Your guide & coach
Unisurfity is owned and operated by Jez Browning, one of only six ASI Level 4 Masters in the world. Born and raised in Guernsey in the Channel Isalnds, Jez surfed since the age of five and has over ten years experience coaching surfers of all abilities; from beginner to professional. Qualifications include ASI Level 4 Master coach, ISA level 2 Coach, ISA level 1 Surf instructor and RLSS and NARS Beach Lifeguarding. Jez is also a surf photographer and journalist who writes monthly advice columns for Magicseaweed.com and Wavelength magazine.
Not another surf school
Unisurfity is not another surf school aimed solely at beginners. At some point all surfers suffer from performance stagnation. We've all been there. Unisurfity is designed to help you out of your surfing rut - to re-inspire you and help achieve your surfing goals. Whether its simple face turns or winning surfing titles, we have the knowledge and we have the waves to get you stoked and back on track.
The general view in the surfing industry is that you only need lessons when beginning. To be honest that couldn't be further from the truth. Surfing outback is where the real challenges start. We see people who are self taught, who have surfed for a lifetime, and who still have the fundamentals wrong. We also see surfers with incredibly inefficient habits, which make for hard times in the water both in the mind and on the body!
Good surfing is efficient surfing
Every movement should be complimentary and not detrimental. Move only when necessary. That’s our ethos for good surfing. On our trips we cover the following;
- Fundamentals of good surfing - flow & style
- Exercises specific to surfing. Dry land exercises for in-the-water fitness, how to be flexible & strong
- Cross training - creating a balanced body
- Line-up etiquette and crowd techniques
- Maneouvre breakdown - function & technique
- Competition tactics (if applicable) - technique & mental approach
- Advanced maneouvres - technique & mental approach
- Customised coaching for your particular needs
This all sounds serious! Don’t worry, all our training and coaching is taught in a super fun, laid-back atmosphere. This is your surf trip and the knowledge and advice is there if you want it. At least one session per day will be filmed for analysis. Some sessions Jez will be in the water with you, others he’ll be on land. It's all about flexible and dynamic coaching.
The trips are about maximum surfing time too. If it means getting up at 4am for a dawny, then that's what we do! If we surf three different spots in one day due to conditions - sick!
We use a range of methods to identify problems including high quality video and photo analysis. At the end of a video session we'll go through the footage while it's still fresh in your mind. For some this can be a slightly painful process (we never shred like we do in our heads!) but it is super valuable and the quickest way to address issues with technique, and allow us to make bio mechanical analysis and adjustment.