Surfing is a unique sport that challenges one’s self and forges a connection with the ocean on a personal and spiritual level. A regular surfing practice allows us to access the healing powers of nature, compels us to recognize our interconnectedness with other beings, and teaches us to feel comfortable and competent navigating the elements.

Our surf programs are about providing access and exposure to surfing and the ocean during one time events as well as creating opportunities for ongoing and deepened connections.  We provide programs for girls, for women and for intergenerational groups.  


Intergenerational programs

  • Community Surf Sister Saturdays: On Saturdays in the Spring and Fall, women and girls of all ages get together to connect with the ocean and learn to surf.  All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary as participants are welcomed into the Brown Girl Surf community. 

Programs for girls age 9-18

  • Summer Camp: Four 3-day surf camps, which integrate lessons in surfing, ocean awareness, marine ecology, and conservation.  Equipment, transportation, and lunch are provided.

  • Spring and Fall Crew:  Girls in this group surf two Saturdays a month during the season.  They learn to understand the ocean as surfers and ocean stewards and conduct actions to protect the coastal environment.  Equipment, transportation, and lunch are provided.

  • Rising Leaders Crew: After participating in at least one season of Surf Crew, participants can continue on in our intergenerational Rising Leaders Crew which deepens their surfing abilities while teaching leadership and coaching skills.  Girls in this program are teamed with an adult crew member for the season, and together, they help co-facilitate Brown Girl Surf events, bring in new participants, and explore new surf spots. 

Programs for Women Age 18+

  • Volunteer Surf Instructor Program: Our Volunteer Surf Instructor Program is an opportunity for volunteers to deepen their commitment to the Brown Girl Surf movement by becoming Volunteer Surf Instructors.  Volunteers participate in Ocean Safety trainings with certified ocean lifeguards as well as trainings with Brown Girl Surf where they learn surf instruction and surfboard handling, safety protocols and the Brown Girl Surf curriculum and philosophy.  

  • Equipment Share Program: COMING SOON!