at the semi-circle/drop off spot in front of the South Pavilion @ Narragansett Town Beach at 9:30 am sharp. This is where you will meet our team of instructors and check-in will begin. PLEASE DO NOT PULL INTO THE SOUTH PARKING LOT FOR DROP OFF. Note: Please arrive 10-15 minutes early on the first day of camp on Monday morning.
Since surfing is primarily a “wet” sport, we typically remain at the beach during rainstorms, unless thunderstorms or heavy wind/dangerous conditions occur. Therefore, it is important for campers to have something warm and dry to put on — pack a sweatshirt and a raincoat. If the weather is really bad and the conditions don’t allow for camp to run, we will cancel the day and use Friday as a make up day. We typically make the call to the parents around 8:30-8:45 am in the event of a cancellation.
All cancellations and rescheduling must be made at-least 1 week prior to the start of camp. Any cancellations made within 7 days to 72-hours prior to the start of camp will only be eligible for a partial refund (50%). If rescheduling within this time window, a rescheduling fee of $75 will be assessed. Cancellations within 72-hours of the start of camp will incur the full charge of the camp, no refunds or rescheduling.
More questions? Give us a shout (401) 789-9040!