Boardchicks Coaching Week — 20 till 27 October 2019

Do you want to take your surfing to the next level? Do you love being in the ocean? Do you feel a little stuck and need some feedback? Then this trip might be a life changer! You’ll be handed the tools to get to that next level, but most importantly you’ll go on an unforgettable surf trip, where you’ll be in the ocean every day, surrounded by likeminded people sharing your stoke and maybe even making new friends for life.

We’ll use video footage to ensure a very personal approach in our coaching and feedback, we’ll dive into some theory on manoeuvres and we’ll use surfskates to work on your stance and turns on land.


SURF LEVEL REQUIRED:
You are comfortable surfing in the white water (without help) and wanna learn to catch unbroken waves. Or you can already catch unbroken waves on your own, but wanna learn to surf down the line.

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To book please send an email to boardchicks@gmail.com
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–> Location:
We’ll be staying at SMS Surf Camp in the cute and picturesque little town Ribadesella, Asturias
http://www.santamarinasurfcamp.com

Depending on the conditions we will pick the best spot for the lesson every morning. We’ll mainly surf at Santa Marina (50m from the surf house) and Playa Vega (15min drive from the surf house). Both are easily accessible and gentle beach breaks, which means perfect waves to improve on.

October is the best time of year to surf the Atlantic coast of Spain. There’s generally plenty of swell around and we can still get away with a comfortable 3/2mm wetsuit.

–> The plan:
The surf house will provide breakfast every morning. The other meals we will either cook together or we will go to one of the local restaurants in town, which is not included.

During the week there are 5 surf lessons (usually in the morning) and video analysis (at night), 2 theory lessons, 2 surf skate lesson and 1 surf yoga lesson. Every day there will be enough time to surf more or explore.

As we have the Picos de Europa on our doorstep, we have the option of going for an adventure/hike and explore these beautiful mountains. The possibilities are endless, but we’ll always work around the surf and weather conditions.



–> Price: €499

Included:
– 7 nights accomodation
– 7x breakfast
– 5x 2h surf lesson + video/photo analysis
– 2x theory lessons
– 2x surf skate lessons
– 1x surf yoga lesson
– All (surf)photos of the week
– Use of all facilities of the surf house

Not included:
– Material (board + wetsuit) // €15 a day
– Lunch & Dinner
– Flight
– Daytrip to the Picos de Europa // price depending on how many girls would be interested
– Airport pickup from Santander (€50) or Bilbao (€80)
More yoga lessons // price depending on how many girls would be interested

–> Flights:
You can fly to Bilbao or Santander (depending on where you’re coming from)

There are direct buses from Bilbao and Santander to Ribadesella
Check out: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home for more info

If you wanna have more flexibility and freedom, we recommend renting a car. A few of you could rent a car together or if everyone is up for it, we will organise renting a vehicle for the whole group. Please let us know what you prefer, so we can make it happen! 🙂

–> Lowest number of sign ups to make the trip happen: 6 chicas
–> Maximum number (to ensure quality coaching): 10 chicas


–> Some info about the coaches:
Your surfcoaches will be Nette from the Netherlands and Anneleen from Belgium.

Nette: “I have always been addicted to sports, didn’t really matter what. When I was 14 I was riding a snowboard for the first time and that’s when my love for board sports started. Unfortunately I didn’t grow up at the coast, but when I was 17, doing a summer job on one of the Dutch Islands, I got to know surfing. I was addicted to surfing from that moment onwards… I started working for surfcamps, doing lots of dishes and cooking, so I could just live close to the ocean and surf. In 2013 I decided to do my surf coach course and ever since I have been teaching for schools and camps in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Lanzarote, Portugal and the UK. Two years ago I decided to do the second level of surf coaching (ISA Level 2), so I could improve my coaching and surf knowledge. I’m really stoked to be sharing my passion for the ocean and to be hosting this trip for a bunch of stoked surfer girls and women who want to work on their technique.”

Anneleen: “I grew up as a gymnast and have always been interested in trying different sports and outdoor activities. After working a winter season in the Alps 5 years ago, I got a job at a surf camp and gave this wave riding a go. Being in my mid twenties and ready with my masters in physical education and movement science, I then decided to find work at a location where I could learn to surf. Fuerteventura was the one, I spent the whole winter there and committed to getting better at surfing ever since. Every decision I’ve made since then has revolved around surfing. I started teaching in 2015 and worked in Spain, France, Fuerteventura, Wales (at the wavepool) and Australia.
I believe starting surfing at a later age helps me relate to beginners, since I remember the process very clearly. I also love how I can apply knowledge I gained during my studies on sports psychology and biomechanics in my lessons and my own surfing. I can’t wait to meet you guys in Ribadesella and help you become a more confident and competent surfer!

–> What are you waiting for? 🙂
For bookings send an email to: boardchicks@gmail.com