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Surf Coaching with Surf Coach International

Surfing is a worldwide experience that knows no boundaries. Every surfer has an opportunity to learn, and strive to do better no matter what level surfer you are.

Surf Coach International has the right approach, attitude, experience, and qualifications. We are highly motivated to help you face the challenges that may arise to help you achieve your goals. 

Surf Coach International offer surf coaching at all levels

Duration: 3 hour session

Price List

Private Coaching

1 x Coached session (duration 3hrs) £90.00

2 x Coached sessions (duration 3hrs) £175.00

3 x Coached session (duration 3hrs) £260.00

4 x Coached session (duration 3hrs) £345.00

5 x Coached session (duration 3hrs) £ 430.00

Group Coaching:

1 x Coached session 2 persons (duration 3hrs) £150.00 (per session)

1 x Coached sessions 3 – 4 persons (duration 3hrs) £60.00pp

1 x Coached session 5 – 8 persons (duration 3hrs) £55.00pp

Grom2Junior Rippers

L1 = 10 hours £200

L2 = 12 hours £240

L3 = 16 hours £320

L4 = 24 hours £480

L5 = Inquire ongoing coaching £55.00 per session must book minimum of 10 coaching sessions

L6 = Inquire ongoing coaching £65.00 per session must book minimum of 10 coaching sessions

Level 5 & Level 6 is high performance coaching including video analysis.

All equipment: (board, full length well fitting wetsuit, and boots) are provided free of charge as part of the lesson.

Beginner Surf Coaching

Congratulations on choosing Surf Coach International to help you improve your surfing capabilities.

As a beginner surfer you will have never or had a few attempts at surfing.

We will take you through a process of instruction that will lay down a very solid platform from which you will be able to practice correctly and advance to the next level. It is vital that you learn the correct techniques from the start. We will also teach you Ocean Awareness; this is important to ensuring you understand the ever changing dynamic of the ocean and waves ensuring that you are safe when going out on your own to practice. Safety = Fun = Learning.

We recommend up to 6 sessions with us (level 1)

During your coaching you will learn to:

  • Understand how to recognize rip currents and where it is safe to surf.
  • Paddle you board to catch waves.
  • Pop up to your feet using the knee first or direct pop up.
  • Be able to perform steady straight rides towards shore.
  • Be aware of other craft users and surf etiquette.
  • How to exit safely should you become stuck in a rip current.
  • And much more!

Intermediate Surf Coaching

This level is for surfers wanting to progress quicker than you could on your own or from advice from your mates! Be aware though that this is a stage of your surfing that although loads of fun will test your endurance and patience at times. There is much to learn, so there is no particular time frame to progress from this level to the much higher and technically demanding Advanced level.

Again we recommend 6 to 8 lessons (L2 & L3)

You are confident with the basics and are now beginning to perform in more challenging conditions or want to improve in a specific area of your surfing.

During your coaching you will learn to:

  • Understand in greater detail how the ocean works as well as rescue techniques and prevention.
  • Out back green wall wave surfing
  • Positioning in the line-up and wave selection
  • Advanced paddling techniques
  • Direct pop up
  • Bottom and top turns
  • Cutbacks to the foam and re - direction
  • To generate speed on your fore – hand & back - hand
  • Understand how your body movements affect your surfing (biomechanics)
  • Fitness to help you improve & nutrition
  • Understanding different use of equipment for changing surf conditions
  • Using wave and wind models
  • And loads more!

With this solid and detailed course under your belt you will now be able to go out and practice with confidence and with time preform each maneuver faster, at the correct time and with a more radical approach.

Advanced Surf Coaching

BOOMB!! You are serious about your surfing and are either a hot shot wanting to go pro and surf comps or master certain or all the major maneuvers in your repertoire and many more.

You will also expand your ocean awareness knowledge, allowing you to take on the greater challenges that lie ahead.

There is no time limit to this level; however we recommend 8 to 12 coaching sessions (L4 & L5)

This level is all about coaching and fine-tuning your technique enabling you to preform your maneuvers with speed, power and control.

During your coaching you will learn to:

  • Surf in bigger more challenging waves.
  • Take off from a variety of positions on the wave.
  • Quickly generate speed.
  • Select the correct maneuver at the right time
  • Understand how your body movements affect your maneuvers (biomechanics)
  • Fitness and nutrition.
  • Preform with speed, power and control surfing in both directions:
  • The perfect bottom turn
  • Re-entry’s, snaps and carves off the top
  • Tube riding
  • Floaters
  • Cut backs with re - bound
  • Aerials and reverses
  • Finishing maneuvers.
  • Contest surfing.
  • You will be invited to attend HIGH Performance Camps locally and abroad.
  • You will be trained & coached to a level, which will also enable you to complete internationally recognized lifeguard and surf instructor qualifications.

Elite Surf Coaching

You are now a rookie pro and need mentoring and coaching to improve and maintain focus on short and long-term goals. Level 6

This is where you build a coaching relationship with your coach and work as a team individually and with other similar level ability surfers.

