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Intermediate Surf Pack - Green Wave Surfing

Intermediate - description

An INTERMEDIATE surfer can successfully paddle out alone at a familiar location and catch and ride waves to a logical finish frontside or backside, confidently using the three basic surfing turns - bottom turn, top turn and cutback.

Intermediate - Goals:

- Interpret weather, swell, tides, wind direction and speed information to work out surf conditions;

- Select a surfing location for the intermediate surfer;

- How surfers use rips to their advantage;

- Techniques to negotiate broken and unbroken waves including the duck dive;

- How to exit water at different types of surf breaks;

- Choose suitable waves to ride;

- Identify the take-off position;

- Techniques for turning;

- Methods to get off the wave;

- Identify how parts of your board affect performance;

- Choose a surfboard for the intermediate surfer based on personal style and the surfing conditions;

- Identify surfing safety.

Perform and link surfing manoeuvres:
- Top turn, bottom turn, cutback, re-entry on backhand & forehand;
- Experience surfing at a beach break, reef break, point break, river
mouth break.

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