New Yoga Room & Video Classroom Finished

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A building project in Costa Rica can be a bit like giving birth. Exhausting, it seems to take forever, you swear you’ll never do it again but when it’s finished, all the bad stuff melts away and you’re stoked with what you’ve ended up with. The latest part of the Surf Simply resort has finally… Read more »

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 »