Accelerate Your Surfing | OMBE
Start Surfing With More Style & Confidence
Start Surfing With More Style & Confidence

Start Surfing With More Style & Confidence


Accelerate your surfing with a quick, simple & easy method

Unlock your surfing, find your flow & build your style with the OMBE Method. Access land and water based surf training programs anytime, anywhere.

Community Reviews

Christina Antje Friedrich
Gabe Cigotti
Steve Theunissen
Simon Ashford
James Baik
John Hagen

I'm 45 and started when I was 30, my goal was always to get barrelled. It was just one of those things I never thought was going to happen in my life and I just wanted it so badly. Getting a stand-up barrel was one of the high points of my life and none of it would have been possible without the coaching, thank you guys so much!


Wow! This is the missing link in our surf universe! Not only is the presented content pure gold but the approach of openly sharing professional knowledge and uniquely wanting to create a world of better surfers is just next level!!! Thank you so much for your extremely open and generous approach. You're setting a new bar about how sharing works in the most unpretentious and professional way!

Christina Antje Friedrich

I've been surfing for almost 20 years and before starting the program, I thought I was surfing good. I would go fast, fast, fast on a wave and try to make a huge turn, pushing on the back foot and I thought it was good. But for some reason, I couldn't tell why when I see pictures or some footage of my surfing, I wouldn't like it. Since the program I learnt my stance was wrong and how to actually do turns and hold them longer, to throw more spray and I look more stylish now. Now people say to me, my surfing looks better, what have you been doing? Thanks to OMBE, Clayton and the crew.

Gabe Cigotti

I’m really enjoying getting through the program so far. So thanks a lot. It’s great and really well put together.

Steve Theunissen

As a 60+ year old trying to re-become a surfer, this training program has been fantastic! It has not only taught me about (finally) understanding the body positions that the best surfers use, but its also about the various types of land training that I can now work on to get better when I’m not in the water. If you want to get better, and if you want an integrated coaching program to teach you and inspire you, I can’t recommend this enough.


I am actually a back-foot surfer and it's causing all of my issues. I'd do a lot that does nothing and Clay would get me to do almost nothing and it just clicked and came together. It really is less is more. I feel like I need to go and sit on a mountain and meditate around everything and download it, it's been huge!

Simon Ashford

I just completed my first week of the new 12-week program! I am an intermediate surfer and already I feel like I am re-learning the basics/fundamentals (S-Shaped Learning Curve ftw!). Clay, Ant, and the team do a fantastic job of explaining concepts - I particularly find it helpful when they act it out together. I also have found the OMBE community to be extremely welcoming and engaging. Keep up the good work and stay stoked!!

James Baik

As a beginning surfer, the OMBE Surf training program has really helped me understand what I need to do at my level to improve my surfing. The OMBE program teaches proper surfing technique and I think this focus separates the OMBE surf training program from the rest.

John Hagen
If you don't know what good surfing feels like...

If you don't know what good surfing feels like...

How Do You Expect To Find That Feeling And Improve Your Surfing?

Do you often leave the ocean frustrated? Tired of watching others catching more waves than you? If you’re ready to accelerate your surfing journey we can give you all the tools, knowledge and support to help you have way more fun in the surf.

We’ve trained thousands of intermediate and beginner surfers how to easily and consistently catch more waves and surf with better style and technique without years of hard work and trial and error. We’ve achieved these results at scale because the OMBE Method is a simple and proven formula that gets results and we can do the same for you too.

Step-by-step instructions to improve your surfing

Step-by-step instructions to improve your surfing

Follow-along and avoid the years of frustration. Becoming a better surfer is easier than you think. Most surfers just don’t know the correct steps to take, which makes their surfing stagnate. We’ve done all the hard work for you, so all you need to do is follow our step-by-step pathways, and you’ll start stacking up small improvements in no time.

Train anytime, anywhere, at your own pace!

Stream content on your phone, tablet, laptop, and TV with progress & favourites synced between all devices.

Download and watch anywhere

Download and watch anywhere

Save your favourite training for quick access and stream from remote beaches.

