In this blog post, I’d like to tell you about my favorite subject at Kawana Waters State College so you can get an idea of what a school subject might look like.
At K Kawana Waters State College, the word “surfing” is capitalized. The KWSC attaches great importance to the fact that his students are fit in the water and especially in surfing promoted, which I think is excellent. That’s why the discipline Aquatics Pursuits is also offered, as I briefly mentioned in my last post. Now I want to go into a bit of detail. Read more : PGP Australia
Surf lessons start every Monday at 7:40 am on Kawana Beach. That means: get up early, get into the bikini, wetsuit, and towel, and off you go. All students drive directly to the beach. I usually ride my bike. Once at the beach, everyone gets the surfboard, which is the right one for you. We understand the surfboards from our surf instructors. I started with a massive surfboard because it’s more comfortable and just right for a beginner.
And so the surf lesson then runs off: we all get a neon yellow surf shirt with the inscription “KWSC Aquatics Program” so that our surf instructors can always recognize us. Then we will split up depending on how good you already are since we are 40 students in this surf class. Each group gets a surf instructor. In total, we have five surfing instructors. One of them is a surfer from outside, who is allowed to train us. The teachers are amazing. They make surf lessons even more exciting and go to the whole thing with so much passion. It makes you feel safe in the water.
Well, we get warm, it usually looks like we’re running along the beach for a bit and then doing strength training. After we have warmed up, we finally go into the water. When the waves are very high, our surf instructor paddles with us and tells us which waves we can take and which are too dangerous for us. Anyone can surf from there as they please, and the teacher watches from the beach, watching what we do wrong or right, and giving hand signals when there is a danger, or he wants us to paddle out.
I love surfing, and I am thrilled that my school offers that. Meanwhile, it is already running well. Every time I’m on the board, and I stay standing mostly. On the other hand, I’ve been overflown very often, but that does not matter; that’s part of it.
On Tuesdays, we have two hours of theoretical lessons teaching all the rules, dangers, and techniques. We do not always sit in the classroom, sometimes in the theory lesson, but not in the sea, but in the “Lake Kawana,” which is right next to our school campus. In the lake is not surfed, but paddling was done, as the paddling plays a significant role in the successful Wellencatchen. As I’ve noticed, surfing is not for everyone in our international student group. If you get the chance to learn it, I will do it, since surfing is a big thing in Australia and, as I said in the previous blog, connects you a bit more to the culture, the Australian life.
Finally, all I can say is that surfing is really incredibly fun, and I already know how much I’ll miss that when I’m back in USA.