Learn breath holding and breathing techniques to develop adaptations to better deal with “Intense Situations” like surfing hold downs. This course is suitable for any skill level from chargers to absolute beginners and non surfers providing many skills transferable across all walks of life.

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Time & Location

11 Sept 2021, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm AEST

Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina QLD 4575, Australia

About The Event

Instructor : Jason Rice

This is a full day (0830-1500) face to face course. 

Our Surf Apnea course has been developed with years of research, development and knowledge gathered from freedivers, surfers and first responders communities.  As a result we have been able to cut away the fluff and focus on expanding the depth of what is essential to the development of holding your breath underwater and functioning during critical high stress situations like surfing hold downs.  Our drills and content are constantly reviewed and updated based on our continuing experience and feedback our team and clients share with us.

The course provides in depth information essential for dealing with sudden and intense situations such as surfing hold downs. Using freediver, surfer and first responder insights to provide specific knowledge of what the human body and mind go through when stressed (particularly when underwater on a single breath).  The course uses the surfing hold down to teach a suite of tools that can be used to manage stress in any scenario.  Although it is a very popular course among surfers the skills learned on this course are applicable to anyone at any level who wishes to develop more skillful breathing, lung vitality, improve performance, recovery, stress management, self awareness, self control and of course their breath hold.

The course is suitable for all levels from absolute beginners to kamakazie chargers and pros and has many takeaways for non surfers that are applicable across all facets of life, health and performance.  In a nutshell we are teaching you self awerensess and self control tools that enhance your ability to manage stress and enable you to make better decisions when under the pump.  You will learn about the breath hold journey and improve your survivability when exposed to intense situations such as surfing hold downs and how you can enhance these skills by using very simple but effective training methods. Participants will learn theory, develop an understanding of the breath hold journey, perform simple effective exercises and learn training methods to develop adaptations to overcome “Intense situations” such as surfing hold downs. Topics covered include:  Dive Reflex. Urge to Breath.  Breathing and relaxation technics. Static, Swimming and Dynamic Apnea training methods.  Safety protocols when training.

Gear required - swim goggles (not a dive mask), surf wetsuit plus swimmers or boardies (If your are not a strong swimmer we suggest you bring body board or similar style rubber swim fins).

NOTE: Although most pool water is around 27 degrees C particpants can expect to be in the water for the entire 2-3 hours.  The body can cool dramatically during extended periods in the water and during breath holds so thermal protection is highly recommended for the first stages of the water session.

Prerequisite:  Ability to swim 200m unassisted (body board fins can be worn if required).  Must be at least 15 years old.

Once youve registered you will be emailed joining instructions with a medical questionnaire the week prior to your event.   All other details about this event are on our website. If you have any further questions please contact us via the website contact page. As we cap attendance numbers for our events we do not offer refunds for adhoc no shows or non medical cancellations less than 14 days out from the event date. If you have any queries regarding our refund policy please contact us.

Use the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT COUPON CODE :  SAAKAW2021 valid until 27 August 2021 to receive a $20.00 discount.







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