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Houston Bodyboarding Camps changed my life. I had high expectations after signing up 2 weeks before the camp was to begin and every expectation was met and exceeded.

Jared and his family are some of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Their home and property in Puerto Rico is mystical. The vibe nourishes your body and minds need for nature. I found myself constantly receiving a calming sense of peace. I never felt unsafe or uncomfortable. After a long day of surfing, stretching and eating delicious meals, the Airbnb apartment behind their house, El Cucubano, was the perfect place to come home to.

I had several goals during my trip that Jared worked with me on daily, but probably the biggest goal of the trip was to learn more about competing professionally. Not only did I learn just about everything I needed to know, but Jared helped me gain the confidence I needed to commit to taking action towards making some of the biggest decisions of my life. He encouraged me in ways that I truly needed to take the next step mentally. Sure enough, after my time with Jared at Houston Bodyboarding Camps, I went on to compete in the 2019 Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational Trials event. I ended up making it into the main event by ironically beating some of the guys that I consider to be the best from Puerto Rico. Without Jared’s camp and confidence in me, none of that would have been possible. Now I’m more motivated than ever and only just getting started in the sport that I’ve loved for almost all my life.

I recommend this camp for anyone who is interested in getting excellent advice on how to improve their bodyboarding skills or anyone who is just in love with the sport of bodyboarding.

Chris Hodges | Virginia Beach, VA
Hustonbodyboardingcamp has been one of the best experiences in my life, 1000% recommended. It was super affordable and a true bargain. Being able to stay 7 days in Puerto Rico and eat the best healthy food out there was really fulfilling. Jared and his family took great care to make me feel welcome and part of the family. The housing was very comfortable and nice. Amazing coaching from the world’s champion. He is very detailed and attentive to whatever you want to improve or learn. Jared was there all the time, teaching not only techniques but a true experience and life style. My barrel riding, trick techniques, and reading the waves all improved over the week. I also felt more inspired to surf at a high level for as long as I can. All the locals are very nice and welcoming. This trip has also a cultural. You will see the most beautiful places, sunsets, beaches and caves in PR. If you have any thoughts of doing this camp don’t hesitate, just do it! You will thank me later. I can’t wait to come back and share waves with everyone again. I can’t thank my new friend Jared enough for such a great experience and for taking my bodyboarding to the next level!
Marco Navarrete | Burgoin, Mexico 

Choosing to attend Houston Bodyboarding Camps was one of best decisions that we’ve ever made. From the moment we arrived and met Jared at the airport, we suspected the week we had ahead of us was going to be exceptional, and it was! Bodyboarding is a passion that we both share: one of us (Luis) has been practicing for over 15 years; the other (Deanna) just got started last year. Nevertheless, Jared was able to provide targeted training techniques that were suited to our individual goals and levels of expertise.

Jared is an amazing coach and person and his passion and energy for coaching was contagious. In just one week, we were able to improve our approaches to riding waves of all kinds (wedges, reef breaks, beach breaks) and even picked up a few new moves along the way. We were able to train at both high-performance waves that offered new challenges, as well as work more specifically on each of our goals at quiet, coconut-strewn beaches with great waves and killer views.

It was very inspiring to share time with Jared and his family and to be part of the experience they’ve built. The lodging, El Cucubano, and the property (filled with animals, trees, and flowers) were absolutely serene, providing the perfect atmosphere for restful sleeping after multiple hours in the water. Mornings were met with the sweet smell of freshly brewed coffee and clean and nourishing food that set us up for success each day.

To say that the camp was transformative is an understatement. Both of us left having improved our bodyboarding skills tenfold and with newfound confidence in the sport. Jared’s mentorship and training have motivated us to take our practice to the next level. The camp was both extremely fun and intense (each evening we found ourselves sleeping like babies after a fulfilling day of surf). It’s exactly this mixture of fun and intensity that allowed us to progress as much as we did and stoked a fire in us that can’t be extinguished. Houston Bodyboarding Camps changed us and we couldn’t be more thankful.

