1 DAY - £140

This program is designed to raise your confidence in the water and to increase your breath hold while developing safety skills.  


Increased water confidence

Improved mindset and physical skills to deal with highly challenging situations

Maximised breath-hold time underwater

Relaxation during hold-downs

Faster recovery after hold-downs 


This practical course teaches beginner to advanced individuals how to maximize your breath hold and uses advanced breath-hold techniques specifically adapted to the high-stress, fast-paced and heavy-impact environment of surfing waves of consequence. In this course you will learn how to physically and mentally prepare yourself to handle, and not fight, stressful surf situations and how to remain calm in challenging oxygen-deprived wave hold-downs and chaotic surf environments. We also look at efficient underwater movement and best breathing techniques upon surfacing to avoid blackout. Also covered in this course are major safety skills such as rescue response techniques. 

Will I benefit from this course?
This course is for anyone who wants to hold their breath for longer and remain calm when the sets get bigger and you find yourself caught inside with nowhere to go. We will help you to overcome your fear of being held under water, increase your competence and awareness so you can be more confident in yourself and become a more skilled water person. Even non-surfers can greatly benefit from this course by using the specific breathing and training techniques and mental focus to remain calm.

The Surf Survival Course includes 3 Sections:

- Theory

- Land based training 

- Realistic Water Training Course
 and Safety



"Hanno has such experience of breath-work and surfing and the training was very interesting - mentally and physically. The practical work made me realise why i wasn’t able to hold my breath for very long and why i would get so tired when paddling out through waves. I now have the tools to practice to improve my breathwork safely. Would recommend this to any surfers - any level! Thanks Hanno!”


“This one day course provides all the necessary theory, skills and practical experience to improve your confidence and performance particularly when dealing with stressful surf situations. Would certainly recommend this course and already making plans to put my new knowledge into action! Thanks again Hanno for everything !”


"This is definitely a worthwhile course for anyone looking to calm the mind, extend your knowledge of breathing yet ultimately to keep you safe in the surf ! 
It was a great day with brilliant land and water-based training and handouts for further practice. I feel more confident handling wipeouts in bigger waves now."




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