Green Wave Riders

Posted on February 28, 2013
February 28, 2013
by JSS

Welcome to intermediate surf coaching in the pristine waters of the Algarve

A bespoke surf course for the new intermediate surfer looking to progress their surfing.

Who's the week for?

I've been on a couple of surf holidays

I'm standing almost every time in the white water

I've caught some unbroken waves without being pushed

I want to improve and build my water confidence

I want to move on to hard boards!

Your Surf Level:

  • You can pop up and get to your feet confidently
  • You're ready to get out of the white water
  • Can Paddle out back, turtle/eskimo roll
  • You've caught your first unbroken green wave
  • Can paddle into your own waves (not being pushed)
  • Starting to surf down the line along the wave in either direction & not straight towards beach.


This is not an advanced course & we will be focusing on finding fun sized green waves, perfect for intermediate surfers.

The Week

Our dedicated intermediate Surf Coach, Jan, has over 10 Years of teaching experience and he’s designed the course to give students the best possible chance of learning real tangible skills they can take away and enhance on there own.  He'll start the week with assessing your personal level & goals and then with a variety of teaching techniques including theory lessons, direct feedback in the water & video coaching is sure to leave students at the end of the week feeling like the have made real progress and mastered new skills.

You’ll have plenty of 1-2-1 time with the instructor throughout the week, whilst surfing and learning with like minded individuals.

There is  a maximum of 12 people on the course, all intermediate and at the same level beginning to catch green waves.

By the end of the week you’ll feel confident enough to surf independently read wave forecasts and head out on your own surf trips.

Main objectives 

Getting Out Back: Spotting channels and rips and understanding how to use them safely, making for an easier paddle out back.

Paddling Technique: Improving paddling quality means more waves.

Positioning: Understanding where you should be sitting and surf etiquette.

Riding down the line: Perfecting angled take offs and understanding lefts and right hand breaks.

Turns: Introduction to bottom and top turns. Perfecting and fine tuning with video analysis.

Video Coaching: Video sessions every day where possible during the week. Attention to detail coaching with individual aims for the week.

Ocean Knowledge:  In-depth tuition on surf conditions, reading the waves, using channels, understanding safe conditions to get in.

Surf Forecasts:  Understanding how to read surf reports so you can find waves independently on your next trip!

Boards: Getting you off the soft top and riding your first hardboard.

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The Waves

May & October/November are the ideal months for intermediate surfers. The winds have dropped, south swell is pushing into our south coast beaches and the waves are virtually empty in the right spots.

This week is all about chasing down the perfect waves for your group! If the waves are pumping at 7am, we’ll be up for a dawnie. If the waves a peeling endlessly until sunset, we’ll adjust our schedule to take advantage. If conditions change during the day, we’ll move onto a better break. You'll have maximum water time in optimum conditions.

What's Included:

  • 7 Nights Shared Accommodation
  • 7 Delicious Breakfasts
  • 5 Delicious dinners in house, 2 course meals with wine
  • 5 Healthy beach lunches
  • 5 Full Days Surfing, intermediate course
  • 10 Lessons with dedicated coach, including video coaching
  • Transfers to the best beaches for your level
  • Board and Wetsuit Hire
  • Stand up paddleboard lesson and tour of the local grottos and caves
  • 5 Surf inspired yoga sessions
  • Full use of Lodge Facilities

If you're not sure this is the week for you, drop us an email and we'll help you out!

Green Wave Riders Week: 579€

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  • 14th - 21st April 2018
  • 13th - 20th October 2018
  • 20th - 27th October 2018

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