Advanced Surf Launching Course

Learn advanced surf launching techniques with professionals. Decades of experience at your disposal. This is a practical course that takes place in the surf zone.


Advanced Surf Launching Course

Our advanced surf launching course is based on one thing. Giving you experience.

It’s a week-long, practical, hands on instructional course. Your boat and venue anywhere in Southern Africa. Or ours (surcharge applies).

We will launch and retrieve a number of times. Through the tides and weather. You will be well versed in driving a boat through waves, by the time you are through.

Instructors with decades of experience have laid out the course material;

  • towing on the beach
  • tides
  • boat configuration
  • checks
  • shorebreaks and wave timing
  • dry launch
  • wet launch
  • river mouths
  • in-the-surf checklist
  • getting through
  • riding a boat out at sea
  • unseen hazards
  • return through the surf
  • hitting the beach
  • retrieval
  • emergency procedures throughout

This is all covered in the practical exercises designed to give you the experience, first hand. But you will receive a book containing the information, from the outset, and for you to keep as reference.

Corporates looking to train larger groups are catered for.

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2 comments for “Advanced Surf Launching Course

    • May 2, 2019 at 5:37 am

      Hi Chris. Ok, firstly, there are different types of swells. Some are long period, and other are short period. This is the gap between the waves. Characteristically, a south swell, or an Indian Ocean south swell particularly, has a long period swell, and has less set waves grouped together. So. Long gaps and easier launch. Then we have the short period swells. From the SE, or East. Usually from a cyclone, or a tropical depression hanging out off Madagascar somewhere. These are short period, sometimes down to 7 seconds, and are very difficult to negotiate from our south swell favouring beaches and points. The gaps between the waves are what dictate to you what you can do with your boat and where you can go in the surf zone. Long period swells, can be 16 seconds or more, giving you plenty room to breath. Short periods can be deadly, since coming from a close by cyclone, they can be big and nasty. Most times are. With an upswelling of colder water. Rather launch in warm south swells!

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