SURF COACHING RETREATS
Improve Your Skills and Ride the
Waves Like a Pro
Welcome to our extraordinary surf coaching retreats – the ultimate surf coaching holiday experience that sets itself apart from our regular surf camps. Surf Coaching Retreats are entirely focussed on improving your surfing skill with dedicated surf coaching.
At our surf coach retreats in Morocco and Sri Lanka, we believe in one essential element: the attention, focus and improving your surflevel. With a dedicated pro-surfer as your personal surf coach, you’ll receive unparalleled attention, tailored guidance, and invaluable feedback, all aimed at maximizing your surfing improvement.
Ideal for L3 intermediate surfers seeking to reach new heights and L4 advanced surfers hungry for that next level, our retreats offer an immersive environment where the only agenda is surfing and becoming the best surfer you can be.
Imagine basking in the warm sun on pristine beaches, with waves perfectly crafted to suit your skill level, while benefiting from expert coaching, ensuring a transformational journey in the sport you love.
Join us now to elevate your surfing game and unlock the maximum potential of your surf adventures.
Meet your surf coaches
Hi, My name is Pepijn Tigges professional surf coach and I am hosting the surf coach retreat for Solid Surf House in November and December 2023 in Taghazout, Morocco.
At the age of 12 years old surfing became an important part of his daily routine besides school. Only for fun in the beginning but short after he started surfing in the National Championships, being part of the National Surfteam, surfing the WSL Qualification Series and many years later, joining the World Championship aka the World Surfing Games for the Netherlands in Japan.
These were some of the big challenges he faced within his surfing career. Always working hard to improve, not only physically but also mentally, nutrition wise and technically.
The main focus of the week is to enjoy the process of improving our surfing together with likeminded people. With me as your personal coach, you’ll have a unique and personalized surf coaching experience at the highest level.
We’ll have daily filming sessions, video analyses, and plenty of time in the water practicing. Just like in our France coaching weeks, the group size will be small, ensuring you get the personal attention and feedback you need to progress.
Q3: March – May`23
12 Weeks Course: 01 March
08 Weeks Course: 01 April
04 Weeks Course: 01 May
Q4: June`23 – August`23
3 Spots Left
12 Weeks Course: 01 June
08 Weeks Course: 01 July
04 Weeks Course: 01 August
Q1: September – November`23
3 Spots Left
12 Weeks Course: 01 September
08 Weeks Course: 01 October
04 Weeks Course: 01 November
Q2: December`23 – February `24
6 Spots Left
12 Weeks Course: 01 December
08 Weeks Course: 01 January
04 Weeks Course: 01 February
The Benefits of Surf Coaching
Surf coaching offers numerous advantages for surfers of all levels. Here are some key benefits of enrolling in surf coaching programs:
Surf coaching provides one-on-one or small group instruction, allowing for personalized attention. A qualified surf coach will assess your skill level, identify areas for improvement, and tailor coaching sessions to address your specific needs. This personalized approach accelerates your learning curve and helps you progress faster.
Even experienced surfers can benefit from refining their technique. Surf coaching focuses on improving your paddling, stance, pop-up, bottom turns, cutbacks, and other essential maneuvers. Coaches provide valuable feedback, correcting your form and helping you develop a more efficient and fluid surfing style.
Surfing can be challenging, especially when tackling bigger waves or attempting new maneuvers. Surf coaching provides a supportive environment where you can push your limits while feeling confident and safe. Working with a coach boosts your confidence, allowing you to take on new challenges and overcome any fears or barriers holding you back.
Understanding wave selection is crucial for maximizing your surfing experience. A surf coach will teach you how to read the ocean, identify the best waves for your skill level, and make strategic decisions on when and where to paddle out. Learning wave selection enhances your ability to catch more waves and ride them with greater control and style.
Surf coaching goes beyond technique and skill development. Coaches emphasize safety and ocean awareness, teaching you essential surf etiquette, understanding currents, identifying hazards, and practicing proper surfboard handling. This knowledge ensures you can navigate the lineup safely and respect fellow surfers and the environment.