You are able to perform all major and progressive maneuvers with confidence and consistency with speed, power and control, so where to from here?

The top WCT surfers are constantly improving their skills in many areas in order to have a competitive advantage over their opponents.

Surf Coach International will coach & mentor you to ensure you achieve the following:

Short- Mid term goals:

  • Assessment of needs.
  • Biomechanics and fitness assessment.
  • Advantages of nutritional programs
  • Tactical technique video analysis coaching.
  • Bespoke implementation of fitness program.
  • Competition surfing:
  • What the judges want and understanding the criteria.
  • Rules and interference rule with case studies from live heats.
  • Using priority to your advantage and case studies of live heats.
  • Surfing against the buzzer beater.
  • Planning and preparing for a competition.
  • Heat strategies and scenario training.
  • Mental preparation.
  • Your demon stressors, examining what throws you off and what makes you fire up.
  • The will to win, case studies and tools to help you improve your mental game.
  • Plan-do-review. The importance of learning from your wins and losses.
  • Heat drills (lots of them) with some curved balls thrown in for fun!
  • Setting yourself apart, your uniqueness.

Long-term goals:

It is crucial to understand what you want and how you plan to achieve this. It is also necessary to be realistic as not reaching goals can have a diverse effect on your confidence and be a major setback.

Time frames will be placed and constant assessment and reviews will take place to measure success before moving on to the next goal.

Surf Coach International will coach & mentor you to ensure you achieve the following:

  • Marketing you and managing your career path.
  • Sponsorship.
  • Setting up blogs and you tube posts.
  • Getting the most for you and help you make the right choices to pursue a career in surfing.

Grom2Junior Rippers

Surf Coach International is proud to provide you with a fun filled surfing and beach safety and ocean awareness program aimed at developing your skills. You will be able to achieve real goals delivered in a safe and friendly environment.

We have developed 6 Levels each focusing on progressing your surfing skills, beach safety and ocean awareness. The programs will be delivered only by qualified Lifeguard Trainer/ Assessors and Surf Instructors, certified by National Governing Bodies this is to ensure a high standard of delivery and expert knowledge.

Level 1

Is designed specifically for the beginner surfers. All competencies are coached and assessed in shallow waters in a safe and controlled environment. You will learn the basics about your equipment, beach and ocean awareness, enough to keep you safe and aware of your surroundings. You will be required to catch waves on a regular basis towards the beach.

Level 2

Is designed specifically for the novice surfers, and those that have completed Level 1. All competencies are coached and assessed in shallow to medium depth water in a safe and controlled environment. Participants will be coached to surf further out catching spilling waves and riding to shore. You will learn more about your surfboards, equipment, positioning on your surfboard and general surfing etiquette. You must complete Level 2 Beach and Ocean Awareness modules before progressing onto the next level.

Level 3

Is designed specifically for the intermediate surfers and those who have completed Level 2. All participants will be expected to catch small to medium unbroken waves. All competencies are coached and assessed in medium depth water in a safe and controlled environment, with participants only moving beyond catching and riding white water waves when conditions are appropriate and risk assessments, surf conditions evaluated by the surf coach. Participants are to demonstrate a good competency in trimming, controlling and riding the surfboard along medium unbroken waves. A good take off is key and remember no knees! Now it’s time to really progress. Participants must also complete all Level 3 Ocean Awareness and Beach Safety modules to include junior lifeguard course before moving onto Level 4.

Level 4

Is designed specifically for the improver surfers and those who have completed Level 3. All competencies are coached and assessed in medium to deep depth water in a safe and controlled environment. Participants able to perform assessments in waves no bigger than 5ft. Participants need to demonstrate good use of body positioning, paddling onto waves, wave selection, trimming, angled bottom turns and riding small unbroken waves to the shore with good control.

Level 5

This level is designed for the developed surfer and those that have completed Level 4. You will be introduced to competition surfing and mentoring. All Level 5 activities and assessments should be conducted no further than 300m from the shoreline. Participants able to preform assessments in waves no bigger than 4-6ft depending on the participant’s confidence and ability. Participants need to demonstrate competency in linking up manoeuvres on the open wave face of a small to medium size un-broken wave. This level is about compiling advanced techniques, good wave selection, and well developed board riding skills combined with solid knowledge of safety and performance will take you.

Level 6

This level is designed for performance surfers and for those that have completed Level 5 or have had previous coaching. Initial assessments will be conducted to see level if required. Level 6 focuses on performance surfing, competition surfing and in depth knowledge of the surfing industry. You will be competing in National surfing events and support given to gain sponsorship. You will need to demonstrate implementing and combining big manoeuvres on the open face of waves no bigger than 6ft – 8ft depending on the participants confidence and ability. Your knowledge of the ocean and beach environment will be assessed. You will be required to have successfully completed your Beach Lifeguard or Lifesaver qualification. This level is the start to a career in surfing if you are committed to pursue your goals. Surf Coach International offer gap year tours to gain valuable International surfing experience and experience diverse surfing cultures.

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