1. Little Chargers Surf Academy

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    This group class is specifically designed for young surfers (ages 4-6) to get comfortable in the ocean, learn safety techniques, practice proper surf form and play on-sand activities all in a small group setting. This is a more of an intro to surfing as well as how to approach the ocean that will also incorporate as much surfing as possible! If for any reason the ocean is not suitable for the younger surfers, the program is still on and we will work on on-sand activities.

    Sign up for a full weekly session is required—each session will include a Monday/Wednesday/Friday 2.5 hour session and run during the same time as the Kid/Teen Group Surf class which varies weekly by the tide. See the schedule by week below to see the start/end time. If cancelled by Hammer Surf School due to inclement weather, the makeup for each week will be on the Tuesday or the Thursday at the same time. All other cancellation polices apply to this program. If you cannot attend any session, standard or makeup, no refunds or credits will be given.

    Space is limited! Currently offered in Seaside Park and Spring Lake only. Click sign up to register in the surfer(s)’ name. 

    Please email if you have questions/inquiries.

    Classes will resume in June 2024!


  2. Kid & Teen Group Surf: MBBTC/Chapel Beach Club/SLBTC *Members Only*

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    Hammer Surf School is offering Group Surf Classes for Kids/Teens for summer 2024 at MBBTC, Chapel Beach Club and SLBTC.

    Please check back for the 2024 schedule!

    If you are NEW, click through the calendar to get to the day/time you want to sign up for and click sign up. It will prompt you to make an account in your surfer’s name and you can add siblings as family members. Next, add a Credit Card under billing. You cannot click into a private club’s class until you email the office staff at and share your surfer(s) full name and age so we can validate your account as a member.

    We can then finalizing registration for you however, in the future you can sign up on your own. Download our Hammer Surf School app if you are on your phone; go to if you are at a computer. Please note that group classes are 3 hours at MBBTC and Chapel Beach Club and 90 minutes at SLBTC. Scroll down for the schedule, pricing and location info.

    We also provide Private Lessons for kids ages 4 and older and adults at all of these locations. We can accommodate any private group size, depending on the ocean conditions, tide times and staff availability, they are 75 minutes and we provide all you need to surf. Please fill in the Private Lesson Request form on the Private Lesson page to request a Private Lesson at MBBTC, Chapel Beach Club or SLBTC. The Hammer Surf School office staff will contact you to set up a day/time and share next steps on how to create an account and purchase the lesson.

  3. Photo & Drone Package

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    What to expect from your Photo & Drone Package:

    • High resolution images of each surfer in the water as well as on land during a Group Surf Class or Private Lesson/Party.
    • All drone & video sessions are shot in 4k resolution (*this upgrade is for Private Lessons & Parties only).
    • Receive top quality edited images and/or video within 7 days of your surf session.
    • Please remember weather and conditions do not always cooperate. In the case of unfavorable conditions, we will do our best to reschedule your session for the perfect day – this would be during a pre-booked Group Surf Class or Private Lesson/Party. Also, this add-on is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
    • For questions related to booking a photo & drone package for an upcoming Group Surf Class or Private Lesson/Party, please reach out to the office staff at
    • For any inquiries or questions about the photos or video you’ve received, please email us at

    Want to book the photo package during a Group Surf Class?

    Book your Group Surf Class and request the photo package on a particular day within the Wellness Living Booking Software. We’ll then see your name on the Group Surf Class list & the Photo Package list. You must sign up in advance and cannot request this the day of! If we have to cancel the class due to ocean/weather conditions, your photo booking would be canceled and it is your responsibility to rebook it for the next time you are with us in a Group Surf Class.

    Want the photo & drone package for a Private Lesson or Party?

    Fill out a Private Lesson form and speak to the office about booking a private lesson (fill out the form on the Private Lesson page on our site) and let them know you want to add the Photo Package or the Photo & Drone Package on to your lesson or Surf Party so they can schedule our lensman for that specific day and time, pending availability. If we have to cancel the private lesson due to ocean/weather conditions, your photo booking would be canceled and it is your responsibility to rebook it for the next time you are surfing with us.

    IMPORTANT: You must book this service in advance — whether it’s for a group surf class, private lesson or surf party — and you must confirm and pay in advance. Cancelations and refunds must be requested more than 24 hours prior – no exceptions. Additional surfer pricing are for siblings only- no exceptions.

    Have more questions? Email:

  4. Teen Group Surf

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    For this three hour group surf, beginner and intermediate surfers will do a brief tutorial and warm up on the sand before heading into the water. Next, the group is broken up and assigned to various instructors with a guaranteed 4:1 ratio however we are often at 3:1. As long as weather and surf conditions cooperate, we will take a short break approximately half way through the class. If for any reason that is not possible and we need to spend time on the sand, we then use it as a way to practice exercise drills that can help with strength and balance while surfing, or even ‘games’ that help students get more comfortable in the ocean.

    The Teen Group Surf class occurs at the same time as the Kid Group Surf Class. We will break the Teens and Kids into separate groups in the ocean, however, they may intertwine in the ocean because of the nature of surfing being in an open environment and depending on the conditions, we may have only a small surfing area. Please note: If instructors feel it is necessary to combine the Kid/Teen Group Surf Class for safety or for any reason, they have the ability to do so.

  5. Private Lessons & Coaching with Sam Hammer

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    A Private Lesson with Sam Hammer is for anyone who specifically wants to surf with Sam at any age or skill level. Private Advanced Coaching with Sam Hammer is for competitive surfers to learn contest strategy and pre-wave visualization as well as intermediate surfers who simply want to learn more advanced techniques. Call or email us with any questions about setting up a private coaching session with Sam Hammer. Coaching sessions are booked based on ocean conditions as well as your schedule — 7 days a week, year round. Sessions with Sam are booked and priced at 75 minutes. Extended lessons are booked upon request. Please email to request a lesson with Sam. Include the surfer(s) name, age and skill level and we will get back to you to schedule your session.

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