BSA Surf School Lanzarote
A bit of surfing history: Our surf school in Lanzarote is regarded as being one of the very best beginner and intermediate schools in Europe and it's easy to see why. Head coach and surf school director TJ has surfed all his life and has riden everything from traditional logs to modern high performace shortboards, he has competed in many national competitions, coached to professional level and is now a highly respected Trainer and Assessor of Surf Coaches for the British Surfing Association and more recently Surfing GB. This lifelong passion and dedication to surf coaching led to the birth and development of surf school lanzarote which has now established itself as the only Surfing GB Level 4 (formally British Surfing association BSA) and International Surfing Association (ISA) registered school in the Canaries offering the most up to date coaching methods available.
Location: It goes without saying that the Canaries are blessed with year round sun, warm waters and consistent waves but here in Famara the stunning 6km long natural sandy beach set in the foothills of the "Los Riscos" cliff range make learning to surf in Lanzarote a unique and memorable experience. All surf courses are held on Playa Famara beach which was recently voted as one of Europes top watersports destinations thanks mainly due to it's year round consistent waves suitable for all levels of surfers.
Surf school & surf lessons: Our beginner surf courses courses are specifically aimed at those who have never surfed before or those who have already taken some some lessons but feel they need to improve. Our improver surf clinics are specifically aimed at those who those who are surfing fairly regularly and starting to catch and ride green waves but feel they need to improve further and perhaps need to concentrate and master a specifc aspect of surfing such as improving turns, perfecting a manoeuvre, paddling out techniques or just increasing your wave count. Surfing is progressive and with the right coaching and encouragment from the team you are guaranteed to achieve your surfing goals in a safe but fun environment. Each lesson is a full day, approx. 4h 45min with a break for lunch, groups are divided by ability and have low instructor to pupil ratios, typically 1/8 or less. As well as the beach drills and waterwork what makes this course so special is the overall view of surfing provided. Subjects, such as surfboard design, the history of surfing, beach safety, weather and waves, surfing fitness, the rules of surfing, types of breaks, and many more are covered in our short lectures.
Surf Equipment: Our surf school uses the latest surf equipment including INT and Circle One softboards which are specifically designed for first time surfers, ease of use, stability and safety being the key factors. Intermediate surfers will have have the opportunity to ride a more traditional surfboard from our extensive range of South Point, Surftech and BIC boards including mini-malibus, fishes, funboards and longboards. All these boards are proven shapes form some of the worlds finest shapers. All of our boards come in many sizes and are chosen to suit your height and weight.
Longboard coaching: Head coach TJ has riden longboards all his life everything from traditional logs to modern high performace longboards, he has competed in many longboard competitions, coached professional longboarders. Over the years he has taken this knowledge/experience and designed a coaching scheme specifically aimed at longboarders. Our exclusive longboard coaching weeks are availble to all longboarders and no matter what your ability/experience our experienced surf coaching team will help you to improve in every aspect of longboarding. The course covers all aspects longboard techniques such as cross stepping, drop knee turns, nose riding, paddling out, and many more that make longboarding so attractive.
If you have any questions regarding any of the Surfing GB (BSA) surf courses we operate in Lanzarote then please do not hesitate to contact one of the team, we are here to help and share our passion and knowledge of surfing with you.