About us

"For me, learning that it was like riding a bicycle has just been more than a light bulb moment, more like a flood light."
Sheila McKenna

The OMBE Surf Program

8 Programs | 225+ Videos

The OMBE Surf Program 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 Travis Logie, Ricky Basnett and Jordy Smith and lead national surfing teams.

This program covers everything you need to know to rapidly accelerate your level of surfing. Whether your a beginner or a pro, this program WILL improve your surfing.

Clayton Nienaber
professional surfer | shaper | coach

The OMBE Story

OMBE Surf is a collaborative project between a number of surfing coaches and industry partners.

OMBE is a surf training system and community where surfers can meet and train with leading surf coaches, other surfers and learn from their cumulative experience. Whether learning to surf or a seasoned veteran,OMBE nation will help you progress if you follow the formula - this knowledge has taken multiple generations to acquire and should be treated with the same respect and intensity of training you would practice in any other organised sport or martial art. Advanced surfing is primarily all about learning skilled movement patterns. These motor skills need to be fluent, coordinated and perfectly timed with the wave. They require constant repetition until they become encoded in the neuronal networks of the brain as learned automatic muscular-skeletal responses of a calmly-focused mind. In english, that means surfing, like any other sport, is as much a mind game as it is a physical skill. Combining the two – skilled physical movement patterns and a calm well-tuned mental approach – is the key to surfing success. Flat footed, straight line, shoulder hoping, mid wave face surfing is a real thing in the intermediate surfing world with over 80% of surfers at any given beach falling victim to it. Being based on the Gold Coast, Australia the OMBE Surf trains and collaborates with some of the best talent in the surfing world. As most of these high-level surf athletes and coaches can only work with a handful of individual surfers each year, this platform aims to expose the latest in surfing insights, training routines, tips, tricks, and hacks.

All The Best, The Wet Dream Team