06/01/2023 – 5 min.
WaveSisters Team: Surfteacher Vicky
was born in Madrid to Polish parents. From a young age, I was obsessed with sports including capoeira, swimming, snowboarding, and skateboarding, but it was Judo where I competed at a professional level.
I studied a degree in recreational sport at the University of Physical Education in Warsaw. On my second year I went to Portugal for a study exchange, it was here I first found surfing.
Soon after my first encounter with surfing, I became the first Polish woman in history to receive a surf instructor license from Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI). I moved to Portugal and five years later to the beautiful Canarian Island of Lanzarote.
Today, I’m proud to say I have over twelve years’ experience of coaching surfing and have spent thousands of hours on the board.
And most of all I’m passionate about sharing my love of surfing.
goal-orientated surf coaching
don’t simply teach you how to surf. I teach you how to achieve your surfing goals. I’ve developed a three-pillar training programme that can be tailored to any individual.
But that doesn’t mean we won’t have fun along the way!
A friendly and approachable environment is essential for getting the best out of any surf coaching. I work with individuals one-on-one, or in small groups, to deliver safe, positive, and practical surf classes that deliver real value.
Over the years, I’ve seen many intermediate surfers become frustrated because they don’t see any progress in themselves. Often, this is because they are repeating the same movements over and over again, because it’s all they know. Professional, goal-orientated surf coaching can change that. New methods, identify problems in technique, helps to level up the surf ability.
So you no longer have the feeling of just treading water. However, this only works with a customized training program that is tailored exactly to the person.
In addition, I give surf skate training where you can work on your individual technique on land so that the next time you are in the water, you have already taken your surfing skills to a higher level.
Where surfing and skateboarding come together, surf skate is a land-based way to practice surfing. Using skateboards specifically designed to mimic surf behaviour. The board is wider and has a rotating front axle which simulates the carving and turning motion of a surfboard. Surf skate is perfect for training when there are no waves.
My tips for surf beginners
Before the first surf lesson you may feel a combination of excitement and nervousness! Approach it with an open mind and a positive attitude.
It’s never too late to learn surfing.
Recreational surfing is not only for children or youngsters, but it is for everyone and you can learn this sport even in old age. You are definitely never too old to try something new. In addition, surfing will help you maintain youth and vitality for many years.
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I am an ISA/Surfing GB qualified Surf Coach Level 1, an International Beach Lifeguard and the first Polish woman to receive the ASI surf instructor license.