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The Hero Effect

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

What a summer it was at Indo Jax Surf School and Charities!  This year we were honored to be chosen for a TV series, The Hero Effect, that starts on November 12.  Indo Jax Surf Charities will be highlighted in the 10th episode.  Our episode will air in March or so.  This Docuseries was created by Dolphin Digital and United Way International, choosing 10 charities throughout the United States to be part of this program.  We were 1 of 10 charities in the nation to be chosen!

The film crew came out to our location at Wrightsville Beach a couple times to film our outreach camps.  They filmed our Cancer Surf Camp and Visually Impaired Surf Camp and it was a real delight to have them on hand.  The TV Hosts were Ex Pro Football Player Donald Driver of the Green Bay Packers and  Actress Emily Wilson of General Hospital.  The hosts participated, surfed and cheered on our Visually Impaired Surfers.  In the end they announced the series will be airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network.  Stay tuned for more information on our episode on The Hero Effect.

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The Many Facets of Indo Jax

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Indo Jax Surf School is many things…

We are a surf school with private surf lessons and surf camps for anyone who wants to learn to surf or just have a great time at the beach.  We serve many kids and adults with our surf program and surf clinics at Wrightsville Beach and beyond.  Our experience, skill, training and equipment make us simply the best choice for surf schools in the Cape Fear Region or anywhere in the world for that matter.

We are a surf club for local kids that want to keep surfing and become more advanced in their skills.  Our surf club is an after school program that meets once a week for practice.  While this is not a learn to surf program, kids who participate in the club progress from beginner all the way to advanced.  Many start to compete in local surf competitions.  The after school program is designed for parents who don’t surf or want their kids to be around coaches and other surfers.  The cost for this program is much cheaper than our learn to surf programs since participants need fewer instructors and have their own equipment.  Within the surf club program we have a Team Rider program, The Indo Jax Team.  Once you get to this level, you are a competitor, an advanced surfer and working toward being an instructor for our surf school, eventually our surf charity.  The Team Riders are our elite surfers, but they have to exude the charitable nature of Indo Jax.  They must be of the mindset that they want to share surfing with others and help those that need it.

The program we are most proud of is our outreach program.  With this program we serve those that are less fortunate than us.  We use surfing to empower medically fragile, special needs and at risk youth.  Within this program we offer mission trips to other countries such as India and Nicaragua to help children in third world regions.  We hold camps for kids that are blind, orphaned, have autism, wounded warriors, children battling cancer, children with hearing impairments, inner city kids, the list goes on.  Our outreach program is leading the charge in therapeutic recreation and our program is world renowned.  We have been featured in many documentaries, magazines, and newscasts including American Way Magazine, TEDx Talks, etc and we have received many awards for our service to youth in our area and beyond.

Indo Jax is many things, but in all that we do we love to help people, have fun in the ocean, and surfing is our tool to do all of it!IMG_4186 (1)

Happy New Year From Indo Jax Surf School and Charities

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Indo Jax and the Viorel Family would like to wish you all a Happy New Year!  We hope that you had a great 2015, and wish you the very best for 2016.

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As we move into the 2016 Surf Season, we are stoked on what the future holds for both the Surf School and our Surf Charity.  Coming off an incredible season of serving medically fragile, special needs and at risk youth with our Outreach Surf Programs and Charity Surf Camps, we are gearing up for the biggest charity surf season we have ever had.  With that being said, we are seeking more sponsorships, more grants and funding, more donors.  Indo Jax Surf Charities has one of the biggest and most impressive outreach programs in the Wilmington, Cape Fear NorthCarolina Region.  We serve literally more than 1,000 kids a year with our 3-5 day long surf camps.  Our camps have been growing rapidly every year and so have our expenses.  For those of you who donated in the closing days of 2015, thank you so much!  If you’d like to get involved in helping us serve kids who needs this, please give us a call at 910-274-3565 or email me at jack@indojaxsurfschool.com.

Sincerely,

Jack and the Viorel Family

ESA Surf Competition Season Comes to a Close

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

On Saturday, Halloween, the Indo Jax Surf Team had its final competition of the ESA series.  The Eastern Surfing Association, Southern North Carolina District started it’s season in March and held 6 contests along the Cape Fear Coast.  Each competitor accumulates points by their placings and hopes to make the podium at the end of the year and be invited to Regionals that will be held in April of 2016.  Indo Jax Surf School and Charities is a proud sponsor of the ESA and our Surf Team competes heavily in the local ESA events.

Our Surf Team surfers did fantastically.  Most all made finals, many solidified podium spots for the end of the year banquet, and a couple earned enough points to qualify for regionals.  I am so proud of how the Indo Jax Team Riders competed and feel strongly that we are poised to take over this area in competitive surfing, especially in the girls divisions.  Official season point totals are yet to be posted, and we can’t wait to hear the official word.  What’s even more impressive is that our team camaraderie and sportsmanship were outstanding, and showed me that our crew is a tight knit team of competitors.

