Longboarding has it’s place in the grass roots of surfing history however in the early 1990s, there was a definate resurgence which is still evident today. As a result many surfers rediscovered the graceful art of longboarding and its many classic maneuvers that are not possible on a shortboard. A new generation of Longboarders now exists and as a result traditional longboard shapes have been brought up to date allowing for a wider range of longboard surfing styles.
Levels: All levels of longboarders can be catered for
Overview of our typical tailormade surfing package
- 7 Nights self catering accommodation in Surf House Famara
- Optional ugrade accommodation: apartments and detached bungalows
- Optional car hire or return airport transfers
- ISA accredited surf school
- 5 Days surf course (approx 3 hours per day)
- All your surfing equipment for the duration of the lessons (board, wetsuit, rash and ID vest etc)
- Picnic lunch (surf lesson days)
- English speaking surf instructors
- NSP Softdeck boards for beginners & wide range of epoxy boards for intermediates
- Low student to instructor ratio
Head coach JP has riden longboards all his life everything from traditional logs to modern high performace longboards, he has competed in many longboard competitions, coached professional longboarders and he is a respected Trainer and Assessor of praktikum Surf Coaches for the Canarian Surfing Federation (FCS). Over the years he has taken this knowledge/experience and designed a coaching scheme specifically aimed at longboarders. Our exclusive longboard coaching weeks are availble to all longboarders and no matter what your ability/experience our experienced surf coaching team will help you to improve in every aspect of longboarding. The course covers all aspects longboard techniques such as cross stepping, drop knee turns, nose riding, paddling out, and many more that make longboarding so attractive.
Our surf school uses the latest surf equipment including Victory, INT and Circle One softboards which are specifically designed for first time surfers, ease of use, stability and safety being the key factors. Intermediate surfers will have have the opportunity to ride a more traditional surfboard from our extensive range of NSP and BIC boards including mini-malibus, fishes, funboards and longboards. All these boards are proven shapes form some of the worlds finest shapers. All of our boards come in many sizes and are chosen to suit your height and weight.
We also know how difficult and costly it can be to travel with a log especially on the budget airlines so even if you already have your own longboard, you can still benefit and draw experience from trying and riding a different type of longboard from our range. Also if you are thinking about purchasing a longboard, our team will be happy to provide you with the necessary help and advice with regards board design and selection.