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Waves

WATER SAFETY
&
SURF SURVIVAL

WATER SAFETY COURSE

The full course consists of two modules – theory and practice. You can choose to just do the theory. If you want to do the practical part, we recommend doing the theory modul first:

  1. Theory (4.5 hours, Download your course material)

  2. Practical Session (2.5 hours, including Rip current experience)

 

IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN

  • Know how to spot currents

  • Know how to use and get out of rips

  • Know how to deal with Hypothermia, cold water shock, incapacitation and the after drop

  • Understand how to analyse any surf / swim zone

  • Learn about swell, waves, tides and rules of the line up

  • Know how to accurately interpret surf forecasts

  • During the practical part of the in-person course you can experience a real-life rip current 

BREATHHOLD COURSE FOR SURFERS

YOUR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE:

  • Increased water confidence

  • Improved mindset and physical skills

  • Maximised breath-hold time underwater

  • Relaxation during hold-downs

  • Faster recovery after hold-downs 

WHAT PREVIOUS CUSTOMERS SAY

Freedive NI Surf Survival Course Review Colin

Absolutely brilliant course! We completed the level 1 Surf Safety course today and it was exactly what we were looking for - every question I'd thought of but didn't know who to ask - Hanno not only had the answers but had pre-empted them.

Great in-depth theory followed by a super practical session.
I genuinely can't recommend this course highly enough - especially if you're looking to continue surfing or swimming outside of lifeguard season. Get booked, get safe!

Colin

Freedive NI Surf Survival Course Review Tanya

"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!”

Tanya

Freedive NI Surf Survival Course Review Brendon

“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 !”

Alan

Freedive NI Surf Survival Course Review Genny

"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."

Genevieve

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