Carver Clinics

Carver Clinic Level 1

Whether you have been skateboarding for years or have never been on a board, come learn to surfskate with us. 

We have created different Carver Clinics to suit riders of different styles and skill levels. Our coaches are experienced surfers and skateboarders and are certified by International Surfing Association. 

Carver Skateboards were designed to simulate the motion of surfing on land. They are made to improve surfing, balance, leg/core muscle memory, on a variety of terrain. The term "Surfskate“ also comes from the movement on the surfboard, which is very reminiscent of surfing waves. The footwork and movements of the upper body are very similar to those of surfing. These surfskates are extremely manoeuvrable and you can drive even the smallest curves easily. They make for the perfect cross-training opportunities for surfers, snowboarders, wakeboarders and anyone who wants to improve balance and have fun.

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Level 1

As our waves go flat this summer, this is the perfect time to get on a Carver and practice on land in preparation for our surf season. Our 60 minute Carver Clinic Level 1 will get you carving on the flat terrain safely and confidently. We will teach you the basics of surfskate, such as pushing, stopping, turning, and carving. Expect detailed technical instruction for each drill, and plenty of time to practise them. This fast-paced clinic is the perfect groundwork for you to perfect your skills on your own afterwards. This clinic is ideal for first-timers or those who have some experience and would like to learn the proper technique. For children under 16 years old, we require that a parent be present during the class.
 
Skill levels: From complete beginners to intermediate surfers and skateboarders.
Included:
  • Elbows, knees and wrist pads
  • Carver skateboard
  • ISA-certified coach
  • Videos & photographs
Not Included:
  • Helmet
The use of helmets and protective gear is mandatory for this class. We will provide elbow, knee and wrist pads for all participants but participants must bring their own helmet. A bicycle helmet works just fine in case you don't have a skateboarding helmet.

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Level 2

We have created a 60 minute Carver Clinic Level 2 for participants who have taken our Level 1 clinic before, as well as those who have experience riding a Carver and want to progress their skills. In this clinic, we will progressively build on the drills presented in Level 1 focusing on technique and biomechanics to perform specific drills, generating speed and maintaining control. With the addition of angled walls and ramps, this clinic focusses on breaking down the technique to perform bottom turns, re-entry, cut backs, snaps, as well as other more advanced maneuvers.

Skill levels: Intermediate–Advanced surfers and skateboarders.

Abilities: In order to attend this class, a participant must be able to perform the following:

  • Breaking using the ABS system at higher speeds
  • Generating speed carving from heel to toes
  • Performing tighter turns on heels as well as on toes
  • Carving around cones with confidence
  • Ready to start tackling 30 to 40 degree walls as a wave
  • Ready to start dropping into 1-3' 30 to 40 degree walls at the skate park

Carver Clinic Learn to Surfskate Canada

 

    Included:

    • Elbows, knees and wrist pads
    • Carver skateboard
    • ISA-certified coach
    • Videos & photographs


    Not Included:

    • Helmet

    The use of helmets and protective gear is mandatory for this class. We will provide elbow, knee and wrist pads for all participants but participants must bring their own helmet. A bicycle helmet works just fine in case you don't have a skateboarding helmet.

    Carver Clinic Learn to Surfskate Carver Skateboards

    Due to COVID-19, all our classes are being offer on a private and semi-private basis with a maximum of 4 students per instructor. For the safety of our staff and our participants, all equipment is sanitized and quarantined for 48 hours after each class according to Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines.
     

    Pricing:

    Class Size  Equipment Included BYOB*
    Private $75 $65
    Semi-private $65 $57
    Group (3+) $55

    $50


    *Bring Your Own Board and protective equipment.
    All clinics are 60 minutes. All prices are per person. Prices do not include HST.
     
    At the beginning of each session, our coaches will assess all participant skill levels and will tailor the coaching for optimized individual progress.

