Are you a lover of classic longboarding? Are you mesmerized watching surfers effortlessly doing dropknees and bottom turns? Do you yearn to cross-step and perch on the nose, just like them, but not sure how to do it? Or are you a beginner who wants a chance to ask all the questions you have about how to improve, catch more waves and longer rides?
Carla Zamora grew up at First Point Malibu, one of the best longboarding waves in the world. Under the guidance of her father as well as a long list of logging legends, Carla learned the proper nuances exclusive to traditional longboarding.
This fall and winter, join Carla for a series of one-hour workshops at Traveler Surf Club in Malibu, geared specifically for the longboarder looking to improve their game. The workshops will progress from basic beginner level through to more advanced techniques and topics.
Come for the sessions that are of most interest to you, or sign on for the full set so that you can build on new knowledge each time.
$30 with advance purchase, $35 at door
22941 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265
For more information: 424.425.8033
Session 1 | Saturday October 26th "New to the Bu" | 9-10 AM
If you are a beginner and want more knowledge about how to navigate the breaks in and around LA county, this session offers insider guidance on how to best to get your feet wet. Topics covered include:
- Paddling and positioning
- Going down the line
- Proper Equipment
Session 2 | Saturday November 9th "Motion in the Ocean" | 9-10 AM
Maneuvering your board as an extension of your body is a key element to gliding gracefully and safely across the water. Topics covered include:
- Bottom Turning
- Cutbacks and redirecting
- Staying with the Curl
Session 3 | Saturday November 16th "Fancy Footwork" | 9-10 AM
So you think you can dance? Learn how to move along the length of your board in classic longboard style. Topics covered include:
Session 4 | Saturday December 14th "Party Wave" | 9-10 AM
Finally, we will do a cumulative review of what we've learned and go into detail on any topics that were not covered in-depth. Topic covered include:
- Combining skills
- Taking your skills to the next level
- Advanced Equipment
- Squaretail vs Pintail
- Fin Placement
- The Proper Noserider
*Sponsored by Carve Designs: participants receive 10% Carve apparel and swimwear in-store, on the day of the event.
**Workshops are open to all ages and genders.
***Please note, these are not water lessons, workshops will focus on breaking down skills using video and classroom materials. Each session includes a day pass to Traveler Surf Club Malibu ($20 value), so that you can paddle out and put your knowledge to use after the session. We encourage everyone to come back between sessions, meet-up, and practice, practice, practice!
Space is limited. Tickets are non-refundable, please plan accordingly.