New Surfer: Surfing Basics On The Bay Wave
If you’ve never surfed, this is a safe, comprehensive way to learn. Determine whether you are regular (left-foot forward) or goofy (right foot forward). Spend thirty 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
Once you are comfortable paddling into a wave, you are ready to master the basic elements of surfing: lining up, paddling, the jump pop-up, surfing down the line, and turning. Work on your jump pop-up during thirty minutes of dry land instruction with your coach, then move to the water, where you will paddle into the inside wave and catch it on your own. Your instructor will watch your form and provide corrections and feedback throughout the lesson. You will have the opportunity to ride up to 25 waves during your 50+ minutes in the water.
Level Three & Four: Intro to Reef Surfing
Experienced surfers ages 18 or older, who are experienced ocean surfers or have surfed NLand’s Inside Wave, are eligible for the Intro to Reef Surfing series, culminating with a lesson on the Reef Wave. With only 5 available spots, advanced surfers will accelerate quickly in a 5:1 ratio with an NLand coach. Training takes place over four consecutive Thursdays. Lessons begin at 4:30pm and end at 6:00pm.
Level Five & Six: Advanced Reef Training
Surfers ages 18 or older, who are either experienced ocean surfers or are proficient at NLand’s Inside wave and want to take it to the next level, are eligible for our Advanced Training series. With only 5 spots available, surfers will accelerate quickly in a 5:1 ratio with an NLand coach on the Inside and Reef Wave. Training takes place over four consecutive Tuesdays. Lessons begin at 4:30 pm and end at 6pm.
High Performance Reef Training
Advanced surfers ages 18 or older, 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 Wednesdays. Lessons begin at 4:30pm and end at 6:00pm.