Surfing School

Surfin' School (certified by NSA)

  • From August 6th~ August 16th, the peak summer season, we will be operating one morning lesson only from 10am~12pm (2 hours) 「basic lesson」. We will not be operating the step up lesson or private lesson during this time.
  • Our shop here is right in front of Shirahama beach. From the shop to the beach is 30 seconds of white sandy seashore. There is no need to move your bike or car. (On the day depending on the wave conditions, there may be a movement. About 10 minutes by car.) We will grap our boards and head for the ocean.
  • Because Shirahama Marina`s surfing school lessons are taken in groups of small numbers, there may be days where we cannot accept your booking due to all vacancies being taken. (We apologise for this.) Please understand that this is because our aim is to satisfy our customers safely and with enjoyment in the participation of our content-thick lessons.
  • In the case of a change after booking, please contact us as soon as possible as there may be customers awaiting vacancies for booking and so that we can make arrangements with the lecturer/s promptly.
  • In the case of the customer being unable to show up in time for their lesson without having contacted our staff, the booking will be cancelled. The meeting time for the morning lesson is 10AM (9AM in the peak summer season) and for the afternoon lesson is 1PM.
  • In the case of those wanting to participate in large groups or for those with special requirements, please consult our staff.
  • There is no school during the winter season.
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Courses

Basic Lesson

Lessons
  • The lesson is approximately 2 hours and will cover the basics and then after an explanation of surfing manner there will be a lesson allowing you to stand on a board in the water.
  • Our lessons include a surfing course, a longboard course and a body boarding course. Please state your desired course upon booking.
  • The starting time is from 10AM for the morning group and from 1PM for the afternoon group. Please state your desired time upon booking.
  • In the case of a change after booking, please contact us as soon as possible as there may be customers awaiting vacancies for booking and so that we can make arrangements with the lecturer/s promptly.In the case of the customer being unable to show up in time for their lesson without having contacted our staff, the booking will be cancelled. The meeting time for the morning lesson is 10AM (9AM in the peak summer season) and for the afternoon lesson is 1PM.
  • From August 6th~ August 16th, the peak summer season, we will be operating one morning lesson only from 10AM~ 12PM (2 hours).
  • There is no school during the winter season.
  • Our school is substained by having lessons in groups of small numbers where up to 4 customers are assigned to one lecturer.
  • The cost for 1 lesson (approximately 2 hours) is \6,000 (tax inc.)Included in the fee is an insurance premium, a rule/manner book, a certificate and a school textbook from the officially recognised organisation NSA (Nippon Surfing Association). The fee for rental is not included.
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Step Up

Lessons
  • The lesson is approximately 3 hours long. Advice will be given to the participant in order for the goal of riding to be successful. With a lesson menu suited just for you we aim for a step up. According to your interests through photographic video you can check your own riding and with our precise advice you will definately improve your level.
  • Our lessons include a surfing course, a longboard course and a body boarding course. Please state your desired course upon booking.
  • For the Step Up lesson due to the neccessity of preparing an instructor, please make your booking up to one week before your desired lesson date.For the body boarding Step Up lesson it may be that the instructor`s schedule does not suit and therefore we ask for your understanding in the case that we are unable to accept your booking.
  • The starting time is from 1PM for approximately 3 hours only.
  • From August 7th~ August 15th, the peak summer season, due to congestion of the swimming area there will be no operation of these lessons.
  • There will be no school during the winter season from 24th December ~Middle of the month March
  • These lessons are private and one person (or one pair) will be assigned to one lecturer.
  • he cost for 1 lesson (approximately 3 hours) is \8,000 (tax inc.) Included in the fee is an insurance premium. The fee for rental is not included.
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Kids・Private

Lessons
  • The lesson is approximately 3 hours. Whilst enjoying the ocean we will cover the basics and then after an explanation of surfing rules and manner there will be a lesson allowing you to stand on a board in the water
  • Our lessons include a surfing course and a body boarding course. Please state your desired course upon booking.
  • The starting time is from 1PM for approximately 3 hours only.
  • From August 7th~ August 15th, the peak summer season, due to congestion of the swimming area there will be no operation of these lessons.
  • There will be no school during the winter season from 24th December ~Middle of the month March
  • These lessons are private and one person (or one pair) will be assigned to one lecturer.
  • The cost for 1 lesson (approximately 3 hours) is \8,000 (tax inc.) Included in the fee is a personalised insurance premium, a rule/manner book, a certificate and a school textbook from the officially recognised organisation NSA (Nippon Surfing Association). The fee for rental is not included
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SUP

