Next date to be confirmed.
You’re past the beginner stage, but you need some help to reach that next level where the fun really begins!
Are you frustrated by a low wave count? Do you have trouble staying ahead of the wave? Find it hard to hold your own in crowds?
It’s pretty common for late-starters and weekend-warriors to get frustrated during this novice to intermediate phase. You’ve gone beyond the typical surf school lesson, you kind of know what you’re doing, but you’re not quite satisfied with where you’re at.
You see the experienced guys and girls gliding across waves, laying down some nice turns and you’d like to do that too. And on those days when the waves are hollow and pumping, you want to be able to make the most of them – not blow it on those steep take-offs!
This Surf Camp is designed to be an intensive weekend where you will be coached in a holistic manner that combines theory, land-based training techniques, video coaching and tips on mindset.
I’ve honed in on a few of the most common problems I see with inexperienced surfers, and by attending this camp you will come away with the skills and confidence to move steadily in the direction of your surfing goals. I hope you’ll feel a sense of possibility that you can learn some moves….that one day you will get barrelled, or be ready to surf those Indonesian waves you see in the mags!
Where: Based at Omaha on Auckland’s Northern coastline. We will surf wherever the conditions are most suitable each day, between Tawharanui and Mangawhai Heads.
What’s Involved: On both days we’ll meet at the Omaha bach base early each morning and decide where to go for our first filmed surf session. After the surf we will return to the bach to review footage and go through an in-depth theory or land-based training session. We’ll then suss out the best spot for our second filmed surf session.
The main topics will be:
- fine tuning the pop-up for all types of waves
- instilling the correct stance that enhances control, speed and turning ability
- learning training exercises you can do at home to support the above
- wave reading and positioning tips to improve the wave-count and success-rate
- speed generation and turning techniques (will include a surf style skateboard session)
- a final summary on mindset, confidence and the learning process
- plus, happy to go through any questions you have
The schedule will be flexible and based on weather and tides. I will confirm the exact start time with you before the course begins. You will need to bring your own board and wetsuit and anything else you’d usually take on a surf mission. Clothes you can do some exercises in, and shoes for skating are also a good idea. Bring a memory stick too, so you can take home your footage.
Who’s the Camp for: Anyone who thinks they can benefit from the topics above. You might have surfed for a few months to a few years. The camp is designed for what I call level 3 surfers (check your level here).
There will be a maximum of 4 people to ensure quality coaching (as at 27/03/15 only 2 spots are left).
Accommodation: Is not provided as part of the course. I will be based at a bach in Omaha where the theory sessions will be held. Feel free to stay nearby in Omaha, or somewhere like Matakana or Leigh which isn’t too far away. Auckland is less than an hour away so there is also the option of just driving up each morning.
Price: The cost for the 2 full days is $280 per person. This includes 4 filmed surfs, all the theory/training sessions, your video footage to take home, plus any follow up questions via email.