Level 8 Advanced Level Surfer

Overview 

Customise surfboards to achieve better performance and more advanced level manoeuvres - vertical re-entry and floater,  in surf up to 6ft. 


ASI Level 8 Advanced Level Surfer is able to:

Surfing Environment: 

  • Predict surf conditions at different surf breaks taking - weather, tide, and land formations into consideration 
  • Identify hazards at surfing at the advanced level
  • Select a surfing location for the advanced level surfer


Equipment:

  • Identify the specifications to customise surfboards to suit your style and prevailing surf conditions


Surfing Skills: 

  • Negotiate advanced level waves
  • Identify different types of take-offs
  • Identify techniques to control the surfboard and set up for maneouvres


Perform Surfing Manoeuvres:

  • Fade
  • Stall
  • Roundhouse cut-back (forehand & backhand)
  • Snap (forehand & backhand)
  • Vertical re-entry (forehand & backhand)
  • Floater (forehand & backhand)
  • Linking manoeuvres with speed and power


Experience surfing at:

  • beach breaks
  • reef breaks
  • point breaks
  • river mouth breaks
  • surf up to 6 ft (2 metres)


Pre-requisites

Have Level 7 Advanced Surfer skills and competence.  

Skills Development 

From Level 7 Advanced Surfer, it takes approximately 220 - 450 hours to acquire Level 8 Advanced Surfer skills.

Resources

ASI Learn to Surf for Advanced Level manual
ASI Surf Wise Level 8 Learn to Surf Advanced Level Student Workbook
ASI Surf Wise Level 8 Learn to Surf Advanced Level Logbook


Surf Wise Course - Level 8 module only

8 sessions (1-2 hrs each session) + practice
You must already be a competent Level 7 Advanced Surfer.
Learn how to identify the specifications to customise surfboards to suit your style and prevailing surf conditions. Perform vertical re-entry (forehand & backhand), floater (forehand & backhand) and link manoeuvres with speed and power.  
It will take approximately 220 - 450 hours of additional practice to learn these skills.
Resources:  ASI Learn to Surf Advanced Level Manual &  ASI Surf Wise Level 8 Learn to Surf Advanced Level Student Workbook or Logbook. 
Certificate Issue:  ASI Advanced Surfer Level 8 Participation Certificate.

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Vertical Re-entry 

Floater