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EasyDrop

 
 
 
 

Professional & friendly from start to finish


Why EasyDrop

EasyDrop is known around the world as a first-class surf school. Wondering what sets EasyDrop apart from all the rest? So did we. Here are some of exciting things we offer & what our clients had to say about it.

What you'll rave about

What you'll rave about

  • Surf on unbelievably stunning beaches
  • Rapidly improve your surfing skills with the help of our unique teaching methods
  • Enjoy our exceptionally friendly & knowledgeable team of instructors
  • Enhance your development through our innovative use of technology
  • Get individualized support from our warm & welcoming administration team
  • Take home a free souvenir DVD memorializing all your rides & wipe outs
  • Receive a link to downloadable high-resolution images captured by our cameras during your stay
  • Share your enthusiasm with other surf fanatics & forge lifelong friendships from around the world

What you'll find here

What you'll find here

  • Warm water temperatures year-round
  • A full region of extremely consistent, never-flat waves
  • An abundance of smaller, repetitive sets great for learning
  • Inviting tropical climate
  • Dense rain forest filled with lush flora & fauna
  • Exotic Afro-Brazilian culture
  • Instructor-Student ratio of 1:5 and grouping by skill level
  • A full comprehensive surf manual
  • Technical follow-up worksheet specifying the next steps in your surfing career
  • Transportation to beaches by car or boat
  • Weekly EasyDrop BBQ where staff & clients relax in true Brazilian style
  • Fast & reliable assistance online by our multilingual sales team
  • Detailed and individualized travel contract
  • Competitively priced packages far below the market average
  • EasyDrop's trademark "Stokes" program offering special client privileges
  • Loyalty discounts for returning clients
  • Beautifully crafted & welcoming headquarters
  • Diverse, international surf library available to all clients
  • EasyDrop's own Revitalize Spa delivering professional surf-specific massages
  • Yoga sessions available twice weekly
  • Intensive Portuguese lessons scheduled around prime surf hours

What you can expect

What you can expect

  • Many different surfing peaks with safe beginner's conditions
  • All ISA (International Surfing Association) certified instructors
  • Above standard 7-8 hours of organized activities
  • Detailed pre-information about the camp and location via email
  • Printed welcome packet including town map, and language references
  • Dedicated accident insurance covering all surf classes
  • Significant group discounts available
  • Beautiful beachfront lodging
  • EasyDrop Surf School is accredited by the Brazilian government, the Bahian Surf Federation and the Brazilian Surf Confederation
  • EasyDrop is certified by the National Physical Education and ABETA (Brazilian Adventure and Ecotourism Companies Association)
  • Our school is Carbon-Free certified and an environmentally responsible company with NGO sponsoring & green tech use

What goes without saying

What goes without saying

  • Various lengths and shapes of surfboards on hand, leashes & wax are also provided
  • Full line of surf clothing available for your use including rash guards, spring suits and surf hats
  • Daily transportation to the best surfing peaks in the region

Our Challenge: Teaching You

Our mission here at EasyDrop is to provide you with maximum surfing success in a minimum amount of time. As we say, "100% safe and 200% fun!" In order to fulfill this mission, we tailored our program to directly address the major obstacles in the surfing learning process.

Challenge 1: Brief real-time learning opportunities

Challenge 1: Brief real-time learning opportunities

Outside Chill

In surfing, the main obstacle to success is the brief amount of time a surfer actually spends upright on the board and riding the wave. Compared to the time spent paddling and waiting for waves, even on the rare perfectly consistent & crowd-free day, a professional surfer will only spend an average of 4%-8% of their time riding waves. For a beginner just learning to catch unbroken waves on the outside, this ratio drops to below 1% of total time in the water. In other words, there's almost no time to practice what you've learned.

Challenge 2: Complex body coordination

Challenge 2: Complex body coordination

Body challenge

Surfing involves plenty of complex techniques and requires the body to move in demanding & strenuous ways. The concepts of paddling and balancing on a board in water might be completely unfamiliar to a body that is accustomed to functioning on dry land. It is easy for beginners, especially adults, to form bad habits and adopt incorrect body movements. Over time, incorrect techniques often develop into serious stumbling blocks preventing any further improvement. As a result, surfers with bad technique usually miss out on the best part of surfing: long rides, speed and turning.

Challenge 3: Exercise for the brain

Challenge 3: Exercise for the brain

Brain challenge

No two waves are alike. Since each one behaves differently and transforms quickly, a good surfer needs to be able to react instantly and apply diverse techniques in order to "make" the wave. It is not only difficult to build a good collection of moves, but also to develop the speed necessary to react in a heartbeat.

 

 

 

Our Solutions

Our Solutions

Top-to-bottom
dry exercise
preceeding
real waves

As an answer to these challenges, EasyDrop has developed a unique & comprehensive teaching program. We have carefully analyzed proper surfing technique and divided it into individual, easy-to-learn steps. We'll teach you each step one by one and then work with you to pull it all together.

Beginning on land, we teach you pure body movement, which helps your body memorize the proper technique. Then we watch from the shore as you apply these techniques on a longboard in broken waves (whitewater) where you will not only get excellent practice opportunities, but we can evaluate your progress and provide valuable feedback. Once you have mastered the basic technique of standing, riding and maneuvering a board in the whitewater, we will accompany you outside of the break where you will be able to apply all you have learned and perfect your timing on unbroken waves.

Our two most progressive teaching resources are real-time assessment and self-visualization of executed techniques. EasyDrop uses special gear to impact your success: camcorders. Video technology allows us to capture each ride (or wipe out) and gives you the ability to get detailed analysis through playback.

The accumulated teaching experience and abundance of surf knowledge found on the EasyDrop team is another key to your learning success. All of our instructors hold advanced surf technician certifications (Level 2 of the Surfing Australia, Inc. program). In addition, some of them are also certified under CBS (the Brazilian Surf Confederation) as judges so you can rest assured that these guys know their stuff!

EasyDrop is frequently involved in surfing events in and around Itacaré, supporting competitions and sponsoring surfers. We are active in the Surf Association of Itacaré and the Itacaré Surf Club developing specified training programs for surfers with the methods used in our school. They include individual goal setting, filming and direct feedback.