After an incredible 2014 Summer Surf Season for Indo Jax Surf School and Charities, we decided to hold a Reunion Surf Day on October 4th at our location in Wrightsville Beach NC. It was a roaring success. With perfect ocean conditions, warm air and water and over 60 of our outreach surf camp participants, WE RIPPED! Just about all of our 30+ instructors and another 20 volunteers were on hand, it was a day for the ages. It was also a day we celebrated a new two year partnership with United Health Care and their Do Good, Live Well Program.
2014 has been our best year by far, no doubt about it. Our morning and half day surf camps were maxed out all summer, and our charity surf camps grew to numbers we never thought possible. Our Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island and Oak Island Programs all expanded. Our goal is, and always has been, to serve as many children as possible, this year exemplified why Indo Jax Surf School and Indo Jax Surf Charities are the premier “Learn to Surf ” Programs in the Cape Fear Region, maybe worldwide.
So many great moments from 2014…Sponsorship from the Helen Keller Foundation, 5th Annual Homes of Hope Surf Camp for orphan girls in India, 4th annual Surf Camp for the University of Tennessee Swim Team,, Bound By Sea purchased by a distributor and will be on Net Flix by the holidays, our visually impaired surf camp video made it into Cucalorus Film Festival 2014, receiving the Razor Walker Award and E-Town Awards, revitalizing our Wounded Warrior Program so more wounded vets can participate. It was truly an inspirational and incredible summer. We received so many new Camp Sponsorships that helped us crank out an unbelievable season, sponsorships from Ogden Car Wash, Northstar Group, Trot Nixon and Family, Synergy Medical, Alerttile, George C Foundation, Hope From Helen, Grass Monkey Holdings, First Bank and The Eye Care Center. Our partnerships with Homes of Hope, Surfers Healing, Mauli Ola, Boys and Girls Club, Boys and Girls Home of Waccammaw, and other non profits grew ever stronger. The Wrightsville Beach Wahine Surf Contest was another huge success with over 100 girls participating. We are stoked to head into 2015 and keep all this going! The biggest news of all though, was the new sponsorship from United Health Care. The grant we received from them will ensure we can continue to grow, continue to use the best equipment, continue to hire the best staff, and continue empowering medically fragile, special needs and at risk youth through our amazing surf program. Thank you all for your support in 2014!
And it’s not over! The Indo Jax Surf Team program is posting the biggest numbers we’ve ever seen with over 20 kids joining us every Friday to take their surfing to the next level. These kids are ripping, even when it’s big, competing in contests, and volunteering for our charity surf camps and clinics. The Fall Surf Team Program culminates with a trip to Nicaragua. With a full house of 11 surfers and their families, we will be whooping in up at Rancho Santana to experience some exotic waves in warm water this November.
See you in the water!