Transitioning to shortboard surfing
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Transitioning to shortboard surfing

Time tested methods into being a well rounded surfer
4.5 (3 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.
5 students enrolled
Created by Dalton Brewster
Last updated 4/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Paddle to the outside as well as ride waves on a Shortboard style surf board with confidence
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  • This is NOT suited for beginner surfers but for people transitioning from longboards to shortboards
  • materials needed: wetsuit, shortboard surfboard (can vary based on size), wax, water, towel, board shorts, sunscreen, patience, and lastly enthusiasm!

Short board, Long board who cares? It is ALL ABOUT SURFING! Instead of polarizing yourself to one group why not learn both styles to REAP THE BENEFITS!

My name is Dalton Brewster and I am a licensed surf instructor in fabulous San Diego, ca. I have been surfing for 10 years and I plan on using my experience and passion to help others make the transition from Long to Short board surfing. For the first 3 years of my surfing career, I rode a 9'0'' Longboard but I wanted to gain the benefits that short boarding can provide including, duck diving, access to a greater variety of spots, ability to do more tricks such as snap turns, and lastly the satisfaction of being able to complete one of the toughest transitions in the sport.

What's Included:

crucial step by step methods to achieve this goal including:


-duck diving

- take off

-turning, maneuverability and more

-Last but not least, a surf consultant that you can contact through a variety of mediums

-43 minutes of content and a 30 money back guarantee

-available on IOS and android

-certificate of completion language English

Who is the target audience?

an advanced beginner or intermediate surfer looking to take their surfing to the next level. By learning both styles of surfing, it opens up new opportunities to try new tricks on both crafts, surf more days a year, explore different breaks as well as the ability to relate with all surfers!

Who is the target audience?
  • Surfers looking to take their surfing to the next level. Those that have 1-2 years of surfing experience and can consistently drop in and turn on waves by themselves
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Curriculum For This Course
Welcome future shortboarder!
1 Lecture 01:29

Welcome to learning how to shortboard! Here I talk about my background as a surf coach and enthusiast, my qualifications, the benefits of being able to ride both types of boards, and what you will find by taking this course

Preview 01:29
Type of board and spot
2 Lectures 05:16

In this lecture, you will learn about the perfect spot to learn how to shortboard. I will also mention how tides, winds, crowds and other factors influence the learning curve! 

Where Should I go?

I will help navigate you through the vast variety of shortboards and fin setups available and which is right for you!

What type of board to ride?
Still Water Practice
2 Lectures 09:03

How to Paddle and Postiion yourself on a shortboard. Detailed video walks you through having the proper foundation of moving the board through the water.

Preview 03:54

A step by step guide into duck diving, a crucial part of short boarding. This is one greatest of the advantages of being able to short board and it will be able to get you out into the lineup with less time and energy with more time on the waves!

Duck Diving
Catching and Shredding a Tasty Wave
6 Lectures 26:28

Take off:

-How to get into steeper waves and set yourself up for great maneuvers

-advice on timing and positioning are included in this lecture

Taking off on waves with a shortboard

Pop up:

-Multiple ways on how to quick and consistently get to your feet on a short board.
- I also mention great ways to cross train out of the water

Preview 06:16

The Bottom Turn

How to get a good turn with a shorter board

Weight shift

This is an important first turn that lays the foundation for more advanced tricks.

Bottom turning

Step by Step instruction regarding top turns and snaps

Oh Snap!

Top turns and snaps

How to speed on a wave and how it differs from longboarding

Adjusting for positioning on the wave and what do to with your arms, torso and head

Gaining Speed

Cutback advice and combining all turns of this course into one!

Wrapping Up
1 Lecture 00:28

Thank you for watching this course! These methods are a great blueprint in order to help your transition into the rewarding sport of shortboard surfing! I will always be available to help and stay Satly!

About the Instructor
Dalton Brewster
4.5 Average rating
3 Reviews
5 Students
1 Course
Surf Coach at The Salty Sojourner

My name is Dalton Brewster or Salty Dalty and I have been surfing for 10 years. Although I only rode longboards for 3 years, I decided to learn about shortboarding in order to expand my horizons. Eventually, I stated teaching surfing in Sunny San Diego which developed my love of teaching and water sports. My skills, experience, and passion are combined in order to give you the best tutorials availible.