Ocean Outfitters

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I sign up?
Reservations can be made over the phone by dialing 609-729-7400.  You can also make reservations by visiting Ocean Outfitters Surf Shop at 6101 New Jersey Ave in Wildwood Crest.

Do I need to make reservations?
We highly recommend making reservations in advance, however, we do take last minute walk-ons if there is room.  Space is limited.  Surf Camp tends to fill up 1 to 2 weeks in advance.  Reservations can be made by phone: 609-729-7400 or by coming to Ocean Outfitters.  Reservations are not guaranteed until payment has been received.

What time of year do Surf Camp and Lessons start?
Surf Camp begins the third week in June and ends Labor Day weekend.  It runs Monday through Friday every week.
Private and Group Lessons are available starting in May and run through September.

Would you recommend a Private Lesson or Surf Camp?
When deciding consider your budget, time constraints and the personality of the student. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.  Surf Camp is our most popular class because it gives the student more time in the water and covers more information.  Private lessons have the benefit of one-on-one instruction, but are shorter in duration.

What is taught in Surf Camp and Lessons?
In all Surf Camps and Lessons students are taught about surfboard parts and terminology, how to correctly pop up, and especially surfing safety. Other topics may be covered in Surf Camp such as rip currents, tides, wave terminology, etc.

What is your Student to Instructor Ratio in Surf Camp?
Our maximum student to instructor ratio in Surf Camp is 5:1.  However, the ratio is more typically 3:1 or 4:1.  The same ratio applies for Group Lessons.

Where do we meet for Surf Camp and Lessons?

After you pay and register with Ocean Outfitters, you will meet your instructors at Rambler Road in Wildwood Crest.

Surf Camp  - Meet your instructors at our big green woody surf truck on Ocean Ave. between Rambler and Primrose Roads

Surf Lessons - Meet your instructor on the beach at the end of the wooden walkway at Rambler Road. .

Do we need to bring a surfboard?
No. Surfboard and leash are included with all Surf Camps and Lessons.

What do we need to bring with us?
Towel, sweat shirt, sun block, water and snack are recommended.

What is the youngest age you teach?
There is no age minumum (or maximum) for Private or Group Lessons.

The minimum age for Surf Camp is 7 years.


What is Kid's Surf Club?
Kid's Surf Club is a specialized program for children 4-8 years old.  We meet for five consecutive Saturdays starting in July.  For more information please contact Ocean Outfitters.

Does the student need to know how to swim?
Swimming is not a prerequisite, however, if the student has no swimming ability we want to be informed.  Students generally learn to surf in water in which they can stand.  The students that can swim may be guided in deeper water when it is appropriate or necessary.

What information will you need from us?
Our registration form will ask the necessary information we need to know: e.g.. the student’s weight, age, and experience so that we may reserve the proper equipment for the student.  Also the form will ask for other important information such as phone numbers, address etc.  A parent or guardian must sign for anyone under 18 years old.

Are Ocean Outfitters Surf Shop and the Surf Camp/Lessons at the same location?

Ocean Outfitters Surf Shop is located at 6101 New Jersey Ave.  

Surf Camp/Lessons take place at Rambler Road and the beach.                          

 Ocean Outfitters
6101 New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260