What really happens when you attend a Surf Lesson?
Making the choice to join a surf lesson is an important decision that certainly starts your surfing career off in the right direction.
Learning to surf or even developing your surf skills can be a long draw out process for most. It seems that unless you’re lucky enough to start surfing at a young age or have plenty of time to donate to your new favourite hobby, reaching that goal can prove to be a frustrating road to success.
The good news is, given enough time in the water your surfing will improve over time. To give yourself that little boost to get ahead of the curve, taking a few tips from a dedicated and qualified surf coach can really give you that edge and gets you understanding and practising correct techniques that are proven to work.
Your First Surf Lesson
Depending on how much time and money you have ultimately depends on the type of surf lesson you are likely to experience. Here’s a quick break down of what’s what in the surf lesson world:
Group Surf Lesson:
These are the “bread and butter” for surf schools. Group surf lessons are a great and inexpensive way to get some surf instruction. Most lessons are around 2 hours long, include all the equipment and are generally pitched at an absolute beginner level.
Group surf lessons tend to be a real mix match of surfer wanna be’s, groups of friends, kids and general folks that just want to give it a go, all mixed up in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Perfect if you want to see what all the fuss is about.
Typically you’ll get an introduction to basic surf board knowledge, beach safety and some simple principles in how to get to your feet and ride a white water wave to the shore. As simple as it may sound, accomplishing this is no easy task and can equal in levels of fun and frustration before your first wave is ridden to the shore.
Further pieces on “Learn To Surf – What To Expect” coming soon…
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