Meet the Cowabunga Surf & Watersports Camp Team

Camp Leadership

Brett Jenkins (“EAGLE”)

Camp Director

Co-owner of Cowabunga Surf and Sport with parents Melissa & Tom, Brett has been associated with Cowabunga for over nine years, managing the boards, providing expert lessons, and efficiently running summer camp.

Melissa Jenkins (“MOMMA J”)

Camp Administrator

Momma J (aka Melissa Jenkins), co-owner of 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, Connor’s wife, Lyndi.

Melissa’s background for over 30 years was in marketing, promotion and public relations, working in her own business and as a freelancer for local marketing firms. In December, 2012, she and her family purchased Cowabunga Surf and Sport, embarking on a new and exciting adventure! She claims the greatest benefit of owning the shop, besides working with her treasured family, are the many wonderful visitors, families, and conversations enjoyed over the past years. “We are privileged to call so many of our customers friends!”, she claims.

Some of Momma J’s favorite things are spending time outside, hanging with her family, meeting new people, Bible Study Fellowship, finding unusual additions for her tropical garden, and creating new and different recipes. Her favorite foods? Mediterranean!


Camp Counselor

Frodo moved to the Treasure Coast three years ago from Woodbridge, Virginia just outside Washington DC and has one older and one younger sister. This area holds many treasured memories for him, as his father and grandparents are from here and he grew up with Jensen Beach being the family vacation destination.

Considering himself to be very sympathetic and helpful, Frodo hopes to be instrumental in helping Cowabunga campers have a great time this summer, meeting their seaside and water sport goals. He has done a lot of babysitting and child care within his family and church, as well as for others, and has much experience overseeing and guiding younger children. He also has served as a swimming pool lifeguard.

With a true heart for music and art, Frodo likes to play the guitar, sing, write songs, and draw, using his designs to create custom t-shirts. He also enjoys mornings at the beach and surfing, a sport he learned at age 14 from The Eagle. He finds the ocean to be very therapeutic and claims that being in the water on a surfboard is the only thing that really helps him forget the troubles and stresses of the day. He also enjoys wake boarding and describes one of his best memories as a wakeboard trip several years ago.

Frodo’s favorite restaurant is Berry Fresh, claiming that their breakfast is awesome, and always enjoys a snack or lunch of an acai bowl loaded peanut butter. Over the course of the Quarantine, he says the most important lesson learned was “to count your blessings”.

Meet the Cowabunga Surf

& Watersports Camp Team

COMING: Spring, 2021!