What Level Surfer are YOU?

March 10, 2016

Before we get started, I just need to say… Surfing isn’t about being better than the person sitting next to you in the lineup. Surfing is about fun! Surfing is about the joy of sharing a few moments with nature. Whether you’re just catching your first few waves, or a bonafide shredder, the overall enjoyment is what counts.

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Wingnut enjoying the moment in Tamarindo

That being said, it is important to be realistic with your surfing ability. You don’t want to paddle out into conditions that are out of your league , but at the same time, riding waves that push your limitations will bring out the best in your surfing. Here at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, we offer 3 unique surf programs  (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) catered for each ability level.

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Not sure what category you fall in? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.. Take this short questionnaire to see what program we suggest for you. Be sure to write down your answers so you can add them up at the end. Be as honest as possible for most accurate results

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1) How many years have you been surfing? (at least 12 sessions per year)

A) Less than 1 year

B) 1-3 years

C) 3-7 years

D) More than 7 years

 

2)  Are you able to go left and right down the line?     

A) What does this mean

B) No

C) Only Left or only Right

D) Yes, Both

 

3) Are you able to turtle roll and/or duckdive   

A) What does this mean?

B) No

C) Yes

 

4) Are you able to do turns? (Cutbacks, off-the tops, floaters)

A) What does this mean

B) I know what those are, I cannot do them

C) Yes, I’ve done those before

D) Yes, Consistently linking them together on the same wave

 

5) How many successful in-and-out barrel rides have you gotten in your life?

A) 0

B) less than 5

C) Less than 20

D) More than 20

 

6) Which wave suits you best at your current level?

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7) How many times in the past year have you surfed good – excellent waves?

A) Less than 5 times

B) 5-10 times

C) 10 – 20 times

D) more than 20 times

 

8) When does a surfer have priority of a given wave?

A) the surfer with the smallest board?

B) the surfer closest to the breaking part of the wave (inside)

C) The surfer on the shoulder (outside)

D) The advanced surfers

 

9) This is an example of what type of wind?

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A) Off-shore

B) On-shore

 

10) Is this a left or a right?

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Tamarindo

A) Left

B) Right

 

11) A Swell with a period of 19 seconds is an example of..

A) Not sure

B) Short Period Swell

C) Medium Period Swell

D) Long Period Swell

 

NOW THE FUN PART! Time to add up your points

Question 1

a = 1 point

b = 3 points

c = 5 points

d = 7 points

 

Question 2

a = 0 points

b = 1 points

c = 3 points

d = 5 points

 

Question 3

a = 0 points

b = 1 points

c = 3 points

 

Question 4

a = 0 points

b = 1 points

c = 3 points

d = 7 points

 

Question 5

a = 0 points

b = 1 points

c = 5 points

d = 10 points

 

Question 6

a = 1 points

b = 7 points

c = 5 points

d = 2 points

 

Question 7

a = 1 points

b = 3 points

c = 5 points

d = 7 points

 

Question 8

a = 0 points

b = 5 points

c = 0 points

d = 0 points

 

Question 9

a = 5 points

b = 0 points

 

Question 10

a = 5 points

b = 0 points

 

Question 11

a = 0 points

b = 0 points

c = 0 points

d = 5 points

 

>20      – Novice

20 -34  – Beginner

35 – 40 – intermediate

41 – 50 – advanced intermediate

51+      – advanced

 

Hope this helps! Now that you filled in on your respective level,  Contact Us if you’re ready to start your next surfing vacation!


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