A Glance at 2014

Twenty Fourteen has been another year for the books. It was a year full of firsts and continued traditions; a year of familiar and new faces brought together from around the world; a year that we will always look back on and know that great waves were shared and life long memories were created. But most importantly, it was a year of building and strengthening relationships.

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This past year, we awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to families in need. We also donated a portion of each camper’s tuition to support the efforts of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center – which was in its first year in their new building! With your help, we donated $16,325 this year which brings our total to $68,725!

IMG_0075Throughout our programs, we completed over 1,500 hours of community service in the local area. This ranged from collecting trash from every beach that we visited, cleaned up play grounds, collected invasive species and preserve clean up with the Nature Conservancy, painted and volunteered time to read and play with the children the El Llanito Elementary School of Tamarindo. In addition to our focus of building relationships, we were extremely honored to be recognized by the North Carolina Governor’s Office for our Team’s effort in saving the lives of 2 families in Topsail, NC during our Wrightsville Beach Teen Overnight Camp.

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As our founder, Rick Civelli, always says, “this year’s ceiling is next year’s floor.” 2015 is expected to be another incredible year and we are excited to see what the New Year is going to bring.



We hope that your New Year brings health and happiness to you and your family!

Happy New Year!

Paradise Found

The Caribbean called and said that it is waiting for you. With translucent waters, soul warming sun, and sugar white sands, WB Surf Camp has found a little slice of paradise that you need to be a part of.DSCF2343

This coming March, we are leading our Adult Ultimate Caribbean Surf Camp to the stunning island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. During this Learn to Surf retreat, you will discover your inner stoke and be captivated by the translucent warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. This unique vacation is designed for the absolute beginner to the intermediate surfer, we also have an option for your non-surfing spouse.

Tortola provides the perfect, playful break for different skill levels. Our elite professional surf coaches lead this trip and make sure that it is nothing short of amazing. From the moment that your toes touch the water to the 100th wave you’ve caught, our encouraging team will be there coaching, supporting, and cheering you on every moment. From surfing, to hospitality, to arranging special requests – our team goes above and beyond to make sure you have the best retreat!

2014_Adult_BVI-121Not only do we focus on improving your surfing in the water, but out of it as well. During our surf sessions, our professional surf photographer will be on land capturing your waves. Our team will personally sit down with each one of you and analyze your surfing photos and videos. Every movement and position of the body translates to how your board reacts in the water, and your coaches will maximize your wave count, length of rides, and maneuvering through this detailed approach to instruction. We can confidently guarantee that your surfing will progress from the first day of camp to the last.

WB Surf Camp’s founder, Rick Civelli, has been running this program for over 10 years, and finds Tortola to be his home away from home.  Join us, leave the hustle of your daily lives, let the ocean, the surf, the warm sand, the wonderful people and culture of Tortola, and our amazing team spoil you for a week this March.

Join us for a vacation of a lifetime!


  • Session 1: March 14 – March 20
  • Session 2: March 21 – March 27

Have a few questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us at 910.256.7873 and we would be happy to assist you in any way!

**Session 2 is currently full. Limited availability remains for Session 1. 

A Surfer’s Christmas List

Having a difficult time coming up with your Christmas wish list? Are you trying to find the perfect gift for a surfer? We are here to help and have come up with the perfect surfer’s Christmas list. Enjoy!

1.       Go Pro HERO 4 (with mouth piece):  There is nothing better than recapping your every wave then with a camera that is right in your hand, mounted to your board, or held in your mouth. The newest Go Pro was just released in time for Christmas and we must admit that it is AWESOME.

2.       GPS Tracking watch: Have you seen how awesome this is?! Ripcurl has just come out with a waterproof GPS tracking watch that allows surfers to re-live their surf session. Doesn’t matter where you are, this watch will track every wave and log each of your sessions. It even links back with Facebook to share your stats with your friends. We’ll take one of these too please!
012B02083.       Private Lesson with a professional surf instructor: Whether you are still a beginner or more advanced in your surfing experience, having a personalized surf lesson is what you need to take you to the next level in your surfing ability. Our professional surf instructors are ready to help you out and guide you every step of the way.

4.       Shopping spree to Quiksilver and Roxy: Need we say more?? Clothes and more surf gear is always appreciated!

5.       Surf training with Will Ahlers: Have you been keeping up with our Surf Tip’s Blog? WB Surf Certified Personal Trainer and Surf Strength Coach, Will Ahlers, has a great series of work out techniques that will help you take your surfing to the next level.

6.       Travel Surf Trip: Find out what it means to discover paradise in a foreign country with only your surfboard and a backpack. Kelly Slater said it best, “for a surfer, it’s never-ending. There’s always some wave you want to surf.” Plan a trip to the wave of your dreams!

7.       New ride to add to the quiver: We know how attached you can get to your favorite board. But a part of progressing in your surfing is mixing up what boards you are riding! Add a new board to your collection this Christmas.


8.       Front row seat to the ASP Pipeline Masters: Kelly vs Fanning  vs Medina = Dream. Come. True. Hawaii is calling our name…  

9.       Indoboard: Fun, balance, exercise, and improving your surfing all in one place – indoboards are the perfect present, especially if you are out of the water for a few chilly months!

10.       Custom Print from Vision at Sea : Have you checked out our amazing camp photographer’s website? These pictures would make the perfect piece of wall art and provide a continual dosage of stoke.

11.       1 month membership at a yoga center:  Any surfer would be stoked for this gift because yoga pairs perfectly with surfing. Stretch out your muscles while working on your strength and flexibility. By the end of the month, you will notice a complete difference!

12.       A pair of Rainbow sandals: It may be a little cold right now, but these are hands down the best flip flops for the warm months.

13.   3 day juice cleanse from SurfBerry:

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Your health has such a strong connection with your surfing aptitude. SurfBerry has a 3 day organic cold-pressed juice cleanse that will leave you feeling amazing at the end of day 3! Perfect way to kick off the new year and cleanse out all of your Holiday feasts!

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Happy Holidays!