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Our chat with Surfing England

Surfing England recently caught up with our surf coach Emily, on her intro to surfing and the importance of getting lessons.

Emily coaching some of our lovely regulars!

Emily coaching some of our lovely regulars!

 

This was what she had to say:

“I did the thing I now try to educate others not to do.

With no knowledge of the ocean I bought myself a board and a wetsuit, half listened and less-than-half understood advice. Never had a lesson. Went to the beach every weekend. Got in no matter what.

Emily surfing in the North East, a few years on.

Emily surfing in the North East, a few years on.

 

It is genuinely a wonder that I never injured myself, someone else or quite frankly never drowned. My bullishness in my desire to surf not only undermined my own safety, but seriously stunted my progression. I was rubbish, for absolutely ages, and it’s taken a long time and a lot of retrospective training to undo my bad habits.

It wasn’t until I started teaching people that I realised the benefits of getting a surf lesson, a ground breaking revelation for sure. Regularly my students are mastering in 1 lesson what took me 6 months, and doing so in a much safer environment. Even as an experienced surfer, the benefits of tuition from an ISA level 2 coach are huge.

With hindsight, this is my one piece of advice: don’t be a kook, just get a lesson.

Book in a lesson with one of our experienced team today!

Book in a lesson with one of our experienced team today!

We are now the only Surfing England accredited surf school in Northumberland! Book with us for peace of mind that you’re getting quality instruction in a safe environment. You can see the original post on Surfing England’s website here: https://www.surfingengland.org/chat-with-emily-grimes/

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    Anna

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