Taking your family on a successful vacation takes courage, planning, and downright luck. Even though the logistics can be complicated, it shouldn’t stop your family from creating unforgettable memories that you will reminisce about for years to come. In the past few years, Witch’s Rock Surf Camp has truly transformed into the ultimate family surf getaway. According to our WRSC Demographics report, families now make up for 30% of reservations on a yearly average. This percentage goes up slightly for June / July / August as families take their Summer vacations. If you’re planning a family surf trip with WRSC, here are some quick tips on how to save money and maximize fun!
How can you save some money?
Is your family looking for one last thrilling vacation before the school-bells start ringing? With such a perfect environment for sharing the stoke of surf, Witch’s Rock Surf Camp made the month of August our Kids Surf for FREE month. Going on a surf trip with your family is always cool. And since traveling with your entire family can get expensive, this promotion helps you save BIG so you can take your family on a memorable surf vacation without breaking the bank
What are the rules to this promotion?
– One free child enrolled in our surf programs for every parent at full price.
– Children must be between 4 and 17 years of age.
How young can kids surf?
As parents, we are the ambassadors of the world for our children. We introduce their first foods, we define their limits, we pass on our language, and so forth. After we’ve given a basic introduction to the world and social norms are established, the greatest gift that parents can pass down is a passion. And what better passion than SURFING?
At Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, we have taught surfing to children as young as 5 years old. We usually pair them with one of our parent instructors, keep them close to shore, and give them the 1-on-1 attention they need. Parents are welcome to wade in the water close by and cheer them on. And funny enough, the kids usually catch their first real waves sooner than the adults. Maybe it’s their fearless instinct or their nimble bodies that haven’t felt the burden of old age. Whatever it is, we find that kids can start surfing at about 5 years old if they are confident in the water and eager to try something new.
How do you make sure the kiddos have fun?
We wrote a full blog with 10 tips to make sure your kids have a blast on their surfing vacation. Check out these top 3 before diving into the full blog
Take your kiddo everywhere. Unless you have a particularly cranky little person, go on surf trips, go to the beach. You may have to trade off surfing with your significant other, but it’s a small price to pay for getting out in the waves.
Don’t push them (unless they ask). One of the biggest mistakes parents make is pushing their kids too hard. Don’t be that parent forcing her kid to surf. For some kids, it takes them years to want to get in the big, loud, scary ocean. Keep in mind that a 2-foot wave is almost head-high to a 3 foot-tall person. Let them watch, let them try things on their own (with you close by to rescue them). Of course, if you’re in the surf helping your child catch a wave, then by all means give them a push!
When your kids are ready, take them someplace warm, preferably with a surf school. Taking your kids to surf in Hawaii when they’re five years old is a waste of money. Wait until all the pieces are in place. Can they swim? Do they feel comfortable in waist-high surf? Can they manage a surfboard safely? Do they have experience with timing? Are they stoked? If you answer, “Yes,” to these questions, then they’re ready. Of course, we want you to consider coming to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. There are other surf schools, but none with our record for getting kids stoked on surfing, all while providing families with a fun, safe and worry-free vacation.
What are other families saying?
Take a moment and read this beautifully written review from a father watching his kids falling in love with surfing.
“I have two boys. They have personalities that are as different as night and day. One is a pleasure seeker. Fun is the name of the game. The other is intense and analytical. He needs a process and an attainable goal or he loses interest. We were deliberate in our efforts to keep the boys constantly exposed to surfing, without any pressure to take part. We introduced them to the sport, but they arrived at their love for it in very different ways…I see watching my kids learn to surf as a similar metaphor for parenting. My boys approach surfing from different perspectives and love it for different reasons. They set out on different paths but both arrived at the same place in their own way, following their own rhythm.”
If you’re still unsure if our surf camp is right for your family, give us a toll-free call at 1-888-318-7873 and we will clear up any doubts. Don’t take your family on a booze cruise this Summer; bring them on an active vacation surrounded by nature and culture your family will never forget. CONTACT US NOW
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