Who is this for: The clinic is designed for people who already have some experience surfing, can already stand up on a wave, are confident paddling and are already starting to surf outback. Most people will already have their own board.
What we will cover: Key aspects of intermediate surfing with a goal for surfers to be able to up their wave count, take off successfully on more waves and complete waves riding them with confidence for a longer time. Specifics include:
l Reading the beach and line up. Where are the rips and currents, where is the best place to paddle out, and where is the peak. Focussing on identifying safe entry and exit points and currents so you can more confidently and safely surf by yourself at a break.
l Reading the wave: Knowing where it’s going to break, and early paddling to position yourself in the best position to take off in the wave, instead of paddling and missing the wave, or having it come down on your head.
l Improving your take off: Paddling for take off, angling into waves and faster pop up so that you can consistently cleanly take off on the unbroken part of the wave with speed and not get caught up in the lip.
l Bottom Turn: Once you are on a wave dropping down being able to confidently execute a bottom turn to get you back up onto the face of the wave with speed. A good bottom turn is essential to set up almost all other follow on moves.
l Re Entrys and cut backs. Two key manouvers for top to bottom surfing and to allow you to stay in the power pocket of the wave and surf the entire wave without losing speed, out running the wave or having it break infront of you.
l Duck Dive: the art of duck diving, key for surfing out back and having confidence in larger waves.
l Exercises to improve surfing: Will go through some exercises that you can do to improve your surfing (pop up, balance and landing) when you are out of the water.