I have owned a surfboard for a couple of years now but have never really got out much or had anyone to teach me the proper way of doing it. So last Monday my friend and I decided to give it ago and sign up for a surf lesson with the Margaret River Surf School.
A group one day lesson is $50 for 2 hours of surfing and it includes the board and wet suit hire; so you don’t have to worry about anything. You can also do a 3 day course, which if you have the time, is definitely worth it.
The lesson started at 10:30 am and thank God for that so that we didn’t have to get up at the break of dawn. We arrived a couple minutes early at the beautiful Redgate beach and the surf school guys were already waiting for us. They matched the surf board according to our size and experience and all the surf boards are soft boards which makes it safe for everyone.
After a long way walking down to the beach with a surfboard on your head and wet suit on you are sure to sweat so the surf coach made everyone go for a swim to cool down first which was really refreshing.
There were 9 students and 3 coaches which made us feel safe and well taken care off. Before we were let loose into the ocean one of the coaches gave us a good run through on how to paddle, stand up and all the little bits and pieces about a surf board. Most importantly they informed us about the currents and how to deal with them should you get stuck in one.
The first couple of tries didn’t go so well but with the help of one of the surf coaches I was able to get behind the breaking waves and actually ride a few of them before they broke which was so much fun and definitely eased my fear of the breaking waves.
The surf lessons lasted about 2 hours and that was more than enough for me. I was so tired and my muscles were still sore for 3 days later, however we had such a great time and the guys from the Margaret River Surf School were super awesome and had so much patience. I can highly recommend everyone to take some surf lessons with them.
Let us know if you need any help booking them while staying with us. If you haven’t booked your stay with us yes call us now on 08 9754 3311 or book directly on our website www.amalfiresort.com.au
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon.