One of the great things about surfing is that it’s such a multidimensional pastime. While you can approach it by solely engaging in the physical act of riding waves, there are so many other aspects to the sport that you can learn about.

Each week at the Surf Simply Resort we run a series of lectures that cover some of these broader subjects, and through these Group Seminars we are offering the opportunity to enjoy them yourself, wherever you are in the world.

Numbers are limited to 6 people per session to allow ample opportunities for questions throughout each lecture.

The Cost

Each seminar session is $10.

Timetable

Here is the schedule for the upcoming weeks. All session times below are Costa Rican time (GMT-6).

DateSubject
Saturday, July 11thDynamic Wave Selection with Jessie Carnes @ 10:00 am – SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 11thDynamic Wave Selection with Jessie Carnes @ 2:00 pm – SOLD OUT
Friday, July 17thDynamic Wave Selection with Will Forster @ 10:00 am
Saturday, July 18thSurf Forecasting with Harry Knight @ 2:00 pm – 1 spot left
Friday, July 24thBoard Design with Will Forster @ 10:00 am
Saturday, July 25thBoard Design with Will Forster @ 10:00 am
Friday, July 31stSurf Survival with Jessie Carnes @ 10:00 am
Saturday, Aug 1stSurf Survival with Jessie Carnes @ 10:00 am

If you would like to arrange a private seminar for your local surf club please contact our bookings manager, Kerianne.

The Lectures

Surf Survival and Breath Holding
Surf Survival and Breath Holding

Being underwater can be a very calming place for some surfers, or a terrifying place for others. In the surf survival class we talk about our bodies physiological response to being underwater alongside techniques to help improve the length of one’s breath hold. This class should inform you how to maintain calm out in swell that intimidates you and how to handle situations like losing your board. You will also get a better understanding of what it takes to be a big wave surfer.

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Angled take offs
Angled take offs

An introductory theory covering the physics and fundamentals of an angle take off and the benefits one has to offer.  An angled take off is when a surfer places their surfboard at an angle to the beach to help get them across the wave face.  Learning to angle your take off effectively and accurately contributes to speed generation and better positioning of your board along the wave face. The course covers the why, how and when to angle your take off and you will leave the theory with drills to take out into your next surf session.

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Dynamic Wave Selection
Dynamic Wave Selection

Aimed at surfers who are ready to start moving around the line up and actively hunt for waves. We cover paddle movements to help the surfer catch more waves and improve positioning and accuracy. Crowds and peaky lineups can be intimidating but they don’t have to be. We teach you to become the hunter not the hunted.

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Surfboard Design
Surfboard Design

This class is intended to give any surfer a good understanding of how the different elements of surfboard design work, and how changes to those elements will affect the way a board feels in the water. Hopefully by the end of the class you’ll be able to look at any surfboard and have a reasonable idea for how it will ride and what conditions it will work best in.

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Surf Forecasting
Surf Forecasting

This is our breakdown of how to not only read, but also understand, a Surf Forecast. We’ll look at how open ocean swells are created and how they travel as well as looking at the winds, tides and bathomethery that will affect them when they arrive at the coast. This is a great class for anyone who’s interested in understanding how to pick the best days to go to the beach.

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