Thanks for stopping by my surf website. It is here that you can find out some info about me, my surfing lessons, and my approach to the surfing experience.
Surfing Instruction by John Philbin
For beginner surf lessons, please see the article written for the Palisadian Post. It is an account from a first time, beginning student. Also check out the story about teaching Kate Bosworth to surf for "Blue Crush."

First and last, my approach to surfing is based on the safest way to enjoy yourself in the ocean; the safest way to get the most enjoyment out of your surfing experience. Everybody's relationship with the ocean is personal. I consider waves to be opportunities.

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A wave is nature’s way of transmitting energy, i.e. sound waves, light waves, radio waves etc, but ocean waves, originating from wind pushing water molecules into one another, are the only waves that we can ride on in a pro-active and playful way.

There really is nothing in this world like surfing. Its not an exact science, it is an art. How you choose to ride a wave may be different from any one else's ride. No two waves are exactly the same. Surfing is your opportunity to interact with a unique natural phenomena, a gift if you will.

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I teach the techniques useful in expanding your choices and abilities in the unique circumstances presented by the surf on any given day.


Advanced lessons

My favorite part of surfing is riding inside the tube. This preference has led me to travel the world in search of the longest, most perfect hollow tube riding waves our planet has to offer. There's nothing like paddling out to perfect waves, in some exotic local, with just a few friends.

surf photo by Sunstar

If you are an intermediate to advanced level surfer, I work as a personal or group guide in and out of the most challenging and beautiful and exotic surf spots known to man. It is like having a coach and lifeguard by your side in dream conditions, helping you get the most enjoyment in the safest way for your vacation surf trip. Explore the travel section for more info.

Please also check out the Waterways web site for the link to the most convenient way to experience the best surf on the planet.

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