What is Digital Surf Academy ?
Digital Surf Academy is a unique online surf course for beginner surfers.
It's a 4-week program that helps beginner surfers mastering surfing techniques one by one, overcome their fears and become confident and independent surfers.
The program covers 4 core implementation modules, several bonus sections, free access to a private Facebook group where Andrew will provide support via live Q&As.
DSA is structured in small, easy to understand and achievable modules, so you don’t feel overwhelmed or confused as to which steps come next.
It teaches you firstly how to stay safe in the water, then how to control your board and your body in the water, and finally how to successfully catch waves.
Andrew will take you on step-by-step journey, in which he will teach you all the basics around surfing and share with you his knowledge that he has gathered over the last 12 years of being a surf coach.
Let’s take an in-depth look into the course’s contents :
MODULE 1 - Board control on land, surfing equipment 101, practice and exercises before surfing, finding your Happy Place on the board, paddling on your board and standing up on it.
MODULE 2 - Board control in water, safety and protection from injuries, techniques to navigate yourself in white water waves.
MODULE 3 - Catching white water waves, surf etiquette, paddling for waves at the right timing, turning left and right, exit the water with control.
MODULE 4 - Paddling for and catching green waves
Is Digital Surf Academy for me?
DSA is for anyone who is looking to learn how to surf, for complete beginners and for more experienced learner surfers who have been in the water before and want to take their surfing skills to the next level.
DSA is also a great choice for people who surf a couple of times a year and want to keep their surfing training at their fingertips, so that they don't have to re-learn everything from scratch again every time the go back surfing: DSA is accessible from your phone and your computer, and it's available to you for life after you purchase it.
Do I need to have access to a beach in order to enrol in Digital Surf Academy ?
Not at all ! The idea behind DSA was not only to teach you the physical act of surfing, but also to offer you a platform where you can better prepare yourself for the time when you either go to a surf school, a surf camp, or go into the water as a self learner.
DSA will prepare you and give you the confidence to go into the water and focus on the important parts of learning to surf, so you can achieve your goal of learning how to surf much faster.
Do I get immediate access to the full course after purchase?
We have structured DSA into 4 separate modules. We believe the most effective way of learning to surf is to learn each module in a specific order, and that’s why we have organised the content of DSA into 4 separate weeks.
Our lesson plan will take you from one specific step to the next, so you are not confused as to where to focus.
In 4 consecutive weeks, starting on January 4th, you will receive one module each week, together with live sessions with Andrew in the private DSA facebook group, where he will be answering all your questions and supporting you in your journey.
We want to be with you each step of the way, and this is why we have chosen this method of delivering the course to you.
After completing the 4 weeks, the course is yours for life and you can refer back to it whenever you like.
Think about it, it’s like having having your own personal surf coach at the ready, 24hr a day!
What if i cannot start the program on January 4th?
Our course is online and you have the convenience of starting whenever you like, anytime from January 4th.
The facebook group Q&A will be recorded ,so you can have access to that as well any time you like.
Can I buy this course at a later date?
As of now, we are only launching DSA on Dec.10th 2020. You can buy the course until January 3rd, 2021.
The amount of time that we are going to dedicate to our course members during the 4 weeks of modules delivery, it’s so big that we couldn’t just run the program year round.
So, get it while you can !
Can one really learn to surf on a computer?
The short answer is yes!
The long answer is a b s o l u t e l y y y y e e e s s s !
In all seriousness, learning anything online has become a true possibly, especially now in the times we are living, and surfing is not excluded.
Think about this: if you have a driving licence, you remember how before taking practical lessons on how to drive a car, you had to take theory lessons.
You had to get the book and study, and learn about the different road signs and street rules. You had to learn about parts of your car and how to handle different situations, before being in one of them.
You had to learn how the streets worked.
And most importantly, you had to learn how to keep yourself safe.
Now, if you haven't realised this yet, the streets are the waves!
And the other cars on the road are the other surfers in the water.
This is what DSA is to surfing. It's your insight, your road map to confidence and knowledge.
It's your preparation for what you are about to experience.
The fact that you can get given information, tips, tools and years of insights to better prepare yourself for when you go into the water , learning to surf online should have been something available to anyone many years ago.
Who wouldn’t want years of experience from a professional surf coach , packed into an easy to understand, step-by-step program to speed up the learn how to surf process ?
I have never even held a board in my hands before! Is this course really for me?
