One to One Elite Coaching
Al offers some 1-1 sessions for those who wish to improve their ability in the surf.
Big Wave Training
Al believes that no one can teach you how to handle the ocean and that experience is the key to learning. However there are some areas in which you can work to prepare yourself as best as possible before heading out into the ocean at it’s wildest. Al gives lectures and talks on his big wave preperation (see Seminars page).
Al will show you what he does to prepare mentally and physically to promote confidence and ability when fear is trying to control you in situations that make you feel uncomfortable. This is not something you can learn over night and therefore no advice is given. However this is an insight to what it takes to push your self through mental and physical barriers when everything in your mind and body is saying "No".
Intermediate and advanced surf coaching
Al spent many years as a competitive surfer at local, national and international level. He competed on the British Professional Surfing Association Tour (BPSA) and the European leg of the WQS tour for several years.
Al has a wealth of knowledge that he can very easily apply to your surfing.
Al is highly knowledgeable in contest preparation, contest strategy and technical evaluation.
Al can advise surfers who want to progress on everything from board design, to technical adjustments in their surfing.
Specialist PWC (Jet Ski) rescue training for
operation in surf
Al is the first person to admit that nothing is text book when at sea. Nothing goes according to plan but it is vital to have a broad range of skills and experience to enable you to make the best decisions at the drop of a hat in any given situation.
Al has unrivalled experience in handling a pwc in heavy surf and extreme scenarios. He has performed rescues of injured and fallen surfers in waves as big as 60ft, up against cliffs and amongst huge white-water. There is no match to his knowledge and experience in heavy surf rescue. He can help individuals or lifeguards with techniques and knowledge beyond what they will learn in their normal training.
Contact him for more information.