I hope you all had a great weekend.

We had our first surfboard demo at the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday. 20 surfboards, around 40 people, and fun waves. More to come…


This week the forecast looks a bit small...

Thursday/Friday look best in the Los Angeles Area. If you live down OC or South, you’re in the zone!

This week I wanted to do something different and share with you some tips on what keeps me motivated.

For most of us, surfing fills that space before work, after work or on the weekends. So when the ocean doesn’t line up with our schedules, it can be frustrating - I know the feeling...

Let's dive in:

Fitness. I’ve been working out a friend’s gym in Venice CA called Deuce Gym. We focus a lot on form and building strength in the legs. This has been such a game changer for me. Lifting weight (properly) and building up leg strength has increased my stability and my stamina for surfing. It’s becoming a really exciting avenue for me, especially when the waves are small. I have something I’m building into for when the waves turn on again!
Eating Clean and Drinking Water. The age old saying of, "you get your abs in the kitchen" is something I’m working on. Even though I haven’t seen them in a WHILE and I’m still trying to find my abs, eating clean and drinking water has eliminated all the little aches and pains. My body feels lean and limber. Really helpful for surfing in smaller waves.
Visualization. This I don’t do enough. Mental imagery and accessing your imagination can change your life. It can also change your surfing. Quick story: In Hawaii about 10 years ago, I was working with a mental fitness coach (I know - very new age of me). He had me visualize a maneuver in 10 sequences. From super slow motion to real time. For me it was a backside 360 air. I did this for a few days... Then I went surfing by myself in Hawaii and landed the biggest air of my life to this day. It felt SCARY big. It opened up a whole new level for me and these maneuvers became easier and easier. Whatever that move is you want to do or that wave you want ride, visualize it! Try that 10 sequence thing and let me how it works.
I did a lot of these in my imagination...

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