WOMEN ON THE WAVES
Surf Therapy for Women …
Women on the Waves is in an in-depth, inclusive women’s only surfing program for females thirteen and older (no maximum age) and for all abilities and backgrounds.
Bonnie from North Caloundra Surf School, has designed this program for women, who not only want to learn how to surf but would like to be a part of a social sisterhood and meet new like-minded friends. Women on the Waves is a haven where ladies can feel comfortable and safe while learning to surf, and also understanding the ways of the ocean.
Bonnie’s coaching style emphasises surf safety & awareness, building confidence and developing drive – a down-to-earth approach to women’s surfing. Bonnie says that “the program has always been a great social environment but it’s also my goal to train the ladies so they can surf confidently and safely on their own.” The group is mainly for beginners (first-time beginners, intermediate beginners, advanced beginners and occasional intermediates).
This specified program is also instructed by our best female coaches (assistance may be provided by male instructors when required) who will guide, help and answer any questions about this extremely empowering art and sport. From beginner to intermediate, this program is all about having fun and unleashing your greatest potentials in the water.
More information on our SURF THERAPY page – this discounted program supports NDIS government funded participants. Talk to your plan manager about formulating an agreement with us so that NDIS funding can be used for our therapeutic surfing lessons.
A highly discounted option for any women seeking a therapeutic approach to surfing. It does not matter what your age or abilities are, our coaches are trained professionals at understanding your needs. This program is designed to lift your spirits and gain you confidence.
While we can easily say that surfing provides physical benefits, within that there’s always the many mental health benefits that come with socialising and getting out in the sunshine and fresh ocean water. Meeting a new group of friendly people and challenging yourself to take on a new sport and hobby. Surfing is the perfect way to get some fresh air and experience everything that our beautiful beaches on the Sunshine Coast have to offer.
- Free foam board and wetsuit hire.
- Three group surf lessons for 90 minutes each.
- Seven days a week phone support. All your surf questions answered.
- Access to our private online ladies only group, full of learning content.
- Ongoing surf lesson updates with times & location… You’ll always know the safest times for you to surf in Caloundra.
These texts are ongoing, even after you’ve finished your three lessons. No lock-ins, cancel anytime.
- Surf safety & awareness talk of the current conditions. Board handling & Pop-up practice on the beach.
In the water practice with coaches – first time beginners starting in the shallow & intermediate beginners can learn out the back, if it’s safe enough.
Enrol / Study with us. Become a member of our @surf4health development program and receive 20% off Women on the Waves (only $88.00 for three lessons) . @surf4health is self-paced, creative curriculum designed by coaches from North Caloundra Surf School. Only $40.00 for six months, sign up today. View more info here.
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, to succeed: I must 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.
Surfing develops confidence and mental fortitude.
Friendship and Connection
Surfing is great for socialising and building like-minded friendships.
Keeps you Fit
Full body workout, keeps you looking and feeling your best.
Lets be honest, surfing makes life fun and easier to get up in the morning!