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5-Day Foundation Surf Training Course in Newquay

5-Day Foundation Surf Training Course in Newquay

£ 750

Newquay, Cornwall

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Beginner & Intermediate
Multi-Day, Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 16
Newquay, Cornwall
Cancellation: Custom
£ 750

Activity Highlights:

The Foundation Surf Training Course (FST) is an innovative program designed for those looking to enhance their water confidence and surf skills. Based on feedback from our Outdoor Activity, Surf Instructor, and Lifeguard students, this course is perfect for ocean enthusiasts seeking a solid foundation in surfing and water safety.

Key Details

  • Duration: 5 days (Monday-Friday, 9am – 4pm)
  • Dates for 2024: 26th February – 1st March, 1st April – 5th April, 16th September – 20th September

Who is it For?

Consider these questions:

  1. Can you forecast conditions and choose the best time and place for your activity?
  2. Would you know how to handle being caught in a rip current?
  3. Do you feel confident surfing in winter without lifeguards?
  4. Are you consistently catching green waves?
  5. Would you be comfortable ensuring someone else’s safety in the water?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of these, the Foundation Surf Training is indispensable for enhancing your safety and enjoyment in the ocean.

What to Expect

Participants will engage in both practical ocean and classroom training, focusing on:

  • Surf coaching sessions with video analysis.
  • Classroom sessions on surf theory and beach environment. 
  • Training in board paddling techniques and Peterson tube and board rescues.
  • Bodysurfing and swim coaching in both pool and open water.
  • Sea swimming techniques and exercises to boost water confidence.
  • Basic life support and first aid skills for emergency situations.
  • A personalised fitness plan and access to our online learning portal.

Course Breakdown

Here’s a glimpse into what your days will entail during the Foundation Surf Course. Keep in mind, the following schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions and other factors.

Day 1: Ocean and Classroom Introduction

  • Ocean Activities:
    • Techniques for sea swimming.
    • Introduction to swim fins and bodysurfing.
  • Classroom Activities: 
    • Meet and greet session.
    • An overview of the course details.
    • Insights into lifeguarding qualifications and their structure.

Day 2: Surf Coaching and Swim Technique

  • Ocean Activities:
    • Personalised surf coaching with goal setting.
  • Pool Activities: 
    • Swim coaching to refine your technique, including a timed swim to assess your level.
  • Classroom Activities:
    • Surf theory.
    • Basic life support training.

Day 3: Beach Environment and Lifeguarding Techniques

  • Classroom Activities:
    • Introduction to the beach environment.
    • Video analysis of your surfing.
  • Ocean Activities:
    • Developing efficiency in the surf zone.
    • Learning lifeguarding techniques, including board and tube rescues.
    • Practice in porpoise diving and water attacking techniques.

Day 4: Advanced Surf Coaching and Theory

  • Ocean Activities:
    • Continued surf coaching with a focus on achieving your set goals.
  • Classroom Activities:
    • Further exploration of surf theory.
    • Additional video analysis of your surfing progress.

Day 5: Final Day of Surf Coaching and Development Planning

  • Ocean Activities:
    • Final day of surf coaching, tailored to your personal goals.
  • Classroom Activities: 
    • Creating your personal development plans.
    • An open Q&A session to address any remaining queries or concerns.

This itinerary is designed to provide a comprehensive and enriching learning experience, combining practical ocean-based activities with theoretical classroom sessions. 

Prerequisites

  • Ages 16 and above.
  • Ability to swim 100m in a pool or sea.
  • Good level of fitness is desirable.

Book Today!

Book your spot in our Foundation Surf Training course today and start your journey to becoming confident in the ocean. Whether for work or leisure, gain the skills you need for a safer, more enjoyable experience. 

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What's Included:

  • Surf coaching sessions
  • Video analysis of your surfing
  • Designated classroom sessions to develop knowledge of surf theory and the beach environment
  • Board paddling techniques and practice
  • An introduction to Peterson tube and board rescues in the surf zone
  • Bodysurfing training
  • Swim coaching in the pool and in open water
  • Sea swimming
  • Techniques to build water confidence
  • An introduction to Basic Life Support and first aid skills. What to do in an emergency situation
  • Use of equipment out of hours so that you can train in your free time
  • Fitness plan
  • All necessary training materials and access to our online learning platform.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal travel expenses to and from the training location.
  • Accommodation and meals during the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes definitely! We pride ourselves on being super welcoming and friendly. Most of our guests arrive solo and leave with friends for life.

Not at all! This course is designed to improve your surf ability and water confidence in the water, giving you a valuable set of skills to stay safer and have more fun in the ocean.

There will generally be ratios of 1:8 (instructor to pupil) for all activity training. However, theory classes may have larger ratios. You’ll often be broken down into smaller groups 

Most pupils stay in one of the following:

  • An Air BnB (there is a huge range of options in Newquay).
  • Surf Lodge Accommodation (we work closely with Smarties, Escape and Ocean Surf Lodge).
  • Hotel or Guesthouse (check Booking.com for the options or drop us a line for recommendations).
  • Oceanside Hotel (our guests receive an exclusive discount, please chat with us about this option).
  • Their van (there is a great range of campsites and touring parks nearby).

Cover for public liability will be in place whilst you partake in activities with our activity centre, this is to a limit of £5 million. Personal accident cover is available, similar to travel insurance (injuries due to accidents etc.) and this is something participants can acquire themselves by looking online if they wish to purchase. Insurance is a topic covered during the course Q&A sessions so that everyone is clear of how this works in the outdoor industry.

You must be over 18 to join the course. If you are 65 or over, or under 18 we’d love to chat to you about the course before you book, so please drop a message to the adventuro team via the online chat and they will get us on a phone call together.

If you’re someone who loves the ocean and wants to enjoy it throughout the year, you’re likely to find yourself on beaches without lifeguards and few other water enthusiasts. This solitude can be deeply peaceful and enjoyable, but it’s crucial to have the right knowledge and skills for a safe experience.

Being well-prepared for your water session is key. This includes understanding how to forecast conditions, check tides and wind, and how these elements impact your beach and water experience.

For those aspiring to surf confidently, whether locally or internationally, and without the guidance of an instructor, this course is essential. It equips you with a robust set of skills for navigating the ocean safely and enjoyably. The ocean can be unpredictable, and conditions can change rapidly, so the ability to make informed, dynamic decisions is vital for your safety and enjoyment.

Unsure if this course is for you? Consider these questions:

  1. Can you forecast conditions and choose the best time and place for your activity?
  2. Would you know how to handle being caught in a rip current?
  3. Do you feel confident surfing in winter without lifeguards?
  4. Are you consistently catching green waves?
  5. Would you be comfortable ensuring someone else’s safety in the water?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of these, the Foundation Surf Training is indispensable for enhancing your safety and enjoyment in the ocean.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

Custom Cancellation Policy

Over 12 weeks – 33% of total course cost
36 days to 12 weeks – 50% of total course cost
21-35 days – 75% of total course cost
Under 20 days – 100% of total course cost