lessons consists of the following elements:
issue & getting into your wetsuit (which is a lesson in
itself at first)
Beach & water safety
Description of board and leash
Beach demonstration of surfing and correct entry into the sea
Warm up followed by entry into the sea
Catching a wave and correct prone position on board (lying down)
Water confidence building
everybody has successfully caught waves and felt the surge and
rush of a breaking wave we exit the water together. Next on
the beach we demonstrate paddling your board, correct hand &
foot position and the hard bit, standing up (on land). The class
then have a go at paddling and then jumping up to the standing
position on their board, this also tells us if they have a natural
or goofy stance (Surfy term for left or right foot forward).
We then all enter the sea and begin to catch waves and start
stand up surfing.
minimum lesson age is 8 and the session normally lasts around
you have had a couple of lessons before and need a bit of guidance
or you have your own board and need a few pointers, we can offer
you an intermediate session.
are fully insured and copies of our risk assessments, NOP’s
(normal operating procedures) and EAP’s (emergency action plans)
are available upon request. Longsands Surf School is
a registered business with North Tyneside Council.