Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Swell Surf Camp. Cabarete, DR

Watching kite surfers fly

Rappeling down waterfalls

Jumping from waterfalls (49 feet!)

Waiting for waves

Bobbing around

Pure bliss

Join us for our next surf camp trip this summer! Details to come.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Spring break in Cabarete!


IT'S HERE! SPRING BREAK! Well, the details of spring break, at least...

The surf club will be going to Swell Surf Camp in Cabarete, DR for spring break. Swell is the #1 surf camp in the Dominican Republic. I know this because it says so on the website. It also says that it's for active and social people. That's me! And you!

Who: YOU
What: Surfing. Beach-bumming. Drinking.
When: March 1, 2013 - March 8, 2013
Where: Swell surf camp in Cabarete, DR
Why: Why the hell not?

How: Go to WGA site and reserve your spot for $200 by December 20, 2012 at 5 PM. You can decide on package and room type later. The $200 is just a deposit to the camp to hold your spot.


Partners: Partners are definitely welcome. Just reserve them a spot on WGA with a $200 deposit.

Flights: You are responsible for booking your own flights. However, the surf camp does provide transportation to and from the airport.

Rooming with friends/Rooming alone: We will likely book a set of rooms and you guys can switch up however you like. Chances are you won't be in the rooms all that much. If you want to book a room for just you and your partner, just shoot me an e-mail and let me know.

Cost: The surf camp packages range from $515 a week for those who do not need surf lessons, to $1315 a week for those who want Kitesurfing lessons instead of just surfing lessons. Please see the site for more details. Flights depend on where you're flying from and whether you insist on flying first class.

Why book on WGA rather than directly with Swell? If you book on WGA with the rest of the club, we could get a group discount. However, if you book on your own directly with Swell, you will not be included in the group discount.

Do I need to already know how to surf? No. You can get a package with lessons for the week. Trust me, you will be riding waves within the first 2 days.

Do I need my own gear? We will send out a list of items to bring before the trip. You don't need your own board even if you don't sign up for lessons. Probably just need sunscreen, swimsuit, and rashguard!

Who do I contact for further details? You can e-mail whartonsurf@gmail.com


Your surf club officers
Hiro, Kathleen, Nicole, and Esther

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Surf and Beach Club's 1st Outing!

8 members of the Surf and Beach Club took a trip to Atlantic City this past weekend to hit not the slots, but the waves!

Although the waves were not ideal, everyone had a great time and the beginners managed to pop up a few times! There was even some SUP-ing going on.

After hours of paddling, popping, falling, and actually surfing, we headed over - with ravenous appetites - to the Atlantic City Seafood Festival! Oysters, crab cakes, scallop kabobs, shaved ice (I know, weird...but awesome!)

We had a fabulous time and we can't wait to go back in October. It's also time to start planning a trip for January, perhaps to South America? Stay tuned, and be sure to check out our booth at the Wharton Club Fair on Wednesday!

-The Wharton Surf & Beach Club

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pre Pre-Term in Costa Rica!

Before Pre-Term started, five Wharton '14-ers decided to meet up for the first time in Costa Rica for a week of surf camp. Some had surfed before, some had never surfed before, but we all had a blast and now we can all shred whitewater (you know that foamy water that's at the end of the wave?) We also made tons of friends when we got there.

We surfed, we snorkeled, we sunbathed, we jumped off boats, we jumped off waterfalls...

Join us on our next adventure!

~Wharton Surf and Beach Club
Hiro Ellis (President)
Kathleen Daughety (Chief Community Officer)
Esther Jang (Chief Surf Trip Officer)