BEGINNER SURF COURSE
If you have never picked up a surfboard, or you have been surfing for a couple months, then this course is for you.
What will you learn?
• History of Surfing
Surfing has a rich cultural heritage that dates back thousands of years. Tapping into the history is an integral part of being a surfer and a gentle reminder that surfing is more than just a recreational activity.
• Mental & Physical Aspects
An understanding of the mental and physcal challenges the come with surfing, so that when you meet these hurdles, you are able to overcome them.
Learn about the equipment needed, the conditions that equipment is suitable for, how to use and store the equipment to promote longevity of your equipment.
• Paddling and Pop-Up
Learn the fundamentals of paddling and popping up. Having a good understanding of these movements is the foundation for surfing. There is always room for improvement here and can often be the reason you struggle to progress.
• The Line Up
Take a sneak peak into what the line up looks like, go over terms and scenarios that will help you get comfortable with going surfing by yourself.
I HAVE NEVER SURFED BEFORE
I HAVE TAKEN A FEW SURF LESSONS
I CATCH MY OWN WHITEWATER WAVES
I HAVE STARTED GOING INTO THE LINEUP
I STRUGGLE TO CATCH UNBROKEN WAVES
I REGULARLY CATCH UNBROKEN WAVES
I CAN DO A BOTTOM TURN
I AM STARTING TO DO TOP TURNS
INTERMEDIATE SURF COURSE
If you can catch unbroken waves and ride them down the line, then this course is for you.
What will you learn?
• Deeper dive into Ocean Dynamics and Reading Waves
Ultimately, the most important part of surfing is being able to read and catch waves; if you can’t catch waves, you can’t surf. The goal of this section is to give you a better understanding of how waves work so that you have an easier time catching them which ultimately leads to faster more consistent progression
• Revising the Pop Up
Equally as important as catching and reading waves, but easier to practice. Mastering the pop up makes it easier for you to focus on doing turns, getting barrelled, and even doing airs. Many people plateau in their progression and 9 times out of 10 it’s because they haven’t completely mastered the pop up.
• Mental and Physical Plateau
Besides being mentally and physically fatigued, plateauing can happen as a result of poor form, getting stuck in your comfort zone of what you are already capable of and even the assumption of knowing what you are doing is correct without being open to the fact that you might be wrong. Understanding and overcoming these hurdles will help you progress much faster.
• Deeper Dive into Equipment
As you get better at surfing, choosing the right equipment becomes more important. At this stage you might be defining what kind of surfing you want to be doing. Are you going to be a longboarder with style and grace, a short boarder with power and athleticism or it doesn’t really matter. Either way there is not one board out there that does it all but knowing equipment helps you get to where you want to go.
• Bottom Turn
The first maneuver you need to master is the bottom turn. If you are able to turn the board in a specific direction to keep up with the wave then you are already doing a basic form of the bottom turn, the goal of this lesson is to teach you how the fundamentals of bottom turning. A good bottom turn is key to doing a good top turn.
• Line Up Psychology
Being able to navigate a crowded line up is a whole nother skill on its own. The line up’s are getting more crowded which can make it harder for us to catch waves. Having a better understanding of people, how they react to certain situations and how to adapt to the changing environment will ensure that you get your fair share of waves.
• Duck Diving
For those who are interested in pursuing short boarding, duck diving is essential for getting out into the line up quickly while conserving energy.
• Speed Generation
Speed, power and flow are part of the criteria that the WSL uses for judging the world’s best surfers. Without speed none of the maneuvers done in surfing would be possible. Having complete control over the amount of speed you have is paramount to surfing the wave to its full potential.
ADVANCED SURF COURSE
If you want to expand your turn, barrel, and air skills, then this course is for you.
What will you learn?
• Training Methods
Surfing can be physically demanding but offers a lot of fun. Exercising can be physically demanding but no fun at all. In this section we cover training methods that will help boost your performance. Just because the surf isn’t good, it doesn’t mean you can’t get better at surfing.
• Revision of Bottom Turn
Fine tuning the bottom turn to perfection can mean the difference between getting to 1 and 12 o’ clock. In this section, we reiterate the important parts of the bottom turn and work fine tuning it to be spot on so you’re ready for any section that comes your way.
• Top Turn In-Depth
Top turn is a term that covers a broad spectrum of different maneuvers. In this section, we cover all angles of the top turn from cutbacks to roundhouse, carves to laybacks, and snaps to blow tails. Defining each of these and diving deep into the fundamental movements that are required to complete them to perfection.
• Barrel Riding
To many surfers, the most prized possession in surfing is the barrel. Barrel riding is a combination of timing, reading the wave, and managing your own speed. Getting in is the easy part, but getting out is the hard part.
• Small Waves vs Big Waves
Surfing involves a lot of speed management. In big waves, you need to learn to slow yourself down because the wave offers a lot of energy. In small waves, you need to try and create your own speed because the wave offers little energy. In this lesson we separate big waves from small and dive into the techniques used to surf all types of waves.
Aerials are the hottest topic in surfing at the moment. There is no doubt that any sort of aerial is harder than any other maneuver in surfing…or is it? In this section, we will cover the different types of aerial maneuvers and break down the process to make it easier to comprehend.
• Competition Surfing
If you have completed all of the previous lessons and mastered each and every one of them, you may be interested in entering a few competitions. In this section, we will go over what it takes to be a competitor and set you up for competitive success.
I AM DOING TOP TURNS CONSISTENTLY
I CAN GET INTO THE BARREL BUT NOT OUT
I WANT TO WORK ON MY REPERTOIRE OF TOP TURNS
I WANT TO DO AERIALS