Recently I was interviewed for the "Surf Simply" podcast. Surf Simply is a high end surf camp in Costa Rica which has been teaching surfers how to surf better in various guises for many years
No matter what level of surfing performance a surfer may have, there are 5 performance factors that interrelate to create a performance. Namely - fitness, technique, decision-making, tactics, and the psychology of our thoughts as we surf.
For many surfers, standing in the way of breaking this threshold are 14 fundamental skills. Get them right, and the real joy of surfing opens up, get them wrong, and these inconsistencies will likely haunt a surfer for the life of their surfing journey.
Bronte Macaulay shares her thoughts on the benefits of using video to develop a surfer's performance.
Many talented surfers I have trained, have rectified poor skills and turned them into masterpieces of performance, usually becoming their signature move.
There is no doubt that the fun of surfing is what attracts everyone initially, but also the challenges that the sport offers daily - whether 2 foot onshore surf or large powerful waves.
I love Australia – it’s truly is the best country in the world – and I am grateful and privileged to have been a part of teams representing this country.
My philosophy was to produce useful instructional products, and through them, effectively coach people I would never meet.