Waves Surf Academy was created in 2013 as a local surf school originally contracted with the City of Delray Beach. The camp started with just 10 kids for the first summer. Fast forward to today there is now nearly 1,000 plus students that attend the local camps & programs throughout the year. The program teaches students to not only surf but to makes waves in their every day lives. 

Waves provides Surf Camps , Kids Club Programs,Surf lessons, Board Rentals & Mobile Swim Lessons. The companies portfolio includes beach & country clubs, hotels, and school institutions. The company works with beach clubs, country clubs, hotels and schools throughout South Florida.


Waves has been featured in Sun-Sentinel, Coastal Star, Palm Beach Illustrated & on ABC's Channel 10 news. Each instructor from Waves is lifeguard certified and has experience working with children. Waves also offers donation camps for established 501(C) 3 organizations. Waves provides a fun, safe and professional surf camp program offered to the public located in Delray Beach and is one of the fastest growing camps in South Florida! Waves Academy sister company, Waves Management is a Hospitality Management Company that specializes in a variety of services including pool and beach management services. For more information please visit wavesmanagement.com 

Eric Dernick

Founder & President (CEO)

Christina Dernick

Camp & Swim Director

 & Activities Coordinator 

Ryan Alkhatab
Surf Lesson Manager