Bilingual Adventure Education Tramore, Co. Waterford

Call us: 051 386773 Tramore, Co. Waterford
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Secondary School Programmes

Secondary School Programmes

Experience

Freedom Surf School provides Surf Education and Surfing Programmes for Primary and Secondary schools. All our Programmes have a Classroom and Beachside Element which have a strong emphises on water and beach safety.Tuition takes place in a fun and safe environment creating a positive learning experience.With over 35 years of Experience, Our approved center is highly regarded as a premier provider of Surf Education programmes in the south East.

Unique Coastal Location

Located beside Tramore’s 5km Blue FlagSurf Beach with its Four Eco Systems and surrounded by an Amazing Coastline , Freedom provides the perfect coastal location for Students to Learn a New skill and enjoy a New Experience.

Choose a Programme :

Choose from a Half Day - Full Day or Overnight Stay Programme

  • We can design a programme to suit your groups needs.
  • We cater for up to 120 Students
  • For more information contact the centre ( 051) 386773 or M: 0863914908

* Surf Lesson Experience *

Surfing            2 ½ hrs

Have fun learning to surf with our qualified experienced Instructors.

  • Land based/class room tuition takes place firstly at the Surf School, covering surfing technique, equipment, water and beach safety.
  • Tuition continues on the beach and in the surf at waist dept of water.
  • Students participate at their own level and ability.On completion the group are encouraged to reflect and share their experience with fellow students.
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  • Booking Dates : March, April May, June, September, October
  • Make a Booking Enquiry: click here http://www.freedomsurfschool.com/contact_u

* Surf Education Programme *

This full day programme introduces students to the Sport of Surfing while also Learning about Ocean and Beach Safety .

The First part of the day students will learn how to surf  (see Surf Lesson detail above )The second part will consist of class room reflectionon on the surf lesson experience and a lecture with question and answers on the following topics:-

Tides - Tidal Conditions
Wind - Reading Weather Charts- How to Predict Coastal Conditions
Waves - Formation & Types
Water safety - Rips, Currents,
Beach Safety - Coastal Erosion- Factors that efect recreational beach use.

Outcome:

Students will gain a better understanding of ocean and beach safety

Students will learn how to pre plan a safe trip to the coast

* Experiential Learning *

CONCRETE EXPERIENCE
Hands-on personal experiences that create learning.Students try new things, get stuck in and step out of their comfort zone. Through experience students can learn from successes and failures. It’s what happens next that creates real behaviour change!

REFLECTIVE OBSERVATION
Students are encouraged to reflect successfully and learn from their experiences.What went right and what could be improved? Students are also given a chance to observe how it could have been done differently and to learn from others.

Experiential Learning Activities:

Wet Activities: Surfing, Body boarding/ Stand Up Paddleboarding 

Land Based Activities : Team Challenges, Ecology Walk , Coastal Adventure Hike

Sample day: 2 morning activities, break for lunch - 1 Afternoon activity

* Team Bonding Day *

Team Bonding - Day Out     4 ½ hrs

This Team Bonding Day consists of 2 activities.
A Surfing Lesson combined with A Coastal Adventure Hike .The Focus is on having fun while getting to know your fellow students

Socialising, getting to know each other better - Communication and working better together are the top reasons why people choose our team building Activities. The focus is on developing a friendly environment where students are comfortable and happy to talk and work with each other.

*Overnight Stay - Surf & Adventure Trip

Over Night Stay & Activities

Option 1 : One nights accommodation and One and half days activities: Surfing, Body boarding. Team Challenges, Ecology Walk, Stand Up Paddleboarding.Coastal Adventure Hike

Option 2:  2 night’s accommodation and 2 days activities.

Accommodation/Meals: Grade A Hostel Accommodation or Four Star Hotel Option for large groups. Breakfast, Packed Lunches, Evening Meals & Evening Entertainment provided.

* Waterford Green Way - Surf & Cycle *

The Ultimate Coastal Experience.

We combine a Surf Lesson with a Guided Cycle or Hike along Waterfords Green Way.

Full Day Activity

  • Surf Lesson - All equipment provided. (See full lesson detail above)
  • Guided Cycle - All equipment provided
  • Catering for up to 100 students

At 46km, the Waterford Greenway is Ireland's longest off-road cycling and walking trail, stretching from Waterford City via Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan.

Almost 250,000 people have Walked or Cycled the new Waterford Greenway in Year one of opening

Coastal Hikes & Walks

Check out our Coastal Hikes & Walks 

 CLICK HERE http://www.freedomsurfschool.com/activities/nordic_walking

  • Surf Lesson

    Surfing            2 ½ hrs

    Have fun learning to surf with our qualified experienced Instructors. Land based/class room tuition takes place firstly at the Surf School, covering surfing technique, equipment, water and beach safety.Then tuition continues on the beach and in the surf at waist dept of water.Students participate at their own level and ability.On completion the group are encouraged to reflect and share their experience with fellow students.

