The intermediate lessons are designed to maximize your surf skills and knowledge. With Odysseys Surf School, you will be able to define your own surf style, creating your personal blueprint on a wave. Improving your own surfing style can be challenging but is definitely rewarding and is something our instructors can help you with.
Your surf instructor will teach you to read the weather since it plays the most important part in deciding the surf condition. The intermediate surf lesson will also be complemented by information about the swells and tides. The ground and wind swell will be explained completely. This information will later on help you read the weather condition by yourself.
Students will learn the ocean’s periodic change of sea level called tides. In addition the instructors will explain glassy waves, also called ultra-clean surf without ripple. Wind blows will also be thought in the lesson material, as well as recognizing lumpy surfing.
Intermediate students will learn how to duck dive, which means pushing one’s surfboard underwater nose-first, to get them and also the board under a wave that has broken or is just about to break. Students will learn the take-off position when catching a wave and riding.
Other essential material includes surf etiquette, which covers how to ride slowly and carefully through crowded areas, how to respect the environment, and how to respect the locals and other surfers around you. You will learn all the proper things to do, as well as the things good surfers shouldn’t do.
Students will understand how to select waves, the proper position needed to ride each wave, and how to stand firmly on the board using their body weight. All special surf techniques will be explained.
Students will learn about feet stance while riding a wave and the proper speed needed to turn the board. Students will understand upper and lower body movement and standing position.
At the end of the day, students will learn about surfing maneuvers. “Trimming” or angling the board across a wave will be taught, as well as the “bottom turn” where a turn is made at the base of the wave when coming down off the face of the wave. Another maneuver is called “top turn” which is exciting and challenging and lastly, the “cutback” is one of the most fundamental maneuvers in body-boarding and can also be one of the most radical surfing maneuvers.
During your lesson, our experienced and certified instructors will take care of you. Safety and fun are fully guaranteed at Odysseys Surf School. After learning all the special techniques to accelerate your surfing expertise, you’ll want to keep on surfing!