59 – Surviving Holds Downs + CJ Nelson Interview Your browser does not support the audio element, which is required to listen to this podcast. Please consider downloading either Chrome or Safari. Recorded on Monday 11th June, 2018, with Harry Knight, Jessie Carnes, Tommy Potterton and Teale BeckenbachINTRODUCTION:We started the show by congratulating Jessie on getting engaged and buying some property in Nosara. Two weeks ago Will and I quietly got engaged, we selfishly took this time to enjoy it for ourselves but its probably time you all know. I can’t wait to share all my cat facts with you @willandthewater ????????????????????A post shared by Jessie Carnes (@carnitajessita) on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:50pm PDTTommy told us about his adventures in Mexico Endless lefts with my brother @giulianopig ! Thanks @fellipeditadi ????A post shared by Tommy Potterton (@tommypotterton) on Jun 14, 2018 at 6:46am PDTTeale told us about her trip to Arenal with her parents Sometimes you make your parents hike for 4 hours for vacation! ????????????????A post shared by Teale (@tealeb) on May 11, 2018 at 4:47pm PDTHarry has bought himself a String Trimmer, which Will has been borrowing, but talking about paragliding got us talking about Jessie and Will’s recent paragliding adventure. I don’t even remember falling ! Hahah Harry I’m just like you ! Volume up !!A post shared by Jessie Carnes (@carnitajessita) on May 11, 2018 at 2:43pm PDT THE NEWS:First up in the news was the massive swell in FijiWe next spoke about 2 recent injuries in the surf world. Taj Burrow has damaged his ACL, and John John Florence has damaged both his ACL and LCL.Tickets are now available for the CT event at the Wave Ranch, ranging from $99 for a day pass to $9000 for VIP access with a chance to surf the pool the following day.Lastly in the news, the town of Anglet in France has decided to ban Hydrofoils. CONTEST ROUNDUP: We’ve had 4 contests run while we’ve been off airIn the Corona Bali Protected Italo Ferreira won over Michele Bourez in the finaland in the Women’s, Lakey Peterson won over Tyler WrightThen in the Uluwatu event Willian Cardoso won over Julian WilsonIn the women’s, Johanne Defay won over Tatiana Weston-Webb.Harry and Jessie spoke about the great Twin Fin event that took place at J-Bay last yearand we also spoke about the WSL’s move to the Facebook streaming of events. In doing so, Harry brought up Surf Splendor’s recent interview with Dave Prodan Congratulations to our various Fantasy Surfing winners, don’t forget to set your teams for the J-Bay event in July.MAIN FEATURE: Jessie on Breath Holding Techneques Jessie took us through some thoughts and techniques on how to hold your breath for longer when caught by a wave. A lot of the material for this episode came from the lecture that Jessie gives each week at the resort. Time spent under water during a wipeout tends to feel much more exaggerated in our minds than in reality. During our breath hold lecture you’ll learn that with some simple techniques you can extend your breath hold dramatically and in turn, build your confidence in and under the water.A post shared by Surf Simply (@surfsimply) on Feb 14, 2018 at 4:10pm PSTShe also mentioned the great course that the team did a few years ago with Kirk Krack, the CEO of Performance Freediving International.Jessie mentioned this video of Mark Healey as a good example of someone controlling their breathing before a big hold down. INTERVIEW: CJ NelsonWhilst in Mexico, Tommy sat down with Pro Longboarder CJ Nelson Tommy mentioned that he’d been sitting on the point filming the surfers The @mexilogfest is over but the surfing remains insane! Watching these guys is a pleasure (no tripod, sorry) @cj_nelson @facingblankpages @victoriavergara @lolamignot #lasaladita #mexilogfestA post shared by Tommy Potterton (@tommypotterton) on May 10, 2018 at 1:26pm PDTYou can check out the website for CJ’s house, “Casa Trim”.LISTENER EMAILS:We spoke about the techniques that the team use to help their students catch unbroken waves.WHAT TO WATCH:Harry chose On and On Vol 4.Jessie recommended reading Deep by James Nestor or, just for fun, checking out the Surf Simply team going through their breath hold training back in 2012.Tommy liked this Brazilian Longboard edit; Sambarama –And Teale has been enjoying this edit from Rob Machado That’s all for this episode folks, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Why not try listening to one of our other Podcasts? 72 – The Unbearable Asymmetry Of Being 71 – Why We Swim 70 – Martin Dunn, The Godfather Of Surf Coaching 69 – The Morning After The Century Before 68 – How To Film Yourself & the EOS 2.0 Head back to the Podcast Homepage to checkout the latest from the our podcast.