Better surfing in 12 weeks

Get a world class surf coach in your pocket with step-by-step training & level up your surfing for the price of a coffee a week!

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How it works

Monthly challenges

Follow along with the weekly sessions or go at your own pace

surfing theory

Develop a deep understanding of good surfing

learn to surf skate

Develop muscle memory with land & water-based training

Progress your surfing intermediate

Get feedback on your surfing from the coaches

online group surf coaching

Join a supportive community of other surfers

Unlock better surfing and new skills with a structured training program

Select Your Skill Level

Sessions 1-4: Developing The Fundamentals & Breaking Bad Habits

fix your bad surfing habits - pooman stance
Session 1
Reading the Ocean & Fixing Bad Habits
fix your pop up surfing
Session 2
Catch More Waves & Fix Your Pop Up
surfing speed
Session 3
Fix Your Stance & Generate Speed
intermediate surfer
Session 4
Coordination & Technique

Sessions 5-8: Developing Control, Technique & Style

surfing bottom turn
Session 5
Developing Control & awareness
backhand surfing
Session 6
Learning to flow and move better
female surfers
Session 7
Developing Style and Efficiency of Movement
proper surfing stance
Session 8
Surfing Top to Bottom

Sessions 9-12: The Foundations of Manoeuvres

surfing style
Session 9
Surfing with more Style and less stress
surfing turn
Session 10
Surfing On Rail
surf with more flow
Session 11
Amplifying your speed & power
how to do a cutback
Session 12
Surfing with flow & Joining The Dots

Sessions 1-3: Catching Waves, The Pop Up & Learning to Steer

catch green waves
Session 1
Catching Waves Easier
fix your pop up surfing
Session 2
Fixing Your Pop Up & Stance
learn to steer surfing
Session 3
Learning to Steer

Sessions 4-6: Surf The Wave, Not Your Board

surf green waves
Session 4
Learning to Read the Wave & Respond to it
catch unbroken wave
Session 5
How to Catch & Ride Bigger Green Waves
catch a green wave
Session 6
Learning to flow and move better
surf training to suit beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers

Surf the wave, not your board

We teach you how to move better! So if you're riding a mid-length, longboard or shortboard, it's all about applying that movement to your surfing.

Get the right feedback & advice on your surfing

Don't be stuck wondering if you are doing this right or what do you need to work on
Get feedback from the coaches - No question is too big or too small
Submit your surfing or training footage
Two live & on replay group coaching sessions every month
Get support from the community
ombe surfing community and group

The reviews are in

Members get real about how OMBE has transformed their surfing.

Ready To Start The 12 Week Challenge?

Get step-by-step training from world class surf coaches & bring the fun back to your surfing!

The ombe method surf training program

Meet your coach - Clayton Neinaber

World Class Surf Coach, Shaper & Former Pro Surfer

Clayton Nienaber is a former professional surfer & surf coach to the South African team, Jordy Smith, Mikey February, Ricky Basnet, Travis Logie and a renowned surfboard shaper having made boards for the likes of Dane Reynolds, Kelly Slater and countless other pros before developing the Spine Tek board technology in collaboration with Shapers that Channel Islands now utilise for all their Epoxy boards.

But it's his ability to break surfing the finite intricacies and complexities of arguably the hardest sport in the world, surfing, into simple everyday language and movements that has had the biggest impact. Clay’s coached tens of thousands of beginner and intermediate surfers personally across his life now his unique insights and coaching techniques can be accessed by any surfer.

Clay’s personally coached pros and tens of thousands of surfers across his career. Now his unique insights and coaching techniques can be accessed by any surfer, anywhere in the world.

Clayton's Coaching

jordy smith pro surferMichael February pro surferricky basnett pro surfertravis logie pro surfersouth african national team

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Unlock the full Training Library with your OMBE Membership

After the 12 Week Challenge you'll understand your surfing and surfing in general on a deeper level. With feedback from the coaches you'll know what you need to work on next to keep leveling up your surfing. Continue your journey and improving with deep dives on manoeuvres and the fundamentals of surfing.

See The Full Training Library

see the full training library of surfing programs

Technical surf coaching for every goal and skill level

In 10 minutes you can be learning any new skill or manoeuver. Or dive into our 4, 6 & 12 week challenges

Train anytime, anywhere, at your own pace

Stream content on your phone, tablet, laptop, and TV with progress & favourites synced between all devices.

improve your surfing with the app and train anywhere, anytime
download the surf training app

Download and watch anywhere

Save your favourite training for quick access and stream from remote beaches.

