From the abundance of local surf shops and board shapers to the annual East Coast Surfing Championships at the Oceanfront, the surfing culture is deeply engrained into the fabric of how we live the life year-round in Virginia Beach. In fact, we were the birthplace of East Coast surfing! As many of our resident waveriders will tell you, riding the perfect wave here comes at the cost of patience, tenacity and a little bit of luck – and that’s just how we like it. For those hopping on a board for the first time, Virginia Beach often offers the right conditions to safely ease into the action. If you are serious about honing your craft, many lessons and camps are offered at the resort area and in Sandbridge, with seasoned pros helping you ride your first East Coast wave.