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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 Start doing turns

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.

Ocean awareness

Learn about how waves form in the ocean and the different types of rips, waves, tides and weather conditions - and how they affect each other. We'll also teach you about the different kinds of waves,- beach-, point- & reef breaks and tips and local knowledge about the surf spots in our area.

Surfing terms

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

Surf safety & etiquette

Become aware of how to behave in the water, where to sit, and how to relate to other surfers.  

Surf equipment

An introduction to the board and surf gear like board types, fins, leash, wetsuit, reef boots, wax 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.

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