Philippa Anderson Surf School


This is aimed at surfers who have transitioned from a foam board to a fibre glass surfboard and can independently paddle out the back and trim across the wave, this is for you. This one on one intermediate coaching has 2 options, both focusing on improving your technique, ocean awareness, decision making in the water and really focusing on the three basic surfing turns – bottom turn, top turn and cutback. From these lessons you will gain confidence being in the water, a heap of knowledge with wave selection, equipment, effective decision making whilst having a whole bunch of fun. 

Option 1- In water Coaching – $75 – 80mins / Philippa Anderson as Coach $90 – 80mins

  • Opening beach talk includes: Ocean awareness, highlighting the safest and best place to paddle out, focusing on positioning and picking the best and safest bank/peak to surf.
  • In the water assistant focusing on identifying positioning in the lineup, wave selection and direct coaching from the water. Feedback from our coaches as they’ve just witnessed you catch a wave. 
  • On request these lessons can be done at other beach’s within the NCC but we do suggest Nobby’s Beach for the new to intermediate surfers.

Option 2- Video Analysis – Philippa Anderson as Coach $120 – 1.5hrs (With footage available to take home) 

  • Video analysis to improve your surfing technique and skill level. Our qualified surf coaches with Level 2 certification with Surfing Australia film your session from the beach and throughout the lesson will give you constructive feedback and focus on the areas of your technique to help you improve. You then get to go back out in the water and put the advice straight into practice. This is one of the most effective ways to improving your surfing. You will see how such a little tip or tweak in your technique will make you feel like an improved surfer.

Option 3- Intermediate Fiberglass surf lesson for kids – Philippa Anderson as Coach $60 – 1.20hrs (MAX 4 per group) 

In water intermediate surf lessons for kids is now available. These lessons will take place at Nobby’s Beach and are aimed at surfers who are competent in paddling, standing up and can catch waves unassisted, but would now like to learn, understand and take their surfing to the next level. With our experienced coaches being in the water, you will get instant feedback on the correct techniques and tips on how to improve. Our coaches are able to assist the kids onto waves if paddling unassisted isn’t one of their strengths. 

During this lesson our coaches explain the importance of surf etiquette, surf safety, explain and evaluate surfing conditions, the importance of wave selection, how to catch the right waves, duck diving skills, surf technique like bottom turns, cut backs, snaps and touch on plenty more surfing areas. 

For this intermediate lesson we can offer a wetsuit and a surf school rash vest is included.