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HOW DO I BOOK A SURF LESSON?

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HOW FAR AHEAD DO I NEED TO BOOK A LESSON?

Same booking can be accommodated. During the high season June-August it is best to book a lesson a week in advance.

 

WHATS UP WITH THE OUTRIGGER CANOE?

Outrigger canoe surfing is a great way to start the day. Having its roots in Polynesian culture the outrigger canoe has a legacy of over a millennium. Come watch the sunrise and catch a wave in the outrigger canoe. Life jackets paddles and water supplied.

 

IS IT HARD TO SURF?

Surfing takes a lot of practice to become competent. During a surf lesson 99% of our students will stand up after following our basic instructions. Our instructors can help guide you in the proper methods of riding waves

 

WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?

Malolo canoe surf has a staff of fun smiling well trained safe instructors. We are well versed in teaching surfing and ocean activities. We love to share the thrill of surfing because it is fun. We have female and male instructors too. We like to have fun.

 

WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN THE SURF LESSON AND HOW MANY DOES ONE NEED?

All surf lessons are 1.5 hours long and go over safety in the water, surf etiquette, wave knowledge, being relaxed and humble in the water and local the marine environment. Most students need 4 lessons to get a working knowledge of what needs to be practiced while surfing. The most important skill in surfing is SAFTEY and FUN.

 

WHERE ARE THE SURF LESSONS?

We take our students to the best beaches to learn how to surf. From Southampton to Easthampton. Contact us for the location

 

WHAT DO I BRING?

Swimming attire, a towel and a change of clothes. A soft surfboard and wetsuit will be provided.

 

WHEN SHOULD I SHOW UP?

Arrive 15 minutes prior the scheduled lesson. This gives enough time to change into a wetsuit and get psyched up for your surf lesson. Give your self ample time to navigate to the location, arrange parking/transportation and change into your bathing suit. This will ensure that you will have all the time of the lesson scheduled. If you arrive late we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

DO YOU SURF IF IT RAINS?

Surf lessons take place in rain and inclement conditions. Since we will be in the ocean the rain will only add to the FUN. If the weather is rough and stormy the situation will be re-evaluated.

 

WHEN ARE THE BEST CONDITIONS TO LEARN TO SURF?

Smaller summer (June-August) warm waves are the most fun to learn surfing. Very small waves are a novice surfers BEST friend. Even micro small waves have enough energy to ride. No wave is too small to surf.

 

WHAT ARE THE SKILLS NEEDED TO TAKE A SURFING LESSON?

The essential skill to have prior to taking a surfing lesson or any ocean activity in knowing how to SWIM. We offer swimming lessons that can assist you in reaching your goals.

 

WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS FOR A SURF LESSON?

All ages are welcome. The essential skill is to know how to swim.

 

ARE THERE OTHER OPTIONS IF I CANT STAND UP ON A SURFBOARD?

YES! Riding a surfboard can be enjoyed in the prone position. Another option to learning how to surf is body boarding (boogie boarding.) Every beach in the world has many smiling body boarders of all ages, shapes and sizes catching wave after wave. Body boarding is AMAZING! Since one can ride a body board in a life guarded area there is added safety. If sitting down is more favorable then catching a wave the outrigger canoe surfing is another option. We also offer 1:1 surfing lessons for wheel chair bound folks.

 

WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT IS USED?

We use the best and safest soft surfboards with rubber fins. These surfboards are easy to stand up on and have proven to be user friendly and safe.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN A GROUP SURF LESSON?

We offer small group surf lessons with a student to teacher ratio of 4:1. This is ideal to be among your peers and still be able to have fun and catch more waves.

 

DO YOU OFFER A SURF CAMP; KIDS AND ADULTS?

Malolo canoe surf offers the Ocean academy for kids age 10-15 and encompasses surfing, canoe surfing, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, stand up paddling and beach works outs. This is the real deal if your child wants to learn the skills of a waterman. M-F 10-2 $750 a week. Adult camp is MWF 8-10

 

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