Surfing Level

If you don’t know whether you are a beginner, improver, intermediate or advanced surfer then this should help…

beginner

You are a beginner when; you have never surfed before

You can catch waves lying down but have yet to stand up

You can stand for a few seconds (but have never had a lesson before or had lessons some time ago)

You have had a lesson before but would like to go over the basics again

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You are an improver when; you have had a lesson before improverand don’t need to go over basics again

You can stand for a few seconds

You can ride white water waves to the beach

You can turn the board in the white water

You are starting to ride unbroken waves (mostly within chest depth or when it’s small)

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You are an intermediate when; you can paddle ‘out back’ beyond the breaking waves

You can catch unbroken waves and ride them along the wave face

You can do a bottom turn

You can do a top turn

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You are an advanced surfer when….You can do all of the above plus

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A cutback

An off the lip

More than one manoeuvre linked together on a single wave.

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