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If you desire for surf lessons, fantastic views, and a great place for holiday, you should try visiting Surfpad @ Pataua! If you are a beginner in surfing, you will be happy and safe to improve your skills since it is 30 paces to the Ocean Beach and has the amazing views of Poorknights and Pacific Ocean. You will not regret your visit there!
Surfpad @ Pataua has the perfect beach accommodation. It is a home away from home but without the worries! They supply all the linen and all you need is your beach towels. Locally known as the “Loveshack”, this accommodation can accommodate up to 6 persons. You may choose between 3 bedrooms for your stay in Surfpad @ Pataua: Master suite (1 queen bed), second bedroom (1 queen bed), and third bedroom (1 bunk bed).
Surfpad @ Pataua has qualified instructors who will teach you to embrace the sea’s energy while maintaining respect for the ocean and surrounding coastlines. Surfpad @ Pataua recommends three lessons for the total beginners and they have a good range of learner boards designed by Bic so they are almost bullet proof.
The first lesson is in the estuary where you will learn your basic paddling skills and how to maneuver your board. You will also learn how to log roll, body lift, and jump to your feet. These are some real basic stuff that you should all know before you go out into the open surf. Basic surf rules are taught at this stage.
In this second lesson, you will go over the same stuff that you have learnt in the first lesson and you will learn to use these skills while surfing. You will get to practice your body lifts and do some serious log rolls into waves. You'll also learn to spin your board round and then the instructor will start pushing you in to waves and getting you jumping to your feet. A lot of fun is had by all! Be prepared to be pretty tired at the end of all your lessons. Surfing is a totally different sport and you are using new muscles you didn't know existed, plus you have the waves and tide working you as well.
Sometimes, going over the second lesson is necessary. At this stage, you will start paddling for your own waves. Depending on how quick you pick this sport up is and how far you advance at this stage, wave selection comes in to this lesson. Surfing is the most fun and challenging sport you will ever experience.
Surfpad @ Pataua is about 30 paces from the surf beach which flows into a beautiful estuary and it is great for the very young swimmers, also good to do some snorkeling if you wish. There is a foot bridge connecting North Pataua and South Pataua. A lot of holidaymakers spend time on the bridge, fishing, and often jumping it as well a very popular pass time at Pataua. There is a boat ramp for those who wish to bring a boat and during the summer holidays, there are fishing contests if that's your game.