List Of Surf Schools In Namibia

List Of Surf Schools In Namibia

List Of Surf Schools In Namibia

What is Surfing?

Surfing is a surface water sport in which an individual, a surfer, uses a board to ride on the forward section, or face, of a moving wave of water, which usually carries the surfer towards the shore.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

What qualifications do you need to be a surf instructor?

You will need to have surfing skill and knowledge equivalent to ASI Level 9 advanced surfing level plus minimum of 2 years instructor experience. Coaches have elite-advanced surfing skill and knowledge, 10 years continuous surfing instruction experience as well as competition coaching expertise.

What age should you start surfing?

Children from 2 or 3 years old can already begin their first steps in surfing, having their first experiences with small waves. The practices must always be safe, with a life jacket and in the hands of instructors or parents who take into account the reactions of the child, their needs and learning capacity.

Who discovered skeleton Bay?

Years ago, American surfer Brian Gable submitted Skeleton Bay as an entry to Surfing Magazine’s ‘Google Earth Challenge 2’ competition, which he subsequently won. Shortly thereafter Cory Lopez was filmed in a ridiculously long barrel which led to the wave being known as ‘Cory’s Left’ for a short while.

How do I get to the Skeleton Coast in Namibia?

Many locals say the only way to truly discover the Skeleton Coast is by undertaking a mobile tented safari and driving the shoreline from Swakopmund to Torra Bay or Terrace Bay and then onwards to the Kunene River, which marks the boundary between Namibia and Angola.

Why is it called Skeleton Bay?

The area’s name derives from the whale and seal bones that once littered the shore from the whaling industry, although in modern times the coast harbours the skeletal remains of the shipwrecks caught by offshore rocks and fog.

Why is Skeleton Bay dangerous?

The mile-long plus walk up the point after every jump in — wave or not, the desert, the frigid water, the exposure to the elements etc., but the most dangerous part of Skeleton Bay are the “below-sea-level” waves exploding on the waist-deep, Namibian desert.

How long is the wave at Skeleton Bay?

The surfer is on the wave of a lifetime, pulling into barrel after barrel on an unfeasibly long wave that maintains barreling perfection forever, literally. If Supertubes is 300 metres long, one of the best and longest waves in the world, this wave is about 8-to-10 times longer.

Where is Skeleton Bay surf spot?

Skeleton Bay is on the Skeleton Coast in the outskirts of Walvis Bay in Namibia, Africa. You can either drive up from Cape Town which takes about 24 hours each way, or you can fly into Walvis Bay, Namibia (about a 45-minute drive to Skeleton Bay) or Windhoek, Namibia (about a 6-hour drive to Walvis Bay)

Are there sharks in Skeleton Bay?

Africa’s desolate coast of Namibia is cold, great white infested but those barrels are oh, so inviting; inviting enough to forget the sharks, take the beatings, fight the current and try to pump that little rubber body of yours out the other side.

Where is the longest wave in the world?

Chicama is located in Puerto Malabrigo in the central north coast of Peru. It is considered the longest wave in the world, breaking along a spectacular beach all the way to an old pier at the end. On a good day, you can have a ride that is almost 3 km long.

What do you do if you see a shark while surfing?

If you see a shark near you, just get out of the water. Give them their space and come back and surf later. Chances are that if you see them you’re probably safe since they do love a good sneak attack, but just the same, this small preventative measure may keep you surfing for years to come

Why are there so many shipwrecks in Namibia?

Namibia has several thousand shipwrecked vessels strewn across its vast coastline. The Skeleton Coast’s rough seas, roaring winds and strong ocean currents are primarily responsible for many of these beached ships’ fate.

Is surfing sharks dangerous?

Sharks are more likely to attack individuals surfing alone than groups. Plus, the more surfers there are in the water, the lower the chance that you will be the one attacked. Be wary of river mouths and channels. These are areas where food and fish flow out into the ocean making them feeding grounds for sharks.