Intro to Surf Zone


Intro to Surf Zone

Learn about wave dynamics and beach characteristics and how to identify hazards. We will practice side surfing, launching and landing through the surf zone safely, bracing on breaking waves and holding position.


In order to access many places on the coast, negotiating the surf zone is required. Also an emergency landing may be needed.

In this class you will learn:

Surf zone dynamics, etiquette, and hazards

Group communication and safety in surf

How to swim in surf

How to brace in breaking waves

Launching and landing techniques

Basic boat control and positioning on the wave