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SURF SKATE TRAINING
If you like to train for surfing – surf skate training is a great way to improve your surf techniques. you can practice maneuvers over and over again to build up a muscle memory during this process. Back in the water everything will click and slide in position!
SURF SKATING ON FUERTEVENTURA
Learn how to surf the streets with us!
Progressing and improving in surfing is often a slow task because of the frequency of baths, living far from the sea or simply because of the little time spent on a wave. You want to work on your surf skills, but there are no waves? Or you’re a passionate surfer, but unfortunately you do not live right on the ocean and you always have to travel long distances to the next surf and still want to work on your turns daily and feel the board under your feet? Then you should try our Surf Skate Training on our Surf Skateboards.
As you can see in the video it is so much fun to practize surfing on the streets or in skate parks. Surf Skating is a perfect additional training for surfing, which is also possible outside the water and which will assist you to make great progress, which you will feel later in the water.
SKATBOARDING THE MOTHER OF SURFING
As we all know, skateboarding was born from surfing. Those days when there were no waves, surfers knew how to take advantage of time and simulated their maneuvers on the asphalt and then take them to the water.
The Surf Skateboards were created in the 90s in California and are much more agile and provide more drive, compared to normal skateboards. They also have a different steering behavior than the usual skateboards due to a rotary arm in the truck, so it is possible to skate very agile and perform sharp curves to simulate turns. With a special geometry, this makes the turns surprisingly more closed since they provide an angle of rotation never seen. When carving, the movements are very, very similar to those in surfing and so you can work with your whole body to generate speed through pumping, perform cutbacks, bottom turns and work an all aspects of your surfing.
“A Surf TRAINING CENTER WHICH MAKES NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES or ADVANCES SURFERS!”
It does not matter if you are a total beginner or an advanced surfer. We will give our best to support you on your way to reach your individual goals. Surf Skate Training is a great way to practice on land what you will practice later on and in the water.
WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT – Why Surf Skate Training?
1. WITH SURF SKATE TRAINING YOU WILL LEARN TO SURF
To train your surfing skills with our surf skate training will improve your surf techniques in a playful way. If you are a beginner it will help you to develop a feeling for surfing and the right positioning on your board. You will learn and internalize certain body movements on land and transfer the learned skills instantly on a surfboard.
During the surf skate training it is easier for you to practice because the surf skateboards offer a greater stability than a surfboard. Surf skate training will improve your balance and you will learn how to maintain the right body posture to be taken on the board.
2. WITH SURF SKATE TRAINING YOU WILL IMPROVE BALANCE
Training on a Surf Skateboard will increase your balance and stability. It will help you to stay more stable on your surfboards with leads to less wipe-outs. As you won’t fall off the surfboard as often as before you have more time to practice trimming your boards. For that we will train with you how to shift your body weight back and forth as it is adequate for riding a surfboard.
3. SURF SKATE TRAINING SHOWS YOU THE RIGHT STANCE
The surf skateboard will teach you to adopt the right position and show you where to put your feed. It is a key factor of good surfing to know where to put your front and back foot and how to adjust your back leg for turning. Especially in a beginner state of surfing most mistakes occur due to stance and position of the feet. With surf skateboards you will learn within the first session how to position yourself.
4. SURF SKATE TRAINING WILL HELP YOU TO GENERATE SPEED
Generating speed ist essential for surfing. You will learn the right movements on the surfskate which you will transfer directly in the movement of pumping on a surfboard. With more speed you will be able to pass close out sections on waves and your surfing will become faster, more dynamic and better.
“A SURF TRAINING CENTER WHICH SETS THE FOCUS ON YOU – OUR GUESTS, CUSTOMERs, Students, NOVICES, PROS aND FRIENDS!”
It does not matter age, shape, weight, height – we do not judge. You are here for one reason and for one reason only: To reach your goals! To become the best version of a surfer you can be. We are here to assist you along your path. We will prepare you as good as possible and are happy to listen to your success stories of surfing!
5. SURF SKATE TRAINING WILL HELP YOUR STYLE
Confidence equals style in surfing. The more confident you are on the surf skateboard, the more fluent your body rmovements become. You will learn to smoothly connect turns and surf carving turns from rail to rail. You will develop from a kook into a confident surfer within no time at all.
6. SURF SKATE TRAINING WILL HELP WITH YOUR TURNING AND CARVING
One of the greatest advantages of training on dry land with our surf skates is the ability to turn like you do on a surfboard. It is the same feeling on a surf skateboard as well as on a surfboard when you turn. You can practice bottom turns, cut backs and top turns, both backside and frontside. You will gain confidence to put your body weight on the rail and your surfing will become more radical.
7. SURF SKATE TRAINING WILL IDENTIFY AND CORRECT YOUR MISTAKES
Questions you probably ask yourself are e. g. Is my stance correct? Where are my eyes pointing? Do I rotate your head and shoulder to initiate turns? What are my hands and arms doing? With those questions you could identify common mistakes you do on the surfboard really easily. But it is quite difficult to answer those questions when being on a surfboard. Surf Skate Training makes it easier for you and us to work on the identification and correction of your mistakes because we have more time for analysing them. Repeating the surf maneuvers on the surfskate skateboards will help you to eliminate mistakes in no time.
8. SURF SKATE MUSCLE MEMORY AND MOTOR LEARNING
To build up a long-term muscle memory you need to repeat movements over and over again. After performing turns for example over and over again on a surf skateboard, it will allow you to perform them without conscious effort on the surfboard.
Repetition of the right movements in a correct form will decrease the need for attention and creates maximum efficiency within the motor and memory systems. Surfing becomes automatic and will improve with your practice.
WHAT do you SAY?
We are looking forward to posting your smiley face with a little quote instead of our lovely ladies one day. Hit us up with your comments and send us pictures of your success. If you are happy – feel free to spread the word. If you are not – please let us know in private and give us a chance for improvement!
“I had a blast to improve my surfing on your balance boards. I never thought I could learn so much in such a short amount of time. I will be back on Fuerteventura to have another training session with you guys!”
“Surf skating is not only fun – moreover it helped me to improve my position on the board – especially using my arms while doing some turns. Also it taught me to understand the pumping better and how to get speed on a wave. You can work a lot on your mobility with surf skating.”
What do I need to bring?
Shoes and water would be a good thing. We will provide you with all material you need. From protection gear to your own skate surfboard for the session.
How much does a class cost?
One Surf Skate Training Session costs 25 €.
Where do the classes take place?
Our classes will be given in different locations in and around El Cotillo. We will find the best spot of the day for your. It also depends on the wind and the group size.
I have no experience at all - Can I come?
Our Surf Skate Training Sessions are designed for any level. Either you are an absolute beginner or an intemediate, surf skate training will speed up your surfing and helps you to improve significantly.
SURF TRAINING CENTER
You will find us in the FreshSurf Surfschool Office in El Cotillo!
Mon. – Sat.: 9 am – 14 pm & 17 pm – 18 pm