Surf Holiday in Lanzarote from 11 - 18th September 2021

#IrishIdols

5th year anniversary Surftrip to Ireland
06. – 13.11.2021
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#Tripnotes ICONIC IRELAND: I´m so excited..

#Tripnotes ICONIC IRELAND: I´m so excited..

New year, new luck!! As usual Northwest Ireland welcomed the NOMB Surfteam with smashing waves (8m on 20sec) and it´s beautiful all-inclusive weather conditions.

All inclusive? That means you can have sunshine, rain, hail, howling winds, no wind at all, rainbows and about every cloud formation you can think of – within 2 minutes. For the 4th year in a row Ireland surprised with it´s natural beauty and cold but incredible surf conditions. Reason enough for our brave NOMB surfers Andy, Bianca, Chanti, Joel, Kristin and Svenja, head surfcoach Angie and local surfguide Good Old Lee to head out daily and search for waves.

Based in James Palace, the coolest crankiest house at the D-place, the team geared up every day and got ready to surf. Surfing in Ireland in November involves some serious preparation: a 5.4mm wetsuit, a neopren hat, neopren booties and gloves. Plus a flask filled with hot tea and ohh, don´t forget the hot water bottle, wrapped up in the surf poncho waiting for you to come out of the water. But no matter the time of the day or the weather outside, the stoke was always there and everyone was keen to surf. Or doesn´t NOMB Surfer Andy look stoked?? 😉

Stoked NOMB Surfer on #IconicIrleand 2019

Ireland surprises with all sorts of weather and wave conditions. The rugged coastline makes it possible to find epic surf with pretty much all conditions. Local guide Lee from Narosa School of Surf made sure the surfteam always scored. Even though getting changed in pouring down hail turned out to be a challenge, the teamspirit was high and the occational warm-up dance wasn´t to be missed.

Surftheory and video analysis were a big part of this weeks surfcoaching. Head surfcoach Angie analysed the individual needs and made sure that everyone learned something new and had their questions answered. Through seeing themselves surfing the NOMB Surfers were able to correct small errors, resulting in a much higher wavecount, and some nice bombs once in a while 😉 And who wouldn´t want to sit in ´school´ in front of a fireplace snuggeled up on a sofa??

Surf theory and video analysis are part of our surfcoaching trips

Due to the fact that campchef Basti couldn´t join the group this year the dinners were quite an experience, too. Local and traditional food turned out to always come in a maaassive portion. How about a pile of mashed potatoes, bacon, chicken, cheese and fried onions as a topping?? Loads of carbs and calories for the NOMB Surfers. Cold water surfing challenges not only our brains but also our bodies. Power breakfasts made sure the team started the day right and kept the bodies going all through the day.

7 days went by super quick, daily surfcoaching, a bit of exploring, chilling and generally just having a great time. Too soon the team was ending another incredible surftrip to Ireland with a delicious dinner in our favourite pizza place the Rusty Oven and some sneaky pints in the local pub. No trip to Ireland without the traditional pint of Guinness. Check out the recap of #IconicIreland.

Can´t wait for next year to come, the dates for  #IrishIdols are already set and the first surfspaces are booked. Be quick if you, too want to join us on our 5th year anniversary surftrip to one of the most magical (and overlooked) surfdestinations in Europe.

Have a great Xmas season and hopefully enjoy some good waves (its pumping here on Fuerteventura). 

Sea you in the water next year!
Angie & the NOMB Surfteam

NOMB Surf destination: Gran Canaria

NOMB Surf destination: Gran Canaria

Only just back from Irleand but we already can´t wait for the next NOMB Surf trip to happen soon! As usual that means we willl be  travelling to an amazing surf destination to boost your surfing through individual surfcoaching in an group environment.

After our totally rad trip to Ghana and Ireland (sooo cold but sooo epic) the next surf trip will be to one of our neighbor islands. Our headquarters are  as we all know  located on Fuerteventura. But right next to us we have Gran Canaria! And yeessss we choose this beautiful island as our next surf trip destination. #GranCanariaGrinder will also be the first ever fitness surf trip  lots of surf, yoga and neuro fitness training is waiting for a super motivated NOMB Surfteam.

