036: The 'Surfers' Relationship to Surfing

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Scott and I discuss our relationships to the ocean & surfing, try to define what a surfer is, and if we even want to be be labeled as one. Is surfing an addiction? Can it be a ‘positive addiction’? Is your surfing guilt-free? How important is surfing to you? Has surfing lost it’s ‘cool’? Are you the master of your surfing? Or is surfing the master of you?

Show Notes:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/philosophy-stirred-not-shaken/201411/are-there-positive-addictions

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/stronger-the-broken-places/201703/relationships-are-surfing

https://boardroomshow.com/

http://www.spitpodcast.com/

http://www.surfingpaddling.com

035: DAVID HALL - Posture - How to sit on a surfboard.

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David Hall is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and Alexander Technique teacher on the northern beaches NSW. David talks about the method, posture, movement, grace, and finishes with an ATM lesson.

David’s website:

http://www.bodylogic.net.au/about

ATM Lesson:

http://www.bodylogic.net.au/lessons/sitting-on-water

Feldenkrais Guild:

https://www.feldenkrais.com/

034: ROB BAIN - Former World Tour Pro-Surfer.

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Image by: Alex Brunton

Rob Bain pro surfer from Manly Beach, AUS. Rob was ranked No. 5 in 1990 and finished in the top 10 ‘88-’91, won 4 events and even came 3rd at ‘93 longboard champs.

He talks about what drove him to be one of the best, how he learnt to relax and focus in high pressure situations. Memories from his 3rd place in ‘93 Long Board champs and lessons from how riding other boards can help your short-boarding.

Rob also weighs in on the state of surf coaching and individual style, surfboard choice among intermediate surfers.

How to deal with the transition from being a ‘surfer’ to a ‘worker’ in the surf industry.

He also talks about how he recovered form an horrific surfing accident in 2009, and what he learnt form the experience.

His thoughts on mindset, rhythm, flow state, the zone, being in the moment and longevity of performance.

And stories from some of his surfing highlights.

An inspiring icon of Australian surfing.

Rob rides Simon Anderson boards and wears O’Neil wetsuits.

Instagram @bigbadbobbain

Rob also appears regularly on Aint That Swell Podcast. #utfs

Robs G-Land Tsunami near death experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_18a7rXtxM

033: Surfers are the Worst

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Scott is the former editor of Surfer Magazine and now currently hosts The Boardroom Podcast - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-boardroom-podcast/id1387534637

Co-hosts SPIT Podcast -  http://www.spitpodcast.com/

And hosts the The Boardroom Show every year https://boardroomshow.com/

In this episode: What is Style? Why Surfers are the WORST. The origin of surf podcasting, is surfing a sport? Why do we surf? + More.

Are you the master of your surfing or is surfing your master?

 

031: TAYLOR KNOX - Awareness, feeling & connection.

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Pro surfer Taylor Knox talks about surfing, Kelee meditation, life, and his upcoming Maldives trip with Matt Griggs.

030: MATT GRAINGER + Balter = Educational & Inspirational Surf Stories

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Matt's passion and progressive attitude towards surfing and surf coaching shines through in the Balter fueled chat, he shares some stories from his younger days of charging big waves with a group of friends who were pushing each other - giving us some insight into the passion and attitude behind what it takes to get good at surfing. He opens up on how he has developed as a coach and is still learning new things to help his clients and friends. Lessons learnt from Tom Carroll, Nick Carroll, Nathan Hedge, Sebastian Zietz (Seabass), Nam Baldwin, Matt Griggs, Wim Hoff, Meditation, different equipment and more. Plus plenty of tips and techniques in amongst the stories.

Show Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OODA_loop

https://manlysurfschool.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSx0ayWHQOs

 

029: BARTON LYNCH - 1988 World Champ, Surf Coach.

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Barton gives some insight into the recent Margret River WCT surfing event, shares with us the best drill to improve your small wave surfing. We also talk about the surf-skate connection, how surf coaches and surfers can use skateboarding to improve technique and fitness, and we discuss the best types of skateboards to use. 

Show Notes:

http://www.streetboardz.net/

Streetboardz Kickstarter:

http://kck.st/2Hs3tC8

Barton Lynch:

http://bartonlynch.com

https://www.hurley.com/us/en_us/c/hurley/surf-club