Authentic Surf Instruction for Metropolitan Human Beings
Friday, May 7, 2010
Here's a photo from the dead of winter at Rockaway. It was so cold this day my fingers nearly fell off even wearing 5 mil gloves. Well things have gotten much warmer since then and now I am just hoping that more swells like this pump through intermittently throughout the end of spring and on through the summer. Especially since I will not be leaving the New York region. Beyond surfing and wishing for waves like this, I am busy whiddling away two papers to cap off the end of this semester. The Disclosure of Politics seminar ended yesterday in fine fashion. Our lovely professor, Maria Pia Lara, was so grateful to all of us for helping her work out her 'disclosive political model' that she took us for wine after class. Seven of us shared three bottles of Gruner Veltliner. It was snappy and minerally with some crisp apple - perfect for a warm spring evening. Kind of like the waves above, minus the apple. Now I am at home watching the 6.0 Lowers Pro and reading The Question Concerning Technology by Martin Heidegger. The wheels are certainly turning. Oh and we're doing another Ceremony on May 31st at Heathers Bar. Riya and I have flyer making date on Sunday! I am extraordinarily excited about playing a few tracks off of Christian Death's Catastrophe Ballet and at least one song from every Joy Division record and single I own - just to show that both Roz Williams and Ian Curtis live on!
I teach private surf lessons year round. I am based out of Long Beach and Brooklyn. I specialize in private one-on-one beginner lessons and on intermediate surf coaching. My goal is to provide beginners and intermediates with all of the crucial skills needed to pursue surfing as a life-long activity. If you are looking for a place to just say that you stood up on a board, this is not the place. I give a comprehensive overview of ocean knowledge, lineup etiquette, and paddling techniques. I am realistic about the time it takes to become a proficient surfer and try my hardest to provide you with the essential information you need to start making your way. My lessons are more expensive than the average outfit, but I truly believe that one lesson from me is worth at least three with other schools, and even then you still may not learn anything applicable from them, as they are more focused on the tourist season and getting people to just have had the feeling of "riding on a wave". I teach 7 days a week. To schedule a lesson simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All lessons are subject to rescheduling based up on weather and wave conditions. -Dion