Surf Season is the 11-week summer period from Week 26 through Week 39. It normally begins on the Friday before July 4th and ends the week after Labor Day. Weeks by Number.
In 2022, Surf Season begins on Friday, July 1, 2022.
Most Surf Season reservations are made on a single day known as Surf Day, the first day on which reservations can be made for Surf Season of the following year.
Surf Season owners have priority. (Technically, any owner in good standing* (or an authorized proxy*) may request a reservation in Surf Season, but only only Surf Season owners may make reservations on Surf Day*. See below.)
Surf Day each year is the Tuesday of Week 25, the week before the start of Surf Season.
Notice the terminology: “Surf Day 2023” is the first day in 2022 on which you can make reservations for Surf Season 2023.
You can find an explanation of terms like “use week,” “proxy,” etc. on the Reservations Overview page.
Ocean View units and upper floor units are in high demand.
Owners who are flexible in the units and weeks they want generally get the best reservations.
About 4 – 6 weeks before Surf Day, a Surf Day Packet is mailed to all Surf Season owners, giving details of the procedures for the upcoming Surf Day. To improve your chances of getting the week you want in the unit you want, make requests using all three reservations methods: Write-In, Phone-In, Walk-In.
On Surf Day, calls in the phone queue are logged for later call-back, and then reservation requests are processed in rotation: Walk-In, Phone-In, Write-In.
If you own multiple intervals, you may make two reservations (but only two, no matter how many intervals you own) from your position in each queue. See details for each queue.
» An annual lottery in January which assigns a priority order to all 275 Surf Season intervals.
» A Reservations Matrix used to submit your preferences (weeks and units) for the upcoming Surf Season.
Always send a write-in request.
Submit your Write-In requests for Surf Season 2023 before noon on Friday, June 24, 2022.
If your matrix is received later than 3 days before Surf Day, it’s placed at the end of the Write-In queue.
Wait in line at the resort on or before Surf Day and make one or two reservations in person. In practice, some owners begin to wait in line many days before Surf Day.
Following COVID, procedures for the Walk-In line are under review. Updates will be posted to the site before the Surf Day packet is mailed out.