Deanna Sheward and Luis Castaneda I Brooklyn, New York
Our experience at Jared Houston’s bodyboard camp far exceeded any expectations we could have imagined. We are of very different levels of experience and comfort in the water and Jared provided us with an exceptionally planned camp. He catered to both of our skill levels and any nerves almost immediately subsided within 15 minutes of Jared picking us up from the airport. We both learned so much about bodyboarding, building confidence, and life as well. Jared has a way of making you feel like family. Between the surf, coaching techniques, adventures, genuine conversations, incredible food, and stellar accommodations we couldn’t have asked for more. We wanted an anniversary trip that would provide adventure, beauty, purity, education and fun! Needless to say we achieved this through a life changing trip that can only be described as a dreamland. Puerto Rico is truly a magical island and will always be in our hearts. What was once a singular passion is now OUR passion together. We are so stoked to apply all that we learned and will most certainly be back and highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in the ocean, exploring, adventure, and building genuine friendships. Thank you Jared, Natasha, and Poe for the experience of a lifetime. Cheers.
Chester and Stephanie Rhodes / Virginia Beach

My one-on-one camp was amazing and my technique has radically transformed as a result.

What can I say about Jared’s stoke factor? Simply put, it’s full tilt and genuine. You’ve got an ally at your elbow in and out of the water. There is such authentic interest on his side to see you excel and develop your technique so you can be the best “you” on your board. For your own benefit and nothing else. If you’re open and humble, you’ll grow more in a week here than in a year on your own.
Puerto Rico has a lot to give. The locals are amazingly friendly out in the water. They give you waves and shout encouragement to you in the wave face. It’s so radically different from the possessiveness of Southern California. I couldn’t tell if they were happier that I was there, or if I was. A smattering of waves of all varieties are on tap within minutes from the flat.
A less openly advertised factoid is that Jared’s wife is also a world pro bodyboarder and famous in Puerto Rico. During the camps, you are quite literally surrounded by greatness. I came with a bag and a few boards and left with a great deal more. I left with an upgraded tool belt and new friends. 
It’d be easier to drink the oceans with a spoon than to find anything negative to say about the trip. What are you waiting for? Get out there! You’ll have a real belter of a time!
Ryland Behrens / California

Dear future camper, straight up x2 World Champion Jared Houston & family delivered the “Best experience of my lifetime” Waves epic, Vibe epic, Accommodations epic, Food Amazingly epic, and Adventures are daily & limitless safety was never an issue. To say the least I had an Epic time I will definitely be a returning camper!!! DM me for any questions/footage @chtorres714

Carlos Torres / California

All those interested in a top level bodyboard camp, you have to sign on with Jared Houston!

From the easy online reservations to our sad(because I didn’t want to leave) ride back to the airport. Jared’s camp rides Double Over Head high above others I’ve been to.
We were picked up at the airport on time and hit it off right away.
On the way to Jared’s home we stopped at a local grocery store to pick up a few supplies for the week.
Once settled in at the “el cucubano” we dined at a local restaurant, a short walk.
Back from dinner we were instructed on what our week would look like.
Up early in the morning with a light healthy breakfast, then off to find the perfect waves(which we had all week),
Lunch, (awesome food) time to rest, catch some rays, take a nap, or just relax.
Then back out to the surf.
Ride till sunset, an evening streck and back to El Cucubano for dinner(awesome food)
 Did this for 7 1/2 days!!!
Jared drove us to surf spots all over the place.
We rode reef breaks, point breaks, beach breaks and my favorite, Wedges!!
Not only is Jared an excellent coach, his local knowledge, is unmatchable.
Every spot we went to we were treated like locals, and welcome in the line up.
If you are at all interested in a bodyboarding camp?
Jared’s Bodyboard camp is a Must!!!
Thank you Jared and I will be back.
Pat Donnelly / Ocean View DE

The experience of a lifetime. Jared provides a very well rounded camp in the aspects of riding waves as well as an immense amount of local cultural knowledge. Jared is a well qualified bodyboard coach and his advice and perspective makes learning really fun. Especially because the waves are usually super fun. Everything about this place is legit! His property is beautiful and full of chickens, dogs, cats, and all of the tropical fruit trees you can imagine. Truly a dreamy place to stay for 7 days. The locals are all extremely friendly and simply just stoked on life. If you are looking to improve your bodyboarding skill level with one of the world’s best in one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit then book with Houston Bodyboard Camps. I will be returning the next chance I get!

Scotty Plowden / California
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