MASTER YOUR FEAR
We offer both practical one day seminars as well as online workshops where you receive step by step tuition from our highly experienced instructors through Skype. The online seminars can be held in one day or split over several days according to your needs. Find out more below.
"I recently did the online surf survival course. Being honest I was sceptical of how much I could learn through a video chat. After doing the course I was really blown away. I took the course to improve my confidence in bigger waves as well as learn free diving techniques. Hanno has lots experience in big waves and free diving and many other fields. The course goes over what to do before you go out, what to do if you get stuck under, how to control your breathing and much more. Hanno is very pleasant and answers all your questions. I would highly recommend it."
"Hanno has such experience of breath-work and surfing and the training was very interesting - mentally and physically. The practical work made me realise why i wasn’t able to hold my breath for very long and why i would get so tired when paddling out through waves. I now have the tools to practice to improve my breathwork safely. Would recommend this to any surfers - any level! Thanks Hanno!”
“This one day course provides all the necessary theory, skills and practical experience to improve your confidence and performance particularly when dealing with stressful surf situations. Would certainly recommend this course and already making plans to put my new knowledge into action! Thanks again Hanno for everything !”
"This is definitely a worthwhile course for anyone looking to calm the mind, extend your knowledge of breathing yet ultimately to keep you safe in the surf !
It was a great day with brilliant land and water-based training and handouts for further practice. I feel more confident handling wipeouts in bigger waves now."
MORE ABOUT US
Our Background & Philosophy
Founded in the wild Atlantic Ocean, Surf Survival is the Platform where you can learn everything you need to know to stay safe in the open water. Our courses are created and designed by highly qualified and experienced Lifeguards, Swim-, Surf-and Freedive Instructors as well as big wave surfers. Hanno Windisch, the creator and main instructor of surf survival is both a Freedive instructor and Big Wave Surfer as well as the Jet-Ski Safety Operator for Big Wave legend Alastair Mennie.
Open water swimmers will benefit from our in-depth knowledge of currents and learn vital ocean safety awareness so you know how to stay safe.
For surfers, we have specific beginner and advanced courses where you will learn how to master your fear in the water, raise your confidence when the surf gets bigger and know exactly what to do before, during and after multiple hold-downs. We use advanced breath-hold techniques and training exercises specifically designed to mentally and physically prepare you so you can cope with several hold-downs with a maximum heart-rate and just half a breath of air.
Our surf and open water survival courses teach you everything you have to know to turn a danger zone into a safe zone. Through proper physical as well online education and safety programmes you can gain the knowledge, physical and mental capacity to deal with situations that normally trigger fear, panic and paralysis. Get in touch now.
SSI Freedive Level 2 Instructor, Beach lifeguard, Surf Instructor, Jet Ski Safety Operator and Big Wave Surfer, Head Surf Survival Instructor