The Journey to Better Surfing

Through improved technique, a highly functioning body, and supportive movement and nutrition. This is the path, an education if you will, to improving your surfing with the understanding that your body needs to function optimally.
Surfing is a life requirement, or at least it is to me, and I'm sure it is for you as well. Longevity and progression is the name of the game, and this requires a multifactorial approach. Yep, it's holistic, as bastardised as that term has become. Through approaches that improve your breath, sleep, nutrition, and movement, you improve the capacity of your body. You apply that capacity towards your skill acquisition (surfing), and understand that even that skill acquisition requires a holistic approach.
The ability to read the ocean, to understand board design, the mental game we all face with surfing, and the actual technique, are all key aspects to improvement. Once again we look back at the functioning, or lack, of your body. So without going on for too long regarding how I truly view surfing and our interaction with the ocean, and our health journey, here is the path, the essentials, to creating a deeper understanding of what your body needs to improve your surfing.
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How To Read Waves

How To Read Waves, Catch More Waves, and Have More Shred Time Surfing, at its true essence, is a body of energy (our human electric body), interacting with a moving wave of energy being dispersed through a liquid medium. Meditate on that for a few minutes. Atoms of vibrating energy, interacting with one another to […]
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The Perfect Surf Stance

*What is the perfect surf stance? One aspect that can be easily agreed upon is the fact it is NOT the dreaded poo man or poo wo-man stance. But why is that? What makes the unfortunately common poo-man stance, which plagues the beginner and intermediate realm of surfers, so drastically inefficient? And why is it […]
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How To Catch More Waves at New Surf Spots

Read the Waves, Learn the Lineup, and Position Yourself to Catch More Waves New surf spots can be a daunting experience, but they don’t have to be. Wanna learn how to catch more waves? With a bit of good surf etiquette, wave knowledge, ocean awareness, and taking into account the politics and pecking order of […]
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Paddling Endurance and Posture for Surfers

Better Paddling Endurance and Improved Posture for Surfers Paddling Endurance for Surfers: Surfing shouldn’t really be called surfing. A more appropriate name would be something along the lines of: lots of paddling around and occasionally standing up and surfing. That’s why paddling endurance for surfers is so essential. I have no doubt you understand exactly […]
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How To Surf Bigger Waves

How To Surf Bigger Waves & Conquer Fear Bigger & More Challenging Surf… If you want to expand your comfort zones, this is how to surf bigger waves and take on the challenge. I want to share with you what I find to be the critical process of surfing bigger and heavier waves and conquering […]
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How To Fix Your Pop Up for Surfing

Failed over the falls fumbles? Or fluidly smooth to your feet transitions to effortless down-the-line surfing? There’s a big difference between the two, both physically and mentally. One is the catalyst for stylish and enjoyable surfing, while the other is the stuff of failure, frustration, and embarrassment. Generally, surfers don’t consider the pop-up, until it’s […]
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3 Pro Hacks for Catching More Waves

Tips to Help You Catch More Waves… More Waves, More Fun, More Surfing An hour long surf session and just one wave… let’s give you some hacks for catching more waves. Because just one wave, that’s frustration! That’s not surfing, that’s floating, and perhaps 10 seconds of “surfing”. That much floating and that little surfing, […]
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Home Surf Training – Corona Lockdown

Surf Workouts at Home Does Corona have you on lockdown? If so, here’s a bunch of Surf Workouts at Home Yeah, a Netflix binge is good here and there (Tiger King is mental!), but this downtime is also a great opportunity to stay on top of your fitness. Assuming you’ve got kids, and they’re home […]
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How to Surf Better: Episode 2

How To Surf Better Learn how to surf better: We’re back! The legends, me and Twiggy, are back talking shit, answering questions, and blabbering about surfing. Speaking of Surf Coaching Trips, go have a look at what we’ve got coming up, and join us! Surf Coaching Trips Keep an eye out for Episode 3 of […]
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How To Surf Better: Episode 1

How To Surf Better How To Improve Your Surfing: 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 […]
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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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Top Exercises to Improve Surfing Athleticism and Performance

“Top” lists are always a small act of futility. There is so much variability in the human body, and a countless variety of surfing exercises,  it is grossly difficult to pull out some singular exercises and call them the best. The key with smart training is tailoring exercises to the individual, their goals, and their capabilities. This […]
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Laws of Training, Longevity, and Health

Training, Longevity, & Health Training Longevity Health: 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 the laws. Laws: […]
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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 protein […]
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Pillars of Surf Fitness and 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 surf, from the groms […]
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What You NEED to Know About Nutrition

 The Foundations of Nutrition for Surfing Athletes What You Need to Know to Make a Beneficial Impact on Your Nutrition Basics. The field of nutrition is a mess. I basically view nutrition basics on a similar scale as that of politics, and religion. It is convoluted, filled with mis-information, and particular views vary highly from […]
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Surfer Nutrition – Little Changes Big Impacts

Quickly & Easily Improve Your Health & Nutrition Surfer Nutrition: Here’s some easy, but relevant aspects to your nutrition, that Mr. or Mrs. Average should apply. This stuff is fundamental. Surfer? Great! This is also Surfer nutrition. There’s a lot of extremism, and fad-dominance in the food-world of social media. This stuff right here is easily […]
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