Types of Surf Coaching
Surf coaching encompasses various approaches to cater to different needs and preferences. Here are some common types of surf coaching:
Designed for those new to surfing, beginner surf coaching focuses on the fundamentals. Coaches guide you through ocean safety, paddling techniques, board control, and catching your first waves. Beginner surf coaching provides a solid foundation for developing proper surfing skills from the start.
Intermediate surf coaching is for surfers who have mastered the basics and want to progress to the next level. Coaches work on refining your technique, improving wave selection, and introducing more advanced maneuvers such as cutbacks, floaters, and aerials. Intermediate coaching accelerates your progression and helps you become a more versatile surfer.
Advanced surf coaching targets experienced surfers who are looking to take their skills to the highest level. Coaches focus on advanced maneuvers, competition strategies, mental preparation, and video analysis to fine-tune your performance. Advanced coaching pushes your limits and helps you excel in challenging surf conditions.
Choosing a Surf Coaching Program
When selecting a surf coaching program, consider the following factors:
Ensure that the surf coach is qualified and experienced. Look for certifications from recognized surf coaching organizations and inquire about their background in competitive surfing or coaching.
Every coach has a unique teaching style. Find a coach whose approach aligns with your learning preferences and goals. Some coaches may focus on technical aspects, while others prioritize the mental and emotional aspects of surfing.
Effective surf coaching involves regular feedback and progress tracking. Ask about the coach’s methods for providing feedback and how they track your improvement over time. This ensures you can measure your progress and stay motivated.
Consider the location and surf conditions offered by the coaching program. Choose a destination with consistent waves suitable for your skill level and desired experience. Research the local breaks, wave quality, and crowd levels to ensure a rewarding surf coaching experience.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
About Surf Coaching
Surf coaching is a structured and personalized training program designed to help individuals improve their surfing skills. It involves working with experienced surf coaches who provide guidance, feedback, and techniques to enhance performance in the water.
Surf coaching is suitable for surfers of all levels, from beginners to advanced riders. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to refine your technique, surf coaching can help you progress and achieve your surfing goals.
Surf coaching typically involves one-on-one or small group sessions with a qualified surf coach. The coach will assess your current skill level, provide personalized instruction, offer feedback on technique, and guide you through specific exercises and drills to improve your surfing abilities.
Surf coaching offers numerous benefits, including accelerated skill development, improved wave selection, enhanced technique and style, increased ocean awareness and safety, and greater overall confidence in the water. It can also help surfers overcome specific challenges or plateaus in their progression.
The duration of a surf coaching session can vary depending on the coach and the program. It can range from one hour to a full day, depending on the specific goals and needs of the surfer.
Yes, surf coaching can be adapted for children of different ages and skill levels. There are specialized surf coaching programs available for kids that focus on safety, building confidence, and developing fundamental surfing skills in a fun and supportive environment.
It’s preferable to have your own surfboard for surf coaching, as it allows you to practice with a board that you’re familiar with. However, some surf coaches may provide rental boards or help you choose the right board for your skill level if you don’t have one.
The frequency of surf coaching sessions can vary depending on your availability and goals. Some surfers opt for regular weekly or bi-weekly sessions, while others prefer occasional tune-up sessions or intensive training camps. It’s best to discuss your specific needs with a surf coach to determine the ideal frequency.
Absolutely! Surf coaching is highly beneficial for competitive surfers who aim to improve their performance in contests. Surf coaches can provide valuable insights, strategy development, competition preparation, and mental conditioning techniques to help surfers excel in a competitive environment.
To find a reputable surf coach, you can start by asking for recommendations from fellow surfers or local surf schools. You can also search online directories, surf coaching websites, or inquire at surf shops in your area. It’s important to choose a coach with proper qualifications, experience, and a coaching style that aligns with your learning preferences.