FAQs

Martindunn.com.au site

What support is there?

Any member can submit a question to Martin. Upon receipt of that question, Martin will do his best to answer that question by:

  1. A direct reply through email
  2. Direct the member to an answer that has already been given to a similar question
  3. Feature that question in an upcoming “Surf Better” webinar
  4. Use the question as a basis for creating a new video on that topic

How do I claim my 7 day free trial?

The free trial is added automatically to your account. It starts as soon as you finalize your payment details. You’ll be charged once the 7-day period ends unless you cancel your subscription at least 24 hours prior to this time.

I’m having trouble making a payment?

There are a number of reasons why your payment may have been declined. Please take a minute to check the following:

  • If you have insufficient funds in your chosen bank account.
  • If you entered the wrong card number by mistake.
  • If your card has expired.
  • If your bank denied the transaction without specifying a reason. This can sometimes occur with international payments. Contact your bank if you believe this is the case.

Will I keep being charged month-to-month?

Yes. Martin Dunn’s surf training site is a subscription-based program so you’ll be charged every month, 3 months or 12 months automatically, depending on which subscription you choose. But there are no lock-in contracts so you can cancel at any time. However, you must cancel 24 hours before your subscription ends to avoid being charged for the next subscription period.

General Questions

Is there an app for the programs?

There is no app for Martin Dunn’s “Better Surfing” challenges. All members can access their programs on any smartphone by logging-in to their account using their phone.

Training Programs

Are Martin Dunn’s “Better Surfing “ training programs effective?

Martin has trained thousands of surfers over a 30 years period. Out of those experiences and through extensive research of other developmental programs in numerous sports, members can be assured that the recommended training is world’s best in the field of surfing technique and decision making for surfing. This is evidenced by the number of successful surfers trained by Martin at every level of competition surfing.

Can you really become a better surfer in 4 weeks?

It is possible to really improve a surfer’s performance in a 4 week period. A lot depends on the motivation, focus, and athleticism of the surfer. At the very least, surfers undertaking each 4 week challenge will get a “deep understanding” of what the skill is, and the core components that must be in place for consistent success. And of course, the more perfect a surfer performs the skill while simulating and while in the ocean, the stronger the transfer of that skill to a surfer’s everyday surfing performances.

Are the 4 week challenges easy?

Each 4 week challenge has been designed so that surfers will perform the selected skill, or variations of that skill, hundreds of times over the 4 week period. This takes time and continued focus to achieve the work set. For many, this will not be easy.

Can I train my skills in all surf conditions?

One of the difficulties when trying to improve surfing performances, is that the surf on different days may not be suitable for training a selected skill. For example – when training the cutback manoeuvre, surfers should surf waves that have flat sections on them as they surf down the line. If the surf is fast and closing-out, then trying to work on cutbacks will be impossible or limited in the success that can be achieved, because there would be no opportunity to perform a cutback manoeuvre.

What skills should I choose to train?

For new surfers, the “Early Surfing Skills” section would be ideal, as it outlines the basic skills of pre-surf thinking, positioning in the ocean, catching waves, and basic wave-riding skills. For recreational surfers, they can simply choose skills that they know from experience need work. It may be that they can’t generate speed well, or they “get stuck” in the lip when performing their re-entries, or their finishing is inconsistent. All surfers can benefit from the module – “Catching Better Waves” Advanced surfers will benefit from the “Masterclass” videos and future training challenges provided on the site.

What if I don’t like a training challenge?

Members can try any training challenge on the site they like, and if they don’t like doing one, they can simply switch to another one that is easier for them or they find is more suitable.

Can I do other training while undertaking a 4 week challenge?

Martin Dunn’s “4 Week Challenges” can become a surfer’s main training method. But for many surfers, these training programs can be an addition to what they are already accessing or other advice they may receive from other surf trainers/coaches.

What’s skateboard do you recommend for simulations?

Without naming a specific brand, any skateboard that can draw and hold a smooth arc, [rather than lifting the front wheels off the ground to create a turn] would suffice when performing skate simulations for surfing.

Where should I train?

Land simulations can be performed in your bedroom, backyard, in a park or on the beach. It is also a great thing to do just before paddling-out for a surf. Skate simulations should be done on a smooth road or carpark, away from traffic and possible dangerous situations Surf Drills should be conducting in surf that is consummate with a surfer’s surfing ability and comfort zone, and in surf that is suitable for the skill being trained.

Am I too old/young to undertaking the training?

The programs on this site are designed for any surfer past the raw beginner level. Any surfer who is fit and able irrespective of their age, would be able to undertake Martin Dunn’s 4 week challenges. For those who feel less confident, the site contains over 200 videos and other information to help surfers understand the sport of surfing more fully.

Using a Skateboard For Simulations – Disclaimer

  • Skating is a dangerous activity with significant risk of bodily injury;
  • Martin Dunn highly recommends and suggests that all skating be performed with a full range of protective gear at all times; including but not limited to helmets, knee & elbow protection, wrist guards, gloves, and protective eyewear;
  • Persons appearing on photos, webinars and other parts of the program will appear skating without protective gear, however, those are either highly skilled professionals, private individuals who independently chose to accept the risk of operating without protective gear,
  • Notwithstanding any one shown without protective gear, it is the strongly suggested and advised that all skating should be performed with the full range of protective gear by all participants in the “Better Surfing” program.
  • Anyone that fails to use appropriate protective gear is doing so against the specific instruction, advice and guidance of Martin Dunn and is doing so having assumed the full risk of any injuries that may result therefrom.

Terms of Service

Important information before you get started on Martin’s “Better Surfing” training challenges

Before commencing any development program, if in doubt about your capacity to undertake the workload prescribed, please consult with your doctor or general practitioner to discuss your individual needs. While Martin Dunn and his colleagues provide advice that has proven successful in developing many surfers, all members should seek professional help where individual assistance is needed.