CHICABRAVA has the resources and expertise to accommodate all experience levels during the luxury camp week. See the following list below to help you determine your skill level:
Beginner – has yet to successfully paddle out alone and catch/ride a wave clearly to its logical finish. This includes someone with ZERO experience as well as someone who is able to stand up and surf in the white water, while being pushed in or paddling into the whitewash yourself.
Advanced Beginner – is able to paddle to the outside in small conditions by using the adequate techniques (turtle rolling and/or pushing yourself up/over/through breaking waves), catch waves and ride them straight to the beach or at an angle.
Intermediate – surfer can successfully paddle out alone at a familiar location and catch and ride waves to a logical finish frontside or backside, trim along the wave face at an angle, and either confidently use or attempt to use the three basic surfing turns – bottom turn, top turn and cutback. An intermediate surfer is able to read the waves and determine whether to ride them right or left.
Advanced Intermediate – is able to paddle out in up to 4-6 ft. conditions on an unknown break and catch and ride waves, being able to perform all of the above.
Advanced – can paddle out alone to a surf spot she has never ridden, assess the lineup, and catch and ride waves to her choice of finish, confidently using a full range of turns and maneuvers. The advanced surfer has full knowledge about surf etiquette, types of breaks, conditions, and what board is best to ride in which conditions.