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Understanding Point Breaks

left hand point break

Point breaks are rare, but a joy to surf. Your legs will burn, and you’ll have so much time to think about your surfing you won’t know what to do with yourself. Point Breaks are rare because we need specific conditions for the swell to properly wrap and peel like point breaks do. The angle…

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Understanding Beach Breaks

beach breaks

Our first sessions are usually on beach breaks. They are a bit safer, have a nice, flat, sand bottom and are the best way to get you into surfing. But beach breaks are also difficult to understand, unpredictable and keep the advancing surfer on their toes. This is mainly because of a sea floor that…

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Perfect Your Pop Up

pop up technique

Learning to pop up quickly is the first major hurdle we come across in our surfing life. It is the first time we realize that some things aren’t quite as easy as they look. What I noticed is there are heaps of different ways the pop up is taught, both in surf schools and online.…

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The Power of Visualization

It starts in the mind. A powerful organ evolved for planning and surviving. Being able to see a story in our heads and the different ways it might play out allowed ancient man to take risks in his mind without putting his life on the line. We haven’t lost the ability, but these days we…

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Dawn Service

The forecast looked OK – just. A weekday. Worth a shot. We leave home early with thick grime in our mouths. The drive is two long hours down winding dirt roads, woven into steep ranges and pine forest. Our arrival at the coast is marked by a wiff of cow stink in the carpark. It’s…

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