Lessons: Learning the Hawaiian Way
My goal in giving surfing lessons is to impart a fundamental understanding of riding waves and to foster an appreciation of the tradition of surfing. All lessons start with 30 minutes of "on the sand" instruction which consists of stretching, proper prone positioning while paddling and practicing "pop-up" - rising to your feet quickly and efficiently. This technique helps promote muscle memory. Then at least 1 hour of water time.
Once in the water, I will push the student into waves and tell them when to stand up. After he/she has demonstrated the ability to ride to the shore I will then coach and guide them on how to catch waves on their own. As the old adage goes "Give a man a fish - you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish - you feed him for a lifetime".
The surf lessons are held in Newport Beach, Southern California.
Everyone receives personal attention
Teaching proper body positioning
Proper stance is reviewed
A review of the instruction received
Pushing a student into a wave
Surfing puts a smile on your face
Private Lessons can be scheduled for any time seven days a week, depending on availability. Surf equipment use (surfboard and wetsuit) is included with the price of the lesson.
Private Lessons: $Call for current price
In a private lesson you will receive one on one instruction on the beach and in the water. Private Lessons last 1 1/2 hours.
Private Group Lessons: $Call for current price
Group Lessons can be arranged for 2 to 4 students. Private group lessons last 2 hours.
Groups of 5 or more can be arranged and will have additional instructors. Please ask about prices.