Course LevelsLapoint Surf courses

Level 1 - Beginner surf course

This course is for you who have never surfed before, or haven't surfed for a while and want to repeat the basics: Learning the basics of surfing, become comfortable in the ocean, catch white water waves and start doing turns.

Theory

A deeper understanding

Backing up practice with theory is always a great idea, to understand the why behind actions makes it both easier to remember and to adapt.

History of surfing

You'll learn where and when it all started and gain insight into the different types of boards and how they have developed over the years.

Surfing terms

Learn the language of surfing and surf-specific phrases and expressions.

Ocean awareness

The types of rips, waves, weather, conditions, tides and how they work, places to surf, different types of waves; beach, point and reef breaks. 

Surf safety & -etiquette

We’ll go through how to behave in the water, how to handle the board in and outside the water, how to handle the crowd of other surfers, how to fall after you have surfed a wave, and where in the water you should be as a beginner.

Surf equipment

An introduction of all surf gear; type of boards, fins, leash, wetsuit, reef boots, wax etc. We’ll also go through the different parts of the board; nose, tail, up, down etc. 

Board control

How to position yourself on the board, paddling, handling, and sit on the board to avoid hurting yourself or anyone around you.

Take-off

Learn how to do the perfect pop-up and get up on your board quickly and safely - at the right time.

Surfing the whitewater

We start with belly rides to understand when the whitewater has the most power and advance to standing up on your board, riding the waves. 

Individual feedback

The teacher will give you specific instructions for what to work on, so you'll know exactly how to best progress and achieve the goals of the course.

Boards

For this course, we use soft top surfboards or longboards with plenty of flotation to allow for easy paddling and stable rides.