New Content Added – December, 2020
“Members only” content
Interview with Nick Kachel – Secretary of East End Board Riders Club, Newcastle Beach – Newcastle, Australia. Board riding clubs have been and are the driver of Australian surfing over the decades. They teach surfers how to work with their mates, compete against each other, and forms strong bonds in local surfing communities – establishing the “Aussie spirit” in each local community. Nick explains how a typical Aussie board rider club works, its structure, functions, and benefits to its members. Duration: 24:30
Better Surfing Webinar No. 22 Duration: 58:12 Topics covered include:
New Training Sections / Vidoes Uploaded
“The Five Components Of A Surfing Performance” – video
Surfing performances are fundamentally made up of 5 key areas. Being physically fit enough to surf, having good surfing technique, making good decisions while in the ocean, being able to devise and implement a basic strategy, and to stay focused on the job with a positive mindset. These all combine in varying degrees in different situations while we surf all the time. Elite surfers need to be excellent in all distinct areas to be successful. – This video can be found in the “Surfing University” section of the dashboard, in the “General Information” Section.
“Surfing Rail-To-Rail” – video
When surfers enter a flat section of a wave that links between two manoeuvre opportunities, surfers should surf rail-to-rail to maintain their speed and flow, rather than “hopping” or “bouncing” through the section. “Bouncing” should be the last option used, never the first. – This video can be found in the “Surfing University” section of the dashboard, in the “Technique” Section.
Blog Posts in December
“Riding Waves For Their Full Functional Length”
A surfing trait that developing surfer should consider is whether they ride their waves for their full functional length. That is, riding a wave so that the full manoeuvre potential of a wave is achieved. What many surfers display is a hesitancy to fully complete a ride if it doesn’t match their expectation of what the wave offers them, or they kick-out because of frequent past errors when faced with a particular section of a wave or finishing manoeuvre. Riding waves for their full functional length teaches surfers to push through surfing situations that aren’t necessary enjoyable, so they learn the valuable surfing traits of perseverance and “going for it”, thus breaking performance barriers in the process.