HOW TO SURF PROGRAM – FOUNDATIONS OF SURFING
WHAT SURFERS ARE SAYING
My coaching experience with head coach Clayton made a huge positive impact on my surfing! Clayton has a keen eye for flaws in technique and he corrected a bunch of mistakes I was making and I wasn’t even aware I was doing them. This led to having more fun free surfing, better results and way fewer injuries.
Without Clayton as my coach I would not have come close to making it onto the WCT. He has a really unique style of coaching and explained things to me in such simple terms (although sometimes brutally honest!). To this day I still use techniques that I learned from Clay.
Completing the Maven Surfs 'Advanced Surfing Program' has seriously boosted the level of surfing progression in our club. Learning the tips and tricks of the pro surfers, identifying bad habits, correcting our technique and training our muscle memory with a number of training drills and exercises for surfing at our highest level. Without the help and support from Maven Surf our university would not have placed in the finals at the uni games surfing tournaments.
Successful surf training is about developing you mind/muscle connection to the point that you do not think about the movement, it has become autonomous. By the time you enter the water it’s to late.
- Feeling It To Understand It
- Confidence In The Water
Learn one of the best kept secrets in surfing. How to decipher a wave by looking at the power zones which give secret instructions to an informed surfer, it lets you see what they wave is about to do before it happens.
- The Best Kept Secret In Surfing
- Bottom Power Zones
- Top Power Zones
- Joining The Dots
MOVEMENT TECHNIQUE & FORM
Correct surfing technique maximizes the turns using the strength and flexibility in the body effectively to ride more vertically and stay in sync with the critical parts of the wave.
- Three Foundational Movements
- Leading With Your Body
- Take Off Technique
- Arms & Wrists
- Connecting Movement & Manoeuvres
- Understanding Your Rail Game
- Peripheral Vision
- Surfing on Rail
SURFBOARD DESIGN & PERFORMANCE
Understand that every design aspect in surfboards from the rails, bottom contours, outlines to fin placements are all engineered one purpose. Turning. Turning is what all modern performance boards are designed for.
- Design Purpose
- Outline Curves
- Bottom Rocker
- Rail shape and thickness
- Rail Edge vs Round Rail
- Volume vs Distribution
- Tail shapes – 3 major concepts
- Bottom contours – Vees, Concave, Channels