5 Day Surf Coaching Retreat

Dive into a transformative 5-day retreat designed for surfers ready to kick their skills up a notch, from lower intermediate to advanced levels. Under the guidance of Clayton Nienaber at the OMBE Studio on the Gold Coast, this retreat focuses on mastering the essentials of the OMBE 4 lines program. Expect to receive instant feedback on your surfing, propelling you towards an effortless, flowing style.

The Trip Details:

  • Week 1: Low Intermediate to Intermediate Surfers - May 20th to 24th.
  • Week 2: For Intermediate to High Interdmediate Surfers - May 27th to 31st.
  • Location: OMBE Surf HQ, 1/6 Nuban St, Currumbin, QLD 4223
  • Investment: $2,750 AUD for a 5-day experience, Monday 8am to Friday 3pm.
  • Availability: Limited to just 8 spots each week!

Retreat Highlights:

  • OMBE Surf Skate training in the new OMBE Bowl
  • Mastering wave reading and catching
  • In-water surf coaching
  • Video analysis for detailed feedback
  • Proprioceptive training to enhance body awareness
  • OMBE Skate training for balance and technique
  • Land-based training at the OMBE HQ center
  • Surfboard design workshop
  • Mindset training to elevate your surfing mentally and emotionally

This retreat is packed with valuable insights and tools designed to elevate your surfing to new heights.

Week Clinic Schedule & What's Included:

The week-long surf clinic kicks off at 8 AM Monday, aiming to wrap up by 4-5 PM on most days. We'll conclude on Friday from 3 PM to accommodate your travel arrangements from OMBE.

Example Day Schedule:

  • 2 surf sessions daily at beaches from Goldy to Northern NSW
  • 6+ hours of progression with targeted skill development
  • OMBE Surf Bowl group training
  • Technique focus review and warm-up
  • Land-based cross-training between sessions, with video feedback

Sample Day Schedule:

  • Surf Theory & Surfer Assessment
  • Surf Session 1
  • Post-session video review
  • Land-based surf technique training
  • Lunch Break
  • Surf Session 2
  • Post-session video review
  • Personal Surf Progression Program

Prerequisites:

  • Select your week based on the 4 lines methodology
  • Competency on short or mid-length boards (under 7.6)
  • Ability to catch waves, generate speed, and perform basic turns
  • Comfort with paddling out in up to 3-4ft surf
  • Must bring your own board
  • Please note this is not a beginner surf reteat

Event Details:

Locations: Dive into the surf adventure at OMBE HQ, Currumbin, QLD, stretching our waves to various prime surfing spots from the lower Gold Coast to Northern NSW.

Transport: Meet us daily at the OMBE Studio in Currumbin. Together, we'll cruise in the OMBE Van to our surf destinations.

What to Bring:

  • Wetsuit (consider a steamer and/or springsuit)
  • Towels and snug-fit swimmers for catching waves
  • Your choice of surfboard(s)
  • Gym attire and skateboarding shoes for land training
  • Lunch, snacks, and water (with food outlets within easy reach)

The Fine Print (aka Cancellation Policy):

  • The event does not include provisions for food, accommodation, or transport to and from our venue.
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are your responsibility. Treat this like a concert ticket—organize the sale of your ticket on your own since bookings are made through multiple channels, and we're unable to offer refunds. However, we're here to help with reselling and finding someone to take your spot.
  • Plan Ahead: You're free to cancel or change your booking up to 30 days before your surf week begins at 8 AM.
  • Last-Minute Changes: Late cancellations will require you to cover the full cost, taxes included.
  • Be Insured: It's recommended to have travel insurance for your peace of mind.

FAQs

1. Who is this retreat for?This retreat is designed for surfers looking to level up their skills, from lower intermediate to advanced levels. It's not suitable for complete beginners. Choose your week based on where you fit within the OMBE 4 lines methodology: Week 1 (May 20th-24th) is for lower to high intermediate surfers, and Week 2 (May 27th-31st) caters to intermediate to advanced surfers.

Which Surfer Are You? The OMBE Four Lines of Surfing
  • Beginner – flat lines. You’ve just started to catch unbroken waves and are learning to balance while standing up. You’re probably riding a high-volume board with low manoeuvrability.
  • Low-intermediate – small up and down movements. You’ve got slightly better balance on your board and are trying to move up and down the wave.
  • Intermediate – figure eights. You can generate enough speed to race out to the shoulder. You’re learning how to do cutbacks and bottom turns without getting too vertical.
  • Advanced – top-to-bottom figure eights. You’re harnessing the full potential of the wave, with lines extending from the bottom of the wave to the lip, allowing for more critical manoeuvres.  

2. What will I learn during the retreat?Participants will dive deep into mastering wave reading and catching, receive in-water coaching, undergo video analysis for detailed feedback, and participate in proprioceptive and OMBE Skate training for improved balance and technique. The retreat also covers surfboard design workshops and mindset training to boost your mental and emotional approach to surfing.

3. What should I bring with me?You'll need to bring a wetsuit (consider the season), towels, your choice of surfboard(s) suitable for your level, gym attire and skateboarding shoes for land training, and your lunch, snacks, and water. There are food outlets nearby for convenience.

4. What does the daily schedule look like?Each day includes two surf sessions at various prime spots, group training in the OMBE Surf Bowl, technique review and warm-up, land-based cross-training, and video feedback. The program is designed to provide over 6 hours of progression with targeted skill development.

5. What are the prerequisites for joining the retreat?Participants should select their week based on the 4 lines methodology, be competent on short or mid-length boards (under 7.6), able to catch waves, generate speed, and perform basic turns, and comfortable with paddling out in up to 3-4ft surf. You must bring your own board.

6. How do I get to the surf locations?Meet us daily at the OMBE Studio in Currumbin. From there, we'll head out in the OMBE Van to our selected surf destinations.

7. What is included in the investment?The $2,750 AUD investment covers the entire 5-day experience from Monday 8 am to Friday 3 pm, including all coaching, training sessions, and activities mentioned. Note that food, accommodation, or transport to and from the OMBE venue are not included.

8. What is the cancellation policy?Bookings are treated like a concert ticket; they are your responsibility and non-refundable through us. You're free to cancel or change your booking up to 30 days before your surf week starts. Late cancellations will require you to cover the full cost. We recommend having travel insurance for peace of mind.

9. Is travel insurance required?While not mandatory, we strongly recommend having "Cancel for Any Reason" travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent you from attending the retreat.

Date:
May 2024
Location:
OMBE HQ - 1/6 Nuban St, Currumbin QLD
Event Type:
Week Long Event
Skill Level:
Intermediate

About this event

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What's included in membership?

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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
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Download & watch offline
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Extra resources and guides to match training programs
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Watch on desktop, tablet or mobile
new surf training added monthly
New training added every month

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!