Starting a High School Surf Club Need Advice

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by lipride20, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. lipride20

    lipride20 Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    If you can read titles then you already got the gist of things so I'll try not to waste your time. I was thinking about going with the whole "beach clean-up" club idea just to get the approval of the school, but that would require a lot of time thinking of a cleaver name so people know its a surf club but without flat-out saying "surf club." The school I go to definitely has enough surfers to support a decent sized club but someone tried this a few years back and got straight up denied (hence the need for a stealthy name). I was also thinking about finding a organization that runs contest in the NY area. Something for some of the better surfers to do together. Any other positive ideas are welcome.
  2. Gilman Photography

    Gilman Photography Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    for organizations i know nssa has high school team contests in the NE, as for naming club perhaps call it "Surfrider" or something along said lines where u help out at local surfrider foundation beach clean ups and events and the rest of the time u surf, would be a pretty good cover.

  3. ThatSlyB

    ThatSlyB Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Just do it unofficially. Put up flyers
  4. lipride20

    lipride20 Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    kudos for the great advice
  5. Uncle Irish

    Uncle Irish Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Just be careful in how you approach the school admin. I approached a high school in Monmouth County as a parent and was denied immediately citing "safety issues." My suggestion, do it underground. Not a lot of them in NJ, only know of Manasquan.
  6. dudeman

    dudeman Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Unless you're trying to start a surf team, just keep it unofficial. Then you won't have to do any slight-of-hand to make it happen. You can straight get high and go surf with your friends and nobody can say ****
  7. suzyq

    suzyq Active Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    if you find a teacher that surfs, that will defiently help your cause. MY school has a skii/riding club and he plans awesome day trips with good prices and good mountains. It is better because he loves riding and wants to enjoy it to. Ofcourse surf clubs are a litte diffrent but if the indirect name thing doesnt work its worth a shot. Safety is the big issue like Uncle Irish said, but i can imagine if you get enough enthusiastic people they cant ignore ya.
  8. mgarbutt

    mgarbutt Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2009
    Try linking up with your local Surfrider Chapter. They now have a scholastic program for school clubs that associates you with the Surfrider organization. It would be hard for you school to say know if you were associated with a legit non-profit.
  9. lipride20

    lipride20 Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    this would be perfect but I can't seem to find anything about it on their website.
  10. mgarbutt

    mgarbutt Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2009
  11. PcolaSurfer850

    PcolaSurfer850 Member

    May 14, 2012
    You can always hold an inhouse surf contest consisting of the surfers who attend your school....see if you can get local shops to help sponsor the event. As far as your club, have a mission statement and present the club as a learning group, the school board will be more encouraged to give your club a push. Good luck and God's speed.