New innovative ‘Surf-Fit’ Programme launched in Tipperary by Oceanics Surf School

Programme aims to make Winter Surfing Safer

Oceanics Surf School have launched a brand new innovative programme ‘Surf-Fit’ for surfers and those interested in learning to Surf across in Tipperary.

Taking part in the Surf Fit Programme in Tramore are Anna McSweeney, Conor     Hugh Delahunty, Jack Cullen, Dylan Carney and Jai Tuohy.

Taking part in the Surf Fit Programme in Tramore are Anna McSweeney, Conor Hugh Delahunty, Jack Cullen, Dylan Carney and Jai Tuohy.

The programme is a weekly winter training session which will take place in swimming pools throughout the South East region and is yet another first for Oceanics who are pioneering methods of teaching and introducing  Surfing to coastal and non coastal areas in Ireland.

Oceanics, which was the first Surf School to open in Ireland, the first to add sea safety to their training for Surfing and also the first to introduce educational programmes combining surfing, ecology and marine education in Ireland.

Pictured taking part in the Surf Fit Programme in Tramore is Dylan Carney

Pictured taking part in the Surf Fit Programme in Tramore is Dylan Carney

The ‘Surf-Fit’ programme includes essential surf training and safety featuring modules in Surf fitness, Surf techniques, Self rescue and Sea safety.

Commenting on the programme launch, surf instructor and owner of Oceanics Surf School, Linda Tuohy said, “The summer of 2010 saw a record number of people taking to the waves in Tramore particularly amongst the young adult category; So we are delighted to be launching this programme, which is aimed at all age groups, to continue the teaching of surfing and safety techniques throughout the winter months; we feel it is particularly useful to those not living on the coast but who frequently surf during the Summer months in order to retain and improve their skills and most importantly learn all the safety techniques necessary.”

Just this week the Irish Surfing Association issued a statement to surfers to be more cautious in the Winter water conditions.

Commenting, “With winter upon us once again surfers need to be more cautious as conditions become more extreme. Colder water and air temperatures combined with swells that are powerful, winds that are more severe and currents that are more treacherous make winter surfing more dangerous.

Leave the “gung-ho” attitude at home and make safety your priority. Do not be pressurised by others to paddle-out in conditions that you are uncomfortable with. Recognise and respect your own ability and experience. Before you go surfing check the forecast and heed weather warnings.”

For further information on the ‘Surf-Fit’ programme log on towww.oceanics.ie or call 051 390944. Husband and Wife team Paul and Linda Tuohy are thirteen years in business with Oceanics Surf School is based in Tramore, Co Waterford.

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