watch the trailer

Surfing Made Simple

Whether you’re a beginner looking to pop up on your first wave or a seasoned barrel-pig hoping to level-up, our team of expert surf coaches will be there every step of the way as you progress through our specialised training programs.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
ombe surf training programs reviews
google reviews
5.0 rating of 354 reviews
Surfers
By sharing your email, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Surfer results

Discover how OMBE surf coaching membership has transformed surfers of all skill levels, age and board types surfing

How ombe surf trainingworks

Monthly challenges

LEARN

Start the skill pathways or dive into the full training library

surfing theory

KNOW

Develop a deep understanding of good surfing so you don't have to think about it

learn to surf skate

TRAIN

Develop muscle memory with land & water-based training you can do anywhere

Progress your surfing intermediate

CONNECT

Get instant feedback on your surfing from a supportive community

online group surf coaching

SUBMIT YOUR CLIPS

Live surf coaching calls to get the right feedback & personalised advice on your surfing

Fast track your surfing with skill based training pathways

Trailer

watch the trailerIntermediate 12 week surf training

Training Structure

12 Weeks • 112 Videos
fix your bad surfing habits - pooman stance

Reading the Ocean & Fixing Bad Habits

Session 1 • 19 Videos
fix your pop up surfing

Catch More Waves & Fix Your Pop Up

Session 2 • 24 Videos
surfing speed

Fix Your Stance & Generate Speed

Session 3 • 9 Videos
intermediate surfer

Coordination & Technique

Session 4 • 10 Videos
surfing bottom turn

Developing Control & Awareness

Session 5 • 9 Videos
backhand surfing

Learning To Flow And Move Better

Session 6 • 6 Videos
female surfers

Developing Style And Efficiency Of Movement

Session 7 • 6 Videos
proper surfing stance

Surfing Top To Bottom

Session 8 • 10 Videos
surfing style

Surfing With More Style And Less Stress

Session 9 • 4 Videos
surfing turn

Surfing On Rail

Session 10 • 5 Videos
surf with more flow

Amplifying Your Speed & Power

Session 11 • 6 Videos
how to do a cutback

Surfing With Flow & Joining The Dots

Session 12 • 4 Videos

What You'll Learn

For Intermediate Surfers
1
Surfing theory; how waves work and how to read them, board design and what makes good surfing
2
How to train and follow along with land, skate & water-based training
3
How to identify bad habits and correct technique wtih feedback from the coaches
4
How to adapt technique to the style of board your riding - this isn't just shortboarding
5
How to overcome fear, build confidence and remove tension and stress from your surfing

Trailer

watch the trailerbeginner 6 week surf training program

Training Structure

6 Weeks • 88 Videos
catch green waves

Catching Waves Easier

Session 1 • 27 Videos
fix your pop up surfing

Fixing Your Pop Up & Stance

Session 2 • 16 Videos
learn to steer surfing

Learning To Steer

Session 3 • 12 Videos
surf green waves

Learning to Read the Wave & Respond to it

Session 4 • 11 Videos
catch unbroken wave

How to Catch & Ride Bigger Green Waves

Session 5 • 12 Videos
catch a green wave

Learning To Flow And Move Better

Session 6 • 10 Videos

What You'll Learn

For Beginner Surfers
1
Surfing theory; how to paddle, pop up with more consistency and ease & how to read the waves
2
How to train and follow along with land & water-based training
3
How to identify bad habits and correct technique wtih feedback from the coaches
4
How to turn your board, move to bigger waves and surf the face of the wave
5
How to overcome fear, build confidence and remove tension and stress from your surfing

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

Transform your surfing with OMBE

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

Clayton Nienaber

Meet the head coach Clayton Nienaber

World Class Surf Coach, Shaper & Former Pro Surfer

Meet Clayton Nienaber, OMBE’s founder and head coach. A former professional surfer and surf coach to the South African surf team, Clay brings his lifetime of surfing knowledge to the OMBE community. He’s also a renowned surfboard shaper, having made boards for the likes of Dane Reynolds and Kelly Slater, as well as co-developing the cutting-edge Spine-Tek board technology utilised by Channel Islands for their epoxy board designs.  

Now turning his efforts to fulltime coaching, Clay breaks down the intricacies of arguably the world’s most misunderstood sport to help get the best out of the everyday surfer. Having coached tens of thousands of surfers across his lifetime, Clay’s unique insights and coaching techniques have been proven to elevate the game of people from all walks of life, whether beginner, intermediate or advanced.


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

Transform your surfing

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

surf community

1 MONTH

$
36
USD
Was $40
Save 10%
surf community

Lifetime Membership

$
649
USD/one time payment
Lifetime Membership $1499

Everything in Premium, and:

One Time Payment. Lifetime Access
Get a personalised, structured analysis of your surfing and accompanying breakdown on how to fix it, as well as recommended training so you can keep improving.
First access to OMBE surf retreats
Save 55%

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 to the commnunity 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.

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 coaching webinars where prior to the event, you can submit questions and footage of your training and ask questions to the coaches.

During the event, the coaches will answer your questions and will select a few submissions to provide video analysis (we cannot do everyone, we try to select the common issues) , 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?

For surifng and coaching questions:

The best way to connect with ombe is via the train.ombe.co app where our team and coaches monitor the chat feed daily.

For help and support questions:

You can contact us via our contact form.
Email us at help@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!

Train anytime, anywhere, at your own pace

Stream content on your phone, tablet, laptop & TV with progress & features 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.

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

Latest Podcasts & Guides

Start Surfing With Style & Confidence

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