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.
“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.
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.
CENTRAL AMERICA’S MOST STABLE DEMOCRACY REMAINS ITS MOST CONSISTENTLY INEXPENSIVE SURF DESTINATION
Some young volleyball players feel these sensations when they step onto the court the first time, or they see that sign-up sheet in their school hallway. They feel nervous, anxious, and even fear!
EXAMINING SURFING AS A COPING MECHANISM, FROM THE LATEST ISSUE OF SURFER MAGAZINE.
Coaches often exhort their charges to ‘play together!’ or to ‘play as a team!’. The reasons for victory are often described as great ‘team play’ and losses are caused by ‘not playing together’. But what does that actually mean? How do you play together? How do you play as a team?