Can’t wait for the trip to start in January 2020 but for now let us introduce our newest NOMB surf destination =)

Facts about Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is the third biggest of the Canary Islands and is located southwest of Fuerteventura.
Like the other canary islands, Gran Canaria is also a volcanic island and due to the higher mountains, there are a lot of clouds getting stuck which means a lot of fog in the mountains (and that’s just stunning!). And this also means more rain!

But don’t worry, Gran Canaria has stable temperatures all over the year (around 18-20 degrees Celsius even in winter) and the rain just makes the island greener 🙂 (And by the way, it’s not raining every day all day long, just a bit more than on Fuerteventura, which means maybe 20 days of rain a year instead of 10 )) Soo on this island you have the dry south and the more humid north.

Gran Canaria is also called the little continent because of its diversity. Not only due to the flora and fauna but also for the different lifestyles you can find on this island  rural life, city life, surfer life, a lot of culture and museums and so on 🙂

Most of the inhabitants of Gran Canaria live in it´s capital Las Palmas. Las Palmas is located in the north of the island and is the cornerstone of Gran Canaria. Beside of it´s big harbor (you can also cross the Atlantic from there) and the nearby airport there is big city life, a lot of culture (museums, cathedrals etc )a proper nightlife aaaaannnnddd most important: also a lot of surf.

Surfing in Gran Canaria

There is not only surf in the capital Las Palmas, but all over the island. However, it is true that most of the surf spots are located in the north of the island. The best season for intermediate surfers is  no doubts  in winter (from about November to March), like on the other canary islands. But if you really want you can find a nice wave  all around the year. During winter the winter swells hit the island and the surf can get quite big out there. But don’t worry, we’ll find you a nice wave on Gran Canaria during our surf trip  you don’t have to surf the monsters like a big wave surfer :P

In Las Palmas itself you can really feel the urban surf lifestyle. Here you’ll find at least six different surf spots,  beginner friendly as well as suitable for intermediates, plus the insane big wave surfers 😉

Known for surfing in and around Las Palmas are surf spots like La Cicer (beginner friendly), El Loret (really nice righthander, but on good days crowded by locals), Los Muellitos (if it’s getting big you’ll find a lot of pro- surfers in there  so better stay out and watch :P) and El Confital  a surfers barrel dream if you have the right conditions (and locals only) 🙂

Besides of Las Palmas there are plenty of other spots around where waves are waiting for you 🙂 As mentioned before, most of the waves you’ll find in the north of the island especially during the winter months. A really nice spot is San Felipe, just a few kilometers west of Las Palmas. Fewer Crowds, nice little fisher village and a swell catcher 🙂

But don’t worry, on our surf trip to Gran Canaria we’ll have head coach Angie and a local surf guide with us to find the perfect spot to improve your surfing skills =)

Other attractions on Gran Canaria

Even though our main purposes on this surf-fitness trip are of course surfing, neuro fitness  training and yoga, we will also discover some of Gran Canaria´s others attractions and stunning nature!

A must see is for example the Roque Nublo, one of the highest mountain of Cran Canaria. There are several hiking routes on this one, and you also can climb on top of it. From the highest point you can see the Teide on Tenerife in the distance and overlook the whole mountain scenery of Gran Canaria! The meaning of the name Roque Nublo is mountain of the clouds.

You’ll see what they mean when you have an excursion to this beauty of the island 🙂 But there are also several other nice hiking routes with stunning nature on Gran Canaria! They even have waterfalls over there and a loooot of little mountain villages with amazing food!
The biggest mountain on Gran Canaria is the Pico de Las Nieves. Unfortunately you can’t climb up to the highest point, but you’ll have several viewing-points to enjoy the view.

A must see is the Charco Azul  a waterfall surrounded by awesome nature! It’s located about a one-hour drive from Las Palmas and after a little hiking from the little village El Risco you’ll see the beauty of the nature. When you start your journey in El Risco it will bring you after half an hour walking through colorful nature right to the waterfall. On the way you’ll see a few little lakes, plants and fauna and flora.

impressions of Gran Canaria

This is not the only waterfall in Gran Canaria, and besides of these, the sand dunes in Maspaloma (in the south of the island), stunning mountains with hiking routes, a lot of little beautiful fishing villages and its capital Las Palmas there is a lot to explore besides of the surf.

