A great introduction to the basics of surfing. Approximately 20 mins of beach training followed by 90 mins of surfing. All equipment included.
Tip 3 - Catching A Wave
So how come the surfer next to you effortlessly caught the wave that you missed? It looked like they used no effort at all; while you were paddling so frantically it resembled a scene from Jaws. Blame your board, the tide, Brexit or just your technique?
So, you are out back on a 2 - 3ft day with a nice chunk of Atlantic heading toward you. Firstly, make sure you have enough time, do not rush it. You need that wave to be a good 3 to 4 board lengths away when you start paddling. As you lie down on your board use the tail to find the correct position; toes hovering over the last couple of inches is a rough guide for a correctly sized beginners board.
Keep that chin and chest up, lift those feet and take slow, smooth paddle strokes (without over reaching). As the wave gets closer you get quicker. Paddling is not a one-speed thing, start slow and build up the speed without it getting scrappy, remember smooth = fast. Do not kick your feet they should not even be in the water so will have zero propulsion benefits!
As the wave starts to lift you, keep paddling but take 4 fast (controlled) strokes, but breathe in deeply and hold it, you need to inflate your lungs ready for a big exhale before you pop up. Correct breathing at this point is crucial in making a decent pop up, yet rarely understood or utilised by the newbie - which will be part of Tip 4...........
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Half Day1 x 2 Hour Lesson£36.00-
An introduction to the basics of surfing, plus extra water time and coaching to improve your surfing. All equipment included.2 x 2 Hour Lessons£70.00(£35.00 each lesson)
Great to master the basics, ideal for a mid-week or weekend break. All equipment included.3 x 2 Hour Lessons£100.00(£33.00 each lesson)
Can be used mornings, afternoons or two full days. All equipment included.4 x 2 Hour Lessons£125.00(£31.00 each lesson)
Great for the week-long holiday. Surf every morning or afternoon. We cover everything you need to know to become a safe, competent surfer. All equipment included.5 x 2 Hour Lessons£150.00(£30.00 each lesson)
Ideal for the summer holidays. Six lessons to be taken whenever. Healthy, educational and fun. All equipment included.6 x 2 Hour lessons£170.00(£28.00 each lesson)
The best way to learn to surf. Ideal for visitors and locals, 10 lessons to be taken whenever. Valid for a year. All equipment included.10 x Two Hour Sessions£250.00(£25.00 each lesson)
You will have your own senior surfing coach working exclusively with you to maximise your skill level. Suitable for individuals and small groups. All equipment included.1 x 2 Hour Lesson£95.00+ £30.00 per extra person
Learn to SUP with Adventure Boardsports, our chosen local provider of paddleboarding just 5 minutes from Westward Ho! Email Amy for prices.