Group lessons 4 students 1 instructor
Group lessons 4 students 1 instructor is something that we came up with to give our students twice the instruction for the same price as a group of 8 !
After years of watching 8 students to a group on every beach in France we decided that it was time to change things. Every surf instructor has to be a qualified surf life saver and hold a ticket to instruct. The license that is awarded is to instruct 8 student. This has been the norm for many years here in France and every other country. I have personally worked for schools early on in my career under stressful circumstances. Lousy pay and overcroded groups is the norm. The schools are basically getting rich fast because people are too polite or just dont know any different. Overcowded groups with underpaid instrcotrs is a recipe for disaster , or at the very least a loust lesson.
After setting up this school and our famous surf lodge ” The Secret Spot Lodge” our only focus was on quality. We have decided to keep things really simple, for us and the students or guests. We are a small family run business and dont intend to become a big surf lodge or surf school. When we are full at our surf school we stop for the day. Often we choose to only run 1 group a day for our guests at the lodge ( check all our lessons from the lodge here).
Its the same at the surf school. We have one instructor (me) and i dont want to run around like mad and get burnt out . When we are full i close the lessons for that day. I firmly believe that , with a lot of experience and in the correct working circumstances , ie not working too hard, a surf student can progress real fast. I always thought about this : pay a golfing pro to teach you and thats what you get. So why should it be any different on the beach !! I love my work and have surfed for over 40 years and half of that ive been teaching. My goal is to enjoy life and make the most of watching my students enjoy the experience of learning.
I hope that the idea of learning in a small group is sounding good ! Please dont hesitate to contact us here if you are interested in a group lesson, or any other of our services. We guide, do private lessons and group lessons. Check all of our services here.