SUPスクールの流れ

1.ビーチに着いたら陸上で練習します。

まずインストラクターとビーチで準備体操と陸上練習。

2.海にエントリーしましょう。

エントリーしたらオールを使ってパドルの練習をします。 慣れるまで座って練習します。

3.慣れてきたらボードに立ってみよう。

ボードの上にたってクルージングする練習。

Subscription

via telephone
0558-22-6002 (9:00 A.M ~ 9:00 P.M.)
Contents of the booking
  1. Lesson
    • basic lesson
    • step up lesson
    • private kids lesson
    • private lesson
    • stand up paddle board lesson
  2. Class
    • surfing
    • long board
    • body board
    • stand up paddle board
  3. Name
  4. number of people
  5. Contact cell phone number
  6. Whether or not you need equipment for those who require rental equipment, please specify your gender, height and weight. We will prepare equipment suitable for you.
  7. (Body boarders require fins (flippers) so please aslo specify your shoe size.)
via FAX
0558-23-5339
0558-23-5339 (Please fax to our shop a complete filled out application form. We will check availability and contact you.)
via the internet
Please apply via a the application form. We will check availability and contact you.
via email
info@mariner.co.jp
(Please mail to our shop a complete filled out application form. We will check availability and contact you.)

Information

  • Booking is open for availability from one month prior to the lesson date. Please book up to 3 days before. In the case of there being a change to the booking due to the customer`s schedule, please contact us as early as possible as there are things such as waiting customers and consulting the instructor`s schedule.
  • We please ask for your understanding in the case that due to high waves etc caused by tsunami our shop determines that it is dangerous and cancels you lesson. (We will contact in advance customers who have bookings.)
  • Please be aware that in July/August the carpark becomes fee paying.
  • Because we don`t have any winter wetsuits available, there will be no school from 24 December ~19 March owever, if you are in possetion of the equipment, please feel free to enquire.
  • In the case of those wanting to participate in large groups or for those with special requirements, please consult our staff.
  • Here at our shop we also have an accommodation establishment. For those wanting to stay the night, please communicate this to our staff.
  • Our staff are all active surfers/body boarders. From simple questions to choosing equipment, we are waiting to help you in any way.

Instractors

Michie Yoshizawa

Surfing, Long board, Body board
Surfin' Career
29years
Licence
Instructor for the Japan Official Surfing Union, Marine Safety Instructor
Comment
A top pro surfer who has in her formal career gained many merits beginning with a win in the All Japan JPSA (Japanese Professional Surfing Assocciation) competition and a Rookie of the Year Award from the Association of Surfing Professionals etc. And she is also an internationally famous big waver. A woman with an abundance of experience, she is also kind and popular within the school. `Why not start fun surfing at gorgeous Shirahama Beach? Leave the lesson to me, even the private and kids lessons. I`m awaiting your arrival.`

Ryuichi Tsuchiya

Surfing, Long board
Surfin' Career
25years
Licence
Instructor for the Japan Official Surfing Union, Marine Safety Instructor
Comment
He has a very friendly personality and therefore helps with advice for anything you may not understand. He is an instructor with support from a wide range of ages. `I`m Ryuichi. I was brought up here at Shimoda`s ocean. Why not begin surfing in the middle of all this nature? Why not try experience the emotion you feel when taking off on a board for the first time? Lets have fun together.

Sumiko Yokoo

Body board
Surfin' Career
25years
Licence
Instructor for the Japan Official Surfing Union, Marine Safety Instructor
Comment
Born and raised in Izu Shirahama, she is a true Shirahama child living on the highrise where you can gaze out over Shirahama`s ocean. Perfect for beginners, she is also very popular with repeaters.
`I`m always aiming for a fun school. In body boarding you become one with the wave and run so there is an emotion you`ve never experienced before. Lets have fun together.`

Atsushi Sakai

Surfing, Long board, Stand Up Paddle board
Surfin' Career
33years
Licence
Instructor for the Japan Official Surfing Union, Marine Safety Instructor, NSA (Nippon Surfing Association) Official Judge
Comment
Shirahama Marina`s Representitive Director. Was an athlete participant in competitions up until his 30s. In now active in world wide competitions as a judge, coach and manager. The accuracy in his advice due to his long experience is very popular among students. ` I have lived 33 years of surfing in which I started with the motive to be cool among the girls. Recently I`m not cool at all but surfing is just so fun I can`t quit. I want to teach that fun surfing to as many people as possible. I`m waiting here at Shirahama`s ocean.`

