Beginner & Intermediate Coaching
Available on all our Surf Trips

In order to accelerate your learning curve and to give better personalized advice, we divide our travellers into small groups of 2 or 3 surfers per surf teacher. You will be grouped with the surfers that have to most similar experience to you, to ensure that you get personalized advice according to your level.

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Level 1: Beginner Surf Coaching 

This is for You if:
Level 1 Surf
Learn to Surf Nicaragua
Indonesia Beginner Surfer

You are a total Beginner
“I never tried Surfing before but I know how to swim.”

OR: You have very Limited Experience
“I’ve tried Surfing before, only a few times. I still struggle with the Basics: Paddling & Popping Up.”

OR: You can Take Off with some Help
“With Assistance, I’m able to Stand Up and go Straight on a wave, with decent control.”

Level 1 Surf

You are a total Beginner
“I’ve never tried Surfing before but I know how to swim.”

Learn to Surf Nicaragua

OR You have very Limited Experience
“I’ve tried Surfing before, only a few times. I still struggle with the Basics: Paddling & Popping Up.”

Indonesia Beginner Surfer

OR You can Take Off with some Help
“With Assistance, I’m able to Stand Up and go Straight on a wave, with decent control.”

More hints that this is the coaching for you:
  • You fall on 30% or more of your pop ups
  • You are not comfortable paddling through the white water
  • You have difficulty catching unbroken waves by yourself
  • You have difficulty identifying if a wave is a left or a right
  • You don’t know how to angle your take off and draw a basic line on the face of a wave
Longboard Surfer
According to your Level, here’s what you can learn with Level 1 Coaching:
  • Paddling techniques
  • Basic surfing equipment
  • Security aspects
  • Surf etiquette
  • How to pop up on a surfboard
  • What is a proper surf stance
  • How to swim through the white water
  • How to read waves
  • How to catch unbroken waves
  • How to do basic turns & more
Turquoise waters surfing Bali
Why should you get this coaching?

Surfing has a very steep learning curve. Understanding the basic techniques from the start is key. Even if you have taken a few lessons here and there, you might have a lot more to learn at this level of coaching. The difference is that you will live a whole trip with the same surf guides that will get time to know how you surf and what you need to improve.

Beginner waves Bali

Level 2: Intermediate Surf Coaching 

This is for You if:
Surfing remanzo beach Nicaragua
Intermediate Surf Coaching

You are Autonomous.
“In waves that are waist to shoulder high, I can paddle “Passed the Break”, catch “Unbroken Waves” by myself and go Left & Right on the face of the wave. I want to have more control on my surfboard, do basic turns and change direction.”

OR: You can Turn & change Direction
“I have good control on my Surfboard & can turn to change direction. I want to practice Cutbacks, generating speed, bottom turns, top turns & more.”

Surfing remanzo beach Nicaragua

You are Autonomous.
“In waves that are waist to shoulder high, I can paddle “Passed the Break”, catch “Unbroken Waves” by myself and go Left & Right on the face of the wave. I want to have more control on my surfboard, do basic turns and change direction.”

Intermediate Surf Coaching

OR: You can Turn & change Direction
“I have good control on my Surfboard & can turn to change direction. I want to practice Cutbacks, generating speed, bottom turns, top turns & more.”

Rex Calderon Coaching
More hints that this is the coaching for you:
  • You have been surfing for many weeks, months or a few years
  • You can paddle through the white water and you can catch unbroken waves by yourself
  • You are able to predict if a wave will be a right or a left
  • You are able to angle your take off and go down the line on a wave
  • You are starting to try different board shapes, slowly surfing smaller funboards or fish shaped surfboards
Level 2 Surf
According to your Level, here’s what you can learn with Level 2 Coaching:
  • Generate more speed
  • Pick the right waves
  • Choose the right surfboards for specific conditions
  • Duck dive
  • Improve your bottom turns
  • Improve your top turns
  • Adjust your stance
  • How to do cutbacks
  • Improve your overall agility on the face of a wave
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Why should you get this coaching?

Surfing is addictive. The better you surf, the more you love it. This coaching is designed to identify the important changes you can bring to your technique that will end up making a huge difference in your surfing, and the fun you have in the water! You will receive personalized tips on how you surf and what to improve. These can truly make a difference in many aspects such as the quality of the waves you pick, the speed you are able to generate, your agility on the wave, etc.

The main difference between Level 1 and Level 2 surfers is their autonomy in the water. In order to benefit from Level 2 tips, you need to be comfortable paddling through the white water and catching unbroken waves by yourself. If this is still a challenge for you, you will benefit more from the Level 1 coaching.