Surf Lessons Lisbon
Helping you choose the right Surf Lessons in Lisbon
The below information will help you in seeing which level you are at surfing and how we can help you. When you have lessons with us at Sintra Surf, we want to offer you the best possible service, so you can make the best of your surfing experience.
Beginner – Intermediate or Advanced
How do I know where I stand? And how can surf lessons help me improve my wave riding skills? In this short article we are going to try and break it down for you.
Let us say that you have never surfed before. This obviously makes you a beginner.
Now let us say you have tried surfing on your own a couple of times or have had a couple surf classes and you are still struggling to stand up on your board consistently, and on top of that, you also have a hard time figuring out which waves to catch.
This means you are just beginning to scratch the surface of what surfing is.
What can we consider an intermediate surfer?
An intermediate surfer is someone that obviously already has some experience in the water. A person that stands up on the board consistently has experience paddling into the waves and generally already feels quite comfortable with the surf equipment in the ocean.
An advanced surfer already has spent some serious time in the water and knows how to handle a shorter board and surf a wave to the left or right with a certain degree of control.
Now how can a good surf school teach you to reach the next level?
At a beginner level, you will be taught the right technique to handle yourself on the board and you will learn how to read the ocean and the right timing in order to catch waves.
Once you have mastered these fundamental skills you have reached the intermediate level. This is where we start to paddle out into the waves and start to learn how to turn into them, surfing the unbroken green part of the wave.
At a more Advanced level, a good surf school will be taking you to different surf spots getting you comfortable in various types of waves and situations.
A great way to improve your surfing, no matter what skill level you are at, is via video analysis. In other words, being filmed during surfing session and then afterwards, reviewing the footage with your teacher or with someone more experienced. Usually, if you see yourself surfing, you can see more easily see what you are doing right and wrong and therefore make the right adjustments.
Now the learning curve is very different from person to person, since you are learning in a constantly unpredictable playing field called The Ocean. Having the right wave conditions to progress is crucial for your learning curve.
The bottom line is the more time you spend in the water paddling out into all kinds of different wave conditions, the more experience you gain reading the ocean.
And when it comes to surfing, reading the ocean properly is one of the most important keys to success.
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