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GREENWAVE

A course designed to make you a more complete all round surfer, this is a week where surfing comes first. Strategically placed in March, May, October and November - our Greenwave weeks take place right when Portugal's best waves hit.

 

WHO'S THE WEEK FOR?

If you can pop up and ride unbroken waves without being guided, you’re ready for this course! Build your water confidence, read surf forecasts well, understand 'trimming' and learn your first proper turns and cutbacks. Greenwave weeks are all about progressing and learning new skills to help you get most out of surfing.

HIGH LEVEL COACHING

Coaching is broken down into easy to digest detailed chunks. Learning and progression are the goals and you can expect a variety of teaching methods including theory lessons, carving skate sessions, muscle memory exercises, in water instruction and a large chunk of video coaching.  

MEET JAN

The designer and coach of our intermediate and advanced courses. With over nine years of experience and extensive knowledge of the Portuguese coasts, Jan is the perfect coach for surfers looking to enhance their surf skills.

This week is about hitting the best surf, whether that's a 6am dawnie or a sunset session! Together we'll read the conditions and find the best waves the Algarve serves up!

As an ISA Level 2 instructor and a qualified personal trainer he's an expert in his field, trained to develop and lead courses from novice levels through to advanced and competition ready surfers.

Watching yourself surf is such a powerful tool. We'll analyze videos of your sessions so you can really see where and how to improve.

Having lived, surfed and instructed in the area for the past four years Jan has intricate knowledge of a variety of beaches, breaks and the right conditions required for each location, meaning you will have the best possible surf sessions on your course.

I'M READY TO IMPROVE

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

  • Get out back: How to spot and use channels & rips
  • Paddling: Technique, posture, speed & control
  • Ride down the line: Angled take offs, going left & right
  • Turns: Top & bottom turns, cutbacks
  • Video coaching: Every day where possible
  • Ocean knowledge:  Reading conditions, catch more waves
  • Surf forecasts:  Reading surf reports
  • Boards: Design, try a range of different hard boards
  • Independence: Feel confident surfing on your own

CONDITIONS & WAVES

Spring and autumn bring better swell, less wind and quiet beaches here in the Algarve meaning great wave conditions. 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. All of the above combined with Jan’s intricate knowledge of local surf spots and his  dedication to get you out at peak condition times each day mean that you will experience the best waves possible on your course.

"THE BEST QUALITY INSTRUCTION I'VE HAD!"

"I reached and totally exceeded my goals! Plus... great food, attentive staff and amazing accommodation. It's the whole package!"

Rich - solo traveller 2016

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

SHARED
ROOM
PRIVATE LUXURY
TIPI
PRIVATE 
ROOM
EN SUITE
ROOM
10 - 17 MARCH 2018 579€ 679€ 739€ 799€
14 - 21 APRIL 2018 579€ 679€ 739€ 799€
13 - 20 OCTOBER 2018 579€ 679€ 739€ 799€
20 - 27 OCTOBER 2018 579€ 679€ 739€ 799€

 

* All prices are per person

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