Surfing as a sport has multiple physical and psychological benefits. It helps children to integrate socially and acquire fundamental values, as well as contributing to the proper development of bones and muscles.
At our school teaching children and young people is an absolute priority. All our instructors have qualifications in the field of education and extensive experience working with minors.
A lesson for 4-6 year old is carried out with a maximum of 2 children per instructor (we recommend 1:1). The instructor controls the board and the child in knee to waist-depth water. The goal is to feel confident and happy in the ocean and to catch waves with the instructor always close at hand.
A lesson for 7-9 year old is carried out at a maximum ratio of 4 children per instructor. This takes place in waist depth water and for beginners the emphasis is always on good board control and etiquette and learning to catch and ride waves autonomously with the instructor close at hand.
A lesson for 9-11 year old. At this age children are getting stronger and while good board handling is at the heart of all our teaching, we start to build in more technique and introduce basic ocean skills and knowledge.
A lesson for 12-14 year old. At this age we check to make sure there is no water confidence or swimming issues that have been overlooked. We will focus on strong technique and building ocean skills and knowledge.
We work on the principle that every child matters and we see it as our job to help children articulate their own bond with the ocean. Ultimately, a child’s experience of going into the ocean and learning to surf should always be positive.