HOW WE COACH SURFING AT THE HOUSE OF SURF
Constantly at the forefront of new technology, new systems and new approaches to teaching surfing, we do things a little LOT differently to your average surf school...
We're tired of the lame old 'learn to surf' generic teachings you see at literally every beach on earth, and are here to shake things up.
We have just one mission for all our students, and that's to get better - and that's it!
Not just a little bit, but a lot.
To be the best surfer you can possibly be, and get there fast.
And we use industry leading, innovative new methods to get you there.
A LITTLE ON WHAT WE DO
First and foremost here's what we don't do.
We don't do generic, and we're not here simply as a holiday activity or something to fill the day.
We're here to teach you how to surf the right way, to empower you with the knowledge to surf independently, and get better faster so that you can enjoy the sport and all it has to offer.
Everything we do is taught by core surfers who understand the sport inside out, that are driven to share their knowledge and are passionate about your success.
Unlike the luddite, traditional surf schools of old, we embrace technology wherever we can to increase the potency of the material we teach.
Constantly looking for new and improved ways to to speed up the progression process in every way possible.
“Your friends lie, your family lies, photograph’s lie… but video tells the truth”
What it feels like you're doing on a wave and what's actually going on are two very different things...
This is where surf video analysis comes in.
With sessions recorded and broken down frame by frame by an expert coach, bad habits and poor technique have nowhere to hide - and that's a good thing.
Once these issues are uncovered a roadmap can be created to fix them.
We're big believers in not just showing you how something is done, but fully explaining it too.
In detail, step by step, so that you don't just know how to do it, but why as well.
What's more, we deliver our theories sessions via multiple channels as we understand different people learn in different ways.
So whatever learning style you are, we have the tools to deliver our teachings to you in a way that makes sense.
Without any of the complicated surf jargon, without any pretences, just simple, actionable tuition that works.
INDIVIDUALISED COACHING IN A GROUP ENVIRONMENT
Whatever your surfing level or ability we always individualise the coaching you receive.
Sure, we cover things in a group environment as well, but we always make sure that each individual surfer is getting bespoke advice unique to them, with clear actionable steps to improve.
SMALL COACH TO STUDENT RATIO
Quality, effective coaching can only be done in smaller group environments which is why we have hard cap's with low student to coach ratios across everything we offer.
Less students per coach equals more one on one time, more individualised tuition, and faster improvements.
SURFING TO TARGETS
Our mission is to always be taking you to the next step, and that means clear, defined targets for each and every session we teach.
We're not here to just push you into waves, hoot, holla, and lavish praise.
We're here to equip you with the skills and knowledge to take your surfing to the next level - every time we hit the water.
A CLEAR ROADMAP
We've taught a heck of a lot of surfers over the years, and in that time we've developed our own in-house progression roadmaps from new surfer, right the way up to advanced.
And this roadmap has been tried and tested, and it works.
Once we know where you are in our progression pathway, we have a clear roadmap to follow, teaching you the right skills at the right time, to progress fast.
Being on the right equipment for your size and ability is pivotal.
Not only do we have extensive resources to help you out (check out our blog here), but all our coaches have years of experience to give advice, and recommendations too.
SAFETY FIRST (WITH A BIT OF RISK TOO...)
If we were just like every other generic surf school out there we'd be pushing you into the weakest, softest waves.
Yup, we start out here with our new surfers and beginners, but we're here to push you too.
And that means getting you out of your comfort zone, and challenging you to push through your fear barriers, break down your self limiting beliefs and push your surfing to new levels.
Yes, all our coaches are qualified lifeguards with tonnes of surfing experience - but there here to get you better, so expect your limits to get pushed.
"GIVE A MAN A FISH AND HE'LL EAT FOR A DAY. TEACH A MAN TO FISH AND HE'LL EAT FOR A LIFETIME"
This is very much our outlook and the basis of our philosophy on surf coaching.
We're here to empower our students with the knowledge and skills to be the best surfers they can be...
Then set them free!
To continue their journey full of confidence, technical knowledge and A+ technique to flourish and enjoy the sport of surfing to its fullest.