Tomihisa Yoshizawa

Surfing, Long board
Surfin' Career
28years
Licence
NSA (Nippon Surfing Association) Official Judge
Comment
Is Shirahama Marina`s shop manager. Is watching over Shirahama`s ocean 365 days of the year. You`ll never go wrong if you get his advice on surfboards, body boards and wetsuits. His school is fun and well known for being easy to understand. `I am aiming for a kind, polite, fulfilling school with aftercare too. Please leave to me even the selection of boards before and after school.`

Wataru Iida

Surfing, Long board
Surfin' Career
33years
Licence
2nd Level Class Certificate of the Japanese Surfing Union, NSA (Nippon Surfing Association) Official Judge
Comment
Has created many boards as a surf board shaper. He is a local surfer who shows off stylish riding on both short board and long board. Easy to understand, kind and popular at the school. `I have 20 years experience at making boards. Please keep asking anything you don`t know about boards. Please ask anything about how to enjoy time at the ocean.`

Shigeki Matsui

Surfing
Surfin' Career
4years
Licence
Surfing Australia Level 1 Instructors Licence
Comment
Started work at Shirahama Marina after graduating from a sports university. Has enjoyed surfing since his school days and is a hard worker who seems to be in the ocean everyday improving. The advice from he gained from hard effort is very popular among the students. `I`m surfing everyday here at Shirahama`s ocean so if you ever see me be sure to say hi. Lets surf together.`

Tomohiro Shiroiwa

Surfing, Long board, Stand Up Paddle board
Surfin' Career
21years
Licence
NSA (Nippon Surfing Assocciation) Official Judge
Comment
Is having fun with short board and long board depending on the wave conditions. As well as working as Shirahama Marina staff he is active as an instructor, contest judge, surf board repairer and multi. `Shirahama`s ocean is a leader even in Japan for its water`s clearness. If you`re going to start, why don`t you have your first take off at Shirahama`s completely white sand coast? I`m awaiting your arrival.`

Namiko Komatsu

Surfing
Surfin' Career
10years
Licence
3nd Level Class Certificate of the Japanese Surfing Union, NSA (Nippon Surfing Association) Official Judge
Instructor for the Japan Official Surfing Union, Marine Safety Instructor
Comment

School Fee

(tax inc.)/1 person

Basic Lesson(surfing, body board)
¥6,000 2hrs
Step Up Lesson(short, long, body board)
¥8,000 3hrs
Private Lesson Kids Lesson
¥8,000 3hrs
Stand Up Paddle Board
¥7,000 2hrs
  • The cost for 1 lesson (approximately 2 hours) is \6,000 (tax inc.) Included in the fee is an insurance premium, a rule/manner book, a certificate and a school textbook from the officially recognised organisation NSA (Nippon Surfing Association). The fee for rental is not included.
  • You can pay via cash or credit card.

Rental

We will prepare rental for those not in possession of equipment.

Surf Board+Wet Suit ¥3,000

Insurance

  • At Shirahama Mariner`s surf school we are concerned about safety in the running of our school and so are administered by the Official Japanese Surfing Union in our school`s insurance premium. On top of that, we also administer a private surfing school disability insurance premium to make our school even more safe.
death/prognostic symptoms disability insurance
¥5,000,000
hospitilisation insurance fee
¥5,000~
hospital commuting insurance fee
~¥3,000
lawyer insurance fee
~¥600,000
reparations duty insurance
¥3,000,000

日本サーフィン連盟「あいおい損害保険」 白浜マリーナ「損害保険ジャパン」

What's NSA?

nsa1NSA, the Japan Surfing Association was established in the year 1965 and has attained the goals of friendship between surfers of Japan and overseas and to heighten interest in the ocean through surfing in accordance with ammiture spirit, all together with the aim to publish activities of the essentials of correct development of surfing and measurement training of the healthy mind and body. Now in comparison with when it was first established, it has advanced as a top social leader of surfing as a sport but in order to keep that status and improve even more, surfers all over Japan need to continue supporting actives. Presently it has become a big organisation with 15,000 members of 72 national branches and 730 cooperating shops and that number keeps increasing every year. At our school even those who will try surfing for the very first time are instructed politely and in an easy to understand way by instructors who have taken an official short course instructors course held by the NSA Japan surfing organization. At the Japan surfing organsiation they are promoting the endeavour of instructing including teaching the correct rules and manner of the ocean whilst allowing as many people as possible to enjoy surfing safely.
  • general common knowledge about surfing
  • technique knowledge about surfing
  • Rules and manner
  • The method for teaching first timers
  • knowledge of first aid
syuryousyoAt our NSA Japan surfing organisation official school we are giving a school text and completion certificate. At our NSA Japan surfing organisation official school we are entered into an insurance scheme to provide for case by case injuries afflicted in any accident within the school.

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