SENIOR SURF LESSONS
Here at NCSS, we believe that you’re never too old to bring new fun and fitness into your life and surfing is the ultimate way to do it. North Caloundra Surf School provides lessons for seniors and recognise all individual learning levels. The foam surfboards we teach you on these days are much safer and easier to handle than in years gone by.
Over our two decades of operation we have had many senior participants with all different abilities. We get asked many questions regarding age and fitness levels, all of our beginner lessons are constructed in shallow fluffy ‘white wash’ waves. You will be standing in the water, with your feet anchored to the sand most of the lesson, not much paddling is required. We find a lot of elderly participants have fun just standing up on their knees first as some cannot get straight to their feet. It’s perfectly fine to use alternative methods to surf. Most of our seniors end up being returning customers and surprising themselves with their personal achievements. Even just getting in the water and having a splash is fun and great for your health, we highly encourage it.
Russell Hoffman: 0411 221 730
NCSS creates a safe place for diversity. Our culture is to guide and help, irrespective of ones size, shape, age, abilities, gender, sexuality, cultural background, language, economic status, profession or location.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional owners of our local lands and waters.
As a student: I will always try to keep a positive attitude towards learning, even if I am met with challenging surf conditions. I am doing this for myself, and because I am truly passionate and curious about surfing. I will try to hold a realistic expectation for myself and not be disappointed when I don’t immediately achieve. I am willing to listen and receive advice by experienced professionals, who may also be a lot younger than I am. I understand that 95% of surfing is surf awareness, board handling and paddling, while only 5% is standing on a wave.
I understand that to learn I must always try my best first, before expecting a coach to do the work for me. I understand that coaches may be bold at times, but it’s with the intentions to keep me safe and assured, while in a potential high risk environment. If I am feeling odd about something, I make sure I always communicate it with my coach.