UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEVEL

Surfing is often seen as a lifestyle rather than a sport, however there is a growing realisation that you can improve quickly through a combination of good instruction/coaching from beginner right through to advanced. With correct technique understanding in the fundamental skills and knowledge transfer you can accelerate learning and avoid long periods of stagnation. Surf learning can now be re-enforced through water drills, land training, video analysis, improved fitness and flexibility alongside practice in the sea. Your journey through surfing is never ending and continues to enlighten as you progress. Even the top surfers in the world will tell you they have been learning all their lives.

 

SURF LEVEL 1 – BEGINNER

Surfers at this level are new to the sport or are inconsistent at standing.

Our introductory class covers the basics of water confidence, paddling, catching waves and learning to stand. Further classes build both prone and standing skills in the white water. You will get an excellent introduction to the world of surfing.

AVAILABILITY : DAILY CLASSES AND COURSES

 

SURF LEVEL 2 – SKILL BUILDER

Surfers at this level can consistently stand and are now looking to build skills with a focus on catching smaller unbroken waves.

We look at beach and wave analysis, paddling technique, wave timing, etiquette and speed control. We offer skill building drills, fitness and flexibility exercises to match your ability and the conditions on the day.

AVAILABILITY : WEEKLY CLASSES, TOURS AND COURSES

 

SURFER LEVEL 3 – INTERMEDIATE

Surfers at this level, have normally surfed for a while and can consistently catch and ride along unbroken waves up to head high or slightly bigger and will be able to do some basic turning and speed control.

At this stage our coaching looks to teach an understanding of speed control and lines on the wave alongside a better understanding of positioning, wave reading and equipment knowledge. We will also look at the basics of good turning technique and using a range of drills, land training and video coaching and analysis help you improve.

AVAILABILITY : MONTHLY CLASSES, TOURS AND COURSES

 

SURFER LEVEL 4 – ADVANCED

Surfers at level 4 should have good understanding of waves and fundamental skills, such as bottom turns, speed generation, top turns and cut backs and be comfortable in a range of surfing conditions and wave types including overhead surf.

At this stage we are looking to increase knowledge in a number of areas including equipment and wave analysis, alongside improving your fundamental fitness and skills, understanding how to draw new lines, improve speed and style.

AVAILABILITY : LATE AUTUMN/ EARLY SPRING LOCAL CLASSES, TOURS AND COURSES

 

SURFERS LEVEL 5 – ADVANCED +

Surfers at this level are good surfers that are confident and skilled with performing the basic skills (bottom/ top turns, cutbacks, round houses, floaters etc) with an element of flare, speed and flow.

At this level we are looking at going into the air, rotation, barrel riding and more..

AVAILABILITY : PRIVATE WINTER CLASSES