The OMBE Method 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  Jordy Smith, Mikey February, Travis Logie, Ricky Basnett and lead national surfing teams.

This method covers everything you need to know to rapidly accelerate your level of surfing. Whether you’re a beginner learning how to surf or an intermediate surfer leveling up to advanced surfing, this program Will improve your surfing.

About OMBE

"For me, learning that surfing can be as simple as riding a bicycle has just been more than a light bulb moment, more like a flood light."
Sheila McKenna

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Who We Are

We are a small team of surfers and creatives who are super passionate about surfing and helping others improve their surfing.

OMBE is global community of surfers, practicing in the OMBE (Ocean, Mind, Body, Equipment) method to progress their surfing and start surfing with style and confidence.

And we’re stoked to have you here, we want to improve your surfing, so here’s what you can expect from us: 

WhAt To Expect

  • Golden Nuggets Emails – Every week, we send out some goldent nuggest from our coaches breaking down surfing in detail. 
  • Surf Hacks Live – Every second Wednesday, we go live, breaking down surfing and answering your questions.
  • Surf Hacks Community – Join over 20k+ other surfers, ask questions, discuss the training, post clips of yourself for feedback or just hang out with other surfers.
  • How To Guides & Tutorials – Every week we break down the best surfers in the world along with average surfers, as well as upload tutorials on how to improve your surfing.


As you can tell, we are super passionate about surfing and helping others improve their surfing.

And we teach surfing differently…

Most surfers think to get better at surfing, they just have to spend more time in the water. That somehow they will learn and understand everything simply by trying – read surfing blind.

This approach only goes two ways, you either know what and how you are training in the water, or you have no idea and it’s endless trying to figure it out… a very slow progression.

Surfing is all about the feeling.

Only a surfer knows the feeling right? But when you don’t know what that is meant to feel like, how do you know what to do and how to do it?

That’s where the OMBE Method comes in and it’s all about simplifying surfing. 

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