Sunday 24 March 2019 at 11am - 2:30pm
Meet outside the Newcastle University Students Union front entrance
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Learn to ride the waves at Tynemouth Beach in this 2-hour beginner lesson.
All equipment is supplied, surfboards, wetsuits, boots and gloves if needed, all you need to bring is swimwear and a towel. Warm clothing is advised for after the surf lesson. The lesson consists of Introduction, equipment issue, getting into your wetsuit, beach and water safety, description of board and leash, Beach demonstration of surfing, warm up and entry into the sea, Catching a wave and correct prone position on board (lying down), water confidence building, Once everybody has successfully caught waves and felt the surge and rush of a breaking wave we exit the water together. Next on the beach we demonstrate paddling your board, correct hand, feet position and the hard bit, standing up, The class then have a go at paddling and then jumping up to the standing position on their board, this also tells us if they have a natural or goofy stance. (Surf terms) We then all enter the sea and begin to catch waves and start stand up surfing.
Finishes at 14:30