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Let’s go to the man who’s coached Mick Fanning to three world titles, Phil McNamara. There comes a time in every hot young surfer’s life when all thoughts turn to competition. Even if your spirit is 100% soul, you’ll want to try it, if only to criticise it later.
If you’re planning a surf trip, you’ll need to be at a half decent level of fitness if you’re going to make the most of it. Surfing is a fairly strenuous endurance activity, particularly if you’re aiming at being in the water for more than two hours a day. For week long trips or more, you’ll need to do some fitness work unless you’re already in good shape.
It’s all about angles. Follow these five tips to being a sponsor’s dream. Isn’t it what we’ve all dreamed about at some time? Having our bank accounts loaded every month because, well, we surf good and our image moves trunks or headphones or whatever trinket is delivering profit that season?
Have you ever felt a strong desire to go surfing and the only surf spot with decent waves has 50 fellow surfers trying to catch a single wave? Well, it has happened to all surfers. It’s not a personal problem, so relax.
Want the keys to making it outta tunnels? Step inside for tube-riding enlightenment. We can’t all weave through six-second drainers on a regular basis — but we can still maximize barrel time wherever, whenever we surf. Here are some things to keep in mind.
1. Don’t Let Surfing Rule Your Life
Surfing, in the grand scheme of things, is not important. It is not something that should take away from anything else in your life. In fact, if it is done correctly, it should add to everything else in your life. Your wife wants you to surf less and see her more? Surf less and see her more. Showing up late to work and getting your boss’s leather couch all sandy? Get up earlier, get that surf in, then get to work on time. And brush yourself off, for Christ’s sake. A lot of surfers have a tendency to pretend that surfing is more important to them than it actually is, because that’s part of the surfer stereotype: Surfing’s the source. Change your life, swear to God. Etcetera etcetera. It’s not the source. It might change your life, but probably not in some epiphany-type realization – you might just get a healthier and feel a little more relaxed. And that’s not from just surfing. That’s the exercise and the vitamin D.
2. Don’t Try to be a Surfer
Just surf. If you surf, and you love surfing, you’re a surfer. Don’t actively try and be a surfer that you’ve seen in a movie, because they’re not real. And if they were, they wouldn’t be all that great. Just be who you are, and surf while you’re doing it. There’s almost nothing worse than talking to someone who has recently identified you as a surfer while they themselves are also a surfer. It’s not some elite club with a secret handshake and a lig patinay password. It’s just surfing, and Spicoli isn’t real – nor should he be.
3. Don’t Pull Back
Surfing can be scary sometimes. That’s part of the fun. But because it can be scary, it can also be very easy to back out of opportunities that may not come your way again. Remember that wave you pulled back on that you wish you didn’t? Everyone has a few of those. Don’t pull back. Unless you’re surfing massive Teahupoo, chances are good that you won’t die. Sure, you might get a little hurt, but that will heal. And if you make it, that memory will be a whole lot better than kicking yourself for the rest of your life.
4. Stop Chasing Perfection
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Sources: The Inertia | Author: Alexander Haro
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