Play it Safe By The Water coaching session wraps up
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 March, 2014 -The Play it Safe By The Water Nathan Hedge Surf With The Boys Tour finished at 13th Beach tonight, with a excellent turnout from young local surfers.
A solid swell and light onshore winds forced the session to move to the western, more protected end of 13th Beach, where participants were greeted with enjoyable overhead peaks.
Twenty-two local surfers joined Hedge, a fifteen-year tour veteran and former top 10 surfer on the ASP World Championship Tour, for a high performance surf coaching session.
All participants were given a warm up session and some crucial water safety skills before getting in the water and learning from one of the world’s best surfers.
“I have always loved coming to 13th Beach, especially back when I was on the World Tour and in town for the Rip Curl Pro” said Hedge.
“The local kids are so strong and experienced in these powerful shifting conditions, these kids are so good at such a young age, I am blown away”.
“There is some serious talent in this area, I look forward to watching these kids grow as surfers and people in the coming years”.
Surfing Victoria High Performance Coach Cahill Bell-Warren was also on hand, providing valuable technical advice to the participants from the beach.
The aim of the Play It Safe By The Water Surf With The Boys Tour is to use positive male role models and professional surf coaches from Surfing Victoria to pass on their skills and knowledge to the next generation of male surfers.
The Nathan Hedge Surf With The Boys tour is presented by Play it Safe by the Water, Team Up and Surfing Victoria.