Get feedback on your surfing

Get feedback on your surfing

  • Don't be stuck wondering if you are doing this right or what do you need to work on

  • Get feedback from the coaches - No question is too big or too small

  • Submit your surfing or training footage

  • Two live & on replay group coaching sessions every month

  • Get support from the community


World Class Surf Coaching Method

Access World Class Surf Coaching From Renowned Shaper & Former Pro Surfer

OMBE's head coach Clayton Nienaber is a former professional surfer & surf coach to the South African team and a renowned surfboard shaper, having made boards for the likes of Dane Reynolds, Kelly Slater and countless other pros before developing the Spine-Tek board technology in collaboration with Shapers that Channel Islands now utilise for all their Epoxy boards.

But it's his ability to breakdown the intricacies and complexities of arguably the hardest sport in the world, surfing, into simple everyday language and movements that have had the biggest impact. Clay’s coached tens of thousands of beginner and intermediate surfers personally across his life. Now his unique insights and coaching techniques can be accessed by any surfer, anytime, anywhere.

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Frequently Asking Questions

What is included in membership?

Everything - and all memberships come with a free 14-day trial.

Access to all of our training programs with a variety of training methods and programs to suit different skill levels and styles of surfing.

  • Instant access to all training programs

  • Programs for every goal, issue and skill level

  • Stream 600+ lessons across 25 programs

  • New content every month

  • Monthly surf coaching webinars

  • Submit your footage for coaching feedback

  • Early access to trips and coaching events

  • Watch on your computer, TV, phone or tablet

  • Download the programs to your device for easy access anywhere

  • Access to the community

Can I cancel any time?

You can cancel anytime and if you cancel before the end of the trial you won't be charged.

How do I get access to the coaches and feedback?

Every month we hold live feedback webinars where prior to the event, you can submit the footage of your training and ask questions to the coaches.

During the event, the coaches will break down the submissions and provide video analysis, breaking down what you need to improve on.

All of these events are available on replay anytime.

Between feedback events, you can post your footage or questions to the community.

Below all of the training videos you can also post comments and the coaches will get back to you.

What training program is right for me or where should I start?

There are multiple different programs and this is designed to help you achieve what you want in your surfing.

If you are unsure of where to start, follow the guided pathways for either a beginner or an intermediate.

These two programs are our biggest and will introduce you to new training that follows from the previous training, building small wins and either establishing the fundamentals or mastering the fundamentals of surfing.

These two programs will show at the top of your dashboard.

Otherwise, you can dive into manoeuvre deep dives and opt to focus on one manoeuvre, mastering it, with training split based on skill level.

If you identify bad habits you can dive into individual programs based on the fundamentals of surfing.

What is the OMBE Community?

The OMBE Community is a platform where you can meet other surfers, ask questions, interact with the coaches, upload your surfing footage and progress for feedback and so much more.

Events are run within the community along with local communities with meet ups and chances for you to meet fellow surfers who want to train together or meet up.

You will find local communities from around the world and specialty groupos like a womens only community.

What is OMBE and what does it mean?

OMBE stands for Ocean, Mind, Body and Equipment.

It is an approach with a focus on syncing all four major aspects within your surfing. When all four are in sync, your surfing will improve and you will easily enter a flow state within the ocean.

Most surfers will focus on their equipment first and expect an immediate improvement in their surfing but there is an order to OMBE and a reason for it.

You first must pay attention to the ocean and what it is doing, then calm your mind, relax and remove tension, as well as understanding how to do the manoeuvres, then you give your body the chance to effectively do the manoeuvre and your focus is on removing tension in the body and doing it more effortlessly. The board will either amplify or mute your movements and then it is a case of right tool for the job.

What new programs are coming soon and how do I submit an idea?

You can see our public OMBE Roadmap of what we are working on now, what's next and what we are considering. You can also vote for what you'd like to see the most, submit an idea and see what has previously been completed.

Click on the "Submit an Idea" tab and let us know what you'd like to see!

What if I'm landlocked or only get to a beach every so often?

That is fine. all of the programs are created with that in mind. If a program includes water-based training, simply save it up until you have the chance to get to the beach.

There is a lot of land-based training designed to get you to feel the movements so when you get to the surf you can easily replicate the movements and understand how they should feel.

The land-based training is designed to break patterns and add in repetitions. This is vital in building muscle memory and neurological pathways to learn and develop skills. The idea is by simulating surfing on land, we can rapidly develop these systems. When we enter the surf, we can further build upon them and allow our bodies to follow the muscle memory we have been training.

Surfing is great but the amount of training in a 2-hour surf is minimal compared to 30 minutes of land training.