Surf Equipment & Preparing For Your Trip
We have a full stock of boards at your disposal throughout your stay. We’ve got everything from performance shortboards to fun boards, mini-mals, longboards and a good range of beginners foam boards so that whatever your level and however you progress we’ve got the right board for you and the conditions.
We’ve also got all the other stuff you need too – from leashes to wax. Plus we’ll give each of you a Soul & Surf rash vest for your lessons so there is pretty much nothing to bring except for surf/swimwear and water-proof sunscreen. Unless of course you have a favourite board that you just cannot live without (we’re with you on that one).
Before You Arrive
Of course you can simply dash out of work on a Friday night, hop on a plane and be with us by Saturday. But if you can start some preparations before you leave you will really feel the benefit. Here are a few things to get you going before you get to us, particularly if you are not a regular surfer – and you might want to check out one of our resident yogi’s and surfer Rach’s journal post on ‘getting surf trip fit‘ too.
PREPARATION Watch as much surfing footage as possible, get familiar with how it looks to ride waves Look for different types of waves and how different surf spots attract different styles of surfing Do 10-20 press ups a day for a month before you come Go swimming and set yourself targets which are reachable in terms of endurance in the water If you have never surfed before try bodysurfing in the sea Try skateboarding if you can, longboards and/or carve boards Try to build core strength muscles – work ALL muscle groups in the core Hold your breath in the bath or at the pool, time yourself and try to extend But honestly – the best preparation for surfing, is surfing
*Please note, none of this is medical advice, consult your doctor to be sure.
Kids Surf Lessons
Safety and professionalism are the cornerstones of surf coaching at Soul & Surf. This is even more true when working with kids, we cannot ask our instructors to go beyond what their qualifications and governing bodies advise them to. Here are our guidelines on what surf lessons might be available for your kids:
- Under 7 — we cannot accept on surf guides or lessons.
- From 7 to 12 — lessons are available if you can demonstrate your child’s swimming ability. Please note, unless you book a 1-1 lesson, we require one parent or guardian to be in the water supervising each child at all times, since our instructors will have other guests to attend to. The guardian can not join the same lesson while they are supervising the child.
- From 12 – 16 — lessons are available with a parent or guardian supervising at the same beach. The guardian may join the same lesson if they wish.
- All ages — we can only accept confident swimmers on surf lessons.