Sam Hammer is a professional surfer, born and raised in Lavallette, New Jersey. He has surfed for Billabong for 20 years and is currently sponsored by Billabong, Firewire surfboards and VonZipper. He has spent his career traveling to surf waves worldwide and is still often featured in Surfing and Eastern Surf Magazine as well as on Surfline.com, Whalebone.com and more. Hammer has also competed in various competitions over the years, including the ESPN X-Games and New Jersey Grudge Match. His expansive wave knowledge as well as understanding of weather patterns and swell make him one of the most notable surfers to come out of the East Coast. Most recently, he was featured in Under An Arctic Sky, a surf film captured during Iceland’s most severe blizzard to date, which was directed by Chris Burkhard and debuted at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
At Hammer Surf School you have the opportunity to learn Sam Hammer’s surfing method from him personally as well as his extremely talented staff, who are well versed in Sam’s specific teaching techniques and protocols. We pride ourselves in our attention to detail. We are a surf school—not a summer camp—and that is our key point of difference. We are here to teach and bring the love of surf to everyone. If you want to learn how to surf, fine tune your skill level or just have fun and pick up a hobby and better understand the ocean, what you will learn and walk away with from Hammer Surf School is unparalleled.