Performance

Surfing Victoria has developed an extensive performance coaching program, with offerings for surfers of all levels and disciplines. 

SURF BETTER NOW

Surf Better Now is a new program developed by the Surfing Victoria Performance Division. It is a surf coaching website that will help you surf better sooner and provide you with the tools to improve your surfing ability.

Surf Better Now is a paid subscription service that has been created by former Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Finalist Adam Robertson and Surfing Victoria’s High Performance Division. The subscription will provide you with the following:

  • Exclusive tutorials on how to improve your surfing.
  • Specific instructions on how to perform skills in the water (speed generation, bottom turn, carve etc..)
  • Exclusive blog posts on technique, equipment, biomechanics and nutrition
  • Exclusive breakdowns on WSL Championship Tour surfer performances
  • Offers from SV Plus Partners
  • Access to Surfing Victoria Performance Division Coaches for one-on-one and group training sessions

Head to www.surfbetternow.com to see more! 

LEARN TO SURF

Surfing Victoria affiliated Surf Schools are the leading deliverers of Surf and SUP lessons in the state. All deliverers are held to the highest possible safety and knowledge qualifications with each coach having Australian Government Accredited Qualifications, Ocean Safety Certificates and First Aid ensuring that participants have the most fun and stay safe!

Find your nearest surf school here. 

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO FOR REVIEW

Submit your video to the Surf Better Now for review, allowing our professional team of coaches to set the priority tasks specific to taking your surfing to the next level.

We prioritise our Video Review coaching services offered through Surf Better Now. This is available to all surfers, not just Victorian Junior Pathway athletes. 

Video provides a true representation of a surfer’s performance, providing the perfect platform for the SBN team to review and offer feedback in a simple, easy to consume manner.

For further information and pricing, head to >>> https://surfbetternow.com/submit-your-video

    PRIVATE COACHING

    One on one, or small group sessions are a great way to receive immediate feedback from the Surf Better Now coaching staff. These private sessions are tailored to each participant and can be delivered Victoria wide, pending coach availability. Each surfer receives individualised feedback following the session, with a review of the performance and key targets set for ongoing development.

    Pricing and further information is available at this link.

    THE SALTWATER INSTITUTE

    The Saltwater Institute provides an opportunity for students to pursue their love of surfing while embracing educational excellence. It delivers a unique, extended program of high performance surf coaching in the mornings followed by our custom designed “In the Pipeline” curriculum.

    The Surf Better Now coaching team deliver the performance coaching part of the program, encompassing valuable time in the water, fitness training, equipment refinement and video analysis. This is followed by a school curriculum program that is surfing and coastal focused while maintaining national education standards.

    The curriculum harnesses the students’ interests with units such as Wind, Waves and Motion, Coastal Formation and Surfers’ Nutrition.

    Applications for Term 2 2022 open soon.

    Further information can be found at www.thesaltwaterinstitute.com


    VICTORIAN REPRESENTATIVE TEAM TRAINING

    The Victorian Junior Team (Shortboard) is offered a series of training sessions and programs to help them prepare for the Australian Junior Surfing Titles, culminating in the Victorian Junior Surfing Team winning the overall Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Margaret River in 2019.

    In 2022, additional to the shortboard State Team Program the Surfing Victoria have plans for competition specific programs for;

    – Victorian Longboard Team.
    – Victorian Masters Team.
    – Victorian Bodyboard Team.
    – Victorian SUP Team.

    Further information on these offerings can be found in by contacting coaching@surfingvic.com


    PERFORMANCE COACH DEVELOPMENT

    Surfing Victoria’s coaching team support the development and affiliation of coaches within the state. After completing the Performance Coaching course online, Surfing Victoria will support a coach’s ongoing development, starting with the shadow coaching hours required to complete the qualification. Once qualified and affiliated, the Surfing Victoria team are available to provide ongoing coach and athlete specific support to ensure the coach continues to grow beyond the online course component.

    Athletes identified in Surfing Victoria’s performance and development pathway, working in their home region with a Surfing Victoria affiliated coach will receive further support towards their individual goals.

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