How do your lessons run?
Human surf lessons are 1.5 to 2 hours and include soft top long board and leash. We do not provide wetsuits due to sanitary reasons. We spend the first 20 - 30 minutes on the beach going over how to pop up, water safety, surf etiquette and how to handle the board in the water, and we spend the remainder of the time in the water. Our primary goal is to get you standing and riding a white water wave within the first 30 minutes. Surfing is an extreme sport. We emphasize on SAFETY and having a lot FUN in and out of the water.
Dog surf lessons are 1 hour. We spend the first 20 - 30 minutes on the beach introducing your dog to the surfboard and balance training. If your dog progresses we will move on to introducing your dog to the water. We do not force your dog to do any exercise. We use techniques to coax your dog during the lesson. If your dog is food motivated then we suggest bringing his favorite treats during our lesson. High value treats are suggested.
Does my dog surf lesson include equipment?
Yes, we provide a soft top surfboard and lifejacket. You may bring your own lifejacket. For advanced lessons you may bring your own equipment.
What do I have to bring?
Bring a towel, drinking water, sun block, and a change of clothes. If there are no showers you may want to bring a large jug of rinse water (I prefer packing hot water on cold days). Bring a camera! Remember to hydrate before your lesson.
Is it Safe?
Surfing is an extreme sport. You will get hurt. If you don’t know how to swim then I cannot give you a lesson. We always check the surf report to make sure waves are not too big for beginners. We will postpone if it’s too dangerous to surf.
Will I stand up the first day?
My primary goal is to get you standing and riding a white water wave within the first 30 minutes! We will use the best technique that works best for you. We ask that you be determined, want to learn and have fun!
What if conditions are bad and we need to cancel?
If at any time we need to cancel due to unfavorable conditions, we will contact you immediately to reschedule.
What's the best exercise to do to prepare me for surfing?
Swimming, push-ups, burpees and yoga. Knowing how to swim is a preparation for surfing. Swimming will exercise many of the muscles you will use to paddle your board, it will improve your aerobic fitness, and it will increase your water confidence. Push-ups are essential in order to go from a prone lying position on the surfboard to a surf stance. Pushups and burpees will help you build the explosive strength you will need to go from a prone position on a surfboard to a surf stance. You will need this explosive strength to get to your feet. Yoga is known for increasing flexibility and maneuverability.