OMBE Surf Review

Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew

I have seen the evolution of surf coaching from Learn to Surf to Elite Coaching. A true standout in this field is Clayton Nienaber. His understanding of the relationship between body movement, surfboard design and wave dynamics plus his ability to transfer this knowledge to students is most impressive. Clayton's approach to surf coaching is groundbreaking; the combination of surf/skate dynamics with the applied sports science of elite coaching is in my opinion a superior coaching technique. He makes it fun and the progression is measurable through subtle adjustments to technique and body movement and weight distribution and whatever personal magic dust he sprinkles onto the class.