Surf Coaching &
Flowstate's surf coaching and workshops are perfect for beginners to intermediate surfers.
The surf coaching provides you with a unique approach to learning how to ride waves, by incorporating breathing, mindset and simple surf stance techniques adapted from the OMBE Surf Program.
You will learn the fundamentals of ocean and board safety, how to read the waves, create awareness of crowds and learn to relax and have fun in the waves. All coaching is taken at your own pace and fits with your ability, bringing a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
Coaching is mostly held on the southern Gold Coast and northern Tweed Coast beaches.
Ocean Confidence Surf Survival Course
This course is designed for ocean lovers of all abilities, to learn essential surf survival skills.
You will receive essential theory and practical skills which teaches you how to deal with ocean situations such as being held down and tumbled in waves. This course brings freediving and surfing insights to provide a deeper understanding of what the human body and mind go through when stressed, particularly when underwater.
You will develop self awareness, self control and good decision making which can be applied not only in the water, but across all facets of life.
The course is open to all ocean loving people providing they can swim 100M (you can use swim fins). If you are not a strong swimmer, please email me to arrange pre-course swimming lessons.
This is not a "big wave " course per se, but it does deliver content and tools critical to improving your breath holding ability and survivability during unexpected surfing scenarios.
The training is very safe, no more dangerous than lap swimming and you will be supported the whole way. Hypoxia (without oxygen) based breath holds are not used. Instead we use Hypercapnia (increased carbon dioxide) to stimulate the urge to breathe, way before there is any risk of running out of oxygen. The use of hypercapnia techniques has many health and performance benefits for the non surfer and surfer alike.
Evolve surf workshop
Evolve literally evolved from a conversation with the ladies I coached. They wanted to know more about how to maintain surf fitness, avoid getting injured, find ways to keep focused, all whilst having fun and catching plenty of waves.
This workshop has been developed to help surfers cover aspects which stretch beyond the ability of just standing on a board and riding a wave. There are so many things to think about while surfing. How to paddle to get in position, how to read the waves, navigating crowds and perfecting your timing to take off on the right wave. All of this requires strong movement patterns, breath control and awareness of your thoughts.
This jam-packed 1 day workshop will give you an unforgettable experience which will benefit your surfing and life in general.