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Surfing Lessons Pembrokeshire, Wales

BEGINNER SURFING LESSONS IN PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES

Beginner surf lessons in Pembrokeshire is a great way to learn the basics of Surfing. The lessons are aimed to develop an understanding of how to catch waves, stand up & to be safe in the sea. Improver surf courses move on from catching white water to catching green waves, improving surf technique & surfing different types of waves. Outer Reef Surf Shop is based in Pembroke & our School is located at Freshwater West, Manorbier & Newgale. Our Surfing instructors are all fully qualified Surf Coaches & beach SLSGB lifeguards, who can coach you & your family though all levels of surfing & will be happy to run you through all the stages of learning how to surf in Pembrokeshire.

Beginner Surf Courses In West Wales

cover everything from building confidence in white water and learning to control your surfboard to introducing you to the surfing basics and developing good techniques that work for you.

Your first surf lesson is also important for us to learn about your surfing experience and personal goals so we can help you progress through our program confidently, having fun all the way.

Your lesson will include a quick health and safety briefing every time you surf, a quick land lesson including warm up activities & then maximize the water time

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Surfing lessons in Pembrokeshire

Learn to surf in Pembrokeshire at your own pace with your own surf instructor is the best way to develop existing skills or be introduced to new ones & to the sport of kings! So come & enjoy the Pembrokeshire coastline with us....

Beginner Surfing Lesson

  • The wetsuit – putting on and taking off
  • Leash Secured around the board, fin toward the body.
  • Leash attachment – under or over wetsuit, cord pointing outward.
  • Warm up – 5 minute simple stretching
  • Attack & control; head up & board straight.
  • Turning board in waves -back towards waves.
  • Lying on the board (Prone) – showing correct trim.
  • Catching the wave – toboggan or paddling.
  • Riding the wave (prone) – all the way to the beach: showing correct trim & control.
  • Wave
  • Stopping – slide to the side, holding rails.
  • Trimming – small adjustments to correct prone trim.
  • Awareness – look left & right whilst riding wave.
  • Bottom, fin, leash and rails.
  • Leash – why do we use a leash.
  • Flags – identifying swimming, surfing & red flag areas.
  • Signals – Understanding the instructor's signals.
  • Responding to signals – show quick response and understanding of.
  • Distress signal – demonstration and when to use it.
  • Falling off – protecting your head, eyes, nose, mouth and ears.
  • Buddy system – teaming up & showing awareness.
  • Leaving water – inform the instructor when you go and when you return.
  • Press up – on toes and hands for three seconds.
  • Sitting -face beach, sitting on board.
  • Airplane – prone position, with arms stretched outwards (wing dips).
  • Buddy Boarding – catch the same wave as buddy, at least board length apart.

2 HOURS & ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

£35 PER PERSON

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OUTER REEF SURF SCHEME

SURF LESSONS PEMBROKESHIRE

BEGINNER SURF LESSON

Catch waves Waist depth broken waves. Putting on the wetsuit Carrying the board – 2 people Attaching the leash to ankle

Warming up & stretches Carrying the board through broken waves & turning the board in the surf

Lying on the board - trim Catching waves – toboggan or paddling method & Steering the board – lying down Stopping the board Trimming & awareness of other water users

BEGINNER SURF LESSON, OUTER REEF BRONZE AWARD PART 2

Up and riding Waist/chest depth broken waves with good board contol

SURFING LESSON THEORY AND INFORMATION

Parts of the board Lifeguard flag & Signals from instructor & Simple emergency actions Understanding basic water currents – rips Avoiding other water users – basic rules and rights of way & care for the environment

SURF LESSON BEACH SAFETY AND RESCUE

Quick response to signals & the Distress signal Covering your head – taking action on wipe-out
Buddy system & Action on leaving the water

BEGINNER SURF LESSON

FREESTYLE SURFING MANOEUVRES 

 

Outer Reef SILVER AWARD Pt1

SILVER AWARD Pt2

GOLD AWARD

Improving techniques

Unbroken waves and intro to hard boards

Advanced technique

Chest depth broken waves

Deeper water broken & green waves

Deeper water green waves

Choosing a safe surfing area Identifying potential hazards Checking your equipment Warm up stretches

