Therefore, we insist on organizing them according to objectives that allow students to have a better perception of their level of surfing and their potential for evolution.
When a set of objectives and content is made available, the student is able to self-assess himself, while managing his own challenges and expectations. This way he collaborates with the instructor to learn, improve and progress, acquiring more and more experience in this sport.
Goal: take-off in foam and keeping balance.
- Equipment introduction and explanation
- Defining positioning (inside – after the waves break)
- Basic safety rules (appropriate way of falling off the board, head protection techniques, handling the board inside and outside the water, watching out for other surfers)
- Take-off demonstration (standing up on the board)
- Paddling and take-off exercises in the sand and transition to the sea
Goal: strengthening the take-off in foam with paddling.
- Reviewing safety rules
- Perfecting the take-off (with precision and speed)
- Techniques on how to keep the balance
- Improving the paddling technique
Goal: take-off in a “green wave” (before it breaks).
- Outside introduction (before the waves break – “green wave”)
- Wave selection, learning how to catch a good wave to surf
- Additional safety rules (deep waters and currents introduction; head and body protection in case of a wipeout or fall)
- Practicing the sitting position and turning the board
- Take-off technique with vertical drop
- Paddling technique and timing
Goal: take-off in a “green wave” with turning.
- Reviewing safety rules
- Perfecting the take-off with drop
- Line-up positioning
- Turning introduction with two variations (diagonal cut and bottom-turn)
- Analysing sea conditions
Goal: strengthening the drop and bottom-turn, and introducing the duck dive.
- Surfers’ priority and safety rules
- Surf etiquete
- Duck dive technique
- Improving sea analysis and learning how to read and interpret the tide and wind
- Approaching waves in beach break and point break
What awaits you
The instructor’s role adapts to the student’s experience and consequent evolution. That is why we always try to encourage greater autonomy, interfering less and less.
However, we often use the voice of command to advise, correct and criticize positively through rigorous analysis and permanent feedback.
Regardless of the surfing experience you have, our instructors are ready to help you reach even further!