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Surf with style and confidence

You're one step away from learning to surf the easy way! Join the worlds best surf coaching curriculum.

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Accelerate Your Surfing Journey

Unlock your surfing potential

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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
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Learning To Flow And Move Better

Session 6 • 10 Videos

What You'll Learn

For Beginner Surfers
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Surfing theory; how to paddle, pop up with more consistency and ease & how to read the waves
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How to train and follow along with land & water-based training
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How to identify bad habits and correct technique wtih feedback from the coaches
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How to turn your board, move to bigger waves and surf the face of the wave
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How to overcome fear, build confidence and remove tension and stress from 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 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 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 full-time coaching, Clay breaks down the intricacies of arguably the world’s most misunderstood sport to get the best out of the everyday surfer. With his unique insights and coaching techniques, Clay has helped tens of thousands of surfers lift their game – you could be next!


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Dealing in that feeling

How to catch waves easily
Where to surf and what board to ride
How to build confidence and feel comfortable in the line up
How to ride along unbroken waves
How to stay safe
Mistakes to avoid so you can keep improving
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Unlock your surfing potential

Dive into the OMBE Surf Start Program - The ultimate step-by-step surfing guide for beginners

No matter your fitness level, age, or swimming ability, our comprehensive course has been designed to break down the complexities of surfing, giving you the tools, techniques, and confidence to get on a surfboard and ride your first wave.

Why choose OMBE?

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World-Class Instruction

Learn from seasoned professionals who live and breathe surfing and improving other surfers.

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Learn At Your Own Pace

Our course is 100% online, meaning you can progress at your own pace from the comfort of your home before heading into the surf.

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Land & Water-Based Training

We combine practical knowledge with land-based training for you to grasp concepts and movements before diving into the water.

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Community Support From Other Surfers

Join a global community of surfing enthusiasts who encourage each other, share experiences and celebrate progress. You're never alone in this journey.

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Get Feedback From The Coaches

Join live feedback sessions, ask questions, submit footage of your surfing & training and get feedback on how to improve your surfing.

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Surfing Coaching at Affordable Pricing

High quality surf coaching shouldn't break the bank. Don't spend thousands of dollars on lessons.

Have fun and learn to surf with style

What's included in membership?

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All 25+ surf progression programs & 1000+ Videos
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Get feedback on your surfing from the coaches
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Access to the Community & meet other surfers near you
download training programs
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
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New training added every month

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Nothing compares to riding a wave

Our world-class surfing experts have designed an intuitive, engaging, and comprehensive course that allows you to progress at your own pace.

From understanding the right equipment to use, reading wave patterns, to paddling out, popping up, and catching your first wave, we make the surfing process exciting, enjoyable, and above all, safe!

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That's not even Half of it

We are so committed to your surfing that we are going to make this the easiest decision you have ever made in your life

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BONUS 5: Surf Smart Intermediate Program

When you finish the Beginner Program, the next step in your surfing journey is ready and waiting for you, with the Surf Smart Intermediate Program. Another step-by-step training program to keep you improving and having fun!

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BONUS 6: Access to the Live Coaching Sessions

Join live feedback sessions, ask questions, submit footage of your surfing & training and get feedback on how to improve your surfing.

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BONUS 7: Access To The Largest Surfing Community On The Planet

Join a global community of surfing enthusiasts & coaches who encourage each other, share experiences and celebrate progress. You're never alone in this journey.

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BONUS 8: Discount Code For Merch

Rep' the OMBE Community and snag a discount on all merch.

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BONUS 9: Early-bird Access To Coaching Trips

Get early-bird access to join us for face-to-face surf coaching trips around the world, in wave pools and some of the best waves.

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Here Is Your Full Training Package

Unlock The A-Z of surf progresison with OMBE

improve your surfing with the app and train anywhere, anytime

Unlock everything for a fraction of the price now

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beginner surf training program
SURF START: The Beginner Surfers Roadmap
Value $199
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BONUS 1: 11 Fundamentals of Surfing Programs
Value $699
The OMBE Method Training Program
BONUS 2: OMBE Method Surfing Foundations E-Book
Value $49
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BONUS 3: Surfing Manoeuvre Programs
Value $299
surf hacks
BONUS 4: Surf Tutorials & Guides
Value $99
intermediate surf training program
BONUS 5: Surf Smart Intermediate Program
Value $299
get feedback on your surfing - surf coaching analysis, review
BONUS 6: Monthly Live Coaching Sessions
Value: $1199
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BONUS 7: Access To The Largest Surfing Community On The Planet
Priceless
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BONUS 8: Discount Code For Merch
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BONUS 9: Early-bird Access To Coaching Trips
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Money-Back Guarantee

We believe so strongly in the training and the impact that it has had on thousands of surfers, that if you aren't happy, we will refund the programs. You can try them, free of risk!

If you follow along with the training program and feel after 12 weeks, that your surfing hasn't improved at all, just message us and we will extend the money back guarantee to 12 Weeks!

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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 Surf Training is designed to help surfers improve their skills by focusing on the four core elements of surfing - Ocean, Mind, Body, and Equipment.

The training program starts by teaching surfers to pay attention to the ocean and understand its movements to better react to them. Next, surfers learn to calm their mind and remove tension, allowing them to enter a state of flow and react more effectively to the waves.

The program then focuses on teaching surfers proper techniques and maneuvers, while also helping them remove tension from their body to perform them more effortlessly. Finally, surfers learn to choose the right equipment for the job, to amplify their movements and improve their overall surfing experience.

By syncing all four elements together, surfers can improve their surfing and enter a state of flow, where they are fully immersed in the experience and enjoying every moment.

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!