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Surf School is in Session for June and July

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DATES: June 26th or July 17th (9am to 2pm)

Surf School is a beachside educational program for children ages 6 to 12.

Surf School will provide *Surfing Instruction* and hands on education regarding: *Water Safety*Ecology*Science*Art*Craftmanship* and more!

Tuition: $100 per school day (includes lunch, snacks, drinks, and a “Surf’s Cool” rashguard.

Class size: Class size is limited to 8-12 students each day. RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Registration: You can REGISTER ONLINE here.

Items to Bring: Each student should bring a bathing suit and sunscreen.


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You can view a slideshow from our last Surf School here.

The program is open to boys and girls who are good swimmers and love the beach. Designed to be way more than just a surfing lesson, your child will learn how waves are formed, what turtles eat, how to spot a rip-current and more….all while having a blast at the beach ! The curriculum for each subject has been specifically created for SURF SCHOOL. The primary goals of SURF SCHOOL are to:

  • Introduce children to the healthy and confidence inspiring sport of surfing.
  • Foster a sense of personal stewardship regarding beach and marine resource management.
  • Provide a safe and exciting opportunity for learning and creative expression.
  • Explore the broad range of occupations and academic interests related to surfing, beach management, and the coastal community.
  • Introduce aspects of historical, as well as, modern-day surf culture.
  • Promote friendly, environmentally responsible, coastal community living.

With the exception of severe weather, this event will run rain-or-shine. In the event of complete calm seas, stand up paddle boarding may be substituted for surfing instruction. In the unlikely event of dangerous seas, water activity may be canceled while land based activities proceed. In this case, alternative dates for group lessons will be offered and/or discounted rate individual lessons offered.

2009 YOLO Stand Up Paddleboard Race Series

Calling all paddlers!

The first YOLO Board Stand Up Paddleboard Race will kick off at 5:30 PM on April 30, at Oyster Lake in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Male and female division four-member teams will compete in a series of five races as paddlers vie for the champion title “2009 YOLO Board Cup Series. Check out pictures from last year here.

Additional dates:
Thursday, May 21 – Location TBA
Thursday, June 19 – Sandestin Baytowne Marina
Thursday, July 23 – Location TBA
Thursday, Aug 13 – Location TBA

A one-time race entry fee (includes all races) is $140 per team. Complimentary 2009 signature race series t-shirts will be provided for each participating team member and boards will be available for use at each race event.

If you are interested in joining the Blue Mountain Surf race team (no experience required!) please use our contact form. If you want to form your own team, call YOLO at 850.622.5760 and sign up your team!

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Sea Turtle Awareness Tour Party at Seaside

Sea Turtle Awareness Tour 2009
A Free Concert Series for Sea Turtle Education
“Keep Them in the Dark”

Join us for an evening of LIVE music by acoustic duo MaMuse, and soloist Cody Copeland, food by Vegan Chef Jamie Dietrich, and commercial release party plus blooper reel! Beer and wine will be served.

Where: Raw and Juicy in Seaside
When: April 20th, 2009
Time: 6-10pm
Who: MaMuse, Cody Copeland, Sea Turtles!
What: A fundraiser to promote the Sea Turtle Awareness Tour, commercial release party,

A FREE concert series touring Florida to promote awareness of the State’s sea turtle nesting season. (May- Oct.)
The Sea Turtle Awareness tour is making stops throughout Florida in April as sea turtle nesting season nears. Live acoustic music and education combine creating a family friendly environment to learn about sea turtles and simple ways that humans can lessen their impact on turtle nesting beaches. The tour focuses on the effects of coastal lighting with regards to nesting and hatching sea turtles.

Media Contact:
Justin Yates
C: 530-416-0092
O: 530-600-0034
justyates@aol.com

Surf School Is In Session For Spring Break!

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(Update: Registration is now closed.  Use our contact page to add your name to our cancellation list and/or to be informed of future classes! )

The SURF SCHOOL will be in session . Class size is limited to 12 students for each day. RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! The cost is $60 per day.


Each student should bring a bathing suit, sunscreen, and lunch. Beverages will be provided throughout the day.

Wetsuits will be provided if needed (water temp is expected to be a comfortable 72 degrees, but could vary) .  Surf School Rashguards will be provided during the session and available to purchase for an additional $25.


Our SURF SCHOOL is an educational program for children ages 6-12. The program is open to boys and girls who are good swimmers and love the beach.  Designed to be way more than just a surfing lesson, your child will learn how waves are formed, what  turtles eat, how to spot a rip-current and more….all while having a blast at the beach !

The SURF SCHOOL will provide age appropriate, hands-on, education in the following subject areas:

  • Water Safety
  • Marine Biology / Beach Ecology
  • Science and Applied Physics
  • Art, History and Culture of Surfing
  • Hand Craftsmanship
  • Sport Psychology and Physiology
  • Surfing for Sport, Fitness, and Pleasure

The curriculum for each subject has been specifically created for SURF SCHOOL.  The primary goals of SURF SCHOOL are to:

  • Introduce children to the healthy and confidence inspiring sport of surfing.
  • Foster a sense of personal stewardship regarding beach and marine resource management.
  • Provide a safe and exciting opportunity for learning and creative expression.
  • Explore the broad range of occupations and academic interests related to surfing, beach management, and the coastal community.
  • Introduce aspects of historical, as well as, modern-day surf culture.
  • Promote friendly, environmentally responsible, coastal community living.

With the exception of severe weather, this event will run rain-or-shine.  In the event of complete calm seas, stand up paddle boarding may be substituted for surfing instruction.  In the unlikely event of dangerous seas, water activity may be  canceled   while land based activities proceed.  In this case,   alternative dates for group lessons will be offered and/or discounted rate individual lessons offered.

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Headed to the Surf Expo

surfexpoogo Blue Mountain Surf is headed to the Surf Expo. January 15-17, 2009. Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

Update:  Once again, Surf Expo was an amazing experience!  We were able to see the latest in surf, skate and stand up paddle boarding.  Watch this site for upcoming reviews of some of our favorite new products.