Were really looking forward to heading over to our neighbour island nextJanuary, come and join us on this exciting surf & fitness trip!

Sea you in the water soon!

Angie & the NOMB Surfteam

#Tripnotes GHANARAMA: a serious kind of adventure surftrip ;-)

#Tripnotes GHANARAMA: a serious kind of adventure surftrip ;-)

Well, where to start?? The last NOMB Surftrip blew our minds.. Over and over again.. Let´s see what head surfcoach Angie has to say about the 14 days in incredible Ghana..

´It doesn´t happen often that I am lost for words but right now I am struggling to put the past weeks surfing in Ghana into words. Maybe because with my heart and soul I am still at this little beach called Busua Beach in Southwest Ghana.

A couple of years ago NOMB Surfer Annette send me a photo of her surfing right there in Busua with the text: maybe a NOMB Surftrip destination?? And believe it or not, 2 years later Annette, myself and another 2 crazy NOMB Surfladies (Kiki & Tina) met at Accra International Airport – ready to go surfing. This was the first ever all-girls NOMB trip and to be honest, I was a little bit worried about how it would turn out. Turned out that I could not have asked for cooler chicas to join me on this African adventure, the group dynamic was amazing and trust me, there were loooooads of giggles involved 😉

After a night in Accra we made our way to our homebase: Busua Beach, a small town right on the beach. Traffic is always unpredictable (and exciting) in Ghana but the 6+hrs drive was worth it when we arrived at Ahanta Waves Eco-Lodge, our home for the next two weeks. Who wouldn´t want to wake up here??

Right behind the trees, crossing a little creek, passing the fishermen and their boats, there´s a nice beachbreak which works on most days. It can actually handle quite some size, too. That´s where we surfed the first couple of days, to get used to the boards and the energy of Ghana´s waves. We were super lucky to have local guide (and probably Ghana´s best surfer) Michael ´Ballack´ Blackboy joining us on our surfcoaching sessions.

After a couple of days Ballack thought we were ready to go and surf a nearby pointbreak. Nearby means a 20min walk through the jungle and the next small town. Twenty minutes can be pretty long when humidity and the outside temperature are extremely high. But we all took it with good spirits, serious board-carrying-sharing involved.

Walking to the close by pointbreak through the jungle

The next few days were spend surfing in and around Busua. But surfing wasn´t all we did. The people of Busua are so super friendly and welcomed us with open arms. A stroll into town would always take quite a while, stopping every few minutes for a nice chat, tea & cakes at the local coffee shop or a pitstop at Emmanuell´s, our favourite shopkeeper.

Busua´s young locals are a bunch of great people, motivated to make their community a better place. Like the guys from B.B.C.C. (Busua Beach Community Caretakers) for example. They meet every Wednesday and Saturday to clean up the streets and the beach of Busua. They are on their way to become a totally independent NGO and fund themselves by selling their T-shirts. Sure we all got one. They also have a GoFundMe campaign running, trying to come up with funds to finish all the paperwork to become a proper foundation. Check it out if you feel like supporting those amazing guys and girls. We did our best to support B.B.C.C. and joined their clean-ups whenever we could. That´s us ladies all dressed up and ready to fight plastic!!

The NOMB Surfladies joined a local organization to clean up the streets and beaches of Busua

The surfing of the girls improved really quickly. Daily surfcoaching and their efforts and concentration, helped by the amazing waves, paid off. Soon we were ready for our first daytrip. And what a daytrip it was.

Julia & Peter, the owners of Ahanta Lodge, joined by their cute dog Tiger, took us on a real adventure trip. After an hour drive we parked the car at a tiny village on the beach. Geared up with boards we crossed the tiny lanes of this tiny village. Seriously, it felt like we were walking through everyone´s living rooms. We soon crossed a bridge, then through the jungle, just to end up at a paradise bay.  Just us, some local schoolkids and an empty eco-lodge. The perfect place to realize that yes, we really were in paradise. We got changed, left our stuff in the lodge, crossed a creek, through another jungle hill to end up in a deserted bay.

Imagine a bay framed by juuuuungle and a heaving righthand pointbreak at the end of the bay. Did I hear anyone say PARADISE???

