First time surfers learning how to catch a wave and riding prone (on belly) and then introducing the pop up and standing up for the first time. This is also perfect for someone who needs a re-fresh if they haven't surfed for some time.
Pop up refinement and getting this effective, efficient and consistent before moving on to weight distribution and the "gears" of surfboard to get the best length of ride out of the waves.
Perfecting weight distribution on the surfboard ready to engage the rail into a forehand and or backhand turn in whitewater. Surf theory also comes into the lessons more at this stage, learning about the beaches and oceans, introducing rip currents and how to spot and use them.
Here we move on to an improver surfboard and will aim to catch some reformed waves along with some whitewater. Demonstrating both forehand and backhand turns into an "S" turn with "rail to rail" surfing and speed generation using arm throws, compression and extension.
Everyone out back!
Here we go through in more detail, surf etiquette, paddle out routes and position in the line up before working on effective paddling techniques for getting out back, including eskimo rolls, positioning and timings. How to sit on the surfboard and turn around for a wave ready for an angled take off and trimming along the "green wave" using all the techniques learnt from level 1.
More surf theory, talking about wave generation and forecasting. Looking more in depth at paddle out routes, identifying peaks and using them appropriately. In the water we will work on paddle refinement on unbroken "green" waves and deciding which way the wave is peeling using the correct angled take off to then get the best length of ride using rail to rail surfing.
Hard board introduction. Going back through all skills learnt from level 2 but this time on a hard board where it will feel a little different. We're still paddling out back and catching green waves and we will be testing you on your knowledge of all things surfing, theory and practical, show us what you got!!