Our surf coaching retreat for surfers with intermediate level. Surf coaching & video analysis & surf skating with Vasco Rodrigues; mental training with Kim Chareonbood.
Sat, 13.4. – Sun, 21.4.2024
We at Fearless Surfer and Concrete Surfers specialize in creating a power combo of surf technique coaching, surf skating and mental training. We at Fearless Surfer and Concrete Surfers specialize in creating a power combo of surf technique coaching, surf skating and mental training. And what you feel in our body, in turn, affects your thoughts!
In this intensive surf coaching week you will practice a specific maneuver that you want to improve or learn (bottom turn, top turn, cutback, snap, speed generating, etc.). You will also practice to better use the potential of the wave. Mentally, it’s about sharpening your focus and preparing yourself mentally for more challenging waves. We will of course also dive into topics such as fear, courage and self-confidence.
And last but not least: we spend a lot of time in and out of the water to implement and practice what we have learned! Watch the video to see a typical day at our retreat.
It’s all about where the minds at! – Kelly Slater
Online-preparation from home
To make sure you are as fit as possible for the surf coaching week, the retreat starts a month before, so to speak: 1 x a week live online workout with Vasco Rodrigues; surfskate videos with the basic maneuvers; 1 x a personal online mental coaching with Kim Chareonbood and online mental videos with the basic techniques.
Surf Coaching & Analysis, Surf Skating
On the surf skate, you will fine-tune your surfing technique. What doesn’t work on land won’t work in the water. Dive deep into the details of movement – it’s often the small changes that have a big effect! And of course, we go SURFING twice a day and discuss your performance and what to improve in the following video analysis. Video analysis is a game changer for sure!
A guide to becoming a confident surfer
Overcome fear, build confidence and gain courage. Learn how to stay composed and create your own ideal mental warm-up. Practice surf specific breath work. In the group and in personal 1:1 coachings, you will get to know the power of your thoughts. With lots of practical exercises in the water and on land.
Fear starts in your mind. Courage as well!
Women only Retreat from September ’21 in Aljezur. It was great! Check out a recap here.
Women only retreat from June ’21 in Aljezur with a really cool group of like-minded people!
Our first surf training retreat in Peniche in 2019.
We find it most beautiful when we hear about our participants‘ progress after a coaching session or joining one of our retreats. Bright eyes, the excitement in their voice, the joy of getting better. Read for yourself what others have experienced:
I attended the Intermediate Surf Retreat in Aljezur from 15th to 23rd April 2023.
It was my first time ever that I really delved deep into the technical and mental part of surfing, and I must say, it couldn’t have been better.
Everything I had hoped for and expected was not only met but surpassed.
My primary challenge was managing my ambition and approaching surfing with a lighter attitude, allowing me to address my fear of steeper waves. The entire setup, Kim’s and the coaches’ relaxed approach, mental preparation, video analysis, and surfskate training, all contributed significantly. I’m truly delighted to have discovered and booked this retreat.
The accommodation was also delightful. I found the rooms wonderful, and the overall atmosphere was very suitable for the occasion. My only suggestion here is that the breakfast selection could be a bit larger and more varied.
I wholeheartedly recommend the Fearless Surfer Retreat to anyone looking to progress in surfing.
I was totally blown away from this retreat. The whole setting was so great, professional but really familiar as well. The daily Video analysis helped me to see what I have to change in the water. And on top of it learning the movements on the surfskate first and than try to make the transfer in the water really helped me to improve in just one week. The mental training put me in the right mindset and I learned more about me in general. Also I now know how I want to feel in the line up and how I can accomplish this with my mental warm up. This week gave me a lot of tools with which I can keep on working now and improve even more in the future.
I wished the week would never end. 😁
I was nervous when I arrived in Aljezur, assuming that in the following next days, I’d be forced to face anxieties and fears. But hello, this super warm welcome, the friendly atmosphere within the group made me calm down so fast, that I didn’t even remember what I was scared of. In contrary I was warmly invited to face what hold me back, never pushed or forced to go beyond my borders. Kim, Vasco and Marta’s kindness and caring attitude made this retreat unique. I’m so grateful that I had the chance to meet this beautiful souls and yes, on top of everything I even did progress in Surfing and Skating. Thank you so much for this amazing time. With love, Betül
You have the confidence to surf faster and steeper waves.
You remain calm even in challenging situations. If fear or anxiety creeps up, you can calm down and regain composure.
You feel much more comfortable in a crowded line-up and can catch your waves more confidently.
You can concentrate on what’s important and keep your focus, no matter what! You know that as soon as the waves get a little more challenging, that’s one of the most important skills to have.
You have a positive mindset, and you can identify which surf conditions offer you the best opportunities and possibilities.
Because you are more confident, you can also start exploring new surf spots.
And last, but not least — these techniques can also be used in your everyday life! That’s awesome, right? It’s not only about surfing, you are also learning how it applies in life! It’s not only about surfing, you are also learning for life!
Join us for our Surf Coaching Retreat – for more powerful turns, more waves and more fun!