Indo Jax Surf School is a learn to surf program located in Wrightsville Beach.  We offer high quality surf camps and private surf lessons in the Wilmington area.  Indo Jax Surf Charities is an outreach program for medically fragile, special needs and at risk youth.  Indo Jax Surf Club is our after school surf program that serves kids that can already surf, but want to improve their surfing and possibly get involved in our charity and into competitive surfing.  Indo Jax Team Riders is our program of sponsoring and promoting surfing at a high and competitive level.

At Indo Jax we have it all when it comes to surfing!  Our surf instructors and surf coaches are second to none.  If you want the best in surfing, come to Indo Jax!

 

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Indo Jax Surf Team and Surf Club

Monday, October 19th, 2015

While Indo Jax Surf School has also had a Surf Team for the past few years, we now also have a Surf Club.  The Surf Team has grown into two separate entities.  The original Surf Team is now called the Surf Club.  The Surf Club is for children and adults who have taken our surf camps or lessons before and want to continue to surf and get better.  Many of these surfers compete in contests, volunteer for our charity and travel abroad to surf.  They are dedicated surfers.  Our Surf Club is a platform for them to keep improving their surfing.  There is a strong camaraderie among these surfers and they really enjoy surfing together, pushing each other and enjoying the beach environment.  Many friendships have been forged and strong bonds created.  The Surf Club while about getting better is also about fun!  Having fun in the surf while getting better is the name of the Surf Club game.  We are currently running our Fall Surf Club.  It goes down of Fridays from 4:30-6 pm at Wrightsville Beach Access #10 Mallard Street.IMG_2931 Participants need their own equipment.  Cost for the season comes out to $20/session, 2016 prices are subject to change.

Our Surf Team is now our team Rider Program.  Team Riders are usually Surf Club Members or coaches who are serious about competing.  They represent Indo Jax Surf School and Indo Jax Surf Charities.  At competitions we usually have a Team Tent where we help each other hang out and cheer each other on.  There is no charge to be a Team Rider, but you need to be hand picked to be on the Team.  Team Riders receive goody bags of Indo Jax swag and are given discounts on all Indo Jax Products and access to all our resources.

For both Surf Club Members and Team Riders, deep discounts are offered for our camps, lessons and coaching.  Our goal in our Club and Team Rider Programs is that participants keep surfing, they support Indo Jax Surf School and Indo Jax Surf Charity, and they get more deeply involved in all the good things that surfing can bring.

Summer is Coming!

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The 2015 Season is upon us!  On March 30th we open our doors for the season with two back to back Spring Break Surf Camps!  These camps will run Monday through Friday from 10-noon.  We provide everything including wetsuits!   Our Spring Break Surf Camps are a great way to get a jump start on summer.  We still have a few slots available so register now for this awesome surf camp.

On April 13th, our Charity Surf Camp Crew leaves for Kochi, India to bring the orphan girls of Homes of Hope on a miracle surfing trip to Varkala Beach.  10 days of surfing, swimming, and great times for these girls who have had tragic lives, for once they get to have a childhood experience and memory.  We return on April 25th and then it’s ON!

Our Wilmington, NC private lessons and surf camps will then be getting underway.  We are expecting record numbers this year as registrations have been pouring in already.  Our Cape Fear area programs look to be packed at all our locations, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach and Oak Island.  Our Wrightsville Beach Surf Program will start the 1st of June and run through the last day in August. Our Wrightsville Beach location offers 5 day surf camps and private lessons.  Our Topsail Beach and Oak Island Surf Clinics will run from mid June to Mid August and offer 1 day and 3 day surf camps.  Although our Topsail and Oak Islands Lessons and Camps don’t usually fill up until the last minute, our Wrightsville Beach Surf Program does.  Get your registrations in early so you don’t miss out on  the Wilmington Area’s absolute best surf school program.  There really is no other choice when it comes to surf camps and surf lessons than Indo Jax Surf School.  Our attention to safety, professionalism and detail is unmatched by any other local surf school.  Our staff is highly skilled, trained and certified and is unparalleled by the other surf programs in town.  We put our heart and soul into our surf teaching program, and we hear it all the time, “Indo Jax is far superior to the others!”

Finally, our outreach surf program, Indo Jax Surf Charities, WOW, what can be said.  This program is probably the finest there ever has been in the entire world.  This year’s schedule is going to be the greatest charity surf camp schedule anyone has ever seen.  With 12-15 Week Long Charity Surf Camps for medically fragile, at risk and special needs youth and young adults, we are the premier outreach surf program in the world, no doubt about it.  No other surf program is capable of doing what we at Indo Jax can do.  We serve the widest variety of special needs participants in the surf.  Our camps are 3-5 days long giving participants the chance to really experience the exhilaration and uplifting qualities of the ocean and learning to surf.  Our numbers are growing exponentially and we allow siblings to participate side by side with their brothers and sisters.  An experience that is unmatched anywhere for these kids and young adults!  Every penny we raise goes to serving more and more children!   Our schedule is set and posted so please visit indojax.com to register for any of our surf camps, surf lessons, surf clinics, or outreach surf camps that suit you.  There really is no other choice than Indo Jax!TedxUTK-5dsc_0337_edit_hearing_im2013_day3DSC_0072_edit

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