During the next week we went on more very cool daytrips, even treetopwalking in Kakum National Park, visiting an old fort and jungle tracking to Cape Three Point. Ohhh, and did I mention the incredible beachwalk with sunset lunch and a never to forget sunset??

We also got our fair share of adventure (it was an adventure surftrip after all) when our daytrip to Cape Three Point turned into some serious getting-stuck-in-the-mud experience. Generally in September it doesn´t rain that much but this year was different. Tropical rain turned few of the roads into a real mudslides, making us get stuck four times, even with very experienced Peter driving a 4X4. Nevertheless, we had a great time during this adventure, especially when a motorbike with pounding tunes turned up. We nicknamed it the disco-moped because it even had little disco flashlights installed. Soo cool!

Days flew by so quickly, so many waves to surf and so many things to do. Bonfires, a serious drum-lesson, dinner at the lobster man´s house.. Plus we met so many inspiring people who happily shared their stories with us and let us be part of their efforts on changing their community. Like the guys from Teach On The Beach for example.  Apart from having a daily schoolhour for the local kids to get help with their homework, every night, Monday to Friday, at 7pm they have a newshour. Together with the kids they watch international news, learning new vocabulary and discussing the happenings. What an amazing way to build a path for those kids to understand that there is a whole world outside their little village. What impressed me even more was the positive energy everyone shared!

Monday to Friday afternoon the guys from Teach On The Beach run a newshour for the local kids

The whole #Ghanarama trip has been an unforgettable experience. Ever single minute of it. But personally, what touched me most was the surfday we organized for the local community. Not in my wildest dream did I imagine how many people would participate.

The surfday was held on Sunday 22nd September at Ahanta Waves Surfschool right on the beach in Busua. I couldn´t believe it when more than 20 kids turned up to try to surf and join us in the waves. And especially when Emmanuell, the owner of our favourite shop, showed up bringing along the boys and girls of Future Uplifters. Emmanuell supports those local kids, making it possible for them to attend school by supplying school materials, uniforms and paying the tuition fees. What a legend!!

Thanks to all the instructors (and freesurfers) of Busua we managed to get all the kids into the waves. What a bunch of little shredders. I had some great moments with the local girls who were really keen to surf with me. They even told some boys to go away because they wanted to surf with me alone. I have grown up believing that I can reach whatever I want, that the world holds no restrictions for me, and even less because I am a woman. Being able to pass on some of my positive energy and empower some girls in Ghana, making them understand that for them too, the world is open, and how much they are worth being young, strong and independent women. That was a life changing experience that moved a lot more inside by heart and soul that I am, until today, still am unable to comprehend.

The free surfclasses were followed by a surfing competition. Believe it or not, about 40 surfers signed up for it. We ran a juniors, a ladies and an open division. And yes, the NOMB Surfladies Annette, Kiki and Tina joined the competition as well. Annette and Kiki even made it into the ladies final. The surfing in all three categories was impressive. As all kinds of surfequipment is really rare in Ghana, boards and leashes were shared and everyone shredded as hard as he or she could. In the end the winners were crowned with Prince winning the Juniors, Patricia being the Ladies champ and Ballack winning the Open. That´s the surfday in full swing..

NOMB Surfday in Busua Beach

Thanks to all our amazing sponsors and donors we had prices for everyone who participated: rashguards, tshirts, wax, sunscreen, fins, leashes, bags, finkeys, stickers etc.. What no one knew was that we had three surfboards to give away to the 3 winners. Imagine the stoke of Prince, Patricia and Ballack when they all receive a coconut-fin trophy, a surfboard and some accessories.

We, and I know I am also talking for Annette, Kiki and Tina, are super stoked to have left a positive footprint (and some cool goodies) in the beautiful Busua Beach community. Thanks for welcoming us with such open arms! Check out some more pics on our Facebook Site!!

At this point I would love to send out a really big MEDAASE (thank you) to everyone who supported the idea of our #Ghanarama Surfday, donated surfequipment and made this day possible: Ahanta Waves Surfschool & Camp, Sicre Surfboards, PBF Brokers, Freshsurf Surfschool, Riders Surf´n´bike, Protest Surfcenter, Narosa Life, Greenfix Eco-Wax, SWOX Sunscreen, Katie Guthrie, and all my students who donated loads of cool stuff!!

