The Surfer Award Scheme has been used by us for over 25 years. We are one of the few schools that use a structured system like this and we know from our clients’ feedback that it really works for them too.
It is based on a simple grading system running through Bronze, Silver and Gold awards and in each of these there are 3 levels:
BRONZE LEVEL 1
Riding lying down, under control, from waist level water to the beach.
BRONZE LEVEL 2
Riding, standing, for longer than 5 seconds in white water, under control.
BRONZE LEVEL 3
Dropping down and unbroken wave under control and carrying on the ride for longer than 5 seconds under control.
SILVER LEVEL 1
Riding, either left or right across and unbroken wave under control.
SILVER LEVEL 2
Riding across an unbroken wave both backhand and forehand and the surfer is able to make basic bottom and top turns under control.
SILVER LEVEL 3
The surfer can ride across the unbroken wave both left and right making a clear an intentional maneuver, under control.
GOLD LEVEL 1
The surfer must hold a current ISA recognized National Governing Body membership. They can ride across unbroken waves showing linked maneuvers under control at all times. They must be able to do this backhand and forehand. The ride is completed under control.
GOLD LEVEL 2
The surfer must hold a current ISA recognized National Governing Body membership and hold a recognized current lifesaving award . The surfer can ride waves to head high (their head) completing a series of maneuvers that are performed with speed power and flow.
GOLD LEVEL 3
The surfer must hold a current ISA recognized National Governing Body membership and hold a recognized current lifesaving award .The surfer can ride waves to head high (their head) completing a series of maneuvers that are performed with speed power and flow.
“For enjoyment, professionalism, and great value, Surf School Lanzarote is the best in Europe.”
From Chris Griffiths, 2nd European Professional Longboard, 2 x European Longboard Champion, 5 x British Longboard Champion and 5th in the World Longboard Championships
“The adrenaline rushing through your system is just…. there’s nothing better than that. You can’t explain the feeling if you haven’t been there. It’s better than any kind of drug in the world. Natural. I don’t care what sport it is or what people say, there’s nothing better than surfing”
Surfers: The Movie 1990