Coaching Days available for groups of 6-8 people, 10am-4pm @ Nick Thorn Academy, Woolacombe Beach.
This course is specifically based for ocean training The type of skills you learn are - entering the water, (both aggressively and tactically to have a surf sense and the ability to have one up on your components).
- Entering water
- Negotiating Surf / Waves
- Apex water racing
- Exiting ocean to beach sprint finish
Once you have made your way through the surf it is important to hold your own until the impact zone on the inside, where you have to be able to catch a wave and hold it all the way through to the inside. This action involves being able to hold your breath through the breakers, then having to run at full speed up to the finishing line.
The Aims; to be able to make your way through the surf successfully, using rip currents and surf skills. Wash riding may also help by putting pressure on you opponents.
Tip: Concentrate on body surfing, this can gain you much time or distance on your opponents, (holding of your breath helps).
This program is open to all ages. Swimming is a good sporting base for all sports that involve practical and energetic programs, cardiovascular stamina / fitness.
Surf swimming is different to pool swimming as you use different muscle groups and technique through the water to make an effective and progressive stroke.
However, the use of training and paddling equipment would be used to improve strength, stamina, and speed through the water. This helps the competitor to gain endurance and performance.
Still water training will help an Iron Man gain technique and fitness over their opponent.
Cost is £55 per person. Book up both days (13th May Board & Ski, 10th June Swim & Ironman) the cost is £100.
As a level three Surf Life Saving instructor, swim, board and ski competence courses can be provided for competing, developing and improving skills.