Bodyboarding lessons

Bodyboarding lessons

Bodyboarding is a sport in which the student slides on the waves lying on a board. Although there are older records of Polynesian natives catching waves lying on floating surfaces, it was only in 1971, through Tom Morey, that this sport developed as we know it today. It is an easily accessible sport that can be picke dup quickly, hence its rapid growth in popularity worldwide.

Teaching methodology

For better organization of the students and management of training, 7ª Essência thinks about the technical level of their students, their age, the environmental conditions, and the location of the class. As a result, to promote effective, target oriented and secure classes, six levels of learning were established, each with very specific goals.

The student only advances to the next level after fulfilling all the requirements of the previous one.

Beginners levels

Students have their first contact with the environmental conditions, they get to know the environment, their equipment, and the first techniques are approached.

Level 0Level 1
Introduction and maintenance of equipmentEthics in water
Safety rulesPositioning techniques on the board
Reading the environmental conditionsBodyboard basic positioning
Environmental and nature protection sensitizationWhite waves (foam) turning
Adaptation to the aquatic environmentAutonomy in the water
Adaptation to the aquatic environment and equipment

Intermediate levels

Improvement levels. Students begin to have autonomy on the outside, start to catch their first green waves and the first techniques in the wall of the wave are approached.

Level 2Level 3
Lifesaving techniquesIntroduction to competition
Take offForward 360º spin
DropReverse 360º
Bottom turnEl Rollo
DuckdiveLinking tricks and manoeuvers
TrimingMaintaining good style
Cut back

Advanced levels

Advanced levels
Students already dominate the wave, perform tricks and maneuvers and begin to participate in the first competitions

Level 4Level 5
Competition rulesSimulation of the competitive context
Competition tacticsBack Flip
Simulation of the competitive context360º Air reverse
360º reentry360º Air Forward
Air Roll Spin (ARS)
Invert Air