Get Out There!

Are you new to Philadelphia and looking for friends to paddle out with? Perhaps you’re looking travel and surf around the world! Join us at our many happy hours, fundraisers, and surf sessions through out the year; and meet people who love surfing as much as you! With members who are in the water year-round there’s always one of us catching waves. With skill levels that run from advanced all the way down to beginner, there’s always a spot in Philly Surf Crew where you will be at home!

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Get Involved!

At Philly Surf Crew, we get stoked on more than just waves. Through involvement with the community we pass on the love of the environment to others through events, outreach, and charitable giving.  Whether it’s leading beginner lessons, doing a trash cleanup, or organizing fundraisers Philly Surf Crew members find many avenues to get involved!

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Our Mission

Surfing is more than just a sport: it is an experience that hooks from the very first wave caught and ignites a fire inside every time you paddle out. We are family bound by that love of the ocean and gathered by the call of the waves. Our mission is to unite current and future surfers from Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey to nurture a community that educates, gives back, and empowers. As a socially-conscious collective, Philly Surf Crew members are dedicated to our communities through:

  1. Participating in environmental efforts to keep our beaches and waterways clean.
  2. Sharing the love of surfing to children, groups, and communities who traditionally lack access to the ocean.
  3. Supporting charitable efforts to help those organizations that strengthen the social fabric of our society.

Open to all levels and all walks of life: join us in our quest to get stoked, and pass it on.  

Featured

Surf Trip: Virginia Beach
Surf Trip: Virginia Beach
New and Old members of Philly Surf Crew venture down to Virginia Beach to do a little bit of surfing and camping at the end of summer.  Contributing photographers are: Casey Rech, Zachary Zeilman, Brandon Fleigg, and Robert Kuoch.
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Conquer the Delaware
Conquer the Delaware
The annual tubing event saw around 40 people in attendance! Join Philly Surf Crew for our yearly tubing trip to Conquer the Delaware.
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Belmar Pro
Belmar Pro
Several members of Philly Surf Crew attended as spectators, the Belmar Pro held in Belmar, New Jersey.   Photographs by Brandon McNeely (@brandesign) Editor: Christopher String.
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Surf Trip: Costa Rica 2017
Surf Trip: Costa Rica 2017
Philly Surf Crew's yearly trip down to Costa Rica invites surfers of all levels to get stoked, have fun, and embrace the pura vida lifestyle for a week as we explore and surf in paradise. Photographer: Christopher String. Contributing Photographers: Tom Marrero, Stephen Miller, Charlotte Whiteman, Natalie Lolli, Dennis Mirabito, and  Renier Lopez The guys and gals are up early...
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Surf Trip:  Nicaragua
Surf Trip: Nicaragua
Playa Santana, Nicaragua. Conditions 5-8ft @ 15 seconds, with 10mph off-shore winds.  Nicaragua surf trip photos captured by Jared Adkins of Bluebird Distilling for Philly Surf Crew.
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Sessions: Swelly Sunday in Asbury
Sessions: Swelly Sunday in Asbury
Sunday saw some mellow off-shore winds with 10s swell rolling through. Some small barrels and lumbering giants made for a great day with the crew. Photos provided by Harley Broer [instagram], Jared Adkins and Christopher String. If you're interested in joining, make sure to follow us on Instagram, Meetup, and our Philly Surf Crew Page to keep up with the latest meetups and...
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Surf Trip:  Costa Rica
Surf Trip: Costa Rica
The annual Labor Day surf trip to Witch's Rock Surf Camp in Costa Rica kicks off a week that challenges and improves your skills. Join us as we explore paradise and perfect waves! Trip details for 2017 at the bottom of the page! Photos by Christopher String for Philly Surf Crew.     Dates for Costa Rica 2017: Aug 26th...
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Education and Empowerment

Education Initiatives

Our educational programs are currently in development, check back soon for our webseries.

Empowerment Initiatives

Empowerment starts with you and we are working hard to enable time and access to get people into the water and learn to the best of our ability. One of our current initiatives, “Women in the Waves” seeks to bolster women’s’ presence in the lineup through targeted surf sessions and confidence building through technical skill strengthening.  More coming soon!

Giving Back

Outreach: Leatherback Trust
Outreach: Leatherback Trust
Philly Surf Crew is very fortunate to have met Jay Black, former worker with the Leatherback Trust and we reached out to her in Philadelphia...
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Wissahickon Cleanup hosted by United by Blue
Wissahickon Cleanup hosted by United by Blue
With companies like REI and United By Blue teaming up to rally members to clean up the Wissahickon, Philly Surf Crew members attended to help...
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Family Day with Surfrider
Family Day with Surfrider
Members of Philly Surf Crew are proud to help out the Surfrider chapters whenever possible.  For this event held by the Jersey Shore Chapter, Philly...
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Surfrider Rally in Asbury
Surfrider Rally in Asbury
Beach Sweep with Clean Ocean Action
Beach Sweep with Clean Ocean Action
The goal of Clean Ocean Action’s Beach Sweeps is to reduce and eliminate sources of litter by engaging people in volunteer efforts to clean beaches...
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Dune Grass Planting w/ Surfrider
Dune Grass Planting w/ Surfrider
Philly Surf Crew supports local organizations that put time and effort into caring for the environment.  Surfrider's Jersey Shore Chapter participates each year in a...
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Meet the Crew!

Steve, Founder

The OG of the group and intermediate surfer, Steve’s frequent use of the phrase, “soooo stoked” has resulted in it being banned in 8 different countries across 3 continents. A dedicated snowboarder he enjoys working on his aerials and butters. He is a staunch anti-plantist, and he has pledged himself to the life of a vegetarian in an effort to not only be healthy and centered, but to increase his plant kill-count.

TopherDirector of Stoke

Former Jersey native, intermediate surfer, and taco enthusiast you will frequently find him elbows deep in a motorcycle engine tinkering around. He spends his time traveling and photographing people around the world when not surfing. When asked to describe himself using one word, he chose: “bad at following directions”.

KennethLawn Protector

The only true Jersey local and resident to the group Kenneth teaches our beginner sessions and you will often hear his battle cry of “paddle!!” cutting through the waves. Specializing in great wax jobs and protecting his lawn, he prides himself on teaching all new surfers the number one rule: “Don’t drop in!”. You can find him sailing past everyone on his Fly board or asleep under a towel in the sand.

JulesDinosaur Whisperer

Jules is a beginner surfer who’s getting her start with the Philly Surf Crew on the beaches of NJ. She is passionate about new surfer outreach, planning events for the Crew, and promoting the Women in the Waves program. Julianne also loves to ski double blacks, rock climb, paint dinosaurs, dance her heart out, and travel the world. She works as a commercial interior architect and professional musician, gigging from Baltimore to Asbury. Julianne lives by the words “you gotta risk it to get the biscuit.”

TomChief Hair Flipper

As a young Marine stationed in Hawaii in the 90’s he picked up surfing at one of the island’s best and well known surf spots, North Beach. When he’s not surfing, he enjoys spending time with his daughters, mountain biking, climbing, snowboarding, and travelling. A working safety professional, he serves on several committees for professional organizations and OSHA. He joins Philly Surf Crew to help others surf at their potential, and to give back to the community. Tom’s favorite words to live by are, “Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.”

Sponsors

Sponsors are an important component in Philly Surf Crew as they allow us to align ourselves with companies whose vision complements our own. These organizations’ generosity enable us to raise funds and resources to enact initiatives to give back and grow. If you are interested in working Philly Surf Crew by donating time or resources, Send us a Message!

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