Speeding Up The Learning Curve

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After the solid waves we had over New Years, Playa Guiones settled down to a more sensible size. Smaller waves means you can catch a lot more of them but more importantly, the temptation to ‘play it safe’ is not as strong. As soon as you stop being precious with your waves, then the learning… Read more »

Stretching Your Comfort Zone

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Big wave surfing blows my mind and the techniques to mentally prepare yourself for a challenge really fascinate me. Contrary to common belief, studies show that visualizing yourself being successful correlates strongly with failure (researchers have hypothesized that it can lead to complacency). Where as visualizing the specific steps required to achieve success works well…. Read more »

The World’s Best Classroom?

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Some things are a lot easier to explain with a white board and a TV, rather than when you’re down on the beach. So when we try to get across a foundational knowlegde etiqutte, meteorology, wave selection and contest judging among other things, we use our little jungle class room by the pool. (Above &… Read more »

A Willingness to Wipeout

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Sambo (above left) stepped up to the editing plate again this week to produce another classic Surf Simply movie. Ian, Camilla, Michelle, Andre (above right) and Zsolt stayed with us a few weeks ago and it was a blast. Michelle and Zsolt ended up staying for two weeks and Camilla is still here doing her… Read more »