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Fun Surf Camp North Carolina

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
All meals included
Airport transfer included

Do you want to improve your surfing skills and get the best vacation you wish for? Come to Surf Hatteras and surf at Outer Banks! For you, teenagers and all people, they provide you the best surf instructors that program your surf lesson based on your skills. Outer Banks also has unique landscape and the view will give your eyes beautiful scenery. Say no more, just visit Surf Hatteras!

Meet the instructors

Ross, PJ, Thomas, & 4 More…
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  • Daily surf instruction
  • Use of surfing equipment
  • Ocean safety and surfboard shaping education
  • Trips to Jockeys Ridge, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, etc.
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals and snacks
  • Surf Hatteras T-shirt

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Norfolk International Airport
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At Surf Hatteras Lodging, the bedrooms are a step up from normal camp living. Plus, the views are hard to beat. Campers are provided with quality accommodations within walking distance to the beach in Rodanthe, North Carolina. Here, you can hang out in the game room and take a dip in the pool or hot tub. You can also have a popsicle out on your deck.


Surfing instruction

All surfing levels are welcome at Surf Hatteras and everyone must be able to swim. If you’re a complete beginner from Nebraska, Surf Hatteras is going to make you into a surfer! If you’re a seasoned ripper, they are going to bring your surfing to the next level. On any given day, the surf instructors are up bright and early analyzing the forecast and ocean conditions in order to choose the best spots for the particular surfer they have that week.

Daily film and photography

Who doesn’t love being treated like a pro? Each morning, photographers and videographers invest hours on the beach shooting wave after wave, ride after ride, so that when surfers go home, they leave with more than just memories. They’re given a photo / video package with all the best high-resolution photo files and a professionally edited movie with all the best footage of the week. Campers also get to watch the raw footage of their surfing after each session, which is one of the best ways to improve your surfing (and to learn not to take yourself too seriously).


Ross Byrd
Ross, the director, is a life-long surfer from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and Masters from Reformed Theological Seminary. He’s the proud husband of Hannah Byrd and father of three amazing kids. For over a decade he has led summer camp sessions in the Outer Banks, in Virginia, and even internationally in Nicaragua and China. As a surfer, he has ridden waves around the globe – from Central America to Hawaii, New Zealand, the Caribbean, and Fiji.
PJ Terranova
PJ is super stoked to be returning for his 5th summer at Surf Hatteras. This past year he got engaged to and married the lovely former counselor Mallorie Ables and they are now neighbors to the camp down in Avon. PJ graduated from UNC Wilmington with a degree in film studies and now does carpentry on the island, along with some film projects here and there. PJ also helps lead the Three 1 Six ministries to youth down in Frisco.
Thomas Brown
Thomas returns to Surf Hatteras this summer for his fourth year as a counselor and surf instructor (working select weeks). Growing up in Virginia Beach, he has been surfing most of his life, and he loves the beach. He has had the chance to surf world-class waves in Puerto Rico, California, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, but surfing in the Outer Banks is definitely his favorite. Thomas just graduated from the University of Virginia, where he also helped out with the lacrosse program at Saint Anne’s Belfield School in Charlottesville.
Carter Fleck
Carter, a veteran surf instructor at Surf Hatteras, is entering his third year at the University of Virginia. Hailing from Virginia Beach, he fell in love with surfing as a kid through his father's instruction. At the university, he is a self-proclaimed poet whose passions range from tater-tot Tuesday at the cafeteria to genuine talks about the meaning of life. At Surf Hatteras, Carter continues the long-standing staff tradition of “Spaceship Earth”, an experimental music project, which entails sequined clothes and sub-par music. Please keep all hands and feet inside the vehicle.
Drake Peterson
Drake is a native of Virginia Beach. Tossed on a boogie board when he was just five years old, he started surfing not too long after and hasn't looked back. He loves the ocean! For the last few years he has helped lead a ministry to middle school kids called Wildlife and plans to continue doing so through college. Drake begins at Liberty University in the fall, where he will be studying education.
Ian Sellers
Growing up in Wilmington, North Carolina, Ian fell in love with the ocean as a child. Surfing became his passion in high school when he was able to drive himself to the beach to surf (practically everyday). In college, Ian packed up and drove west to Colorado to work as a back country backpacking guide leading hikes for teenagers, and it was there that he fell in love with the mountains. He is now a senior at Old Dominion University studying Parks and Recreation, seeking every opportunity to be outdoors, preferably riding waves.
Robbie Berndt
Robbie hails from Virginia Beach, Va, and is a sophomore at Sewanee, where he plays lacrosse. Having attended Surf Hatteras four times as a kid, he now follows in the hallowed tradition of his oldest sister Hillary as a counselor. Robbie has lived and worked on Hatteras Island with 316 Ministries in the past, and has a deep connection with this place. As a youngen, he lived in San Diego where his father taught him how to surf. He has loved surfing and pretty much all water-related sports all his life and is stoked to share that love this summer.


Hatteras Island is the jewel of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, renowned for its beauty and its surf. Its unique landscape comes from 78 miles of coastline along the Outer Banks that offer plenty to explore. Hatteras Island is home to the most consistent surf on the East Coast. There has never had a full day of camp where one couldn't surf. With plenty of amazing surf spots nearby, Surf Hatteras is always studying the sandbars, the wind, the tides, and the swell forecast to ensure the best conditions.


Surf Hatteras offers fresh, wholesome, and hearty meals to fuel the average surfer or teenager. Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are thoughtfully prepared in-house, and they cater all kinds of dietary needs and restrictions. If you like food, they got you covered. Some have said that the food is the best part of the camp!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Bocce
  • Climb giant sand dunes
  • Make S'mores
  • Putt putt
  • Spikeball
  • Visit local surf shops and have an ice cream
  • Waterpolo
  • Zukerball

What's included

  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • A Surf Hatteras T-shirt
  • All trips to Jockeys Ridge, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and more
  • Daily meals and snacks
  • Daily surf instruction
  • DVD with professional-quality footage and photos
  • Free use of all equipment (shortboards, longboards, SUP's, bodyboards, and kayaks)
  • Ocean safety education
  • Surfboard shaping education
  • Transportation from and to Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Norfolk International Airport (ORF). Surf Hatteras will pick you up at the airport. This pick-up is included in the price.

Airport: Norfolk International Airport Airport transfer included: Norfolk International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
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