Monthly Archives: May 2020

Adapt and Overcome #4 Online Surfing England/ISA judging course

Surfing England helped bring some of our wide surfing community together on the evenings of the 13-14 May to take part in an ISA Judging and Officiating course.

In addition to the English course members starting their Judging journey, we had surfers wanting to improve their competition performance and students from Ireland, Norway and China!

Surfing England / ISA  Course presenter and National  Para Surf Team Manager Andy Joyce  hosted the course, in conjunction with Ben Kewell from Glide Surf School 

Academy director Andy Joyce said “I loved running the Judging course online, it’s theory and interactive video based, so works well in the online format. I would thoroughly recommend taking this course if you’re anyway involved in competitive surfing, be it an aspiring judge or official, competing surfer, or even a parent or supporter of one”

A course student reflected on the course:

“Thought the course was excellently presented and the use of the zoom platform was a great option during these difficult times. The breakout room feature was fantastic tool, the ability to see the rest of the course attendees and chat in the breaks was great. Its safe and eco-friendly, means folks can join from overseas without the expense of travel. Worked really well on many fronts. I stayed for most of the heats after and my scores were within a few .2’s or .5’s of the on-screen scores so stoked with that, nice to practice!”

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Special thanks to all involved in the course for making it happen: The students, Glide Surf School, the ISA and Surfing England for their support!

 

a student sharing her lesson plan with the class

Adapt and Overcome #3 Online-courses reach across the globe!

Online-courses reach across the globe!

Last week’s ISA Surf Coach course has highlighted other positive aspects of our online courses. We reached out across the globe this time, having students from as far apart as Senegal and Ecuador taking part!

Surf Steps Water Training Academy hosted the course, in conjunction with Ben Kewell from Glide Surf School 

Academy director Andy Joyce said “It’s amazing the global reach our online courses are having. When you can have people from different continents meeting each other from their homes, the opportunities for networking are immense! In addition, the courses allow people in lockdown to socialise and do something constructive. It feels great to be making a small, but positive difference in these times!”

One course student wrote:

“The two sessions were very interesting, and we enjoyed them a lot. It was cool having people from everywhere around the world. It was very well organized and I loved the break out groups! It was really fun to hear and share experiences with the others in smaller groups:-)”

If you want a wide range of #Surf and #SUP coaching, judging and safety courses you can do from anywhere in the world, click here

Special thanks to all involved in the course for making it happen: Glide Surf School, the ISA and Surfing England for their support!