If you’re anything like me, the thought of going to the gym is about as appealing as being run over by an old guy on a mal. Hanging out with a bunch of sweaty males on the gains, drinking protein shakes, and lifting heavy objects just doesn’t appeal. Nor, for that matter, does the current trend of paying to go and throw tires repeatedly against a wall and hit rubber things with large hammers – also known as cross-fit.
We have sustained more lacerations to our skin courtesy of the razor sharp reef than we’d like to admit. Which got us thinking: there must be a better way to fall.
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.
Generally, in surfing, there a few different ways to mess up your shoulders. One way is via chronic impingement when paddling, another way (and my personal favorite from experience) is by over “protracting” when duck diving, and then, probably more commonly, is the inevitable stall that you may be performing in order to sneak a glimpse of the green room.
Flummoxed at the way folk like Shawn Briley manage to get pitted at places like Pipe in spite of their ‘physique’? Well, it’s lead many a tube hunter to believe that mastering under-the-lip take-offs is all about technique. There is no wave too steep, only flawed lines of attack. Here former Pipeline semi-finalist turned surf coach Didier Piter offers a couple guidelines to bear in mind next time you’re throwing yourself over the ledge!
Planet Earth is a big place, and as over 70% of it is ocean with around 620,000km of coastline, there are a LOT of places to go surfing. Long distance travel has never been quicker, Google Earth means scouting new potential surf destinations is so easy that new spots are popping up every other day, and the wonders of the internet mean the surf media gets our eyes on all these new discoveries with just the click of a button; consequently bucket lists grow daily, and there isn’t enough aspirin in the world to deal with the headaches that ensue when trying to get your family and friends to agree on where and when to go on your next trip. Sometimes, if you really want to tick somewhere new off your list, you just have to step up and go it alone.
by Elana Miller, MD Sometimes I’m surprised I wasn’t born with gills. My life in the water started when I was 13 and joined my high school’s water polo team. I sucked, but fell in love. I got better and ended up playing competitively through college. When I graduated, I wasn’t ready to give up […]
Have you ever thought of making your own surf wax? We’ve got the perfect recipe for you. Get a personal grip with an eco-friendly touch.
Look, I’ll do anything to get my own waves. But sometimes that just isn’t in the cards. Here’s to growing from shitty circumstances.
1. Surf. Obviously. But only when there’s a photographer snapping. A ‘sesh’ is only as good as the photos posted on social media. 2. Play bocce with coconuts on a sandy spit at sunset. 3. Ask the skipper questions. About everything. Constantly. There are no dumb questions; just really, really stupid ones. 4. Enjoy your […]