Archive Tag: coaching

Rock On!

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Rock On!

ShareSome surf spots can only be (or are best) accessed by jumping off a rocky outcrop, reef or cliff.  Rock jump entries, when they go well, can save you a lot of time and hassle….however when they go wrong…they go very wrong. Over the past few months I’ve been surfing spots that are new to me […]

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Fit To Surf?

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Fit To Surf?

ShareAnyone who knows me is aware of the fact, that I am, by no means, an athlete. However, I am fortunate enough to be able to surf everyday, which keeps me in OK surf shape. I can paddle for hours and catch most of the waves I want, in any conditions. Ask me to run […]

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How To Become A Better Surfer Without Surfing

ShareA few times over the the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of coaching Joe Szymanski.  Although Joe spends the majority of the year landlocked and usually only takes one surf trip per year, he’s always stoked on surfing.  In the following blog, Joe shares some of his advice on how to make the most […]

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Look Where You Want To Go

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Look Where You Want To Go

Share“Look where you want to go and you’ll go there”. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?  However, one of the most common surfing mistakes is not looking where you want to go on a wave.  This is especially important when taking off on faster waves. If you’re finding that you often get left behind in the whitewash […]

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Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Backhand

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Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Backhand

ShareWorking as a surf guide can be funny sometimes. You find perfect surf and half the people are happy and the other half…not so much. It seems most people are so much happier surfing on their forehand (facing the wave) and not on their backhand (back to the wave). You take a goofy footer to […]

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No Excuses

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No Excuses

ShareSurfing is hard. Wait, scratch that. Surfing is incredibly hard! Being good at any sport takes a lot of time, practice and dedication. In an average session, you probably spend 95% of the time paddling around and getting hit by waves with only 5% of the time actually riding them. So, achieving quality time “on […]

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Foam Is Your Friend

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Foam Is Your Friend

ShareShortboards are sexy, sleek looking things that are the definition of surfboard performance. They easily fit under your arm, they slide into any-size car, and they’re what all the guys on the world tour are riding.  This makes short boards seem very desirable. Because of this, a large percentage of surfers either prematurely move down […]

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…I’m On A Boat

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…I’m On A Boat

ShareSoon it will be time to go back to Waterworld. In Nosara, Costa Rica where Pureline Surf is based, we are lucky enough to have a very long surf season that stretches from November right through to August.  But sadly, September and October are a bit of a write off.  The swell is still there, […]

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