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To Surf Better : Meditate!

By |2018-09-10T04:02:36+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General, Surf better|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

TO SURF BETTER: MEDITATE! By Denise Calfo When we think about how to surf better, we’re often focused on training the body – improving our technique and skills, getting physically stronger, and more flexible. But what are you doing to train your mind that will help you surf better? In an enlightening interview, two surfer-meditation teachers [...]

Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga for Surfers

By |2018-09-10T00:53:19+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga for Surfers By Emma Griffith ( Surfing as a sport requires one thing above all else; practice, practice, practice. But on the days where there are no waves or your body is aching for some extra lovin', yoga can be the perfect alternative to stretch out your body while still [...]

Faith Found In 50 Degree Water

By |2018-05-24T17:41:56+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General, Ladies, Live your passion|Tags: , , , , |

As a wall of white water barrels towards me, I take a deep breath and allow myself to be engulfed.  There is no stopping it.  I might as well make peace with the fact that it will hit me, I won’t be able to breathe for a moment, and then it will pass.  Sometimes when I [...]

Surfing, PTSD and Trauma… The Ocean Can Save Your Life

By |2018-04-19T15:25:52+00:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In large, mental illness is stigmatized, misunderstood, and goes mostly untreated, but surf-scientists have found that hanging ten could be a healthy way to manage symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression.  Also read our review of  the documentary Resurface, a moving story about a suicidal veteran who found surfing just in time to save his life. [...]

More Than Surfers In The Sea – Part 2

By |2018-01-04T03:16:24+00:00December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Strange and fascinating things surfers encounter In part one I talked about surfing with fascinating water world creatures. Sharing the waves with them is a breathtaking experience that brings us back to nature. We learned that dolphins and whales like to surf just as much as us. You also found out that you’re more likely to [...]

More Than Surfers In The Sea – Part 1

By |2017-11-25T18:43:54+00:00November 25th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General, Surf better|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You’re Not Alone We stretch, and then in a ritualistic way, we wax up and paddle out. The silence at the line up is a blissful meditation that drowns out the rest of the world. It feels like we’re alone out there sometimes. But, the roaring noise of waves crashing is a wake up call that [...]

Can We Talk About… The Fear?

By |2017-11-07T13:22:57+00:00November 5th, 2017|Categories: Absolute beginners, Fitness & wellbeing, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I love surfing! But the ocean scares me! Here’s how I’m learning to mitigate the fear, so I can keep doing what I love... After my first surf lesson, 2 years ago, I was hooked, hard.  It became all I thought about, all I read about, all I wanted to do, and all I wanted to [...]

Surf Couples, Surf Dating – How Surfing Strengthens Relationships

By |2017-11-05T20:02:43+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General, Live your passion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sunrise at High Tide It’s no doubt that couples that play together stay together, well at least most of the time. Physical activity and play can be the cornerstone of a healthy relationship. Sports like surfing get the muscles pumping, lungs breathing, and energy moving. With warm bodies and neurons firing, its no surprise to hear [...]

Inspiring Words from 70 Year Old Surfer!

By |2017-10-24T12:49:40+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing, General, Ladies, Live your passion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m so inspired by mature surfers who simply love playing in the water, just like kids do.  They don’t feel any pressure to achieve any goals or prove anything to anyone.  They have this “been there, done that” attitude and all they want to do is enjoy their time in the water.  That’s why this woman, [...]

How to stay sane when injury stops you surfing

By |2017-07-24T15:17:40+00:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Why is it that injury always occurs when you’re on a roll with your surfing? Like when you’re scoring epic waves, or you’ve just nailed that bottom turn or finally sorted out your pop-up. Or annoyingly, it happens when the waves are incredible, or it’s the height of summer and it’s hot and sunny. But instead, [...]