Category Archives: coaching

Persia #2 North across the mountains to the Caspian Sea and……..home.

Once back in Tehran, we hit the road to the North. Driving through the evening and night, we listened to some amazing Persian and contemporary tunes of Amir’s, which helped fill the dark hours on the road. 

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Persian dispatches #1: South from the Mountains to the desert seas.

I went to Iran last year in April, so had a strong knowledge and experience base to readily accept another offer from the Iranian Surfing Association to run some courses this year. But this time for longer, for more courses and see new places!

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SUP Safety Video

Great safety video from the International Surfing Association (ISA) featuring…me!

A few months ago the ISA asked if I’d like to make a coaching Video about SUP. Based on feedback from and working with, the SUP and water safety community, there was a lack of information and knowledge regarding rescuing unconscious people from the water. Here’s the result!

Feel free to like, share and comment, it could save someones life.

Aloha.

http://www.isasurf.org/how-to-carry-out-a-sup-rescue-with-isa-course-presenter-andy-joyce/

Andy’s Arctic Adventure

Latitude N 63° 57.7013′ Longitude E 10°.11.3 3993′ Lofoten, Norway 9-14 August.

Back in March, Norwegian friends and SUP organisors Kjell and Eilen got in touch: “We’re looking at running some courses in the Lofoten’s, would you like to run them? The location we’re looking at is Unstad beach, a top surf destination in the Lofoten Islands, is that ok? ”

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Summer SUP Sessions with the Danes

23-24 June, Klitmoller, Thy region, Denmark
The DSRF (Danish Surf and rafting Federation) Hosted two ISA one day SUP modules in great summer conditions in Northern Jutland last weekend.

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Functional fitness classes at Surf Steps

cod save the surf

Calling all surfers….do you want to #surflonger and increase your wave count through enhanced fitness and technique?
Join our six week improvers program.
No boot camp circuits, just focused training in the fundamental areas of catching and riding a wave with a dedicated surf coach:
week 1 – the paddle
week 2 – the pop-up
week 3 – the stance
week 4 – the turn
week 5 – the breath
week 6 – the complete surfer
Starting 8-9am, Saturday 2nd June with an introductory offer of £40 for the complete program… With the option of paying just £5 for your first taster session.
Contact Surf Steps for further details,
Cod save the surf!

Sunny Studies at Surf Steps

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SE/ISA Level one surf coach course (3-4 May) & SLSGB surf coach rescue course (5-6 May), Bournemouth, England

The courses were held at Surf Steps Surf and SUP academy of excellence in 4 days of record early May tempretures in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

11 students, based in Europe, spent the 4 days developing their coaching and learning essential rescue and first aid skills, with International trainer Andy Joyce.

The courses enable the students, once qualified, to coach Surfing sessions for beginner to intermediate students. The awards have worldwide recognition.

Andy will be running more courses at Surf Steps in Bournemouth, for further details go to https://andyjoyce.info/coaching-and-lifeguarding-courses/lifeguard-and-other-rescue-awards/course-dates-2018/