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Performance surf coaching

If you want to improve your surfing, this course will take your surfing to the next level with a day of intensive coaching under the watchful eye of our experienced senior instructors. Using a mix of video analysis, feedback and practical advice, this course offers a masterclass in surfing technique tailored to your skill level.

Video analysis has many applications in sport. Coaches and athletes continually use the medium to measure and correct technique. Observing technique and receiving feedback is vital in surfing for identifying and correcting problems with performance. It is especially useful for intermediate surfers who are catching unbroken waves but struggling to consistently make take-offs and perform basic manoeuvres on the wave face. If you are serious about improving your surfing, video analysis is a must.

All video analysis depends on the knowledge and experience of your coach. Being able to collect good footage, give in-depth feedback and an insight into your technical performance to help improve your surfing. At Surf South West, we have senior ISA Level 2 and Level 3 coaches and all have over a decade of surfing and coaching experience to help progression.

One of these experienced coaches is Beau. Beau is an ex-professional surfer and ex-Billabong team rider who has competed internationally for team GB. He has experienced high level training camps worldwide, allowing Beau to appreciate the power of knowledge behind training and coaching. Beau has worked alongside he British Surf Team as well as completed a degree in Sports Coaching, Health and Fitness as well as graduating with a BSc 1st Class Honours degree in Strength and Conditioning. He will use his first hand coaching experience with his strength and conditioning expertise to provide a unique private surf session experience.

This day is suitable for one person or a small group of friends.

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Our rates for private lessons vary depending on the number of participants. We always recommend two hours to gain the full benefit and allow time to put the feedback into practice, however for younger children we can arrange a one hour lesson at 50% of these rates.

1 surfer:£150

2 surfers:£120pp

3 surfers:£100pp

4 surfers:£90pp

All surfers are required to be confident of paddling out back on a small to medium size waves and position themselves to catch waves. The number of waves caught is the responsibility of the surfer. Your coach will give you as many pointers on the beach before you enter the water but they will not be surfing with you.

For more information and to book your day please contact us here.

Course Details:

  • Meet with instructor for briefing and goal setting
  • Transport to best local break on the day of session
  • Briefing and session breakdown on the beach
  • Water time and collection of video footage
  • Debrief with coach post surf
  • Classroom analysis of video footage with coach
  • Transfer of video footage for you to keep

Booking form

Please get in touch through the form below or give us a phone call on 01271 890400 if you are interested in joining us. Feel free to pop us any questions as well if we’ve left any unanswered.