About Ombe Surf
The OMBE Surf Program has been created by Clayton Nienaber who has spent more than 30 years accumulating a wealth of surfing knowledge. Having been a professional surfer on the world tour, shaper and a high-performance surfing coach for over 15 years, he has coached some of the best surfers in the world including Travis Logie, Ricky Basnett, Jordy Smith and lead national surfing teams.
This program covers everything you need to know to rapidly accelerate your level of surfing. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, this program will improve your surfing.
Milissa Paice Verified customer
"The light bulb moment was the cardboard surfer for sure."
Aimee Desaki Verified customer
"One light bulb movement that I had with Clayton was to look down the wave on the take of instead of the face and looking where you want to go. That was a big light bulb and it helped reduce stress and focus on where I was going instead of where I didn’t want to go and behind m"
Joao Caldas Verified customer
"The biggest thing that I have learned on the trip is to take some time to relax more in the line-up. Also reading waves to take the time to relax and see what it does instead of just rushing. Equipment-wise, I am used to surfing bigger boards because I don’t always have the chance to get in the water and riding a smaller board I didn’t expect it to go as wel... Read more"
Rik Marchant Verified customer
"The big take away is relearning all the bad habits that I have been taught, getting used to Clays system and improving. A great moment is getting to apply those techniques in the water and feeling the change to the movements."
Harrison Chou Verified customer
"When you were explaining most of the drills that we were doing for the mechanics wise it seemed much easier. I would go back and tell myself to keep my ego at the door and just listen learn and ask."
Sheila McKenna Verified customer
"For me, learning that it was like riding a bicycle has just been more than a light bulb moment, more like a flood light. It has helped me be more relaxed and the analogy has made it much easier to relate to surfing."
Claude Visagie Verified customer
"One of the biggest light bulb moments for me was to look down the line and actually keep looking down the line while you are surfing. Also, the whole-body movement and pointing your body where you want to go."
Levi Baker Verified customer
"I really wish I had known earlier the whole arm positioning thing, how to be light on your feet and relax. Its been incredible and made a huge difference and to do a couple of turns and to feel that in action has been amazing."
Dave Hateley Verified customer
"One light bulb moment would be that you have a lot more time and rushing things makes it worse. When I tried to do less on a wave, not push things and work with the power zones of the wave, it made surfing a lot easier than trying to push a turn."
David Mann Verified customer
"The biggest take away from Clayton was to put your arms up. I tend to bend forwards a lot which is wrong in many ways and it limits your movements. From putting my arms up it makes my body more straight and up right and this changed everything in my surfing for me."
Warren Tsoi Verified customer
"The light bulb moment that will have the most impact is just to relax and enjoy my surfing. I tend to get very technical and over think when I am surfing. The first thing that Clayton told me is to just stop paddling like a crazy person and just relax. I can see major changes in my surfing and it just made it so much more enjoyable."
Brian Welsh Verified customer
"The one light bulb moment that I would like to share is to look where you are going towards and get your knee and loosen up a bit to look where you are going."
Garry Hoover Verified customer
"The best light bulb moment was to relax, relax your paddle, keep calm, don’t stress at all and just go with it. Also, to find the power of the wave and don’t try and paddle onto the wave use the wave energy and not your own and flow with it instead of fighting it."
Dave Pettit Verified customer
"The best light bulb moment for me would be the combination of the understanding and learning how to use the power of the wave rather than trying to make power. So using the wave energy instead of your body energy and working with it instead of against it. It takes a lot of hard work to work against it or working for it rather than using it."
Ivan Gueorguiev Verified customer
"There are so many things to learn, listen to and practice. A lot of the coaching is very helpful and I will be happy to recommend"
Brandon Wirakesuma Verified customer
"My light bulb moment has been too stay very calm on my pop up, take my time, arch my back and look where I am going. That has magically fixed a lot of things, especially when I keep my hands up."
Rebecca Wirakesuma Verified customer
"My light bulb movement I think came from a decision I made to try and stay very positive mentally and see how that affected my surfing and my learning process and its had a big effect. Once you make the decision to take in the coaching and be grateful for it and stop beating yourself up you actually open up space in your body and head, in order to take the c... Read more"
Mateo Garcia Verified customer
"There has been so many highlights, but I guess the biggest one is stance and knowing how to stand right and move right, instead of being sideways and squatted and being more in a fight stance. It takes a while to commit to memory after you’ve been doing it wrong for so long, but it has just been such a light bulb moment for me. It feels so good when you get... Read more"
Angus Williams Verified customer
"Working through the program, has been frustrating at times, but I’ve learned so much. The biggest thing that I have found out here is looking down the line and watching where I am going. I have gone backwards, but I have leant new things that is going to help progress my surfing in the long run."
Charles Theivagt Verified customer
"I spent the last few months trying to work on my pop up at home every day, and the first day Clayton said show me your pop up, so I showed him and he said no lets do this instead. He showed me the walk up and since then I have not thought twice about my pop up. Just walk up and it’s that simple."
Travis Logie Verified customer
"My coaching experience Clayton made a huge positive impact on my surfing! Clayton has a keen eye for flaws in technique and he corrected a bunch of mistakes I was making and I wasn’t even aware I was doing them. This led to having more fun free surfing, better results, and way fewer injuries"
Ricky Basnett Verified customer
Pro Surfer - SA
"Without Clayton Nienaber as my coach I would not have come close to making it onto the world championship tour (WCT). He has a really unique style of coaching and explained things to me in such simple terms. To this day I still use techniques that I learned from Clay."
James Douglas Verified customer
"The Amanzi surfing courses have really helped me to progress as my surfing had felt a bit stale over the last few years. Highly recommend to any surfer looking to progress to the next level"
"Experiencing a coaching session from Clayton is like turning on the light for your surfing development and progression. You will be stretching your surfing potential by experiencing practical surfing knowledge about wave power, body movements and flow. After a day coaching session with Clayton my surfing understanding has developed dramatically. I can’t wait... Read more"
2 years ago
"Amazing, I learnt in ten minutes of coaching with Clayton the subtleties of weight distribution and body movement gain more speed than I needed speed with nearly no effort, enlightening!"
2 years ago