Surf Lessons & Surfing in National Parks is More Rewarding

Surf Lessons & Surfing in National Parks is More Rewarding

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Taking your first surf lessons or trying to progress in surfing as a beginner or intermediate surfer can be challenging, frustrating and thrilling all in the one session. Depending on your location, the surfing conditions, crowds in the water and type of wave your surfing are all big factors in how rewarding your surf lessons and surfing session can be.

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Typically taking surf lessons or surfing in a Australian National Parks gives not only a much more rewarding session than populated beach breaks but also gives a really unique surfing or surf lessons experience in a truly natural environment. Why? Firstly, The best National Park surfing locations are not so easy to get to making that little bit of extra effort worth it with empty waves, pristine tropical waters and no worries about surfing crowds. The intimidating feeling as a beginner taking surf lessons or surfing in a crowded surf break can be overwhelming and challenging to take those waves without feeling like your getting in the way. An example of this is the surfing mecca of Noosa. The points are generally always fully loaded with a mix of professional surfers, long boarders, intermediate and beginners and when the surf is pumping there can be up to 200 in the water surfing at the one time.

surf lessonsJust north up the beach from Noosa Heads within the Great Sandy National Park is an incredible point break known as Double Island Point. The only access for this surfing wave is by 4X4 along the beach at low tide and it’s harder to access location makes for much less crowds than Noosa with plenty of space on the break it can feel like your surfing a super long point break all to your self. A much more relaxed family feel and for anyone taking their first surfing lessons or looking at surfing in an uncrowded National Park environment it’s an incredible trip. Most locals surfing here have learnt to save their arms after riding waves typically 100’s of meters long on this sandy point break wave by simply stepping out of the shallows and walking back up to the top.

Sitting in the water waiting for the next great wave can give you a moment to immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of this National Park surfing paradise. The local Bottlenose dolphins pass close by looking for breakfast as do the Manta rays gliding through the clear shallows as you also can experience the local wildlife in the best way possible being in their natural environment. Its never the same surfing and surf lessons experience at Double Island Point but you can always guarantee it to be a memorable one.

Become a Paddling Pro in 4 Easy Steps

Become a Paddling Pro in 4 Easy Steps

Surf Lessons

Do you love the sun and the sea and do you want to improve your paddling technique for your next surfing or kayak session? In this case, paddling training will do the trick!

Surfing and kayaking, which involve paddling, strengthen your core and boost cardiovascular fitness. On top of that, they tone your arms and shoulders, burn fat, and ward off stress.

Learning to paddle is easy. Sure, it does require some practice, but it’s well worth the effort. Follow these steps to become a paddling pro:

Maintain Good Posture

Good posture is crucial when paddling when surfing. It not only helps improve your technique but also reduces injury risk.

Relax your shoulders, sit straight, and look straight forward. Remember to breathe and open your chest. Keep your feet against the foot pegs when kayaking and your legs together. And keep your feet together on your surf board. Your knees should be slightly bent. This allows you to move and rotate your torso with ease.

Practice Different Strokes and techniques

Whether you’re using a kayak, stroke as close to the centre line as possible. Experiment with different strokes, such as sideways draws, sweep strokes, low braces, high braces, and reverse strokes. As you progress, add more power to your stroke. Start with the basics and try new techniques along the way.

When surfing try to paddle with one arm after the other, don’t use two arms at the same time, make long and deep strokes, keep your hands relaxed and minimise any rolling from side to side.

Exercise outside the water

The water is not the only place to improve your paddle skills. Perform exercises in the gym or at home that target your back, shoulders, arms, and core muscles. This will boost your performance in the water and keep you injury-free.

Sprint training

Once you learn the basic strokes, paddle as fast as possible for about 20 yards. Slow down and repeat. This will increase your paddling strength for surfing and improve overall fitness.

Here you go! Now you know what it takes to start paddling like a pro! The more you practice, the better you’ll get.

Double Island Point – Best Surf Lesson Location in Australia

Double Island Point – Best Surf Lesson Location in Australia

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If you’re new to surfing, then it may seem a little overwhelming trying to figure out where book your surf lesson. Which beach will have the easiest waves for you to master your skills on. Stop doing too much thinking and listen to those who know.. We have already found the perfect break for you! Double Island Point is a National Park surfing location, known for Australia’s longest beginner surf lesson waves.

This remote location can only be reached by 4×4 vehicles and once you’ve reached this hidden gem in the middle of the Great Sandy National Park, just the views and crystal clear empty waves will be worth it! The panoramic views are matched by the super long beginner waves. This secret location for surfing enthusiasts alike is the ideal place to learn or even refine all of the tips and tricks needed to be surfing like a champ within days. Come on down for a surf lesson adventure with Epic Ocean Adventures and be surrounded by the enchanting wildlife of the Great Sandy National Park and have the surfing adventure of a lifetime.

Well, what are you waiting for? Book Now!

Learn to Surf Epic Style!

Learn to Surf Epic Style!

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Ready to learn to surf in Noosa and Rainbow Beach? We couldn’t be more excited summer is here and the team from Epic Ocean Adventures are as keen as every to get in the water and improve your surfing! From first time learn to surf newbies to more advanced surf guidance we have the team to make you progress fast. Our learn to surf instructors are highly experienced, fully accredited and take the time to work with each participant personally to not only get them surfing but enjoying a rewarding experience in a fun, safe environment. What are you waiting for? Come learn to surf with us at Double Island Point departs Noosa and Rainbow Beach daily!

Mind Surfing

Mind Surfing

Surf Lessons

We all know these moments in your day. When you glance social media on your phone during lunch break seeing a delicious Nias drainer spiraling down the line with all the correct ocean colours in perfect symmetry and the back ground palms looking majestic, or whilst awaiting your coffee order to be processed gazing at the artwork on the wall by the local kneeboarder depicting your main break firing on all cylinders with nothing but drooling barrels wrapping along the bank, maybe you’ve experienced it this good once or twice over the years but the fire still burns within to surf it in that perfect form.

So your mind wanders…….

It wanders to a place where you can’t wipe out , there is no drop ins, the take off is always make able, you’re never out of position and almost always you will make it around or backdoor through that section. It’s an uninterrupted moment in time where you slip into a state of “Mind Surfing”

Elite athletes now class it as “visualisation” a training mechanism to project themselves into the moment before its actually happened, as surfers we aren’t setting out to win medals, our journey is for the ultimate ride..

With only a handful of lucky surfers who travel the globe chasing waves everyday, most of us only dream of daily greenrooms with the sun on our face, being able to check your favourite surf forecast app, book a ticket and get to that destination that reads five stars and light offshore.

But we can all Mind Surf!

So next time you’re scrolling your instagram feed throw caution to the wind, let your fins release, bust that air on that normally unmake able section, or grab rail and pig dog like you’ve always wanted.

Yew!

Gurkhas hit the surf – Epic!

Gurkhas hit the surf – Epic!

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Last weekend saw 50+ Gurkhas from Nepal come and spend 3 solid sessions with us learning to surf, stand up paddle and kayak with dolphins at the spectacular Double Island Point. The Gurkhas are currently in Australia as part of the British Army training with the Australian army at the camp Kerr base just outside of Rainbow Beach.

 

 

 

We had perfect weather at Double Island Point, some nice swell to learn to surf and stand up paddle and a great group! We would like to thank them for an Epic 3 days. We look forward to the even bigger group next month.
A number of local business owners were very please with the extra business over the Anzac weekend that was created from these guys staying in Rainbow Beach.
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Lastly, on the last day we were saddened by the news of the earthquake that hit Nepal and our deepest sympathy to those effected by the devastation.