Well, funny that you ask ! Consider this : our very first episode of DSA actually teaches you how to hold a surf board correctly.
So to answer this question, Hell Yes ! This course is definitely for you.
I have been in the water already a few times and I was in a surf camp before, where i took some surf lessons, but I feel stuck in my learning to surf journey. Will this course help me?
One of the great things about this course, is that it takes you on a step by step journey through each process of learning to surf.
Not only do we go through the basics of surfing, but we also explain how the ocean works and we go into detail on certain aspects of the learning to surf process, that either you forgot along the way, or that your coach might not have been able to give you, due to the fact that he might have had too many people in his group to worry about.
Does this course consider all body types?
Oh Yes ! Absolutely. Our main goal is to let people of all shapes and sizes know that learning how to surf is totally achievable and super fun.
There is a small degree of fitness, coordination and balance needed, in order to learn how to surf. But don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it right away. All these things can be learned.
Is there an age group this course is suited for?
The course is designed so that any person wanting to learn to surf can follow the course and do just that. If the person wanting to learn to surf can’t read yet, then the parent of the child can follow the course and then redirect the info to the child. If you are able to walk, go from the lying down position into the standing position within 5-7 seconds, you can use this course. Andrew’s oldest student was 86 years old. So I’m pretty sure no matter what age you are, you can use this course to learn how to surf.
Is this course still worth it if I have already booked surf lessons at a surf camp or a surf school?
It’s actually the most valid question you could ask. This course is specifically designed to prepare anyone that has booked a surf camp or school, so that you have all the information you need before going into the water. Digital course academy works in such a way that you will learn all about the challenges that face a learner surfer that when you arrive at the beach for the first time you are informed and prepared to surf and you don’t have to go through all the challenges that face everyone else in the group.
How long is Digital Surf Academy?
Digital surf academy in made up of 4 modules that will be released in 4 consecutive weeks. After the 4th week, you have the course for life and this gives you the ability to re visit any module or episode you like at any time you need.
How much time do i need to commit to this program?
To get the most out of this course, we suggest that you invest enough time into each episode of each module to the point of fully understanding what is being taught. We can’t say when that is as every person learns at a different pace. But what we can say is that listening to each module more than once should give you a good understanding of what is being said. You also have to ask yourself how much you want to get out of this course, and the fact that you are here and that you have bought this course, shows that you are committed. The more you follow the course and understand, the more confidence you will have.
Am I going to be able to go into the water and surf and catch waves by myself after this course?
What this course is designed to do is to give you the knowledge and confidence to go into the water and catch waves. After following this course step by step, we can promise you that you will be able to go into the water and catch waves with confidence, as long as you have followed each step that we lay out for you. We suggest that you first take each module and practice the info that is given. You should not just watch each module once and not put anything into practice. Its important to go into the water and follow each step and get confident at each level of this course
Is this the only chance I have to buy the course?
For now, this will be the only time the course will be available. The time that Andrew will spend with live Q & A’s on the FB group for all the members will take up a lot of time. so for now this will be the only time this course is available.
What if I try it out and it’s not for me, can I get a refund?
The short answer is yes! If for some reason you work thru the first few lessons and DSA doesn’t feel like a fit, simply reach out to us, provide proof of your work and your lack of success, and we’ll give you a full refund. Our refund policy is 14 days from enrolment, meaning that you can ask for a refund up to 14 days from the day of you enrolling in DSA.
How can I ask Andrew my question or get his advice?
Andrew would LOVE to help with all of the individual questions he receives from his students. Unfortunately, due to the influx of questions, there's just no way he can get to all of them.
That is why we created the Private DSA Facebook group. Every week, Andrew is live in the group, and that is also a great time to ask him questions.
All members are welcome to post their questions and you'll be sure to find the answer you're looking for there.
Does Andrew offer one-on-one surf coaching sessions ?
Yes . On our website there is more info about the private coaching that Andrew offers.
How can I get phone support?
Andrew offers both a free discovery call, and a 60 minutes online consultation where you can chat to Andrew face to face. Skype or zoom etc. There is a fee attached to this service of $45
In an effort to better serve Andrew’s students and audience, we have brought all of our customer support online. Unfortunately, we do not offer phone support. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have!
Do you offer scholarships?
We are busy putting together a scholarship program but it is not available at the moment.
Do you offer an affiliate partnership program?
Yes. We have a fully operational program. You can inquire by sending us a message via the contact form.