Last but not least I would love to thank my NOMB Surfladies Annette, Kiki and Tina for believing in NOMB Surf and me, and making this trip such a legendary adventure. You girls rock!!

´People, not places, make memories´

NOMB Surf will be back in Ghana, sure this wasn´t our last trip to Busua Beach. Stay up to date with that´s happening at NOMB Surf . Until then I will keep all you beautiful people in my heart, sea you soon: Annette, Kiki, Tina, Suzzy, Freda, Richi, Louis, Henry, Ballack, Bebe, Click, Emmanuell, Love, Helena, Francis, Junior, Rusty, Ebenezer, Julia, Peter and all the Busua Beach surfers..

Love, Angie

PS: Ghana is an incredible country, with amazing people, coastline, jungle, music and waves. But what pictures don´t tell is the extreme humidity, heat and cultural challenges. We would love to see Ghana developing it´s tourism in a sustainable way and attract more visitors to come. However, we advise you, fellow surftravellers, to not underestimate the distances (30km can take 4 1/2hrs), the impact you leave in every community and the cultural differences.

5 reasons why you should never join a NOMB Surftrip

5 reasons why you should never join a NOMB Surftrip

A NOMB Surfer on one of our surfcoaching trips

Sounds  a little strange, doesn´t it? Why should you not want to join a NOMB Surfcoaching trip you wonder?

We love to have you on board but to make sure that you, too, have the time of your life we have put together 5 reasons why you shouldn´t join us on one of our trips 😉

 

1. YOU DON´T WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR SURFING

The focus on all our surftrips is surfcoaching. Doesn´t matter the type of trip you join (surf-holiday, intensive surfcamp or one of our adventure surftrips), they all include daily surfcoaching. Through personalized coaching, drills in and outside the water, photo/video analysis and surf theory you can be sure to take your surfing to the next level. Our head surfcoach Angie is very experienced and qualified and, together with our local surfguide, will make sure that you really improve your surfing.

 

2. YOU ARE NOT LOOKING FOR EMPTY LINE-UPS

NOMB Surftrips take you to off the beaten track surfdestinations. At a time of the year when empty line-ups are guaranteed. Or have you considered surfing in Ireland in November?? Probably not 😉 As we always work with a local surfschool we are taken to those cool secret spots, at just the right time and the right conditions. Shame is that we can´t really talk about those hidden germs.

» Surfing in Ireland? In November? Oh yes!

 

3. YOU PREFER TO SURF BY YOURSELF

With a maximum of 6 surfers our surftrips are pretty small. However, we surf, eat and travel as a group. Apart from the participants there´s always a head surfcoach joining the trip, a local surfguide and a campchef / fitness expert / entertainer. Great memories were made on the past trips and a lot of new friendships were created. Being on a group surftrip can be intense but there is always someone who lends you an ear, gives you a hug or cheers you up. Any better way to start a new friendship?

 

 

4. YOU DON´T LIKE NEW PLACES & CULTURES

Apart from our yearly evergreen trips to Ireland and Galicia we always introduce new trip destinations. Some of them will even take you outside of Europe. Our next surfcoaching trip for example, #Ghanarama, will take you to Ghana, West Africa. How is that for a change of culture? Surftravelling always includes going somewhere and most of the time this ´somewhere´ is not just around the corner (unless you live near to the ocean of course). A new destination means new smells, food, customs, language, a new culture. You don´t find that exciting? Well, than better don´t join us 🙂

» Learn more about our trip to Ghana (english version) or see here for information in german.

 

5. YOU DON´T LIKE BEING SPOILED ON YOUR SURFTRIP

The beauty about NOMB Surftrips is that EVERTHING is organized for you. Transport, accomodation, surf equipment, yoga classes, perfect time at the right spot.. We even organize the food for you. On our surf-holiday and intensive surfcamp trips we have our very own private campchef travelling with us. She/he will make sure that you indulge in tasty and nutritious breakfasts & dinners. During our adventure surftrips we eat locally, due to the nature of the trip. But don´t worry, even this is organized for you. All you need to do is surf, surf and surf.

