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Surf fitness for those that can’t get to the sea.
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What’s the biggest obstacle in learning to surf? Popping up? Reading the waves? Balance? Turning? None of the above. I would say the biggest obstacle to overcome is fitness, or the lack of, when it comes to surf specific fitness. … Read More

Quick surf tip: always look one step ahead
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I might look a bit startled in this pic, but I’m focussing on the wave ahead. When people learn to surf, a lot of the time their eyes are fixed down at what their feet are doing, or the water … Read More

Ocean Confidence Course: 6th-7th February 2016
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The Ocean Confidence Course for kitesurfs, surfes and SUP’ers returns for 2016. Combining classic surfing knowledge and technique with proper sports science, this course will help you develop your knowledge, technique and fitness for the sports you love. Based in Newquay, 6th and 7th December, limited to six places.

#DoOrDie: Overcome Fear in kitesurfing
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Here’s a transcript of an article I wrote for IKSURF Mag earlier this year. It’s all about facing fears that prevent you from pushing your personal limits and can be applied to kitesurfing, surfing, SUP, public speaking, or just about … Read More

Total Immersion Autumn 2015: Kitesurf Holiday (with a bit of SUP and Surf too)
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Dates: 4th till 9th October Focus: Waveride kitesurfing, with SUP and surfing as back up activities Minimum skill requirements: Kitesurf – must be able to comfortably ride upwind and have a desire to learn to ride waves. Surf and SUP, … Read More

Total Immersion: Improvers Surf Coaching Week, 15th – 19th June
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How does five days of guided surfing, SUPing, body surfing, trying new surfboards, discovering new beaches, learning new techniques, video coaching, meeting cool people and having an all round amazing time under the mid summer Cornish sun sound to you? … Read More

Timeline: How long it takes to stand up paddle with power and efficiency, and what happens to your body along the way.
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  Here’s an article I wrote for SUP International Magazine last year on the ‘head and body’ changes that occur in someone when they take up stand up paddling. I was inspired to write this after watching how my students … Read More

SUP lessons at Fistral Beach: the benefits of open water learning
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Five words that you don’t often string together! Probably because Fistral Beach doesn’t represent what some people might think of as the ideal sup learning location – being that it’s exposed to wind and swells, is surrounded by rocks and … Read More

Legend of the Bay, Watergate Bay, 2015: My event write up
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Last weekend, the most unique surf sports competition in the UK took place at Watergate Bay. After a hiatus in 2014, Legend of the Bay was back for a second time to unite the disciplines of wave kitesurfing and standup … Read More

The great surf trip part 2: Indonesia, where it all began…
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Right, last blog post we had a look at surf tripping around Barbados with its air-conditioned western comforts and distractions. This time, we’re going to the other end of the scale – South Sumatra, to see what life in the … Read More

The great surf trip part one: Barbados, the evolution
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This winter I went on two surf trips – one to Barbados and one to South Sumatra. It’s best to take two surf trips back to back when you’re in the seasonal surf coaching game as the next chance I … Read More

Three Days: A Cornish winter kitesurfing video
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It’s time for my annual kitesurfing video release. Coming in at 3 minutes and 34 seconds, three days was filmed over three sessions – Porthleven, Cribbar, and Porthleven again. That last session was in fact yesterday so this is real … Read More

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