Lack of progression and fatigue leads to frustration which then leads to an unpleasant lineup. Nobody wants that. The first step in thwarting this downward spiral is to improve your entire surfing experience, from the pre-surf ritual, paddling out, deciding on a spot to surf, making adjustments, choosing the wave for you, riding with flow, kicking out, sharing with others, and finally exiting the water to talk story with others afterwards. At its root, to have more fun means to improve. It doesn't matter where you start in this journey of progression, from novice to pro, you can always improve and enjoy the experience of surfing just a little ... bit ... more.
I have to at least get this out of the way - here are the 6 W's for an XSWIM swim workout for surfers:
1. WHAT is XSWIM for SURFERS?
A unique swimming workout for surfers that incorporates various exercises and surf specific exercises. The swimming sets are designed specifically to mimic surfing and the different types of scenarios a surfer will face - point break, reef break, outer reef, beach break, etc.
1a. WHAT can it do for me?
Improve your surfing fitness (lose weight, gain strength, increase endurance), increase your confidence in the water, supplement your existing training, help you break through your performance plateau.
2. WHO is it for?
Surfers looking to improve their surfing fitness
Surfers tired of being out of shape when the waves come up
Surfers looking to improve their surfing performance and stamina
Paddleboarders and surfers looking to increase their paddling strength
All levels of surfers, all levels of swimmers.
3. WHERE can I do...
An Analysis of the Kelly Slater and Bede Durbidge paddle battle at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast - the top three paddling techniques Kelly uses
In the following video, I break down the paddle battle that took place in Round 4 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast between Kelly Slater and Bede Durbidge. I cover the three key paddling techniques that Kelly uses, how they relate to swimming technique, and how you can use and practice them for your own surfing.
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See you in the water,
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