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Surf Camps with Ginni Callahan and Ashley Brown!

July 25 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm EDT


Surf Camps with Ginni Callahan!

July 25 – 26, 2024 (Surf Camp I); July 27 – 28, 2024 (Surf Camp II)

Instructors: Ginni Callahan, Ashley Brown

Location: Cape Charles, VA

Cost: $295 per session + housing ($250 per session if doing both)

Ginni runs Sea Kayak Baja Mexico and her surf camps are legendary, both for their duration (six days), the level of personalized attention (about a 1:4 ratiio) and her teaching methods (including use of video and partner observation and feedback. Ginni is bringing that tradition to the East Coast for two surf camps this summer and will have Ashley Brown coaching with her. Our hope is that some people will be able to treat this as one camp (i.e., do both sessions) to get the maximum benefit and to facilitate that the cost is reduced by $90 when doing both. The venue will be the outstanding surf off the south end of Smith Island (where the Kiptopeke surf classes are held). Participants should expect to be in the water about half the time and observing a buddy about half the time. This will vary based on the situation, but that’s a solid expectation to start with. Much learning is done on the beach between sessions, as that completes the “review” and “conclude/internalize” portions of the learning cycle. It also supports learners visually, and allows one to recharge mentally and physically between rounds with the waves. On the first night, there will be a goal- and expectation-setting meeting at the rental house and the second night will include video review of the surf sessions. This is not to be missed. This is not for beginners. You need to have solid intermediate paddling skills and preferably some experience in surf. A roll is great, but not required. Some form of solid self-rescue is a good idea.

We will be staying in a rental house in Cape Charles, about 10 minutes from the put in. The cost per night for housing is usually around $55 for a shared (two-person) room. The group can decide if it wants to do a group meal, go out to a local restaurant or both.


July 25 @ 8:00 am EDT
July 28 @ 5:00 pm EDT


Rick Wiebush
Ashley Brown


Cape Charles
VA United States + Google Map