Knowing your ability level makes it easier to communicate your experience and current skill set to us which is important so that we can properly plan your week of coaching. Before you arrive at Surf Simply we will ask you about your current level so that we can create a scheme of lessons designed to maximize your progress and enjoyment. You will be learning along side one or two other surfers who are at the same level as you. Here is a summary of which skills are specific to each level of surfer.
Level 1 - surfing white water waves, learning trimming, carving and the functional stance in the white water.
Level 2 - starting to catch unbroken waves with the help of an in-water coach then starting to surf across the face.
Level 3 - consistently catching head high unbroken waves without an in-water coach and trimming down the line..
Level 4 - comfortably catching over head waves and performing cutbacks and floaters in smaller surf.
Level 1 Surfing
Stage one surf lessons are all done in friendly and forgiving white water waves, so you’ll never be out of your depth. You’ll learn how to select and catch waves unassisted; how to stall and accelerate the board; the difference between trimming and carving turns; and the functional stance, which is so important for when you progress further.
Level 2 Surfing
Stage two surf lessons are about paddling past the white water and surfing “out the back.” You’ll learn how to paddle out through waves efficiently and safely; select and catch unbroken waves; understand etiquette; know how to confidently and safely deal with any situation which may present itself to you; and to position yourself correctly for each individual wave.
Level 3 Surfing
Stage three surf lessons involve learning how, why and when to perform basic maneuvers on the unbroken face of the wave. We start with trimming your board across the wave to find the fastest line. We then learn about white water climbs, floaters, carving changes of direction, fades and cut backs.
Level 4 Surf Lessons
Stage four surf lessons are all about performing committed maneuvers, in the critical part of the wave, with speed power and flow. This involves: establishing which areas of your surfing need to be focused on; learning which drills are relevant to you and breaking your free surfs up into productive bite sized sessions.