Tim Jones -- Director of Surf School Lanzarote is, in the words of Colin Wilson, Secretary General of the European Surfing Federation, "one of the British Surfing Associations most experienced and respected Surfing coaches". Surf School Lanzarote is a British Surfing Association Level 4 Approved Surf School, the BSA's highest award and is the only British Surfing Association approved surf school outside the UK outside the UK and the only International Surfing Association Registered School in the Canaries.
Tim has been teaching Surfing for 23 years and holds the British Surfing Associations top coaching qualification, and is a Trainer and Assessor of other Surfing coaches. He has been Surfing since 1967 and in that time spent 15 years making Surfboards for many European companies as well as developing Surf schools. In this time, he has also traveled extensively. Tim's love of Surf coaching and the development of Surfing coaching skills is at the heart of the success of Surf School Lanzarote. To quote Colin again "Tim has great experience of coaching people of all ages and abilities, and is himself a highly skilled Surfer." He has taken an active part in writing the coaching manual for the European Surfing Federation. Tim is a British Surfing Association Level 4 Instructor, and a Trainer and Assessor of Surf Coaches for the British Surfing Association.
Surf School Lanzarote, Europe's finest Surf school based in the Canary Islands, is using the most advanced techniques acquired over 25 years of teaching by director Tim Jones. His team are all British Surfing Association Level 1,2,3 and 4 qualified Instructors. Also all Instructors are Professional Beach Lifeguards. Surf School Lanzarote is a British Surfing Association Level 4 Approved Surf School, the BSA's highest award and is the only British Surfing Association Level 4 Approved surf school outside the UK. We are also the only International Surfing Association Registered School in the Canaries. These qualifications ensure the highest standards of quality coaching and safety.
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Very few places in Europe enjoy the wave consistency of Famara Beach. Warm water, a sandy beach and natural beauty are all conducive to progressive learning. For the total beginners, we begin with Softboards. Light wetsuits are used that are adequate for our warm waters. The softboard has made a revolution in Surf schools, allowing Surfers far more room to make those initial mistakes. As you progress on our course you move towards using fiberglass surfboards of a size catering to your body type and ability. This progression is a mirror of how Surfing families teach their own.
As Rupert King, a total learner, in Surf Magazine stated "My progress exceeded all my expectations".
Some of you coming to Surf School Lanzarote may have ridden waves before or have been Surfing a long time and simply wish to work on more advanced techniques. Don't forget part of the British squad has trained here with Surf School Lanzarote. Whatever your needs we can cover them.
If you are an intermediate Surfer, with a couple of years of Surfing behind you, we can deal with those problems which will always come up to the progressing Surfer. You may find that we expand further your knowledge of safety in the Surf. You may be only riding white waves and need the paddling techniques to move out further to unbroken waves. You may find that you are already picking up unbroken waves but need help on turning and maneuvers. We focus very much on body mechanics and the way a Surfboard really works in waves. Please bring your own Surfboards if you wish but don't forget pack them with loving care. Fiberglass boards used at the school are BIC Surfboards in a range of sizes starting at 7´3 going to 7´11, 9, and 10 footers. It's really that Surf School Lanzarote is trying to give the whole picture of Surfing and technique no matter what your ability level is. With the constant ingredient that you are having fun as well.
We know that Surfing is so much fun but sometimes frustrating without the help and guidance that Surfers often give each other. Surf School Lanzarote is at the cutting edge of Surf teaching. We are situated in the beautiful village of Caleta de Famara in the Northwest of Lanzarote. Consistent waves, warm water and spectacular scenery all add to the experience of learning Surfing in a safe and friendly environment.
Accommodation in Caleta de Famara is of the highest standard but we treasure the fact that we are operating from one of the last genuine untouched Canarian villages. Also off course you could book your flight and accommodation package with major international Tour Operators, and be transported to and from your resorts with our own free pickup service. Explore our web site to get the full picture of Europe's finest Surf school before you book with us. We are sorry but Surf School Lanzarote cannot provide accommodation only.