We also offer private surf lessons for individuals, groups, and families. These are on an hourly basis and include beach and water instruction.
This option is great for kids and adults that need a little help jump-starting their surfing without going to camp. Lessons are offered everyday and set up by appointment.
We offer beginning to advanced surf instruction and everything in between!!
- Water Safety Instruction
- 1:3 Instructor to Student Ratio
- Surf Lessons
- Surfboards Provided (soft top for beginners!)
- Surfing Etiquette
- Games and Beach FUN
- Surfboard Design Expertise from Shaper Jesse McCrery
- T-Shirts… Surf Camp Certificate… Healthy Snacks…
- Watermelon Race and Awards on Thursday!
Why OIB Surf Camp?
With safety being our highest priority, our experienced instructors build a lesson plan focused on creating a fun, safe, environment to learn one of the world’s coolest sports.
We take what we do very seriously and understand the great responsibilities that come with practicing water activities.
That’s why we’ve assembled a team with a hyper focus on these core values. Let’s meet the team below.
Meet the Team
Jesse McCrery has been surfing forever. He is the owner of JM Surfboards where he shapes custom made surfboards for surfers up and down the East Coast. As a child, Jesse spent most of his days surfing and exploring the coast, traveling wherever the best surf could be found. As a 5 time East Coast Surfing Champion, Jesse had the opportunity to travel the world, spending time in a handful of beach towns. After high school Jesse began his professional career as a surfboard shaper, starting his own line of custom handmade surfboards. JM Surfboards was started in 2000 and continues on today, still handshaped by Jesse in Ocean Isle Beach. Jesse continued to hone his creative talents in the building industry as a custom finish carpenter, working with a successful area builder. Ultimately it was Jesse’s love for people and surfing that led him to open a Retail and Coffee Shop in Ocean Isle Beach in 2011 which he sold in 2016. Jesse continues to share his passion for the ocean with children as co-owner of OIB Surf Camp
My name is Cian Post, I took surfing lessons from you this past summer in Holden Beach. I’m a 15 year old freshman at Ashley High School in Wilmington. I have been swimming competitively for seven years and have two years of lifeguard classes under my belt. As well, I have eight years of surfing experience and have attended several camps over the years.
At 16 year old, Julia Super took her first surf lesson from Jesse when she was 8 years old. She hated walking on the shells of OIB but quickly learned to love surfing more! As a part time resident of sunset beach, Julia started attending oib surf camp and hasn’t looked back! Julia loves all things ocean! She volunteers with the sunset beach sea turtle patrol, teaches about conservation and sea turtles to elementary students in her hometown, of Chambersburg Pennsylvania. Someday soon, she will convince her parents that beach life is better than mountain life and she will be living with her toes in the sand!
Carson is 15 and his family has a house on OIB. He recently joined the Surf Camp Team 3 years ago. He love’s helping people learn how to surf almost as much as he loves surfing!