Surf and SUP Team Building
If you are looking for a corporate/business team building solution or if you are a social organization that wants to run a team building event that individuals will never forget, then a surf or SUP lesson is the right option for you.
We can accommodate any number of people and will help you to organize everything so all you need to do is arrive with your costume, towel, sunblock and some energy ready to have fun. The event includes a 1½ hour surf or SUP lesson with all the basics of surfing/SUP and safety covered prior to heading out into the ocean or on the Muizenberg Vlei under the professional guidance of our coaches. All participants are provided with boards and wetsuits and there are warm showers for afterwards! Everyone will be presented with a participation certificate to remember the experience. We are happy to customize the team building events for whatever you may need.
You will learn:
You will have either your left foot or right foot forward depending on which feels more comfortable. Your dominant foot will be your back foot; this is the leg your leash will be attached to. If you are a beginner you will be using a beginner surfboard: a foam board/minimal/longboard. You will learn how to paddle alternating strokes and cupping your hands. Your coach will ensure you are correctly positioned on your surfboard; do not lie too far forward as you will nose dive (tumble over head first) and not too far back as you will not be able to catch and ride the wave.
When getting to your feet, you will learn to keep your hands close to your body, in line with your chest. This will make your jump up quicker allowing you to get a longer ride. Make sure you bring your front foot up to roughly the middle of the board so your foot is positioned in the center of the board between your shoulders, keeping your hands firmly fixed on the board for stability. Once your front foot is in place you will learn how to raise your body keeping your knees bent. Your front foot should roughly be half way down your board and your back foot should be above the fin area. Keep your knees bent as they act as your shock absorbers. Make sure your stance is wide enough for extra stability.
- As with most sports practice makes perfect. You can practice your jump ups in the comfort of your own home. Use a carpet in your lounge or grass area in your garden and practice the motion of jumping to your feet. This will help your body get used to the jump up motion so when you are out in the water and it begins to happen naturally.