Intermediate Surf Lessons
Our advanced surf lessons are focused on helping surfers to have more fun by gaining more control and better flow and consistency to your riding in more challenging waves.
What will I learn in intermediate surf lessons?
- This course will help you improve your bottom turn and to learn top turns or cutbacks, how to duck dive, and how to take control of your speed. Progress from passively gliding down the wave to actively surfing it.
- Learn how to generate speed, choose the right manoeuvres to stay in the power pocket of the wave, and how to improve your paddling technique so you use less energy.
- Our instructors can also help with advanced take-off techniques to minimise wipeouts and help you acquire better wave-reading to avoid close-outs and get a better position in the line-up.
How do intermediate surf lessons work?
- Short assessment on the beach and in the water will help to determine your surfing level, so the instructor can tailor the right training program with specific exercises for you.
- Depending on your abilities and goals, we will help you focus on the right exercises and on choosing the right equipment. We’ll ensure you don’t limit your development through poor equipment choices, such as having too small a board or the wrong fin set-up, etc.
- All our surf instructors are skilled and professional, certified by the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS).
- We keep our groups small, always working to a maximum of eight students per instructor, in keeping with the recommendation of the ISA.
How quickly will I progress in intermediate surf lessons?
It’s hard to predict how many lessons anyone will need to improve. Some students improve after three lessons, and others need 10 lessons or more. The average is somewhere between 5 and 10 lessons.
As you know, surfing heavily depends on weather conditions, so we always recommend visiting us for a longer period of time – at least for week or two.
The longer you stay with us, the better your surfing could be!
Advanced Surf Lesson Schedule
|10:00h||Meet at our surf school in Famara. Get fitted with your wetsuit and board, then we drive you the short distance to the beach|
|10:30h – 12:30h||Warm-up on the beach. Practical and theory lessons on the beach before we get in the water. Subject to conditions, we also offer video analysis|
|12:30h – 12:45h||Short break on the beach|
|12:45h – 14:00h||Warm-up on the beach. Practical and theory lessons on the beach before we get in the water|
|Until 15:00h||Return to our surf school in Famara. Video analysis of your surf session|
What you need to bring to the lesson
You need to bring your swimwear, flip-flops, sunscreen, water and a towel
In case you need to have some medication with you, please bring it to the beach and let your surf instructors know about your personal necessities. Medical insurance is included.
Half-day Surfing Lessons are also available. If you’re doing a full-day lesson, free hotel pick-up and drop-off can be arranged if you’re not staying with us in Famara. Call us to arrange the details.
The schedule can change due to weather and tide. We highly recommend double-checking with us by calling +34 928 528 808
How to find us
Red Star Surf School & Shop is on the main road in Famara
You’ll find us opposite the Chiringuito bar and supermarket Otilia
Our exact address is:
Avenida el Marinero 9, 35558 Caleta de Famara
Opening hours: 9am to 8pm