 

If you want all of the above, prepare yourself to become a NOMB Surfer and join us on one of our next exciting surfcoaching trips. How about Ghana for example? There are only a couple of spaces left on #Ghanarama in September. Maybe one of those is yours??

» More about our trip to Ghana

» Get in touch with us

 

Sea you in the water soon!

Angie & the NOMB Surfteam

 

 

#Tripnotes GALICIAN GALAXY: living the dream..

#Tripnotes GALICIAN GALAXY: living the dream..

.. was the slogan of this year´s 14 days intensive surfcamp in Galicia. Four motivated NOMB Surfers arrived eager to surf and to improve their surfing here in the Northwest of Spain.

The local surfbreak, only 500m walking distance from our homebase, welcomed the surfteam with small but glassy waves. Perfect conditions to boost the take-off and timing skills. Galicia presented itself in it´s most beautiful way: sunshine, no wind and roughly 30degrees. Perfect weather to shred some waves and chill on the beach afterwards. What a brilliant start to #GalicianGalaxy, so much glaaaass..

 

 

After a couple of days finetuning the take-off timing and the pop-up the NOMB surfteam set off to use their newly perfected skills in a bit more powerful conditions. A beautiful beachbreak with noone else in the water. The waves were more challenging than the first beach as the ocean floor here was a bit steeper, producing still small but a lot more powerful waves.

Here the NOMB Surfers realized that positioning in the wave and reading the wave are crutial. Through video analysis and extensive surftheory surf headcoach Angie made sure that every single one of the NOMB Surfers understood the dynamic of the wave and developed the ability to read it, too.

But being able to read the wave is not everything. The reaction of what you see is even more important. Reaction drills under stress in the water (change directions, go, go, go… ) during the next sessions were hard in the beginning but the surfteam did fantastic and the results were clearly visible: a highly increased wavecount, less wipeouts during take-off and great positioning in the waves. Check out one of the beauties that was surfed on that day. NOMB Surfer Reto showing off with this bottom turn.

 

NOMB Surfer Reto working on his bottom turns

 

The next days were filled with double surfsessions and also a lot of surftheory. That doesn´t mean just sitting around listening to some presentation but involves a lot of differnet exercises. Twice the NOMB Surfers set out with surf skateboards to finetune their skills. During the first session they worked on overall positioning on the board, on flow and flexibility. The second session involved shifting weight on the skateboard, especially the backfoot, getting more sensible towards the reaction of the board: the first step to really learn how to turn your surfboard.

The surfteam also learned a lot of the ocean environment and understood how important it is to be aware of the constant changes in the water. Group exercises helped to deepen this understanding. Daily forecast updates and discussions about the same are always part of our dinner routine. Have you ever fallen asleep dreaming of tomorrow´s forecast?

 

 

Two weeks of daily double surf sessions physically challenge your body, even if you are a trained surfers. Our slightly crazy campchef Lindis made sure that all the batteries were recharged properly. Powerbreakfast included loads of proteins, carbs and sometimes even a traditional Swiss roesti. Yummy. Dinnertime, watching the sun set over the close by ocean, was a highlight and everyone enjoyed Lindi´s healthy and super nutritious meals. Thanks for joining us on yet another surftrip, Lovely Lindis!!

The 14 days went really quick and once in a sudden it was time to sit down for a final feedback. Headcoach Angie was more than happy with all the achievements, set goals were met and even exceeded. You don´t believe it? Check out the pics of the trip on our Facebook page, get hyped with the waves we surfed and the funny moments that made #GalicianGalaxy another unforgettable surftrip. That´s the dreamteam of this intensive surfcamp in Galicia.

 

NOMB Surfers and local surfguides on #GalicianGalaxy

 

Thanks for surfing with us A.K., Fabi, Reto and Romi. You guys really rocked the waves!! Muchas gracias goes out to Ramonski and the surfing Panda, our local surfguides, for bringing us to the best spots and joining our Schabernack. Thanks to head surfcoach Angie for coaching her brains out, what an epic trip. Simply #livingthedream 😉

Next years intensive surfcamp here in Galicia is already in the making, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Instagram and be the first one to know dates and details. 