Introduction to hard board – general handling & waxing
Choosing surfing area

Board preparation and care Identifying surfing areas – wave peaks
rips

safe, beginners area

Paddling over small waves – broken Quicker take-off
Turning the board in sitting position Better stance – use of body

Soft board:-
Better paddling through waves Take-offs – angled
Hard boards:-

Paddling – board trim Introduction to duck dives

Hard board :-
Better paddling
Better take offs – angled Duck dives

Weight distribution – front foot and back foot
Steering – turning left and right; snake to the beach

Steering – riding across wave in front of white water

Soft board:- (no knees)
Catching unbroken waves Paddling beyond white water Steering across waves – unbroken Hard board:-
Standing up – trimming & steering

Steering – bottom turn / top turn and snake across face
Cut face
Backhand & forehand

Kick-out Pumping

Wave types and formations Emergency action – dialling 999!! Rips – how to recognise one and where they are likely to be

Board types and uses
Wetsuit types and users
Rights of way on unbroken waves Rips – how to use them

Weather patterns – forecasting surfing conditions

Weather pattern scenarios Cut back
Backhand & forehand Kick-out

Pumping

General safety awareness – as for level 2
Rescue – in white water
Bring a casualty to the beach using board

General safety awareness
Rescue – bringing casualty in to beach from beyond broken water using soft board
Casualty approach

General safety awareness Healthy lifestyle
Rescue using hard board Rescue scenarios – Q.&A.

Switch foot
Hang five
Backward surfing
Standing to prone
Paddling the board – on knees

Combinations

Visual awareness Competition

Competitions
More powerful beach breaks

Fitness for Outer Reef levels 4 & 5 Terminology

Care if environment

Fitness – maximising performance Care of the environment

 

Competitions Surfing sub-culture

Squad training Terminology

 

Suitable For All Ages & Abilities

Surf Lessons In Pembrokeshire Wales

SURF COURSES PEMBROKESHIRE WALES

SURFING COURSES IN PEMBROKESHIRE WALES

Beginner surfing courses are a great way to learn the basics of Surfing. 

SURFING COURSES PEMBROKESHIRE WALES

INTERMEDIATE SURF LESSONS IN PEMBROKESHIRE WALES

Feeling happy with prone & standing, have a good board control including steering and trimming. 

ADVANCED SURF COACHING IN PEMBROKESHIRE WALES

ADVANCED SURF COACHING IN PEMBROKESHIRE WALEES

Catching more waves, surfing better in bigger waves, making more speed, and getting a bigger spray.

TOP SURF COACHING COURSES IN PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES

Surf Equipment Hire in Pembrokeshire. Foamie’s are fantastic boards, the perfect boards for learning the foundations of surfing.Foam boards are very buoyant, with lots of volume and a soft construction.

Discussion Topic  

  • Outer Reef Surf Scheme - benefit of membership.
  • Outer Reef Surf Scheme – the next step.
  • Surfing terms – ‘Grommet’ and others.
  • Fitness – warm up exercise, 5 minutes routine.

We run Surf Lessons at Freshwater West| Surf Lessons Manorbier | Surf Lessons BroadHaven | Surf Lessons Newgale

Learn to Paddle Boarding at Stackpole Quay,| Paddle Boarding at Barafundle Bay

Outer Reef run the ultimate surf school in Pembrokeshire. Join our surf lesson, we'll take you to the best beaches with perfect learning waves and will have you riding in no time. 

Before your surf lesson you will be met by your friendly Outer Reef Guide and meet the rest of your surf group where you will be whisked away to the best beach (the exact beach depends on the conditions on the day) where the waves are ideal for learning to surf.

Daily Morning (10am-12pm) and Afternoon Lessons (2-4pm)                                                                        

Lesson times are subject to availability, season and weather conditions.

Price per person £35 includes: 2 hours, all equipment provided, fully qualified Surf coaches 

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