All Level Surf Coaching

Longboard Coaching

All you need to know about our longboard coaching during our all-level coaching weeks

On this page, you can specifically read about the longboard coaching which will be given during our weekly packages. If you want to learn about the weekly package, please check here. As the title describes, these coaching weeks are suitable for every level longboarder; from beginners to advanced. Whether you just started and need to work on your timing and take off or you already make solid turns and some cross steps here and there, this coaching week will guide your way towards a better technique and understanding of longboarding in general. The coaching is a nice mix between theory and practice in both the water and on land. 

Completing this coaching course will help you:

Video Analysis

During two sessions, we record your surfing session on film and (twice) analyse a selection of your videos in great detail. In our opinion, video analyses contributes enormously to a persons progression. But also watching videos of your fellow participants can be real eye-openers. During the analyses you also set goals for your next sessions to work on. At the end of the week, you receive a USB stick with your videos on it so you can recheck them at home.

Video Analysis for longboard surfers

Learning Path

During the first day we learn from you if you have any goals, challenges in your surfing or any other particular things you want to work on during the week. We also introduce ourselves and will give you detailed information about the surf spots around, so you know exactly where and when to go for a freesurf in between. Of course, we also keep you informed during the week and guide you to the best spot that matches the conditions at that moment.

Introduction +/- 1 hour

Depending on conditions and timing, we either start with a coaching session in the water or start with theory about basics, see next chapter.

During this relaxed coaching session, we let you get familiar with a new spot and maybe a new board. We give you some tips to work on right away, but we are mainly checking your surfing and behavior in the line-up in general to have a clearer picture of the objectives we need to work on.

1 hour coaching session

During this first workshop we go through the foundation or basics in longboarding. To beginners or intermediates, this part is a very important one. If the basics are not solid, it is very difficult to build from there. But also for more advanced longboarders this is a very interesting workshop, as we dive deeply into subjects like timing, reading waves better, applying certain tactics in the line-up and paddle techniques.

Theory  +/- 1.5 – 2 hours

The second coaching session in the water has a certain objective which will be defined shortly before the lesson. The kind of objective depends on conditions at that moment and refers to the theory you’ve had before. This can be for example apply a better paddling technique. This coaching session is filmed from land, so we can analyse this session later on.

1  hour coaching session

Before the analyses, we carefully select the videos which contribute the most to your progress. This means that the videos that we selected are not always your best ones, but are the ones where you can learn from the most. Don’t worry, we put every single video of you on USB. We analyse the videos and focus on the objective, but of course we will also discuss other details we see. From all the feedback we give, we will pick 2-3 points to work on for the next days.  

Duration: +/- 2-3 hours for the complete group

During this next coaching session you can focus on the objectives you have been given and/or set for yourself. Your coach guides you and give you extra tips in the water to accomplish your goals. 

1 hour coaching session

During this workshop on land we reveal you all the little secrets and keys to the one thing that makes longboarding different than surfing on a shortboard; Moving your weight back and forth on the board. Footwork!

Playing with shifting your weight back and forth does not only look very stylish, but is most of all functional. We explain you the reason behind cross steps and noseriding, tell you how and especially when and where to do it on a wave. Matching a proper  technique with the right positioning, timing and speed is crucial. After the theory, we practice so much on land that you can’t walk straight anymore. 

Workshop +/- 1.5 hour

In our fourth coaching session we focus mainly on cross stepping & noseriding. We also capture this session and use it for another video analyses.

1 hour coaching session

We do another video analysis and this time focus more on cross stepping and goals that we’ve set with you before. We also go deeper on trimming & turns (carving)

Duration: +/- 2-3 hours for the complete group

During the final coaching session we hope that some pieces fall together. This session is a fun one with less focus on one specific objective.

1 hour coaching session

During this workshop we discuss every detail in longboard & fin design. We talk about different tail shapes, rocker, functionality of spoon, 50/50 vs 60/40 rails and so on. After this workshop, we hope that you have greater knowledge about design, but also now better what board to choose for which conditions in combination with your length + weight and level.

Workshop +/- 1 hour

We finish our weeks with an ‘Expression Session’. A fun ‘competition’ where everyone can be the best in something. There are prices for best trick, best dressed and even best wipe out. Because after all, longboarding is about fun & expressing yourself in the water! 

days of coaching

5

theory & practice

Mix

Skill Level

All

Video Sessions

2

Language

English

Learning from the best

Our coaches are carefully selected and are experts in the field, or water in this case. They have been longboarding for years on a high level. Founder & Longboardcoach Nienke Duinmeijer has been surfing for over 19 years and won several international longboard titles. 

Our coaches are not only pros in their surfing, but they are also excellent coaches. They know how to break down technical details and explain you this in a clear way. 

FAQ

This trip is suitable for every level longboarder. Whether you are just starting or already cross step going back and forth. If you are in doubt whether this week or the advanced/pro week will suit you better; Please send us some footage of your surfing and a description so we can make a well considered choice for you. Note regardless your level: If you have never done a regular week with us before, we recommend you to do at least one before booking the advanced/pro week. 

Yes, you can. However, we recommend you to do at least a few lessons before and make sure you are fit and strong. We will send you a ‘Surf Prep Guide’ in order to make yourself physically ready for the trip. 

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