Our intermediate surf course

John  Finally I caught a green wave!

It’s not that easy to explain what the skills of an advanced surfer are. Actually everybody who’s been in the water with a surfboard before has some experience.
That’s why we offer different courses for advanced surfers. The first course we’re offering is the intermediate surf course. This course is especially geared for people, who have done a beginner surf course before.

The aim of the intermediate surf course is the riding of an unbroken wave (green wave). The most important maneuvers are the paddling for the wave and of course the “take off”.

Christof explains you how it’s working:
"Hello I’m Christof. I’m founder of the OTRO MODO surfschool, Surfing GB surf coach and SLSA Beach Lifeguard. I have been surfing since 1999. Today I’ll explain to you how to paddle for a green wave."

surf course exercises and explanations on land
on the way to the line up
waiting for the next wave
take off on a green wave
surf coach and surf student
paddle out to the waves
perfect stance gentle green wave
hang loose dude
surf student catches green wave
fast progress with Radio Helmet Coaching

How to catch a green wave

The paddling for a green wave is not that easy, because there are certain things to pay attention to. For example: The position in the water, the selection of the right wave, and of course the timing.

When you choose a suitable wave, it’s important to have the correct position on your board, because while paddling for the green wave you have to bring more weight to the front of your surfboard. Just imagine you’re paddling down a hill.
Therefore: Push your chest on the board and stretch your arms and shoulders as far as possible to the front.

The significant second is the moment where the tail of your board gets lifted up a bit by the approaching wave. Don’t stop paddling; to the contrary, you have to do at least four more powerful strokes.

If you chose the right wave and have paddled hard enough, you need to glide down the wave on your board. Take off and ride your first green wave.
At least by now, you’re totally addicted to surf.

New: Radio helmet coaching! The radio helmet coaching will be like a live video coaching, in which your surf instructor can coach you while you are actually up and riding. A great way to improve your surfing skills and learn how to surf green waves in a short time!

My tips:
"The choice of a suitable wave starts at the beach. You have to spot where the waves start to break. Look out for some landmarks, to keep the orientation in the water.
Even the whitewater of already broken waves gives you some hints where and how fast the wave is breaking.

You’ll need the right wave and a little bit of luck to score your first green waves, so never give up! Aloha!"

Intermediate surf course prices

Prices may vary depending on season.

*1 day intermediate surf course / surfschool for 58 euro
3 days intermediate surf course / surfschool for 155 euro
5 days intermediate surf course / surfschool for 235 euro

You want to surf more?
No problem! Just book one of our surf courses, as an intensive surf course, containing two surf sessions a day!
5 days intensiv surf course / surfschool for 385 euro

Here you can download our surfschool brochure as pdf file.