  • Surf Education Programme

    This full day programme introduces students to the Sport of Surfing and Learn about Ocean and Beach Safety proceedures.

    The First part of the day students will learn how to surf  (see Surf Lesson detail above )The second part will consist of a class room lecture  with question and answers on the following topics

    • Tides - Tidal Conditions
    • Wind - Reading Weather Charts- How to Predict Coastal Conditions
    • Waves - Formation &  Types
    • Water safety - Rips, Currents,
    • Beach Safety - Coastal Erosion- Factors that efect recreational beach use.

    Outcome:

    • Students will gain a better understanding of the ocean
    • Students will learn how to plan a safe trip to the beach or the coast
  • Experiential Learning - Activity Day

    CONCRETE EXPERIENCE
    Hands-on personal experiences that create learning.Students try new things, get stuck in and step out of their comfort zone. Through experience students can learn from successes and failures. It’s what happens next that creates real behaviour change!

    REFLECTIVE OBSERVATION
    Students are encouraged to reflect successfully and learn from their experiences.What went right and what could be improved? Students are also given a chance to observe how it could have been done differently and to learn from others.

    Experiential Learning Activities

    • Wet Activities: Surfing, Body boarding/ Stand Up Paddleboarding  
    • Land Based Activities : Team Challenges, Ecology Walk , Coastal Adventure Hike
    • Two morning activities, break for lunch, 1 Afternoon activity
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  • Team Bonding - Coastal Experience

    Team Bonding - Day Out     4 ½ hrs

    This Team Bonding Day consists of 2 activities.
    A Surfing Lesson combined with A Coastal Adventure Hike .The Focus is on having fun while getting to know your fellow students.

  • Overnight Stay - Surf & Adventure Trip

    Over Night Stay & Activities

    Option 1 : One nights accommodation and 1 and half days activities: Surfing, Body boarding. Team Challenges, Ecology Walk, Stand Up Paddleboarding.Coastal Adventure Hike
    Option 2:  2 night’s accommodation and 2 days activities.

    Accommodation/Meals: Grade A Hostel Accommodation or Four Star Hotel Option for large groups. Breakfast, Packed Lunches, Evening Meals & Evening Entertainment provided.

  • Waterford Green Way - Surf & Cycle

    Combine a Surf Lesson with a Guided Cycle or Hike along Waterfords Green Way.

    • Full Day Activity
    • Surf Lesson - All equipment provided
    • Guided Cycle - All equipment provided
    • Catering for up to 100 students


    At 46km, the Waterford Greenway is Ireland's longest off-road cycling and walking trail, stretching from Waterford City via Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan.

    Almost 250,000 people have Walked or Cycled the new Waterford Greenway in Year one of opening

    Join us for this Ultimate Coastal Experience.

    More details click here:    http://www.freedomsurfschool.com/activities/waterford_greenway_cycle_surf

  • Team Challenges

    Excitement, Drama and Fun

    Using Tramore’s  Amazing Beach Environment, Participants rotate between a variety of Challenge Game Stations. Points are awarded for Leadership -Time Management- Communication – Participation and Task Completion . A prize is awarded to the winning team and the runner up team. The focus is on fun and participation

    Duration: 1 ½ hrs

  • Ecology Hike

    Learn about the ecology of Tramore Bay & Sand Dunes

    Ecologically, the wetland area of Tramore contains a diverse range of habitats with associated plant and animal communities and is a nationally important Area of Scientific Interest and internationally important Special Protection Area and Special Area of Conservation. A well-developed dune system surrounded by a “Backstrand” which supports a rich invertebrate fauna on which many birds feed.

    Duration: 1 ½ hrs

  • Gaeilge Surf Lesson

    Learning Irish is Fun When You’re Learning to Surf. Dive into the Irish Language and enjoy a lesson trí Ghaeilge. The lesson is given bilingually for maximum understanding, learning and safety. Supported by Foras na Gaeilge

    Duration: Allow between 2  to 2 1/2 hours from arrival to departure for the Surf Lesson. Complimentary Tea / Coffee in our coffee doc .

    Full list of Irish Language programmes click here

  • Surfing Certificate Course

    Our Irish Surfing Association Surf Skills Awards have been designed to facilitate the beginner surfer in a safe and fun environment. Simple pathways take you from catching and riding your first white water wave to completing all your basic maneuvers on green water. This Irish Surfing Association Programme enables the beginner surfer and your instructor to track your surfing progression through each level. Each award includes surfing practice and theory and Certificate Awarded on successful Completion of each level.

    • White Water 1 – Paddling and catching Waves: You will learn to paddle, catch waves and ride prone.
    • White Water 2 – Up and Riding: You will learn to pop up and surf to the beach in a standing position.
    • White Water 3 – Control and Turning: You will learn to control your board, accelerating, stopping, turning right and left.

    These accredited awards can be achieved in one 1 day or  2 Days  or spread over 4 half days

  • Ecology Field Trip

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    Booking form - Download here http://www.freedomsurfschool.com/downloads

Official Billabong Surf School