What is my level?

Being able to communicate your current skill and experience whilst making your booking ensures you will be in the correct group for your surfing needs. “Intermediate” can mean anything from a few days, to a few decades of surfing, so instead we use the level 1-4 system. Please recognise the fact that as your surfing skills progress the type of conditions you need to practise in also change. That's why we use a Whatsapp group to plan all level 2 and level 3 lessons that way we can plan lessons for the coming week with prior knowledge of the surf forecast. If your new to Ozlines Surfschool then your skill level needs to accessed by one of our instructors before you can join a level 2 or 3 group. Here is a summary of which skills are specific to each level.

Level 1:

Level one coaching begins in the white water standing on the sand bank. You won’t be out of your depth until your comfortable to do so. You’ll learn how to select and catch waves unassisted; how to stall and accelerate the board; the difference between trimming and carving turns; and the functional stance which will allow you to perform turns and progress onto catching unbroken waves. Typically people who have never surfed before to a few weeks experience. 

Level 2:

Level 2 surfers can comfortably stand on the board and are focusing on catching unbroken waves. So you’ll learn to paddle through the white water efficiently and safely; learn about binary and dynamic wave selection; angle your take off; create speed down the line; understand etiquette and know how to confidently and safely deal with any situation which may present itself to you. Typically surfers with a few weeks to a few months experience.

Level 3:

Level 3 surfers can consistently catch head high waves without assistance. So most of the coaching is done with the video camera, allowing you to see what you are doing on the face. We start with how to find the fastest trimming line, then how, why and when to perform horizontal carving changes of direction (cutbacks), then it’s about climbing on top of breaking sections (floaters). Typically surfers with a few months to a few years experience.

Level 4:

Level four video coaching is about performing committed maneuvers, in the critical part of the wave, with speed power and flow. We establish which areas of your surfing are the limiting factor. Then you’ll learn which skills are relevant to you so you can break your free surfs up into productive bite sized drills. The aim is that you will leave being able to fault find and self coach by watching video of yourself in future. Typically surfers with a few years to a few decades experience. Level 4 coaching is available by appointment with one of our experienced coaches.

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Why Ozlines surfschool?

Why Ozlines surfschool? links

Ozlines Surf School is situated on the beach next to the Noordpier Wijk aan Zee, one of the best surfing beaches in The Netherlands. Australian owner and head coach Chris Way and his team of professional and enthousiastic coaches will help you achieve your surfing goals in a fun and safe atmosphere.

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  • Professional qualified instructors
  • Australian owner and head coach
  • Change rooms with warm showers, toilets and lockers.
  • The best place to learn to surf in The Netherlands
  • We are Green Key GOLD certified
  • Free Parking