Surf Levels

Beginner

Experience

You have no, to very small surf experience.

Swimming &

Surfing Ability

- You’re a confident swimmer.
- Your Fitness Level is Average - Good.

Learning Goals

a) Catch whitewash waves unassisted laying down.
b) Learn the different Stand Up Techniques on a Surfboard.
c) Start understanding the ocean, weather and how it affects the waves.

What is Required To Progress BEYOND

- Surf outside of scheduled program classes
- Surf at least 2x/week
- Add surf specific workouts to improve your mobility, strength and balance.
-- Use the right equipment! Even if you do all of the above but your surfboard isn’t right for you, you won’t see the results.

Progression

Experience

You are still considered a Beginner but are Progressing nicely.

Surfing Ability

- You are confident paddling onto waves.
- You can stand up for at least 3sec on more than 50% of waves you’re paddling for.

Learning Goals

a) Ability to choose appropriate conditions to surf in and feel more confident to surf independently.
b) Increase the number of waves you catch.
c) Start paddling out the back on small days and catching unbroken waves.

What is Required To Progress BEYOND

- Surf at least 2-3 times a week
- Your surfboard really impacts how fast you will progress. At this stage, you want to catch as many waves, as you can. You need the board that will allow you to do that.

Intermediate

Experience

You are starting to feel the groove, can identify safe places to surf independently, and have coastal weather knowledge.

Surfing Ability

- You can consistently paddle onto and ride unbroken (green face) waves unassisted.
- You can trim along the face of the wave and change directions.
- You can navigate oncoming waves while paddling out.

Learning Goals

a) Start performing basic maneuvers like bottom turn and top turn.
b) Increase the amount of waves you catch by better positioning in the lineup.

What is Required To Progress BEYOND

- Surf at least 2-3 times a week.
- Surfing in different conditions, with friends and alone.
- When you go out by yourself, you often learn more about your skills. Always choose a spot where there are other surfers in the water.
- Coaching and video analysis. This will be really helpful to learn what you can improve.