What surf session should I book?

We want everyone to have the best possible time when they surf with us and a key part of that is making sure they are on the right session for their level of experience and ability. Please take a moment to double check that you have booked the correct surf session, by checking the criteria and suitability below.

Beginner Bay Lesson

 

Suitable for:

  • All ages from 6 years old and able to swim 25m unaided. There are varying water depths and you can stay at the depth and wave height you are comfortable with.
  • Any beginner who has never surfed at The Wave before.
  • Beginners who want to surf for the first time.
  • Surfers who have some experience but want to improve their technique.
  • Those who can get to their feet and adjust the speed of the board, change direction and finish rides well in white water waves.

 

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Beginner Lesson

Beginner Bay Surf Session – No lesson/No Coaching

 

Suitable for:

  • All ages from 6 years old and able to swim 25m unaided. There are varying water depths and you can stay at the depth and wave height you are comfortable with.
  • Any beginner who has never surfed at The Wave before, but has some surf experience.
  • Surfers who have some experience but want to improve their technique.
  • Those who can get to their feet and adjust the speed of the board, change direction and finish rides well in white water waves.
  • Beginners looking to practice in the white water without a coach.

 

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Waikiki Surf Lesson

 

Suitable for:

  • Improving surfers who have caught many beginner waves and can pop-up and ride their waves in the bay with control and are looking for the next challenge.
  • Surfers who want to progress beyond riding white water waves
  • Those who can consistently stand up on most waves they catch in the white water
  • Those who want to learn to turn on waves
  • Surfers that need to develop their paddle strength and technique

Please note: Not suitable for beginners

 

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Waikiki Surf Session

 

Suitable for

  • Surfers who want to progress beyond riding white water waves
  • Those who can consistently stand up on most waves they catch in the white water
  • Those who want to learn to turn on waves
  • Surfers that need to develop their paddle strength and technique
  • More experienced surfers that are looking for a mellow wave
  • Improving surfers who have caught many beginner waves and can ride their waves in the bay with control and are looking for the next challenge. Also great for experienced surfers wanting to have a mellow surf, or for groups of mixed surfing ability wanting to enjoy a session together.

There are varying water depths and surfers may be out of their depth when paddling back to the take off.

 

Please note: This setting is for softboards only. You can use either our Soft tech boards or your own soft board.

 

Not suitable for beginners

 

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Waikiki Surf Session

Intermediate Surf Lesson

 

Ideal for surfers:

  • Looking to practise paddle technique and strength
  • Wanting to learn how to turn, and/or improve their turn technique, on consistent waves
  • Wanting to learn how to generate and control speed along the wave

 

Suitable for those who can:

  • Paddle well
  • Catch waves and pop up with confidence
  • Ride and trim on the wave
  • Generate their own speed
  • Have started to perform bottom turns

 

The Intermediate lessons are open to everyone aged 6+, as long as they are confident they have the required skills to ride this wave.

 

The lessons are not only for those who are progressing from our Waikiki setting to the intermediate waves, but they are also highly recommended for anyone who wants to work on their core surfing technique.

 

Please note: Not suitable for beginners

 

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Intermediate Surf Session

 

Ideal for:

  • Surfers who are confident riding unbroken waves
  • Those who are able to turn using bodyweight and want to practise turns using the rails and fins of the board

 

Suitable for surfers that:

  • Consistently ride white water waves and are able to catch an unbroken wave
  • Fall safely and are able to deal with the board in different situations
  • Paddle back to the take-off point, during or between sets and are looking to practise paddle technique and paddle against a current
  • Are ready to improve and practice turns on bigger waves

 

The Intermediate sessions are open to everyone aged 6+, as long as they are confident they have the required skills to ride this wave.

 

There are varying water depths and surfers may be out of their depth when paddling back to the take off.

 

Please note: Not suitable for beginners

 

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Intermediate Surf Session

Advanced Surf Session

 

Suitable for:

  • Advanced surfers who have mastered all the fundamentals of surfing and surfing etiquette and can comfortably ride waves above 1m.
  • They can handle themselves in most conditions: duck diving through whitewater; paddling in deep water; lining up in the take-off zone; catching a wave before it breaks; popping up to their feet; managing their speed, and turning on the open-face until the end of the wave.

 

Please note: Not suitable for beginners

 

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Advanced Surf Session

Advanced Plus Surf Session

 

Suitable for surfers :

  • comfortable in powerful surf and riding performance boards

you MUST be able to confidently:

  • Ride waves around 2.0m comfortably
  • Paddle in large waves and strong currents
  • Take-off consistently
  • Generate speed
  • Perform turns and manoeuvres across wave
  • Negotiate sections
  • Demonstrate respectful surf etiquette in group

 

Please note: Not suitable for beginners

 

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Advanced Plus Surf Session

Expert Surf Settings

 

Suitable for

  • highly experienced and progressive surfers

you MUST be able to confidently:

  • Ride waves around 2.0m comfortably
  • Paddle in large waves and strong currents
  • Take-off consistently
  • Generate speed
  • Perform turns and manoeuvres across wave
  • Negotiate sections
  • Demonstrate respectful surf etiquette in group

 

Please note: Not suitable for beginners

 

Expert (available until 31st Oct)

Expert Turns (available from 4th Nov)

Expert Barrels (available from 4th Nov)

 

Expert Settings Surf Sessions

Unfortunately, if we find surfers have booked on to a session that is unsuitable for them, then we may not allow them entry to the session or have to ask them to come out of the water, for their own safety and the safety of those around them.

 

We are very busy over the summer holidays and if you have booked on the wrong session then it is highly unlikely that we can move you on to a different session on the day.

 

If you have any queries at all or want to amend your booking in advance of visiting then please contact our lovely customer service team on hello@thewave.com.