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EasyDrop

 
 
 
 

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Practical Classes

The teaching methods we apply in our surf lessons were developed by EasyDrop and are considered to be a global benchmark in surf school structure. By breaking the process down into easy-to-learn steps, we can maximize your ability to learn the fine details of each movement. We focus on each individual step first on land, then in the water. Our knowledge of a variety of approaches to learning proper technique allows us to personalize your education based on individual bio-mechanical characteristics and style.

General surf class setup

General surf class setup

Wave check

Our surf lessons consist of groups of up to 12 students, with EasyDrop providing at least one instructor for every five students. Students are then grouped together based on similar skill levels. Remember that our goal is to maximize your surfing success, so that means if one student's ability doesn't match the rest of the class they will still receive individualized instruction from our team at no additional cost.

The entire group will benefit from universal lesson topics such as assessing surf conditions and proper stretching. In addition, EasyDrop's trademark video review and theoretical analysis are done together daily so that the entire group can be exposed to a wide variety of skill & performance. This also provides a fun & unique experience for students to get to know one another. With this setup, we can meet the needs of all different levels, from beginner to advanced surfers.

 

Key techniques for beginners

Key techniques for beginners

1st week
2nd week

During the first half of our two-week beginner's course, students learn to master the basic skills.

  • detailed paddling technique
  • sitting on the board - and staying there!
  • quick controlled turn while sitting
  • paddling turns
  • diving under the board (turtle diving)
  • "emergency brake" just before taking off
  • controlled wipe out
  • paddling for waves
  • standing up and riding broken whitewater waves
  • vertical tip & tail control during a ride
  • controlled turning while riding broken whitewater waves
  • successful sea condition appraisal

During the second half of our comprehensive beginner's course, students use all of these techniques in real situations on the outside (unbroken waves). Meanwhile, our instructors will be with you in the water & another one on the shore tracking your progress with our camcorder.

Intermediate & advanced techniques

Intermediate & advanced techniques

Advanced practice

For our intermediate & advanced students, we offer individualized training plans that aim to systematically improve technique through specific exercises and personal coaching. These surfers also benefit from the use of our video technology. In addition, select EasyDrop instructors with many years of competitive experience assist advanced students with professional advice and tips.

 

Theoretical Classes

Theoretical surf classes are held from Monday through Friday at the EasyDrop headquarters located in the historical center of Itacaré. They consist of detailed video feedback as well as the exploration of nine content modules related to technique & safety. These sessions run on a weekly cycle, are accompanied by an EasyDrop surf manual, and last approximately one and a half hours.

An EasyDrop surf instructor facilitates a discussion of the daily video footage and together with the group, identifies correct technique as well as areas for improvement using slow motion and repetitive playback. Being able to watch yourself surf is a fundamental way to translate our instructor's suggestions. In each session, instructors will also help you set new goals for the following day.

Theory topics

Theory topics

Video analysis
  • the physics of waves and surfboards
  • swell formation
  • wave patterns
  • currents
  • tides
  • rules of priority
  • surfer etiquette
  • safety techniques
  • surfboard building
  • safety

Equipment

High equipment standards and cutting edge technology have had a place at EasyDrop since we opened in 1998. Our experience with the intelligent use of technology has proved that it tremendously enhances learning and performance. It is our belief that a good surf school should provide a wide variety of surf equipment, learning conditions, well-prepared instructors and excellent technological tools to help support their students. Take a closer look at what we've got.

Surfing equipment

Surfing equipment

boards!

Our comprehensive stock of roughly 50 surfboards includes all shapes and lengths made from both polyester and eps. However, the majority are traditional polyester longboards.

In order to protect you from the scorching Bahian sun, we offer a full range of short & long sleeve rash guards as well as waterproof surfing hats. For periods when the water is cooler (especially from June to August), we provide all sizes of spring wetsuits and neoprene vests & shorts (our stock includes women-specific cuts). All of our leashes are heavy duty and imported from Australia.

Video equipment

Video equipment

Watch your feet...

In order to provide the best quality video of all EasyDrop practical surf classes, we own several professional digital high resolution camcorders and a big LCD-Screen to watch videos during theory classes.

Every Saturday, we create a 60-minute compilation of your best rides and most fantastic wipeouts as well as scenes from the beach and around town. These DVDs are our free gift to you memorializing all you've accomplished!

Photo equipment

Photo equipment

An EasyDrop photographer

On Saturdays, you will be joined by one of our photographers carrying professional-grade Canon digital SLR cameras. Our EF-only lenses provide focal lengths of 1400mm (35mm equivalent), so be sure to smile out there!

The EasyDrop manual

The EasyDrop manual

The Manual

Our manual is provided to each student and covers all surf-related topics including:

  1. Evaluating Surf Conditions
    • Wind
    • Tide
    • Swell
    • Currents
    • Peaks / wave formation
    • Local surfers
    • Sea animals
    • Weather and water temperature
    • Planning a surf session
  2. Types of Surf Breaks
    • Shorebreak
    • Beachbreak
    • Pointbreak
    • Reefbreak
    • Riverbreak
  3. The Surfing Equipment
    • Surfboards
    • Types of boards
    • Construction
    • More details on shapes and their significance
    • Other equipment
    • Use and maintenance of surf equipment
  4. Safety behavior for Surfers
    • Rules of priority and etiquette
    • Falling safely
    • Safe end to a surf ride
    • More safety
  5. Basic surfing techniques
    • Paddling to the outside
    • Duck dive
    • Turtle dive
    • Line up and reading waves
    • Paddling for the Wave and Standing
  6. Intermediate surfing techniques
    • General concept of turning
    • Bottom turn
    • Off the lip
    • Cut back
    • Rail to rail pumping

Stokes!

"Stokes" is EasyDrop's trademark bonus system. Stokes are credits you can earn and spend at EasyDrop to exchange for surfing days.

How you can earn Stokes

How you can earn Stokes

  • Spread the word about EasyDrop and get 25 Stokes for each surfing package booked by a new client recommended by you (minimum of 5 surfing days).
  • Get 5 Stokes per full surf class day taken by you.
  • Ask us about the other ways you can earn Stokes!

Stokes fine print

Stokes fine print

  • Your EasyDrop Stokes are valid as long as we (either you or EasyDrop) are alive.
  • You earn Stokes since your first comming
  • Stokes can only be converted into goods or services by booking a new EasyDrop surf course in the name of the Stokes account holder.
  • Stokes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged between individuals.
  • Stokes can never be converted into money.
  • Stokes cannot be earned by multiple individuals for any one new client, and in the case of multiple recommendations for the same client, that client will decide to whom the Stokes will be credited.