About OMBE


Welcome to OMBE. Founded by former professional surfer and world-renowned coach Clayton Nienaber, OMBE is creating a community of passionate surfers dedicated to sharing the joy of surfing. 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.  


OMBE is all about the power of community. By tapping into a crew of like-minded individuals you’ll be exposed to golden nuggets of information, drawing from a fountain of knowledge not only from our coaches but also your surfing peers. From core skills like paddling and duck-diving to advanced concepts like aerials and tube riding, our range of resources caters to all levels of surfer. By breaking down real-world theories and movements into a toolbox of actionable tips and techniques, we’ll ensure you’re kicking goals every time you hit the water.    


And even better when you’re enjoying your surfing. At OMBE, we’re all about celebrating small wins and embracing the journey. Surfing is about more than bottom turns and cutbacks, which is why we teach ocean IQ to develop intelligent surfers with the basics down pat. As part of the OMBE gang, you’ll learn to surf with effortless style and endless possibilities.  


We focus on the core elements of surfing – Ocean, Mind, Body and Equipment (OMBE, get it?) – to deliver a simple method and sure-fire results. With these four aspects in sync, you’ll unlock a flow state within the ocean for a long and stoke-filled surfing life. From online training programs to one-on-one coaching, we’ll help you become the surfer you’ve always wanted to be.  

The OMBE Way

OMBE is a philosophy that guides the approach to surfing and life. It emphasizes the importance of slowing down, feeling more, and embracing challenges to improve and grow. By doing less but moving with intent, surfers can improve their ability to feel and react to the four core elements of surfing - Ocean, Mind, Body, and Equipment.  At OMBE we also value honesty in our feedback and community, even if it may be difficult to hear, as it is necessary for improvement to be honest with yourself and others. Ultimately, our goal is to help surfers enjoy the journey and embrace the learning process.

The OMBE Surfing Community

Our Values

1. Get uncomfortable

Surfing is all about pushing boundaries and challenging yourself to try new things. We encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and take risks, whether that's trying a new maneuver, taking a new line or surfing in bigger waves. We believe that's where the magic happens and where you'll see the most progress in your surfing.

2. Community over competion

We believe that surfing is better as a community, and we encourage our members to support and uplift each other, rather than competing against one another. We want to create a space where surfers of all levels can come together, share their experiences and knowledge, and help each other improve.

3. Enjoy the moment

We believe that surfing is a lifelong journey, and the joy is in the process of improving and learning. We want to help our members embrace the journey, celebrate the small wins, and find joy in every session, regardless of the outcome.

The OMBE Team

acrticles written by
Anthony Laye
Proffesional Average Surfer
acrticles written by
Clayton Neinaber
Founder & Head Coach
acrticles written by
Jeremy Dean
Community Manager