Surf Apnea Sunshine Coast May 11 2024

$295.00 AUD

May 11, 2024

Learn simple effective exercises and methods to develop adaptations enabling you to better respond to intense breath holding situation like surfing hold downs. This course is suitable for all skill levels from beginners to chargers and provides many skills transferable across all disciplines.

Instructor : Apnea Survival Master Trainer – Jason Rice


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Event Details

This is a full day (0830-1530) face to face course. All new theory content and presentation followed by a pool practical.

Gear required

Swim goggles (not a dive mask), surf wetsuit plus swimmers or boardies (If your are not a strong swimmer we suggest you bring body board or similar style rubber swim fins).

NOTE: Although most pool water is around 27 C students can expect to be in the water for the entire 2-3 hours. The body cools dramatically during static breath holds so thermal protection is highly recommended for the first stages of the water session.


Ability to swim 100m unassisted (rubber body board / swim fins can be worn if required). Participants must be at least 18 years old (15 – 17 year olds may attend but must be in company of a responsible adult (18+).

Once you've registered you will be emailed joining instructions with a medical questionnaire the week prior to your event.

If you have any further questions please contact us via the website contact page.


Date: May 11, 2024

Start time: 08:30 a.m. AEST

End time: 03:30 p.m. AEST

Venue: Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina QLD 4575

Coordinates: -26.69751943948194, 153.11307672963895

Directions: Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina QLD 4575



Our Surf Apnea course has been developed with years of rigorous research and development and includes knowledge gathered from freedivers and surfers around the world. As a result we have been able to focus on what is essential to the development of holding your breath and functioning during critical high stress situations like surfing hold downs. Our drills and content have been constantly reviewed and updated based on our research, experimentation and feedback our team and clients share with us.

The course provides information essential for dealing with sudden and intense situations such as surfing hold downs and provides specific knowledge of what the human body and mind go through when stressed (particularly when underwater on a single breath). The course uses the surfing hold down to teach a suite of tools that can be used to manage stress in any scenario. Although it is a very popular course among surfers the skills learned on this course are applicable to anyone at any level who wishes to develop more skillful breathing, lung vitality, improve performance, recovery, stress management, self awareness, self control and of course their breath hold.

The course is suitable for all levels from absolute beginners to kamikaze chargers and has many takeaways for non-surfers that are applicable across all facets of life, health and performance. In a nutshell we are teaching you self-awareness and self-control tools that enhance your ability to manage stress and enable you to make better decisions when under the pump. You will learn how to improve your survivability when exposed to intense situations. Participants will learn theory, develop an understanding of the breath hold journey, perform simple effective exercises and learn training methods to develop adaptations to overcome “Intense situations” such as surfing hold downs. Topics covered include: Dive Reflex. Urge to Breath. Breathing and relaxation technics. Static, Swimming and Dynamic Apnea training methods. Safety protocols when training.

**Note: All face to face course participants now receive our full online Surf Apnea Course complimentary with any face to face course purchase.

Apnea Survival (here after referred to as we) do not offer refunds for:  Adhoc no shows will not be refunded nor transferred to another course date.  Non-medical withdrawals less than 14 days from an event date will not be refunded.  If you decide to withdraw from an event, 14 days or less prior to that event for any non-medical reason, or if you have accessed any course materials, online or otherwise you will not be refunded, nor will you be transferred to another course.  A medical certificate issued by a medical practitioner is required to validate any medical withdrawal that may require a refund.  We will consider requests to transfer you between courses if, that request is received in writing more than 14 days before the event date, and pending availability for the subsequent course or date.  If your event is cancelled by us or because of  ‘acts of god’, etc outside of our control, we will provide a full refund to your method of payment, unless you have accessed online learning materials, in which case we will retain the equivalent of the course deposit fee (50% of the full price).   If your event required the payment of a deposit and you cancel or withdraw from the event for any reason (including medical), 14 days or less prior to the event,  or upon or after the date of receiving our invoice for full payment (14 days prior to the event), or you have accessed course material online or otherwise, your deposit will not be refunded.  If you have any queries regarding our refund policy please contact us prior to purchasing your ticket.  Purchasing your ticket for an event is acknowledgement by you that you have read and accepted our refund policy for that event.