About Us

The Cowabunga Company (formerly Cowabunga Surf and Sport) is a family enterprise, with the Jenkins family working hard as a team to bring you the very best experience in the water sport realm. We have lived in the Jensen Beach area for more than 30 years, enjoying the surf, sand, and sea breezes and are pleased to bring coastal experiences and adventures to you. Above all, we are here to serve you, so be sure to visit our Contact page and give us your feedback and recommendations!

Thanks so much for your interest and your support!

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772-334-SURF (7873)

We met Melissa and couldn’t believe how quickly our kids gravitated to her.  She’s so much fun and makes you feel like family right away.  Then we got to meet Brett for our lessons.  I got to learn how to surf with my son and now all of our kids ask when they can see “Uncle Brett” again.  The kids will definitely be attending surf camp this summer. 11/10 would recommend to anybody wanting to learn all about fun on the water. 

Melissa Jenkins 

Company & Camp Administrator

Melissa, co-owner of The Cowabunga Company (formerly Cowabunga Surf and Sport) with son Brett and husband Tom, has lived in South Florida within one mile of the Atlantic beaches all of her life.  Growing up in Fort Lauderdale, she has resided in Stuart with Tom and sons Brett, Skyler, & Connor since 1987 and now is blessed with an adored daughter-in-law as well.

For over 35 years, Melissa was active in marketing, promotion and public relations for her own, personal business and as a freelancer for local marketing firms. From 2012 through 2019, she and her family owned and operated Cowabunga Surf and Sport retail on Hutchinson Island, the greatest benefits of which were working with her family and the many wonderful visitors, families, and conversations over the years.

Since 2013, Melissa has administrated land-side arrangements for Cowabunga Surf and Watersports Camp, including registration development and maintenance, website coordination, marketing and PR, staffing systems, inventory purchase and management, daily camp operations, and communication and assistance for camp parents and families in all regards.

If you need information regarding any of Cowabunga’s activities or offerings, just give Melissa a call at 772-334-7873 or send her a message through this website!

Brett Jenkins (“Eagle”)

Company Watersports & Camp Director

Co-owner of The Cowabunga Company (formerly Cowabunga Surf and Sport) with parents Melissa & Tom, Brett has been associated with Cowabunga for over a decade, managing equipment, providing expert lessons, and efficiently running summer camp.

With nearly 20 years of teaching experience on the Treasure Coast, Brett has taught over 10,000 successful lessons to a broad variety of students ranging in age from 3 to 82!  Using his own simplified teaching method and his understanding of technique, Brett is able to train and coach all levels of surfers from beginner to advanced.  He also holds current Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certifications.

Brett has a deep passion for surfing and for inspiring children and youth to build their character and their confidence in and out of the water.  The originator, designer, and Managing Director of Cowabunga Surf and Water Sports Camp since 2010, he intently supervises camp staff and personally oversees the safety, instruction, and enjoyment of all campers. As a result of his dedication, he has seen the Camp grow from an enrollment of 35 to over 800 in the last 10 years.  

An enthusiastic leader and mentor of children and youth since age 16, Brett served for five consecutive years as a summer camp counselor (primarily in watersports) at Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, Missouri; worked full time for Boosterthon Fun Run for four seasons; taught private piano and guitar lessons for many years, and has served, and continues to serve, as a youth leader at local churches.

Born and raised within five minutes of the Atlantic shore, Brett is also a kite board instructor and enjoys boating, fishing, wake boarding, as well as nearly every other water-related sport.  He is well-travelled, frequenting many top surf and winter ski locations throughout the Americas.

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