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Learn ALL THINGS breathing, coachingpaddling and duckdiving to help your surfers get the foundations right and achieve peak performance. Dry-land and pool-based surf training can open a whole new world of opportunity for you and your business.
*Achieve your ESSA, ASCA and Fitness Australia CPDs with a course that resonates with your passion.
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Some benefits of this course

A great course starts with expert coaches and on-going community support

Master Coaches

The SFS is presented by 6 surf experts. From PhD researchers to practitioners, we have all views covered.

SFS Community Platform

Our learners can benefit from learning with their peers and ongoing support. Try it and you will not regret it. 


For every certified SFS Coach we give back to the community by supporting the activites of SURFAID.


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Find answers to your questions

How much does it cost?

The SFS On-line course is AUD$1300. But, we are launching a presale for the first 50 early birds. Be sure to jump on the presale list before it closes to save AUD$325 

How do I get on the presale list and get my discount?

Join the presale list by enrolling on the first section of this page. You will get a follow-up email with more info. On the 6th of August at 00:00am GMT+10 Brisbane time we will open the presale to the first 50 earlybirds. Set those alarms to save AUD$325.

How long can I access the course content for?

Once you've purchased the SFS Online course, you will have lifetime access to all the video and e-book content. 

What is Surf Foundation?

Surf Foundation involves all non-wave riding components, including coaching, breathing, paddling and duckdiving. 

What will I learn in this course?

After the completion of this course, you will understand The Surf Pentagon mission and values, and become an expert within all elements of Surf Foundation. The SFS brings foundational coaching concepts to your awareness, improving your ability to communicate, motivate, understand and coach surfers. It dives deep into the breathing pillars of; essentials (basic physiology), mechanics (respiratory muscle activation patterns and awareness), support (dynamic stability), efficiency (respiratory muscle strengthening), control (physiological and psychological regulation) and CO2 tolerance (hypercapnic exercises specific to surf situations). In this course, we will explore paddling and duckdiving in great detail, including movement phases, muscle activation patterns, mobility, stability, strength and energy systems. We will present the ADDIE System and provide a Foundational Analytic Tool Kit to assess surfers abilities and design efficient training programs for peak performance, while mitigating injury risk. Finally, the Surfer Monitoring System has been designed to track surfer's stress and recovery levels to guide the application of evidence-informed recovery strategies to elicit the best adaptations.

How many CPD's can I earn?

This course is accredited with ESSA (15CPD), ASCA (8CPD) and Fitness Australia (?CPD). 

Will this course cover wave-riding?

No, this course is focused on Surf Foundation so you become an expert at improving the activities that essentially account for more than 80% of a surf session. Surf Performance will be covered in the Surf Performance Specialist (SPS) course. However, we strongly recommend completing the SFS to solidify your foundational knowledge. Register your interest for the SPS below to stay up-to-date with the latest news.
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How does the SFS compare to other options?

The SFS is a pioneering course like no other on the market. It is the first time a group of passionate surfers and exercise scientists analyse the sport and build a training system to certify professionals. 

What type of work can I do with my surfers after I get certified?

Using the ADDIE System, you will be able to Analyse, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate cutting edge training programs to improve foundational components that account for the majority of a surf session (80%). This includes working with your surfers in the swimming pool and gym to enhance breathing components, mobility, stability, strength and energy systems. You´ll also be competent in implementing a stress monitoring system and best-practice recovery strategies. 

What support is available after the course?

TSP will offer 8-week Online Mentorships for coaches who want to solidify their knowledge and refine their practice. You will get a personal experience with direct contact to TSP Master Coaches and other like-minded individuals. Register your interest to find out more.
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Do you offer any special packages for surf schools or organisations?

Yes! We are confident the SFS can make surf schools season and swell-independent, giving you the opportunity to grow the services you offer. If you are interested on a package for your team, please contact us at