Sat, 26 Sep | Aloha Active

School of the Sea: Surf & Free Dive Workshop

Join John McCarthy for this 2 day self development workshop, improve your relationship with the sea & wonders it has to offer through breath work, surfing, and free diving.
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School of the Sea: Surf & Free Dive Workshop

Time & Location

26 Sep 2020, 08:00 – 27 Sep 2020, 15:00
Aloha Active, Shop C2, 60 Basil Hulett Dr, Salt Rock, Dolphin Coast, 4391, South Africa

About the Event

John Mc Carthy is an avid water man. He has an extensive background in open water swimming, professional & big wave surfing, free diving, canoeing and free diving. 

Through this passion for the ocean he has put together courses to help other like minded people develop and improve their own skill set with the intention to share & enjoy the same love for the sea and what it has to offer through "playful curiousity".

Over this weekend John will cover module 1, 2 and part of module 3 over two days.

Day 1- Module 1:

Water Safety Guidelines & Test:

- Introduction of GAR mindset at the beach

Surf with confidence:

- Broaden the definition of what surfing is

- introduction to hydrodynamics of a surf zone & how these are affected by tides, wind, swell dricetion & size

- Deep water resuscitation on land & in the surf

- 500 m surf swim, no time limit, but must enter & exit through the surf

- 20 waves ridden, x 5 of which must be body-surfed without fins to stimulate a leash break self rescue

- How to turtle roll, duck dive & surf etiquette

Day 2 - Module 2:

How to be a Breathing Rockstar:

- An intro to understanding the psychology & physiology of breath 

- Linking movement to breath

- How breath can influence your health

- 1:30 min static breath hold

The Swim Free Confidence Underwater Course:

- Efficiency underwater swim 25 m

- 2 m depth surf rescue & tow

- 1 km surf swim, no time limit

Intro to Freediving Workshop:

- Learn how to equalize, duck dive, finning, correct buoyancy, recovery breathing

- 5 m depth free dive

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