What do I need to bring for my surf course and how can I prepare?

Here is a little list of essentials: *1 Sunscreen (at least SPF30 and waterproof) *2 A pair of board shorts or surf leggings (such as those produced for triathletes by Underarmour); longer is better as you will protect your legs from a rash from the rough surface of the surfboard. *3 A rash guard for when your surf course is over (during your course you must wear one of our Swell rash guards). *4 Surf booties: we surf over a reef which in itself is not sharp, but there can be sea urchins between the rocks; if you bring surf booties, you will prevent getting any of the little spikes in your feet. We recommend Rip Curl, Billabong, O’Neill or Quicksilver split toe booties, at least 2mm thick; they should be a snug fit. Clare will send you an email with links to follow to prepare for your surf course, including some great exercises you can do to improve upper body strength; essential for paddling and popping up.

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  • Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other surf camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique surf retreat than reggae-loving surfer digs. Then there are the legendary breakfasts (omelets, pancakes and crepes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and fruit bowls). Structured surf lessons take place each morning, with an instructor alongside you and the head surf coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer learn to surf tips between riding waves. If you are serious about learning to surf, then Swell should be on top of your destination list. Highly recommended!

    Reference Source:
    [Frommer’s Travel Guides]

    Designed with the discerning surfer in mind, Swell is far from a crash pad. The spare clean lines, plush bedding, modern photographs and funky furniture say ‘boutique surf retreat’ but the pool, ping-pong and foosball tables and social vibe suggest otherwise. A huge wood communal table is the center of the hanging-out action, after all the surfing is done. Highly recommended!

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    [Lonely Planet]


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