Indo Jax® Surf Charities

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Indo Jax® Surf Charities is committed to empowering disadvantaged, medically fragile and special needs children by exposing them to the ocean environment and teaching them to surf. We believe that the ocean and learning to surf has profound healing properties and can build self esteem in children with special needs. We provide these surf camps at no charge to the participants. Children who participate in our surf program inevitably move from a feeling of skepticism and reluctance around the ocean to empowerment and confidence, a sense of...

"If I can surf, I can do anything!"

Meet the Directors

Jack Viorel

Jack Viorel

Steve Perez

Steve Perez

Rocky Raynor

Rocky Raynor

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2021 Surf Charity Schedule


Boys & Girls Home of Waccammaw Surf/Beach Day Wrightsville Beach, NC TBD  
Riding on Insulin Surf Camp East Coast Wrightsville Beach, NC July 7-9 Call to Register
Special Needs Surf Camp West Coast Pismo Beach Area, CA July 20-22 CAMP FULL
Riding on Insulin Surf Camp West Coast Pismo Beach Area, CA July 28-30 TBD
Childhood Cancer Surf Camp In Memory of Donnalee Wilcox Wrightsville Beach, NC August 3-5 Click to Register!

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About Us: Jack Viorel
Charity Surf Camps Director

Jack and Aileen Viorel have been owner /operators of Indo Jax Surf School since 2007. They are proud to be members of the Wilmington area surf community and always strive to be a business that helps the Cape Fear Region be a #1 travel destination.

Jack Viorel Surfing

Jack is from California and cut his surfing teeth in the frigid waters and enormous surf of Half Moon Bay (home of Mavericks). He spent most of his life surfing some of the most humbling, if not deadly waves you can find anywhere. Jack can say this with confidence, because when not surfing his home waters of Nor Cal, he was off traveling the globe in search of great waves. He has been lucky enough to visit some of our planets most exotic locales and ride some of the world’s most beautiful and perfect waves. Besides the staple surfing trips like Baja, Costa Rica, and Bali. Jack has gone on some truly incredible surf safaris. Sumatra, The Andaman Islands, Ireland, Portugal, Fiji, Samoa, Australia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru, Barbados and the Philippines name but a portion of the places he’s traveled. Jack’s surf travel experience has even been featured in a couple books, Worst Case Scenarios Travel Edition, Worst Case Scenarios Extreme Edition and The Escape Artists by author Josh Piven. Simply put, surfing is his passion and he’s spent most of his life in pursuit of great waves.

Jack Surfing with his Son Finn

“ I am thankful for my travels, not for all the incredible waves I’ve caught, but for what I learned on those trips. I learned to not only appreciate the things I have, but to be compassionate enough to share those things with others who have less.”

Jack Viorel

Jack and Aileen moved to the Wilmington Area in 2006 and fell in love with the incredible weather, beaches, and friendly people. Since then, they have had another son Finn, and adopted a third Charlie. They are a surfing family and spend their summers at Beach Access #10 enjoying the beautiful Wrightsville Beach surf.

The Viorel Family

Indo Jax Surf School has become the premier surf school in the area, maybe anywhere. Staffed with incredible surf instructors and a 2-1 ratio their surf camps are known for being the best and safest around.

The motto of the surf school is…”We’re nothing if we don’t give back!” and they mean it. They have developed one of the most incredible surf charity programs anywhere in the world. Their program serves special needs and at risk children with conditions ranging from autism, visual impairments, wounded warriors, orphans to name a few.