PACIFY PARALYSING OCEAN FEAR & UNCHAIN YOURSELF TO SURF EVERYDAY WAVES - ANXIETY FREE.
A COURSE FOR EVERYDAY SURFERS, SURFING EVERYDAY WAVES
A PRACTICAL TWO-DAY COURSE IN MT MAUNGANUI
9AM - 4PM
“HEART RATE PUMPING, FRANTICALLY GASPING FOR BREATH…”
Does that kind of sum you up when you get wiped out, or when a wave breaks on your head - even when it’s only 3ft?
Do you experience a state of panic when a set of waves is approaching; what if they break on you? What if you get held under? What if you lose your board?
What if, what if…
If any of the above sings true to you then you’re in good company, as this is something a LOT of people experience.
Sure, it’s kept you safe up until now (you’re still here right!), but is it the best way to go about things?
Well it’s definitely not the most enjoyable way to go about things that's for sure, but it turns out that it can be damn right dangerous too (more on that in a minute).
Surfer A: Cool, Calm, Relaxed.
Surfer B: Anxious, Scared, Panicking.
A set wave approaches and both surfers are too far inside, they paddle and scrape to make it over the approaching waves.
Paddle, paddle, paddle they go.
But it’s not enough, they’re not going to make it. They’re in the worst spot possible and the wave is going to break right on top of them.
Which surfer do you think would fair best?
Would all of the fear, and panic serve Surfer B in any way? Or would it put them in danger?
Damn right it’d put them in danger.
With heart rate pumping at maximum capacity, oxygen burning at a rapid rates, muscles tense and stress hormones firing - turning a standard run-of-the-mill five second hold-down into a sketchy situation.
BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
Fear isn’t a bad thing at all, without it we’d have all been eaten by lions a long time ago.
Irrational fear on the other hand, this one often serves us in all the wrong ways - especially in the surf.
It’s this irrational fear that can turn a completely safe environment for one person into a life of death situation, fraught with danger for another.
The environment remains the same, but the danger levels vary dramatically depending on the individual.
Calm, relaxed and prepared - no problems.
Stressed, panicked and under prepared - watch out!
BUT I CAN ONLY HOLD MY BREATH FOR 20 SECONDS!
Is that really true?
Go on, be honest.
And even if it is, do you think you could improve that breath hold by five seconds? How about 10 seconds?
Do you think you could get yourself up to a minute - with the right knowledge, and the right training?
I bet you could do a whole lot better, right.
Replicating that calm breath hold in the surf though is a very different experience from the controlled environment of your own home.
For this you’ll require a very specific set of knowledge and skills tailor made to the sport of surfing to handle the unique situations and challenges faced on a regular basis, in an ever changing, unpredictable environment.
INTRODUCING FEARLESS: A two-day intensive ocean confidence course designed for everyday surfers, surfing everyday waves.
Pacify your ocean fears, empower yourself with the knowledge, skills & techniques to stay calm in the surf.
HOW IT WORKS
Over the structured weekend course we’ll take you through our four stage process:
STAGE 1: UNPACKING THE FEAR
To know where you’re going, you’ve got to know where you’re coming from, and that means getting to the root cause of the fear.
Understanding where it comes from, learning how it effects you in the water, and owning it.
Uncovering the root cause of the fear - and all the underlying psychological and physiological responses you have to it - leads to the next stage of pacifying the fear.
You’ll be guided through a number of techniques to let go of the fear, and relinquish its control over you.
STAGE 2: PACIFYING THE FEAR
STAGE 3: TOOLS & TECHNIQUES
It's no use just taking control of the fear, you need the real life skills unique to surfing to really empower you in the surf.
Knowledge equals power, right!
It’s true. If you know how to react in sketchy situations - what to do and how to do it - this alone will not only reduce your fear significantly, but will help you to conserve energy, and stay safe too.
Knowledge is one thing, but real life experience is a whole different kettle of fish.
Which is why we’ll be simulating wipeout scenarios, hold downs, and much more in a controlled environment to get you accustomed to the feelings, stresses, and emotions you’ll need to contend with in real life situations.
STAGE 4: THE REAL THING
WHAT TO EXPECT
DAY 1: UNPACK AND EMPOWER
Day one is all about unpacking the fear, and learning ways to stay relaxed - hey, even have fun - in sketchy situations.
We'll go through a tonne of in-class theory, plus we'll be hitting the pools to lay the foundations of the in water training.
We'll lock in and record breath-hold times, and run through some in-water wipeout simulations.
*Optional: Group free surf session to finish the day.
DAY 2: LETS GET PRACTICAL
Day two is all about getting practical.
Practical real life scenarios, what to do, how to do it, and why.
You'll learn the skills to keep you calm and safe in the surf, little known techniques to get you out of trouble, and a whole bunch more.
Day two will see the culmination of all our work with intensive pool simulations, and new record breath hold times recorded (with a bit of luck).
*Optional: Group free surf session to finish the day.
WHO IT'S FOR
FEARLESS is for you if:
WHO IT'S NOT FOR
FEARLESS is NOT for you if:
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING
"The Boost Progressor course was the best experience I’ve had in surfing so far. Loz and Rowan were fantastic. I just wish I’d done this course 10 years ago, you won’t regret it!!!"
"...I just spent the weekend at the Mount doing House of Surf's 2 day women's course and I can't recommend it highly enough!
The instructors are so knowledgeable and generous with their Knowledge.
We all learnt so much, and it was so much fun! My friend and I were buzzing about it after, and just lingered around not wanting to leave haha. If you're thinking about giving it a go, just go for it, you wont regret it."
"I have done that same course and feel exactly the same way. It was an epic 2 days.
Jammed packed with knowledge, both practical and theory. I could not recommend enough.
And so much fun, we didn't want to leave either."
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SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9am - 4pm [Starting TBA]
Surfing isn't part of the course itself, however we encourage everyone to join in the after hours free surf sessions.
The sessions still go ahead regardless of weather conditions.
We'll meet at the House of Surf HQ (Opposite 27 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui).
Bring along a good warm wetsuit if you have one (we'll be hitting the ocean a couple of times over the weekend), a surfboard if you have one (if not we've got plenty you can use), lots of warm clothes, sun protection, food and drink.
That's all good, everything we'll be doing over the weekend will be in a controlled environment - and we'll be sure to push you at your own pace.