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Wilmington Breath Hold Surf Survival July 8-11

July 8 - July 11

Breath Hold Surf Survival Course Overview
3 classroom sessions
3 pool sessions
2 dive sessions
Max depth: 100’
Max static: no limit

Evolve Freediving hosts Kirk Krack of Performance Freediving International for the first ever comprehensive PFI BHSS course in Wilmington, NC.  Don’t miss out!

PFI Breath-Hold Survival Programs encompass a number of programs that all revolve around breath-holding as a survival specific skill. This may be for water enthusiasts playing in potentially dangerous environments such as surfers, big-wave surfers, kayakers, ocean swimmers, etc. or targeted for working divers also engaged in potentially hazardous water environments such as swift water rescue personnel, coast guard rescue swimmers, commercial divers, police/fire department marine rescue or evidence recovery units as well as lifeguards.surf rescue

A variation of these programs have been developed as a non-water environment where participants may find themselves using breathing systems that require a calm and relaxed breathing pattern to control panic and increase duration or where toxic fumes without respiratory gear may require survival breath-holds.

Lastly these programs also are customized to military special operation personnel working in tactical environments where breath-hold as a tactical option or WTSHTF and surfacing is an even more dangerous option may be required. Putting the frog back in the frog man is the goal here.

General topics may include:

  • Safety and problem management for breath-holding and practice sessionrbgroup photo
  • Proper breathing control and respiratory muscles
  • Physics and physiology of breath-hold survival
  • Specialized equipment for training and practice
  • Dry and wet training programs
  • Equalizing and water efficiency


Please note that boat charter fees associated with this course are not included in the course tuition.  Fees usually run between $30 and $90 per person depending on location.

Read more about the program here:

Breath Hold Surf Survival

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