AD­VEN­TURE…

WHETHER YOU’VE GOT A MINI-MICK FANNING IN THE FAM­ILY OR A TO­TAL SURF­ING ROOKIE, CUR­RUMBIN AL­LEY SURF SCHOOL’S FROTHING GROMMET PRO­GRAM OF­FERS SURF­ING LESSONS ALL YEAR LONG – YEP, AAAAAALL YEAR LONG!

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Sum­mer through to win­ter, dur­ing the school term and school hol­i­days, you’ll find the Cur­rumbin Al­ley Surf School in­struc­tors out in the swell with lit­tle surfers in tow. All Cur­rumbin lo­cal res­i­dents, the team at Cur­rumbin Al­ley have a deep pas­sion for surf­ing – and shar­ing their skills. The Frothing Grommet pro­gram teaches kids aged 5 to 14 ev­ery­thing from pad­dling to com­pe­ti­tion-grade ma­neu­vers, over eight weeks dur­ing school terms and over five days dur­ing hol­i­days.

“The pro­gram is de­signed to be fun, chal­leng­ing and ed­u­ca­tional, with kids hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to progress over the five lev­els,” says Sam Chilcott, owner and coach­ing di­rec­tor.

The step-by-step na­ture of the pro­grams mean that any kid can get their surf­ing start, and the chal­lenges they must com­plete to move up in the pro­gram keep them con­stantly pro­gress­ing.

“The kids also work from a surf­ing log­book that has take-home ques­tions. We want to make sure they don’t for­get what they’ve learned in the les­son that day and re­ally get the most out of the pro­gram."

The one-and-a-half hour lessons start with a warm up and short land in­struc­tion, be­fore hit­ting the wa­ter for a great surf sesh. A large por­tion of the pro­gram is ded­i­cated to teach­ing surf safety and aware­ness to en­sure kids know how to recog­nise pos­si­ble surf haz­ards and are well equipped to know what to do in such sit­u­a­tions - great lessons that will last them a life­time.

Cur­rumbin Al­ley Surf School in­struc­tors share with us their fave waves:

Sam: Cur­rumbin Al­ley Max: Bin­gin, Bali Liam: D’bah (Duranbah Beach) Jack: Turn­ers Beach, Tassie Kai: G-land, East Java Josh: Cur­rumbin Al­ley Jassy: Any nice, long point­break James: Ran­girua, Tahiti

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