When we arrive at the break, you will have a few minutes to check out the beach while I'm preparing the equipment. I will introduce myself, discuss my qualifications and confirm that you are comfortable with the surfing conditions. Beginner lesson includes: 30 minutes beach orientation 90 minutes in water surfing Equipment (appropriate board, leash & rash guard) Gentle, beginner friendly wave Before jumping in the water, we will spend 20-30 minutes on the beach learning and practicing the techniques you will be using. We will cover the basics of paddling, popping up and controlling the board. You will learn about the local breaks, the current conditions, channels, ocean safety and proper surfing etiquette. Now it's time for a major adrenaline rush! We will paddle out to the lineup, using chest lifts and "turtle rolls" to pass the white water. I will be with you in the water, assisting with paddling and providing an extra push to help you catch the wave. I encourage my students to practice wave selection and timing, while providing feedback throughout the lesson. My goal is for students to catch waves and to be one step closer to surfing independently.
A "local" of Rincon, Puerto Rico, where I was born & raised. I have over 30 years of competitive surfing experience, including a professional longboarding career, and many local contests. For over 15 years, I have been sharing my passion for the water with others as a coach/instructor, and I am currently a member of the FSPR Coaching Staff. At La Casa del Surfer, I host surf & lifestyle retreats, and my guests indulge in surf, music & activities. I take pride in creating an authentic, unique experience for my guests. Certified: ISA Instructor, ISA Judge, CPR, Open Water Rescue
Surfboard, leash, shirt
You will be surfing on the most gentle, beginner friendly wave available on the day of your lesson. For fun waves with less crowds, I like to bring my students to Parking Lots, Dogman's or Maria's. Alternative options include Dome's Beach, which is the most consistent and well known surf break in Rincón, or Surfer's Beach (in the summer time). From Jan-March, it's possible to see migrating humpback whales while surfing at any of these beaches.
最多可有2位年满8周岁的参与者参加。 Should be comfortable swimming
Surfing is for every body - it's challenging, humbling and satisfying! My most successful students are enthusiastic and open to learn.