The OMBE Training Method

The most in-depth training and proven method to make sure you break the bad habits and see results

surfing theory

1. Theory

Progress your surfing intermediate

2. Skill Acquisition

learn to read the coean

3. Taking it to the Water

learn to surf skate

4. Finding the Feeling

surf fitness

5. Turn Fear into Fun

See surfing clearly with The OMBE Lens

Surfing is easier when you follow the right order of importance & deconstruct your surfing using The OMBE Lens

Progress your surfing

1. Ocean

At least have the decency to look at the wave! Understanding & reading the ocean will dictate everything you do, from the line you take, to what manoeuvres you can do.

Surf coaching

2. Mind

Learn to take control of your fears, quiet the inner noise and learn techniques to relax your mind so you can actually respond to the wave.

Learn to surf

3. Body

Learn to feel the movement and develop the muscle memory. Release tension from the body so you can move with more flow and style.

what surfboard to ride

4. Equipment

You surf a wave, not your surfboard. Equipment is the last thing we change in our OMBE. Your board will either amplify or mute your movements.

What's included in membership?

stream content
All 25+ training programs & 1000+ Videos
get feedback
Get feedback on your surfing from the coaches
get feedback on your surfing
Access to the Community & meet other surfers near you
download training programs
Download & watch offline
lesson resources
Extra resources and guides to match training programs
surf training app
Watch on desktop, tablet or mobile
new surf training added monthly
New training added every month

Choose Your Membersghip

All membership plans come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

surf community

Community Membership

$
5
USD/month
Access to the Community
The OMBE Method Training Program
Early bird access to trips & events
Watch all non-premium content ad-free
Pay as you go, cancel anytime
surf community

Annual Membership

$
21
USD/month
Billed $249 annually
Was $29/Month
Everything in Community, plus...
Lock in 25% off on Membership
ALL training programs and content
Get Feedback from the Coaches
Exclusive Insiders Hub within the Community
Save 25%
surf community

Lifetime
Membership

$
499
USD - One Time Payment
Was $999
Everything in Annual, plus...
Lifetime Access to OMBE 
Receive all new training programs & content
One Time Payment
Save 50%
surf community

Community Membership

$
5
USD/month
Access to the Community
The OMBE Method Training Program
Early bird access to trips & events
Watch all non-premium content ad-free
Pay as you go, cancel anytime
surf community

Monthly Membership

$
29
USD/month
Everything in Community, plus...
ALL training programs and content
Follow Along Training Programs designed for different skill levels
Manoeuvre Deep Dives and Fundamentals
Get Feedback from the Coaches
Exclusive Insiders Hub within the Community
surf community

Monthly
Membership

$
29
USD/month
Billed $249
Everything in Community, plus...
Beginner 6 Week & Intermediate 12 Week Pathways
ALL training programs and content
7 Day Free Trial, cancel anytime
Get Feedback from the Coaches
Exclusive Insiders Hub within the Community
Lock in 25% off on Membership
surf community

Annual
Membership

$
21
USD/month
Billed $249
Everything in Monthly, plus...
Lock in 25% off on Membership
Save 25%
surf community

Lifetime
Membership

$
499
USD - One Time Payment
Was $999
Everything in Annual, plus...
Lifetime Access to OMBE 
Receive all new training programs & content
One Time Payment
Save 50%

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the OMBE Membership

Everything - and all memberships come with a free trial.

- Access to all of our training programs with a variety of training methods and programs to suit different skill levels and styles of surfing.
- Instant access to all training programs
- Programs for every goal, issue and skill level
- Stream 700+ lessons across 25+ programs
- New content every month
- Monthly surf coaching webinars
- Submit your footage for coaching feedback
- Early access to trips and coaching events
- Watch on your computer, TV, phone or tablet
- Download the programs to your device for easy access anywhere
- Access to the community

How does the Free trial work?

You can start your free trial here.

This will allow you to try every single training program and see if the training is for you. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel before the end of the trial you won't be charged.

You can choose between a monthly membership or annual membership to suit your training and schedule.

Can I cancel anytime?

You can cancel anytime and if you cancel before the end of the trial you won't be charged.

What training program is right for me or where should I start?

We recommend starting with either the Beginner Pathway or the Intermediate Pathway, based on what you want to achieve and where your surfing is. These are designed to help break bad habits and master your foundations so you can then tackle the rest of the training.

Otherwise you can explore the Manoeuvre Index or Fundamentals Series to work on what you want to.

Click here to explore the FULL Training Library.

How do I get access to the coaches and feedback?

Every month we hold live feedback webinars where prior to the event, you can submit the footage of your training and ask questions to the coaches.

During the event, the coaches will break down the submissions and provide video analysis, breaking down what you need to improve on.

All of these events are available on replay anytime.Between feedback events, you can post your footage or questions to the community.

Below all of the training videos you can also post comments and the coaches will get back to you.

