Learn How To Surf: Start Ripping Today!
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Learn How To Surf: Start Ripping Today!

Learn the fundamental skills of surfing from ex-pro junior surfers with ongoing online support!
4.2 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
29 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Stand up on a surfboard
  • Technical advice on advancing their surfing
  • Upload surfing footage and receive monthly feedback
  • Identify the correct surfboards and equipment for them
  • Select the best waves to catch
  • Know what to do to cross train for surfing
  • Paddle more efficiently and negotiate the waves with various techniques
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  • Be excited about the journey ahead!
  • Access to a computer

Surfing - one of the most desirable yet difficult sports to master...until now. 

In How To Surf, ex-pro junior surfers Ryan Baohm & Kale Brock take you through the fundamental teachings of surfing. 

In the course, the underpinning skills of surfing, including paddling & water negotiation, wave selection, taking off & weight transfer, are emphasised with the knowledge that when these are mastered, progression through surfing's tiers becomes much, much easier & efficient. 

Many surfers would say that it takes years to get to an advanced level of surfing, but Brock & Baohm disagree. With the right coaching of the right skills in the right order, & most importantly with the correct & safe application, advanced surfing can be achieved in a short time. 

Uniquely, the How To Surf online course offers ongoing online support for students who pass the 30-day course mark. Simply upload a video of you surfing to our exclusive Facebook group, & we will send you feedback on how to continue improving your surfing. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to surf
  • Surfers at a beginner level who want to advance their surfing skills quickly
  • Surfers who want personal monthly feedback
  • Surfers who want to improve there surfing relevant fitness
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
Welcome Students - Let's Get Started
1 Lecture 00:33

Surfing is great fun and will change your life for the better. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.


Kale and Ryan

Preview 00:33
5 Lectures 17:14

An overview of what will be covered in the surfing fitness section.

Preview 00:33

Learn what type of cardiovascular training is best for surfing and some workout suggestions.


Learn what you can do to improve your balance for surfing.


Movement descriptions and scaling options to help improve your upper body strength.

Upper body strength

Workout and exercise tips for increasing leg strength. 

Leg strength
Surf preparation
6 Lectures 12:19

How to wax a surfboard the right way.

Preview 00:56

How to insert fins into a surfboard.

Preview 02:24

How to attach your legrope.

Attaching a legrope

Selecting a surfboard is never easy, even for an experienced surfer the options are endless. In this video, learn how to select the best beginner surfboard for you.

Surfboard selection

We explain the different types of wetsuits available on the market today and the benefits of each.

Wetsuit selection

Like any sport surfing has terminology you may not have heard of or understand. We clear up the basics here.

Preview 02:37
The basics
6 Lectures 14:13

As surfers we spend the majority of a surf paddling, therefore it makes sense that we do it as effectively as possible. Learn how in this video.

Water negotiation and paddling

Negotiating waves can be hard work, but by using duckdives and eskimo rolls life becomes alot easier! Give your shoulders a break and learn how to perform these. 

Duckdiving and eskimo rolls

Learn how to select the best beach to surf at for your current level. 

Picking your beach

Learn what waves to search for in the lineup. The better the wave, the more opportunities you will have to practice the fun stuff!

Wave selection

Warmups in any sport are crucial to optimise your performance in that given activity. Use our pre surf warmup to prepare for your next surf. 

Preview 02:09

Learn how to stand up efficiently and quickly in this step by step video. 

Standing up
Advanced skills
5 Lectures 12:01

Speed is the essence of good surfing, learn how to generate it in this video.

Generate speed

Begin turning with some weight transfer techniques. 

Weight Transfer Progression

Julian Wilson Demonstration

Bottoms and top turns are the basics of surfing, but even experienced surfers can't perform these correctly. To surf well you need to master these, learn how in this video. 

Bottom and top turns

Barrels are the best thing about surfing, but doing it right takes practice. We break down barrel riding in this video. 

Instructor profiles
1 Lecture 01:59

Learn a bit more about your instructors.

Preview 01:59
1 Lecture 02:15
About the Instructor
Kale Brock
4.6 Average rating
76 Reviews
449 Students
3 Courses
TV Presenter

Kale Brock is a journalist & researcher in the area of gut health & primal living. With qualifications as a Health & Exercise coach, Kale has worked in the health and wellness industry since 2007 alongside some of the best naturopaths and health personalities in Australia. Kale has a passion for researching and sharing health information with the public through workshops, seminars & a huge body of online content. He shares a well-rounded and practical healing approach which has seen thousands of normal people achieve abundant health.

He has worked as a TV presenter, a public speaker, health and exercise coach, personal development strategist, & is an inspiring and entertaining speaker.

After overcoming his own serious health issues as a teenager using nutrition and lifestyle tools, Kale developed a passion for researching and sharing health information with the public, particularly within the area of probiotics and gut health.

Ryan Baohm
4.2 Average rating
7 Reviews
29 Students
1 Course
Personal Trainer

Ryan originally made health and fitness a focus point in his life to directly improve his surfing. 8 years later he is a qualified Personal Trainer specialising in functional movement and healthy eating. Having experienced the benefits of clean eating, supplementation and training in functional movements himself, he has been fortunate to share these lessons learnt with many people, assisting them to achieve their own health and fitness goals.