It was a surf contest like no other before – a historic event that would give a glimpse of how surfing’s best competitors would fare far from the ocean on waves created by a machine.
“She’s got balls!” exclaimed the guy on a shortboard paddling next to me at a Dominican Republic reef pass, as Anna Santoro started scratching into an oversized set wave.
A huge part of surfing at your optimal level of performance is turning off your negative self-talk. The thoughts in our head influence our behavior, attitude, and actions in every walk of life. They are either empowering and enable us to take positive actions or limiting and stop us from achieving our goals.
Surfing has become part of Airbnb in a big way: The home rental and travel company recently introduced more than 75 surfing-related activities in its Experiences category, a service where travelers can book activities and tours with Airbnb hosts in more than 20 destinations worldwide.
“In performance the essence is linkage and connections, not isolation. Therefore the training should reflect this and focus on muscle synergies and connections.”
Everyone* knows that the key to victory in any sporting event is taking care of the 1%ers.
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The watercrafts carefully weaved in and out of unruly surf in Huntington Beach as the lifeguards tested their limits, big waves threatening to toss them around on a recent day.
“If player focus is high, you don’t need to practice for a long time. If player focus is low, it doesn’t matter how long you practice.”
Rather than enter a deep dive of comparative self-hatred, I decided to use the time isolated at sea to learn the wisdoms of these masters of surf. Aka steal all their secrets.