What is OMBE and what does it stand for?

OMBE stands for Ocean, Mind, Body and Equipment.

It is an approach with a focus on syncing all four major aspects within your surfing. When all four are in sync, your surfing will improve and you will easily enter a flow state within the ocean.

Most surfers will focus on their equipment first and expect an immediate improvement in their surfing but there is an order to OMBE and a reason for it.

You first must pay attention to the ocean and what it is doing, then calm your mind, relax and remove tension, as well as understanding how to do the manoeuvres, then you give your body the chance to effectively do the manoeuvre and your focus is on removing tension in the body and doing it more effortlessly. The board will either amplify or mute your movements and then it is a case of right tool for the job.

How do I get in touch with OMBE?

You can contact us via our contact form.
Email us at info@ombe.co
Livechat in the bottom right-hand corner.

What training program is right for me or where should I start?

We recommend starting with either the Beginner Pathway or the Intermediate Pathway, based on what you want to achieve and where your surfing is. These are designed to help break bad habits and master your foundations so you can then tackle the rest of the training.

Otherwise you can explore the Manoeuvre Index or Fundamentals Series to work on what you want to.

Click here to explore the FULL Training Library.

How do I get access to the coaches and feedback?

Every month we hold live feedback webinars where prior to the event, you can submit the footage of your training and ask questions to the coaches.

During the event, the coaches will break down the submissions and provide video analysis, breaking down what you need to improve on.

All of these events are available on replay anytime.Between feedback events, you can post your footage or questions to the community.

Below all of the training videos you can also post comments and the coaches will get back to you.

Can I repeat the programs?

You can repeat all of the programs as many times as you like. They are designed with the idea that you will revisit them over time.

Can I go at my own pace?

Some of the programs are set in weekly structures. These are recommendations and do not need to be followed. You can slow down and go at your own pace, working on your weaknesses and moving on when you are ready.

Do I need any equipment to do the programs?

You do not need any equipment to start any of the programs. However, some of the training programs will utilise a bosu ball and/or surf skateboard.

How does the training work? What type of training is it?

The training is a combination of theory, drills (land & water-based), surf skating and surfing, as well as trigger words to build muscle memory, understanding how to find the feeling and how to overcome your fear.

This is a complete training methodlogy from how to interact with the ocean, calm your mind and develop deep knowledge, how to move your body and relax it and how to interact with and use your equipment.

What if I'm landlocked or only get to a beach every so often?

That is fine. all of the programs are created with that in mind. If a program includes water-based training, simply save it up until you have the chance to get to the beach.

There are communities around the globe within the platform and you'll find other members keen to meet up and do land-training together.

How does the land-based training work? Shouldn't I just surf more?

The land-based training is designed to break patterns and add in the repetitions. This is vital in building the muscle memory and neurological pathways to learn and develop skills. The idea is by simulating surfing on land, we can rapidly develop these systems. When we enter the surf, we can further build upon them and allow our bodies to follow the muscle memory we have been training.

Yes, surfing is great but the amount of training in a 2-hour surf is minimal compared to 30 minutes of land training.

How does the water-based training fit in?

After you have been developing the muscle memory on land, you will need to start converting the training to replicating it in the water. The best way to do this is to set on focus and work on one change in your surfing and not several. Simplify it and allow yourself to see an improvement in one area.

The next best thing to do is to let go, don't bring stress into the ocean. Focus on having fun and trying to automatically repeat the muscle memory. Tension is the enemy of good technique and style.

I have been surfing for years and years, how do I replace my bad habits?

One at a time. The programs will help identify the bad habits, replace them and introduce a vital part of your training: trigger words. These are pattern interrupters that help you associate movement with words. As you say a trigger word and connect it to a movement, you are teaching your brain and body to repeat a movement based on that word. As you enter the surf, repeat these trigger words and slowly correct the bad habits.

How much does OMBE cost?

Click here to see our pricing and sign up for a membership, which provides unlimited access to all of the training programs, videos, feedback sessions, community & new training as it launches.

How does the 30 Day money back guarantee work?

We believe so strongly in this program and it has helped thousands of surfers improve their surfing that we are happy to offer a 30 day money back guarantee for you to try it out.

This is a game changing program and we want you to feel like you can try it out without fear of it being a waste of money.

Try the program, use it, practise at home and if you don’t feel the program has provided you any value or isn’t helping you, simply contact us and we’ll sort it out. It’s that easy.

How do I cancel?

If you don’t want to continue, you can cancel your membership renewal through your profile on the platform. Follow the prompts to cancel on your dashboard page, and your membership will not renew. Please note that there aren’t refunds for partially unused membership periods.

If you have more questions, please contact us. We’re happy to help!

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