Surf Happens advanced surfing clinics are the product of over 25 years of first hand competitive experience combined with fourteen plus years of advanced coaching, judging, and the hosting of regional surfing contests including the Rincon Classic. This program is designed for the aspiring amateur athlete who is serious about achieving personal best and searching for an edge over the competition.
In this day and age where Free & Contest surfing are merging, we focus on a fundamentalist approach that builds into repertoire. Our goal is to help surfers learn how to play the contest game so well that they are able to free surf within the constraints of the competitive box. We teach by analyzing the best in the business while working with professionals within the sport to provide the most comprehensive free and competitive surf training available.
Our ASC program focuses upon mastering of the art of competition, establishing proper goal setting practices, cross training, technique analysis, perfecting new maneuvers, and career development. We offer weekend workshops as well as progressive six week series.
Advanced Coaching Focal Points
- Advanced Technique and studying the principles of “good” surfing
- Wave Selection
- Style, flow, and positioning
- Video & still photography analysis
- Surfing Specific Cross Training
- Learn how to build a surfing portfolio
- Professional surfers and industry guests: What it takes to make it
- Playing The Game: The Art Of Competitive Strategy
Hosted by Surf Happens Advanced Surfing Program director Tarik Khashogi, ASP Judge Dave Schauber, Santa Barbara Surfing Series & Surf Happens Founder and Rincon Classic Director Chris Keet, Professional surfers Demi Boelsterli and Kilian Garland, along with a host of other surfing professionals.
NEW: Elite Training Series
Overnight Camps at Jalama & Trestles
Take your surfing to the next level through our new overnight intensive camps. Our Elite Training Series focuses on goal setting, cross training, and career development, taught by industry professionals. The program is designed to develop technique, work on new moves, teach competitive strategy, and improve overall fitness. Our team of experts will take you to some of the best surf spots in California and film your progress. Join Advanced Director/ ASP judge Dave Schauber, Tarik Khashoggi, Demi Boelsterli, Advanced Coach & Rincon Classic Director Chris Keet, Fitness Guru Wesley Wilson, and other industry professionals and boost your surfing to new heights!