 

Hope to sea you soon in the water!

YOUR NOMB SURFTEAM

 

 

We are NOMB Surf, and this is what we represent..

We are NOMB Surf, and this is what we represent..

Nature – Ocean – Mind – Body, short NOMB Surf.

The love and respect for these four elements is what brings the NOMB Surfteam together. Surfers, coaches, campchefs, backoffice chicas. We all love to surf, and everything that comes with it! 

In hectic times like today we here at NOMB Surf are trying to not only teach you how to surf but also how to find your own balance between these vital elements. If you are in ease with nature, the ocean, your mind and your body, imagine the waves you are able to ride. And imagine how balanced you could be in your personal and working life, too!

During our private surfcoachings on Fuerteventura as well as during our surfcoaching trips to fantastic destinations, we are always trying to pass on the idea behind NOMB Surf. 

Environmental awareness is homework for everyone of us, so is marine conservation. We all can do our little part in looking after mother earth. Not sure how to? Let us help you. And how about our mind? Do we know how to understand and control our emotions? But how about ourselves? How do we treat our bodies with our everyday lifestyle? Do we give them enough attention?

Now, how is all this related to surfing you ask? Is it really relevant? The answer is yes, and here are a few example why and how we are aiming for a balance of Nature-Ocean-Mind-Body..

The ocean is part of mother earth, we loove being outdoors in the nature!

1. We as surfers looove to be outside. Mostly in the water but living a surfer lifestyle also gets us to appreciate the rest of mother nature around us. How about a hike in between surfs to relax our paddle muscles? Like the NOMB Surfteam did in stunning Galicia, hiking along parts of the St. Jacobs way on a layday.

Getting lost in the ocean and nature makes us surfers understand the importance of protecting the fragile ecosystems surrounding us. What impact do we have as surfers? And how can we help to protect our oceans, minimize our ecological footprints and help to pass on the knowledge? Whenever we can, during our coachings and surftrips, the NOMB Surfteam is trying actively to create awareness and encourage getting involved.

Understanding the ocean will get you stoked

2. Imagine being on top of a hill on a mountain bike, looking for your line down, ready to cruise around trees and little obstacles. You are reading nature around you without knowing it. Well, the same applies to surfing.

If you are aware of what the ocean is doing and are understanding the constant changes, your wavecount gets really high and you can get the most out of a wave. Time to get stoked 😉

We teach you about the ocean environment, about how to read the ocean, about how to anticipate what´s gonna happen next. Either during our private surfcoachings on Fuerteventura or on our surftrips, ocean awareness is an important topic, from beginner to advanced surfskill level!

On a NOMB Surfcoaching trip yoga lessons are on offer, how about on the beach?

3. How does your mind influence your surfing? Joy, fear, frustration.. Lots of emotions our mind has to handle. But how to deal with them? We are no psychologists but we can show you some easy tricks for how to acknowledge, accept and handle your emotions. And even turn negative into positive ones. Our favourite saying: ´If your mind thinks you can do it, your body can!´

On our surfcoaching trips in addition we offer yoga lessons, to give you that little bit time in the day to wind down and treat your mind to some well deserved resting time. How about listening to the sound of the waves at the same time?

Be surffit and surf longer. Your body is like a machine, fuel it right.

Our body is like a high functional machine. The better you fuel it, the better it runs. Leaving nutrition being a very big part of how you perform day by day. On our surfcoaching trips our campchefs treat the surfteam with delicious but carefully selected meals. High quality ingredients, local and natural products, a nutrition plan for high performing surfers. We are always happy to help you try new ways of diets to get the best out of your body.

Being surffit is another way to understand and balance our bodies. Being surffit does not only mean you can surf for hours. It also means preparing yourself physically through specific training, including explosive power, flexibility, endurance and mobility. If you get your body surffit not only can you surf longer and more explosively, it also gives your more confidence for battling through challenging conditions in the ocean.

You see, NOMB Surf is not only about teaching you how to surf or improve your skills. It´s also about trying to pass on everything that comes with an active surfing lifestyle. Our name represents what we believe in. 

We are excited to invite you to join us and let us pass on our experience. Hope to sea you in the water soon!

YOUR NOMB SURFTEAM

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