HOW MANY LESSONS SHOULD I TAKE BEFORE I CAN SURF ON MY OWN?
That really depends on you. Most people are able to catch waves and get up on their own after one lesson, but surfing is much more than just standing up on a board. In successive lessons, our students learn how to turn, how to read and select waves, techniques to paddle out through the break, how to best maneuver the board, timing, etiquette, tides and other factors affecting wave quality, and more. Of course, everybody is different, and some will pick up on some techniques quicker than others. However, in general, most people get a solid basic intro in a 3 lesson package, and have a good foundation for catching waves and standing on their own. In a 5 lesson package, most are able to turn fairly consistently after catching a wave. After a 7 lesson package, many are able to identify a rideable open-face wave, and have moderate success at maneuvering themselves into position to catch it. Again, success is relative, and everyone has their own learning curve. Surfing requires technique and is relatively difficult, though a very rewarding experience. The basics are easily learned, but you can only improve through repetition. With instructed lessons, you have trained eyes on you that can help you avoid bad habits and guide you past some of the pitfalls that could otherwise hold you back for months or even years. To schedule 3, 5, and 7 lesson packages call 888-546-1130 to customize a schedule of planned lessons that works with you.