Surf Coaching FAQ

How many people are on the courses normally?

We keep our numbers low and never go beyond our ratio of 8/1, client to instructor ratio, and it’s often less. Often you will find 2 instructors to cover our different levels with only very small groups.

How old are the people on the course and what are they like?

Our course members are normally professionals within the ages ranges of their mid 20’s to late 40’s. We do of course have older and younger clients and families too. These are people from all over Europe and sometimes the U.S.

I have never surfed before. Is that OK?

It’s more than OK! We positively encourage absolute beginners to come on our courses. You certainly won’t be classed as beginner when you leave.

I have surfed for quite a few years. Can you teach me anything?

Absolutely, we can. We have a super wide range of abilities on our various courses and have coached National Squad level surfers male and female. We know that there is so much to be gained for our Intermediate and Advanced courses.

Does the water get cold and do I need to bring winter wetsuits?

The waters warm all through the year especially compared with Europe and the lowest we go is around 18C in (64F) in February to 26C (79F) in October. If you have your own suit then please check with us if it’s the right type and thickness to bring and  of course we are happy for you to use our extensive range of 3/2 Sola wet suits.

Do I need to bring my own board?

Probably not, as we have a wide range of high quality boards here, but do tell us what you want to bring and of course it’s fun to be coached on the board you normally ride. We can send you an advice attachment on how best to pack it too.

Do you only teach in English?

Yes we do and if English is your second language we make sure all our instructions are clear and easy to understand. A lot of surf teaching is very visual so you’re not to worry if you have weak English language skills.

Are there sharks or other nasties in the water?

No, not where we teach and if there were we would be the last ones to be coaching there. We don’t like nasties!

What if I want to surf after the course time or on my day off? Is that OK?

If you not experienced and not surfing regularly its very unlikely you will want to surf after the days coaching and we don’t really think you should surf on your rest day either. However if you have some experience and surf regularly we can hire equipment to you outside of course hours and on your day off.

Why is there such a big difference in price level from you and other schools / camps in Lanzarote?

Because were a lot more experienced and a lot better! Coaching, equipment, accommodation and service, there is no comparison.

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