Level 2 surfers are in the early stages of surfing independently ‘out the back’. To ‘complete’ Level 2, surfers must be able to confidently paddle out in a range of conditions up to head high, take off unassisted on unbroken waves and trim along the wave face in both directions.
Level 2 surfers should book onto our Level 2/3 trips for maximum enjoyment and progression.
Check out typical Level 2 skills on our Renegade Path to Progression.
Level 3 surfers can be described as competent surfers performing mostly horizontal maneuvers. To ‘complete’ Level 3, the surfer must be able to generate speed, cut-back to the whitewater and perform basic carving bottom and top turns in both directions.
Level 3 surfers make up the majority of our guests and will find a place on both our Level 2/3 trips and Level 3/4 trips depending on confidence level.
Check out typical Level 3 skills on our Renegade Path to Progression.
Level 4 surfers are experienced in a wide range of conditions and can be described as surfing vertically. To ‘complete’ Level 4, surfers must be confident in the vast majority of conditions, including larger, hollow surf. They must be able to perform committed maneuvers in critical sections of the wave, including tube riding in both directions.
Level 4 surfers can join any of our trips but will find maximum enjoyment and progression on our Level 3/4 trips.
Check out typical Level 4 skills on our Renegade Path to Progression.
Level 5 surfers take all of the skills from level 4, but add a sprinkle of ‘x-factor’. They can express themselves freely on a wave, pulling from a deep bag of maneuvers, including ‘fins-free’ turns and aerials. Most level 5 surfers will have surfed since childhood and likely have experience with competitive surfing.
Level 5 surfers should join our Level 3/4 trips to make the most of our world-class coaches.
Check out typical Level 5 skills on our Renegade Path to Progression.