Surf Camp Health + Safety

The number one priority at surf camp is safety, and that shows when you look at our safety record!

We believe that an educated surfer is a safe surfer.

We take extra time at the beginning of each camp week to share our knowledge of the ocean and discuss sun and ocean safety with the group of campers before the first paddle out, teaching them the power of the ocean and how to respect it.

Every morning we take time to assess the surf conditions, identify and rip currents or other hazards, and have a brief safety recap.

We also educate every camper on surf “etiquette”, which is the surfer’s code of conduct keeping themselves and others safe while out catching waves.

We always have a minimum of 5:1 camper to instructor ratio to ensure that our participants have a safe and rewarding experience. Our surf instructors are all CPR and First Aid certified, and there is always a full staff of Narragansett Town Beach Lifeguards on watch during camp hours.

The most common “injury” at Surf Camp is a SUNBURN!

We will do our best to encourage everyone to continue applying sunscreen throughout the day, but it is important that every camper arrive to camp having applied at least SPF 30+ sunscreen.

All campers should bring their own sunscreen every day.

There is also a Raw Elements dispenser right by our surf truck that can be used.

The topic on the first day of camp is ocean and sun safety - so campers will learn all about the proper precautions to take in the ocean before their first paddle out.

Note: Warm Winds is not responsible for missed surf camp days do to injury, illness, etc. Unfortunately all camps are completely booked, so we do not allow makeups for missed days. 

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