Surfing will feature in the 2018 Asian Games for the first time in history
The Everyday Surfer Problems series by Jez Browning of UniSURFity aims to make you a better surfer. And let’s face it, pretty much everyone wants to improve their surfing. That’s why you’re here in the first place. Looking for the best waves in your area, or where to go on a surf trip. Maybe you’re looking at new kit: fins, a board to go faster, get vertical, or make more sections. And yes equipment is important, good waves are important, but technique is everything.
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.
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.
When surfers are young, with flexible bodies and joints that don’t yet ache, it is easy to ignore the potential for injury that our favorite pastime holds. But after a decade or two in the water —after millions of paddle repetitions and thousands of torqueing maneuvers, not to mention an untold number of wipeouts — our bodies inevitably become unbalanced and start to break down, and those knees, shoulders, backs and ankles that once felt invincible begin to betray us.
The surfer cannot ignore the risks. There are hundreds of bags of contaminated sand piled up on the beach. “The goverment keeps telling us that things are back to normal in region. But we can see that few people have come back. There are elderly people. Chlidren are kept away,” said one surfer.
Surfers feel pollution. It’s that simple.
Is surfing something you’ve always wanted to try, but you weren’t too sure you’d be good at it? Or maybe you were afraid you would fail? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back, future surfer!
Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) formally included surfing as a gold medal sport in the Sports Programme for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
Tough times, you know? Hilariously tough, but tough nonetheless. Rip currents are godsends and hellraisers depending on what you’re doing in ‘em. Rip currents can be your friend at times, other times they are not, think this guy made an enemy.