Private Tandem Lessons
Children ages five to seven may surf only in a one-to-one private lesson with an NLand coach. The dry land portion of the lesson covers surf stance, body position, and paddling. In the water, the coach will help the child pop up, and the coach will remain on the back of the board while surfing, assisting the child with the dismount. After a few waves, the coach may allow the child to pop up without assistance, but will remain on the back of the board. This one-to-one lesson is an ideal way to introduce young children to surfing.
New Surfer: Surfing Basics On The Bay Wave
(Group or Private)
If your kids have never surfed, this is a safe, comprehensive way for them to learn among friends and peers. Determine whether you are regular (left-foot forward) or goofy (right foot forward). Spend 30 minutes with your coach, learning how to position your body on the board, practicing two different methods for popping up, and repeating the paddle/pop up motion until you’re ready to get in the water. Once you’re in the water, your coach will help you paddle out to get into position to catch your first wave. Your coach may provide an extra push as you learn to paddle into the wave, which will make it easier to catch those first waves. You’ll spend a little under an hour in the water, with the opportunity to catch up to 25 consistent, fun and friendly, white water waves. Almost everyone catches a few waves during their first lesson – something that can be hard to do in an unpredictable ocean environment.
Level One & Two: Fundamentals of Surfing On The Inside Wave
(Group or Private)
Once your groms are comfortable paddling into a wave, they are ready to master the basic elements of surfing: lining up, paddling, the jump pop-up, surfing down the line, and turning. juniors will work on the jump pop-up during thirty minutes of dry land instruction with a coach, then move to the water, where they will paddle into the inside wave and catch it on their own. The coach will watch provide feedback on form throughout the lesson. Juniors will have the opportunity to ride up to 25 waves during your 50+ minutes in the water.
High Performance Training
Advanced surfers who are either experienced ocean surfers, have surfed NLand’s Reef Wave before and want to take it to the next level, are eligible for High Performance Reef Training. With only 5 spots available, surfers will accelerate quickly in a 5:1 ratio with an NLand coach on the Reef Wave. Training takes place over four consecutive weeks.