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ADVANCED COACHING WEEKS

Do you share our passion and dedication to surfing? Want to build your repertoire? This is our intensive, tailored surf course. Assess your current abilities, set new goals and advance with the fundamentals of good surfing.

WHO'S THE WEEK FOR?

A week of tailored sessions for ambitious intermediate and advanced surfers looking to master new goals. Find and catch the best possible waves in beautiful locations whilst receiving expert coaching. Anyone joining must be able to surf unbroken waves, go right and left and demonstrate basic turns in waves up to shoulder high.

 

ABOUT THE WEEK

We want you to get the best possible sessions whether that’s at sunrise or sunset, and at river mouth, point or beach breaks. At this level sessions will be tailored to target your individual personal goals. After an assessment on the first day each surfer will receive a personal development plan for the week. Your water skills will be fast tracked with a combination of video coaching supported by practical theory, forecasting, location selection and equipment analysis sessions.

MEET JAN

Meet the designer and coach of our intermediate and advanced coaching weeks. As an ISA (International Surfing Association) level 2 instructor, Jan is trained to develop and lead courses for intermediate, advanced and competition level surfers.

“Smash your goals with visualisation, technique, strategy and application.”

With over nine years of experience, Jan is the perfect coach for surfers looking to progress their performance. His tried and tested teaching methods use video coaching as an integral, real time, visual tool. Jan analyses each surfer's existing abilities then applies strategy, theory and practice to determine new goals and push boundaries.

“Using these proven techniques is a surefire way to get your surfing out of a rut and make real progress.”

In addition to his role as a surf coach Jan is also an experienced personal trainer making him an expert in balancing body and mind for optimum performance and results. His extensive knowledge of the southern Portuguese beaches and breaks across all conditions mean you’ll get to the best surf possible during your course.

SECURE MY PLACE

TEACHING METHODS

  • Structured step-by-step course
  • Personalised program for each surfer's individual requirements
  • Surf theory classes
  • In-water coaching
  • High focus on video coaching 
  • Muscle memory training
  • On land carving skate sessions

WEEK OBJECTIVES

  • Paddling: Technique, posture, efficiency
  • Body position: At every stage of riding the wave
  • Cut backs: When and where to initiate on the wave
  • Floaters: Timing, clearing sections
  • Video Coaching: Every day where possible
  • Ocean Knowledge:  Reading conditions & finding the best waves at the right time
  • Surf Forecasts:  Mastering the art of predicting where the best waves will be
  • Boards: Understanding board design & explore a range of different styles and shapes of hard boards 

CONDITIONS & WAVES

Spring and autumn bring great swell, low wind and quiet beaches here meaning great sessions for you! We’re located close to a large range of beaches on both the south coast - with swell from the Gulf of Cádiz, and the south west coast - with swell from the North Atlantic Ocean. A variety of breaks at a variety of angles including beach, point and rivermouth breaks combined with Jan’s intricate knowledge of the area and dedication to getting you out at peak condition times each day mean you’ll get the best possible sessions!

 

“TOTALLY FIRST CLASS COURSE”

"I’d been stuck in a rut with my technique for the past year. Jan’s video coaching was totally priceless, giving me visibility, advice and a plan to improve. What can I say… A fantastic course, great accommodation and amazing trip all round!"

—Torr, 2017

INCLUDED

  • 7 Nights accommodation of your choice
  • 7 Delicious surfer breakfasts, pancakes, fresh fruit, muesli, freshly baked bread
  • 5 Delicious dinners in house, 2 course meals with wine
  • 5 Healthy beach lunches
  • 5 Full days surfing with 10 lessons from our professional instructors
  • 1 to 4 Coach to student ratio or better
  • Surf theory lessons to make you a more complete surfer
  • Video coaching sessions & photo's of the week to keep
  • Stand up paddleboard lesson and tour of the local grottos and caves
  • All the equipment you'll need throughout the trip
  • 5 Surf inspired yoga sessions 

 

DATES

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ROOM
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LUXURY TIPI
PRIVATE
ROOM
EN SUITE
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Contact us for 2018 dates

649€ 729€ 849€ 949€

 

* All prices are per person

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