Level 3 - The independent surfer course
Get comfortable surfing on your own, improve your spot analysis and wave reading skills and develop surfing technique and confidence with video coaching.
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.
During this course you'll become more confident in the lineup. There are many factors to think about in the lineup, in addition to catching waves. We'll go through what you need to know to stay safe and have a good time by yourself and the surfers around you.
Surf safety, surf etiquette & priority rules
To help you gain confidence in the water, we'll look closer at where to paddle out in the lineup, how to perfect your duck dive, where the rips run, where to exit the water etc. Knowing this, you'll be much more confident and catch many more waves.
Moving on from the basics of how the ocean works, we'll invite you to learn more about reading swell charts for not only the nearby spots but your local spots at home. Improving your forecast analysis ability is crucial to help you be at the right spot at the right time.
During the Level 3 course, we'll teach you how to read the conditions, the crowd and sufficiently evaluate risk and reward. These are valuable skills you'll need for the rest of your blessed life as an independent surfer.
The coach will mostly be in the water to guide you to make the right decisions and help you learn and implement the things we go through in this course.
During the course, you'll get specific tips and input on what type of board the coach recommend for you to maintain the optimal progression.
We have a variety of boards at the camps, so you can also test different equipment to find your favourite set-up.
Get comfortable in up to head high waves on your own
The goal for this course is for you to become relaxed surfing waves up to head high on your own. As part of that process, we'll teach and develop your technique on bottom turn, trimming, manoeuvres, duck dives and more.
As we continue to develop your surfing, we relate to new aspects of the wave, the ocean and the manoeuvres in your growing bag of tricks. With that comes a more extensive vocabulary and increased understanding of the surfing lingo.
Board control in the lineup
We polish your paddle technique, how you navigate a lineup, and how you best swing around when a set comes. All this is key to catching a lot of waves from the lineup.
The duck dive
The duck dive is an essential part of growing as a surfer, and avoid using energy on unnecessary paddling. We'll help you perform the duck dive the best way possible.
If this is not correct, you might miss out on the best waves of the session. The same goes for timing; you need to be in the right spot and pop up at the right time to set up the wave. We'll work on all these aspects in the course.
To give you some visual feedback, we will film a minimum one session. When analyzing the footage together, you'll have some clearly identified areas to work on.
We use a wide range of epoxy boards depending on your level, wave conditions and the type of surfing you want to do. Naturally, you can bring your own board as well if you wish.