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How To Surf Better: Episode 1

How To Surf Better The endless ladder of surfing skill acquisition, it’s quite a climb!  We all want to improve upon how we interact with that beautiful energy of the ocean. Myself and Twiggy Van Ryan, a good buddy of mine and one of the coaches on our Surf Coaching Trips, sit down, drink coffee, […]
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Fear and Surfing

How To Overcome Surf Fear

Fear, Surfing, and Skill Expansion How To Overcome Surf Fear “Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.” -Susan Jeffers Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. Fear is healthy.  It is a necessary part of expanding our comfort zones and pushing boundaries.  It’s […]
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How To Improve Your Surf Fitness Training

It’s not just standing on wobble boards. What “surf fitness training” means to me is taking a realistic look at the movement requirements of the sport, and then taking an honest appraisal at your own strengths and weaknesses. Then it comes down to filling the gaps with smart and efficiently applied training. Here’s some higher […]
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The Secrets of the Perfect Pop Up

Fix Your Pop Up A skilled, fluid, and effortless movement, or a fumble and flail towards kookdom.  If your surf pop up is in the fumble and flail category, then this post is a mandatory read on your path to better surfing. The Pop Up: It is a movement that is either unconsidered by those […]
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Dynamic Surfer Stretches – Full Warmup

A Full Sequence of Mobility Dills & Dynamic Surfer Stretches.  It’ll Help You Move Fluidly. Movement: Dynamic flexibility, the capacity to be mobile through joints, and to move with ease, control, and strength.  It’s pretty relevant to this whole surfing thing we take part in.  It’s not going to suddenly make you rip, but it’s a big […]
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Laws of Training, Longevity, & Health

Training, Longevity, & Health Dredd… I hope you get the reference. The Laws of your body, and more importantly the process of adaptation.  That’s all  life is really, a process of adaptation.  Ability, willingness, and assimilation of new “stuff” in life, and adapting to it.  That’s health, it’s your fitness, it’s your relationships, so adhere to […]
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surfing breath training

Breath Training for Surfers

Training for Surfers to Breathe Better… It’s Important… Breathe Training. Your life depends on it. Literally. This rings especially true for surfers. If you’ve ever been in a hold-down situation, you know the fear, the anxiety, and that instinctual need for breath that kicks in. The freaking out, the chaotic kicking and paddling for the surface, […]
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HEALTHY PROTEIN SHAKE

THE SURF SHAKE – GUIDE TO HEALTHY PROTEIN SHAKES    If you’re a surfer who understands that you can help your performance by ingesting better quality foods, and really want to make an impact on your health and energy in the water, then keep reading and see how you can easily make your own healthy […]
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Pillars of Surf Fitness & I’m on a Podcast!

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to be interviewed, and be on a podcast.  My voice, and your ears… what a combination.   There’s some good stuff in there and I hope you can gleam some insight.  Please let me know what you think! The Pillars of Surf Fitness Interview with DriftingThru.com ” We all want to perform better when we […]
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