2015 Surf Season—A Huge Success!
As our 2014/2015 surf season comes to a close, I can’t help but to reflect back on the most amazing season we have had yet! It’s almost impossible to fathom the many accomplishments of our surf program. Our impact on the world through surfing is impressive to say the least!
Let me recount…
In October of 2014 we received a $30,000 grant from United Health Care for our incredible surf charity program. The grant which earmarked much of the money for equipment not only gave us a huge boost, but really showed us that surfing is a viable and effective program that helps medically fragile, special needs an at risk youth! Indo Jax is forging the way in impressive fashion on this front and it’s no wonder why we are simply the best choice when it comes to surf lessons or surf camps!
In November 2014 we held our first Indo Jax Surf Trip to Nicaragua. It was a spectacular surf trip for the 15 or so folks who went. Some got surf lessons, some got surf coaching, others just chilled, but ALL got first class accommodations, food, and excursions! It was world class and we head back in February 2016 can’t wait!
In February 2015 I gave a TED Talk at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. What an incredible experience it was. Unreal to think that our outreach program has become so popular that we are getting asked to speak at huge venues like TED!
In April we provided our 6th annual surf camp for orphans in India! No that’s not a misprint that the truth, 6 years in a row! When I think back to all it took to start and keep this program going, I am speechless. No one does what we do and we are proud of our accomplishments!
The summer of 2015 was the absolute best yet, in spite of all the sharks, we cranked through. Although our Oak Island program died, we grew in Topsail with our new location at Topsail Beach. We are the only choice for Topsail Beach surf Camps and Surf Lessons. The others simply can’t compete with our quality. Our surf camps, surf lessons and surf clinics in Wrightsville Beach grew to new incredible heights, that we only dreamed of a couple years ago. We are the only choice for Wrightsville Beach Surf Camps and Surf Lessons as well as our instructors, equipment, commitment to safety, attention to detail, and quality are unmatched. Simply put we are the best surf school money can buy.
Our charity surf camps in 2015 as well went bigger than we ever dreamed. Armed with new equipment and support our program hosted more kids than we ever had before and we were already serving tons of kids. The highlight of the summer was a huge event surrounding our Visually Impaired Surf Camp. Blind professional surfer Derek Rabelo and the niece of Helen Keller attended our camp and helped us host the party of the summer at Wrightsville Beach. We closed out the summer with our biggest Autism Surf Camp yet! I think we are the most incredible Charity Surf School on the planet.
Finally our Surf Team Program really came together this year, and provided a great stage for young surfers to improve, compete, travel and excel. Our Team Riders performed well and got great results in local competitions. While it is still evolving, our Surf Team Program is a force and we are looking forward to continuing on with it!
At Indo Jax we are on fire with some of the most incredible surf programs you’ll find anywhere. We are your best choice for surf lessons and surf camps in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach, the Cape Fear Region, maybe worldwide.
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