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Would you like to tackle bigger waves, enhance your breathing performance during your surf sessions & feel calm and in control during wipeouts?

This course was built on over +20 years of proven training methods, combining Freediving knowledge, Big Wave Surfing protocols & High-Performance Breath Training
  • Skillful Breathing
  • The big 4 pillars of Surf-specific Apnea Training
  • Self-awareness & Self-control
  • Relaxation & Focus techniques
  • Full day course (+5hrs) including Theory, Breath Training & Swimming Pool Session
  • +1 pool training to reinforce the practice
  • Access to Underwave´s Online Community & Course Materials
  • Underwave Level 1 Certification
  • Ability to swim 200 mtrs front crawl unassisted


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and start breathing like a pro!



frequently asked questions

  • Before meeting with your instructor, once you sign up for the course, you will have access to our Online Education System. In here, you will find the Theory Videos to cover before your L1 Foundation Course in person.
  • Although this is not mandatory, we always advise students to watch these interactive videos since they will give you a better understanding of breathing and breath-holding physiology and psychology, as well as help get the most out of this experience.
  • On the day of the Course, we will start with a Theory Review, followed by a Breath Training Session and then a Swimming Pool Session.
  • After Course completion, participants will have +2 extra training sessions (Weekly Training) to reinforce the knowledge and practice of the course.
  • This Course is meant to provide the Underwave´s foundation training methods, so it´s a course available for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge on breath training, breath holding & surf-specific breath training.
  • All the way from beginners to professional surfers have joined our courses and benefited from the training methodology, as well as people starting their freediving journey to more experienced breath holders.
  • The only requirement for joining this experience is having basic swimming skills, so you get the most out of the course.
  • Absolutely! And we absolutely know what you mean. Surfing can be rough and scary; the ocean can be soft but also intimidating. That is why mastering your breathing & developing mental resilience is a MUST for anyone pursuing ocean sports.
  • L1 Foundation Course will help you build skillful breathing & an unbreakable mindset. & an unbreakable mindset. Knowing what your body and mind are capable of, as well as knowing exactly what´s happening in your body during breath holding, is a game changer for any surfer. Knowing how to stay calm and relaxed when it matters the most, avoid panic & control your emotions through breath control techniques.
  • Regardless of your level or surfing goals, raising your breathing awareness as well as being able to control your breath better is a MUST for any ocean enthusiast.
  • You´re in the right place! If charging bigger waves is what you´re after, this is the first step you should be taking. No big Wave Surfer out there could ever feel confident without having a proper understanding of breathing and breath holding, and so should you!
  • L1 Foundation Course will provide you with all the tools you need to maximize your breathing capacity, and for surfers who are chasing the bigger swells, we absolutely advise them to continue their education all the way to Level 2. With these two Courses, we can assure you that you will have a complete skillset to feel confident and strong, even when the ocean gets rough.
  • We are strong believers that mastery comes through practice, and our biggest goal is to encourage you to keep training and becoming a better version of yourself. Anyone who participates in our courses will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • However, to join our L2 Advanced Course, you will need to complete the physical requirements. If you are not able to comfortably perform these requirements, we strongly advise you keep on training and committing to your practice, and we are sure you will be able to join our more advanced programs with no issues! 🙂
  • Before being Surfers, we are humans. And remember, we breathe around +20.000 times per day! So, imagine how helpful it would be to learn how to properly breathe. Breath Holding has also been scientifically proven to be an amazing training tool we can use to improve our breathing cardiovascular and respiratory performance, as well as a deep state of Focus, Meditation, and mental Awareness.
  • We are working hard to release our L1 Foundation Course FULLY ONLINE! Sign up to our newsletters and stay updated, it will be ready soon! 🙂
  • Before confirming and signing up for any of our in-person experiences, please reach out to us through the CONTACT PAGE or send us a WhatsApp message (also found on the contact page) so you can see Underwave´s Calendar & available Instructors in your area!

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