Learning to be the next surf masters
SURF Science and Technology foundation degree students at Cornwall College Newquay learnt how to teach the sport on Tolcarne beach.
The lesson, run by Barrie Hall from Surf Coach Academy, taught the students the basics of how to run a surf lesson including carrying out the safety briefing, showing how to use hand signals and how to stand up on a board, teaching people the names for the different parts of the board and the dangers of the beach and the tides.
"The students have been great," said Barrie.
"The aim of the lesson today was to give them the basics of what it takes to be a surf coach. During the lesson we spent some time role playing with lots of different scenarios.
"For example running a surf lesson for a group of young children, needs to be more visual and exciting than running a lesson for a group of adults, who have a greater attention span."
The lesson in surf coaching was the final part of an activity week for the first year students, where they also had lessons in surf life saving.
Student Salvador Wahnon, from Portugal, said: "We have learnt lots of techniques this week, including how to save people in the water and how to resuscitate them and deal with any injuries. We have also had fitness and swimming tests and learnt the basics of how to be a surf instructor and a lifeguard. It's been a really good week."
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