Indo Jax® Surf Charities
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
2021 Surf Charity Schedule
PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONE CAMP ONLY
|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!|
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 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.
“ 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 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.
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.
To Register - Complete Steps 1 & 2
Incomplete registrations will
not be accepted. To reserve your slot you must complete both steps 1 and 2 for each person.
1. Donate to our surf charity program via the Fundly link below or Venmo @indojaxcharity.
It costs us $300 per person for our 3 day surf camps. It is a very large undertaking to raise the money needed for these programs, so we expect participants to help us with that. Donate for every participant you are registering, $50, $100, $300 whatever you can do to help support this wonderful program. It is tax deductible and very much appreciated. Thank you!
2. Register each participant that plans to surf via the registration links.
We do allow siblings to surf, so please register them if they are planning to participate. Children who have not registered will not be allowed to surf. Please provide all information so that we can serve your child in a safe and fun way. Thank you!
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