What days are good for visiting?
Most popular days to visit are Saturdays, Sundays and weekday eveningin. On the average, least popular hours are Wed-Fri first three, four sessions of the day and the last session of Sunday. However, kindly note that we cannot guarantee small amount of participants on any session. Bookings can change rapidly on short notice right before the start of the session.
What to bring?
Sirius will supply you with a wetsuit and a surfboard. If you have a gift token or a booking confirmation, bring them along, as well as a swimsuit, towel and your own personal hygiene products.
Check in at reception
For the purposes of technique and safety instruction, first-timers should arrive about 30 minutes before their appointed time.
Go downstairs, watch the safety video, choose the wet suit from the video room, go the dressing rooms and get changed. Leave swimming suits under, zip goes to the back.
The changing rooms have lockers, hair-driers and shampoo. Remember to remove all jewellery (e.g. rings, ear-rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, piercings). If they come off in the water, you will never see them again. They can also seriously damage the surface of the surf pool.
Going to the pool
Before entering - stretch well.
Go to the pool about 5-10 minutes before your own appointed time. While you are waiting for your session to begin, you can enjoy watching the previous group surfing.
The instructor will then repeat the instructions given in the video and show how body boarding is done.
Practice takes place in groups in turns, always first on the stomach. Always do what the instructor says and ask if anything is unclear.
How to surf safely?
Although indoor surfing may look fast-paced, the water in the pool is only ankle-deep. Even if you fall off your board, you cannot be submerged under the water. Despite the flow, it is possible to stand up in the pool. The shape of the waves generated in the pool reduces speed, if you lose your balance and fall while surfing. Owing to the rapid speed of flow, water may, however, get into your mouth, nose and eyes, so don’t panic, just stay calm.
When you fall off your board, act as if you are falling onto a solid surface. Immediately assume a foetal position, keep your arms and elbows as close to your body as possible, keep your eyes open so that you can see where you are going, and try to touch the wall or bottom with your feet. The surface of the pool is flexible and will give way when you fall. If you lose your balance, let go of the board. But like in all sports, there are risks involved but paying attention to the instructions will deminish the risk.
See you next time!
Return your wetsuit to the designated place in the shower area. We look forward to seeing you again!
Beginners are always helped by an instructor. Experienced surfers may practise for longer periods on their own, and try out tricks alone or with others.