At what age can my child learn to surf is a question we get asked all the time. On the North Shore most surfing parents start riding tandem with there children around 1 year of age, although some start them as young as 3 months old. For surfing lessons we recommend that your child is at least 2 years old.
Sunscreens that are Safe for Reefs
The short answer is to make sure that your sunscreen DOESN”T contain oxybenzone, butylparaben, octinoxate and 4-methylbenzylidine camphor. Personally I like products with zinc in them and have found the very best sunscreen is covering up.
We offer stand up paddle boarding lessons daily in Haleiwa and recommend them for people who are a little nervous about learning to surf. We can also take young children stand up paddle boarding together on the same board. A stand up paddle board lesson is an excellent way to get in the water with out waves….
How to train for surfing big waves….There are 3 parts to training to big wave surfing. The first is ocean and wave knowledge; understanding currents, tides and the waves themselves. This kind of knowledge is usually learned by spending many hours and years in the ocean. The second element in training to surf big waves is physical conditioning, this includes both strength and cardio; both of which require basic hard work and commitment. The third element is psychological so that you don’t panic. You have to learn how to take your fear out of your frontal lob, look at it acknowledge it and then put it on a shelf in the back of your mind so that you can focus on what you need to do to stay alive in big waves….
SUMMER KIDS SURFING CAMP
CAMP Dates: Weekly from May 29 – August 3, 2017
Camp Days: Mon, Tues , Wed & Thur
Camp Hours: 9-11 AM
Ages: 10 – 17
ABOUT THE CAMP: Our CPR, AED and lifeguard certified surf instructors will teach surfing to all levels, surf etiquette, ocean safety and awareness.. We offer a minimum 5:1 ratio but give one on one attention where we see fit and depend on the student and parent to express their concerns and expectations. We spend most of our time in the water but spend some time on the beach teaching too, our goal is to encourage all campers to learn water skills and become strong waterman and lifelong surfers.
WHAT TO BRING: lunch, snacks, bottle water, towel, hat, sunscreen and bathing suite. We provide long sleeve surf shirts and all surfing equipment.
For booking and questions please call us at 1 – 808-637-2977 or send an email vial our website.
North Shore Surf Girls