     

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    How to Book

    Our coaches are available for bookings according to the following schedule:

    Tuesday–Friday 7AM–9AM | 4–8PM
    Saturdays 7AM–11AM | 4–7PM

    For more information and to book your session, please email us or call us at 647-479-8969.

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    Terms & Conditions

    COVID-19

    The health and safety of our community members and staff is of the utmost importance to us at all times. In light of growing concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we want to assure you that we have been closely monitoring updates from The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as they relate to COVID-19 and implementing appropriate additional health and safety recommendations as necessary.

    What we’re doing:

    • Reducing the number of customers at the shop and in our clinics at any given time
    • Removing indoor seating at the shop until further notice
    • Wearing face masks when interacting with customers and other employees
    • Increasing the frequency of our shop deep cleans
    • Continuing with our regular sanitation of surfaces
    • Disinfecting all surfaces, door handles, rental equipment and shared areas regularly with Benefect—a hospital grade, non-toxic disinfectant
    • Quarantining products and equipment that have been tried on or used by customers for a period of 48 hours prior to putting it back into circulation
    • Adding sanitizing stations for all to use throughout our spaces
    • Educating our staff and community members on best hygiene practices

    What we’re asking of you:

    • Use your own equipment for clinics and and workshops whenever possible
    • Wear a face mask when coming into the shop or while attending our clinics
    • Stay at home if you are feeling ill and unwell
    • Stay away from the shop and not attend one of our clinics for 14 consecutive days if you have travelled internationally to a COVID-19 hotspot or have been in close contact with an infected person
    • Washing your hands with soap for at least 30 seconds or using our hand sanitizer frequently
    • Minimize person-to-person contact
    • Cough into a tissue, your shirt, or the crease of your elbow
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth 

    CANCELLATION PHILOSOPHY

    You can cancel your class online or through our app up to 24 hours before class start time to avoid losing the class. We do not accept email or phone cancellations. If you have not canceled your class, you will receive an email the following day to advise you that you have been late canceled.

    LATE CANCEL PENALTY

    Our late cancel policies are based on student feedback to help create a more fluid and relaxing sign in. If we hold a spot for you and you don’t show up it means that someone else could not get into the class and this is frustrating for people who have made the time to show up. 

    No refunds or credits are given for classes missed. We are sorry, but we cannot make individual exceptions. You have until 24 hours before class starts to add yourself in or remove yourself based on your schedule, so you can always wait until you know you can definitely make it to save your spot!

    REFUNDS

    All sales are final and not eligible for a refund unless Surf the Greats cannot meet its commitment to deliver a class. You have up to 24 hours to cancel or reschedule a class, and your account will be credited. Credits are non-transferable and may be used toward other workshops or products in-store and online. Cash refunds can only be issued if Surf the Greats cannot meet its commitment to deliver a class. No refunds or credits are given for classes missed.
     

    COURTESY POLICY

    Our goal is to create a space for as many students as possible in every single class we offer, without overcrowding the class or letting space go to waste unnecessarily. In order to do that for each of you, we have a few guidelines in place:

    PRE REGISTRATION

    All spaces are available to book online up to 14 days in advance and pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot in your favourite classes. Pre-registration is available through our MindBody online app.

    WAITLIST

    Even when a class appears full, you may, and should, add yourself to the waitlist. When a cancellation is made, the first name on the wait list gets automatically added to the class, and you receive an automatic email and/or text message at the time. Once you get added to the class from the waitlist you become responsible for attending or canceling.

    LATE ARRIVAL PHILOSOPHY

    If you are not signed in at the desk, at the beach, or at the skate park within 10 min before class starts and there are students hoping and waiting for a spot in class, we open the available spots in class to those who are on the waitlist, and your reservation might thus be forfeited. We also start our classes on time and will not accept any late entry to classes.

    TOLERANCE POLICY

    Surf the Greats has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination based on age, gender, sexuality, mental or physical disability, body type, race, religion or political belief.