Our Complete Approach To Surf Coaching
Our approach to surf coaching is designed to improve every aspect of your surfing to help you catch more waves and surf them better. Your coaching starts before you even enter the water and ends with photo and video analysis of your session.
How to stay in shape when the waves are flat
How to analyze surf forecasts and know when and where the surf will be good
Choosing Your Quiver
Picking the right spot and the right equipment for each session
Navigating the Lineup
Navigating lineups and reading sets to get the best waves
Build more speed, do more powerful turns, launch bigger airs, and get deeper in the barrel
Technology + Surf Coaching
Surf Coaching For Competitive Surfers
If you ever surfed in a heat before you know that everything changes under pressure. No matter how good you are in a free surf, if you want to advance through contests you need to know proper heat strategy.
Wait out back for a set? Get a few scores on the board with some inside waves? Go all out for the air or link together a couple snaps? All of these critical decisions are magnified when the clock is ticking and you are in a single elimination contest.
Coaching for professional athletes is commonplace in other sports, and now competitive surfers at the highest level are seeing the benefit of a personal surf coach for contests.
Matt Wilkinson had never won a CT contest before hiring Glenn “Micro” Hall as his coach, and he promptly won two straight events to start the 2016 season.
Even surfers on the level of John John Florence have seen tremendous gains from dedicated surf coaching. John hired Bede Durbidge to help him with his heat strategy and could be on his way to his first world title in 2016.
California is blessed with tons of waves and tons of talented surfers trying to climb through the competitive ranks. If you are looking to take your contest surfing to the next level and break through, contact us to discuss how a private surf coach could benefit your career.Book Now
Examples of Specific Surf Coaching Points
Beginner & Intermediate Skills
- Proper paddling technique
- Duck diving and navigating larger waves
- Working your way to a smaller board for high performance surfing
- Proper padding and riding technique
- Turning and maneuvering a longboard
- Conquer the nose!
- Progressive turns & maneuvers
- Landing airs and aerial techniques
- Contest & heat strategy to advance to later rounds
Reading the Ocean
- How to choose the right board for the conditions
- How to read waves & surf spots
- Learning your local and regional breaks
- Swell forecasting and picking the right spot