We interview the best surfers in the world and the people behind them, so surfers can learn ways to improve their own surfing. The podcast is targeted to open-minded surfers who want to improve and progress their surfing as well as enhance their surf longevity & health. Each interview will educate the listener on ways to refine and progress their surfing and/or increase their surf longevity.
Jesse Faen is a talented surfer from North Narrabeen, Sydney turned surf media guru, former editor of Waves mag, Surfing mag, former WSL Media Director, has worked for brands like Insight, Magicseaweed, Malibu Popoyo. In this episode he shares; his playful take on surfing and lessons form his experiences with elite surfers.
Donald Brink is a surfer and board shaper based in SoCal, he is also a fellow ‘surf nerd’ who likes to break-down all aspects of surfing. In this episode we discuss; the purpose of a surfboard, surfing technique, style, wide points, rocker, volume, bottom turns + more. Donald also has his own podcast - Swell with My Soul. Links to his podcast and website below.
Devon breaks down noseriding & cross stepping, we discuss dry-land and balance training. We talk appropriate traditional longboarding equipment and style. We also get into surfing etiquette, line-up politics and the current state of surfing.
Scott Bass and I discuss our relationships to the ocean & surfing, try to define what a surfer is, and if we even want to be be labeled as one. Is surfing an addiction? Can it be a ‘positive addiction’? Is your surfing guilt-free? How important is surfing to you? Has surfing lost it’s ‘cool’? Are you the master of your surfing? Or is surfing the master of you?
Posture explained, Feldenkrias method described. How to sit efficiently. How to move better. David shares some of his knowledge on movement & posture. David Hall is a Feldenkrias Practitioner and Alexander Technique teacher on the northern beaches NSW. David talks about the method, posture, movement, grace and finishes with an ATM lesson.
Rob Bain pro surfer from Manly Beach, AUS. Rob was ranked No. 5 in 1990 and finished in the top 10 ‘88-’91, won 4 events and even came 3rd at ‘93 longboard champs.
He talks about what drove him to be one of the best, how he learnt to relax and focus in high pressure situations. Memories from his 3rd place in ‘93 Long Board champs and lessons from how riding other boards can help your short-boarding.
Rob also weighs in on the state of surf coaching and individual style, surfboard choice among intermediate surfers.
How to deal with the transition from being a ‘surfer’ to a ‘worker’ in the surf industry.
He also talks about how he recovered form an horrific surfing accident in 2009, and what he learnt form the experience.
His thoughts on mindset, rhythm, flow state, the zone, being in the moment and longevity of performance.
And stories from some of his surfing highlights.
An inspiring icon of Australian surfing.
Surf Podcast pioneer Scott Bass and I riff on surfing.
In this episode: What is Style? Why Surfers are the WORST. The origin of surf podcasting, is surfing a sport? Why do we surf? + More.
Are you the master of your surfing or is surfing your master?
In the Taylor Knox episode we touched on the feeling of surfing, in this episode we dive at lot deeper into the 'feeling' of surfing, and how Kelee Meditation can enhance the feeling of surfing, and the quality of your life.
Matt's passion and progressive attitude towards surfing and surf coaching shines through in the Balter fueled chat, he shares some stories from his younger days of charging big waves with a group of friends who were pushing each other - giving us some insight into the passion and attitude behind what it takes to get good at surfing. He opens up on how he has developed as a coach and is still learning new things to help his clients and friends. Lessons learnt from Tom Carroll, Nick Carroll, Nathan Hedge, Sebastian Zietz (Seabass), Nam Baldwin, Matt Griggs, Wim Hoff, Meditation, different equipment and more. Plus plenty of tips and techniques in amongst the stories.
Barton gives some insight into the recent Margret River WCT surfing event, shares with us the best drill to improve your small wave surfing. We also talk about the surf-skate connection, how surf coaches and surfers can use skateboarding to improve technique and fitness, and we discuss the best types of skateboards to use.
Making the Drop founder Barry Green has been surfing for 30 years and coaching surfing professionally since 1998. His vision for a technical & holistic approach to surf coaching grew while working with clients who were at a crossroads in their lives, using surfing as a practice to rediscover purpose and passion in life. He completed the Professional Coaching Course in Integral Coaching from New Ventures West in 2008, adding life coaching skills to an extensive background working with youth and adults as a counsellor, coach and experiential educator. He is blessed with three amazing daughters and continues to find passion and purpose in helping all levels of surfers ride waves with style, grace and gratitude.
Kyle Thiermann is a professional surfer, podcaster, and filmmaker from California. He creates gonzo-style mini-documentaries about current issues happening all over the world. Tune in to his podcast for conversations with fascinating people he meets along the way.
Nam Baldwin discuss's what Flow is, why some surfers get into 'the zone' more often and more easily than others. How do we train, warm-up and think in a way that elicits more flow. How to turn a bad surf into a great surf.
Surfing, flow, flow-state, the zone, Nam Baldwin, Mick Fanning, 2020 olympics
Clayton shares some of his back-stories into how he became a world-class surfer, surf coach, and surfboard shaper. Clayton has a unique take on advanced surfing, he breaks it down very clearly, simplifying what to most surfers seems magical. We clarify the proper surf stance - squat or lunge? Or Squnge? We talk in depth about Kelly Slater, and even break down one of his waves on a very detailed level. This podcast will give you an in-depth look at the worlds best surfer Kelly Slater - his approach, his technique and some never heard before quotes.
The link between health and performance is undeniable, so it makes perfect sense to optimise health in order to optimise surfing performance and enjoyment. Health begins in the gut, and in this episode, we discuss gut health and some simple strategies to optimise yours. Surfer Kale Brock is an Award-nominated writer, producer and speaker. With a background in TV journalism, Kale has a passion for creative storytelling with a special interest in health & wellbeing. His long-awaited documentary, The Gut Movie, investigates the human microbiome in a scientific, quirky & fun journey in which he travels to Namibia to live with The San tribe. Kale’s books, The Gut Healing Protocol and The Art Of Probiotic Nutrition, have generated international acclaim.
Gee coaches and speaks about surfing on a much deeper level than just technique and wave selection, she helps her clients discover why they surf, and what they want to achieve with their surfing. Helping surfers to find their own rhythm by developing and combining self-awareness with ocean-awareness.
Ben has been the Head forecaster at Coastalwatch for ten years. In this episode he explains how waves are made, what he looks for when making surf predictions, dispels some common misbeliefs about reading synoptic charts, describes some of the nuances of swells and most importantly educates us on how to find the best waves. We also talk about how secondary and tertiary swells affect the primary swell and your local break.
Michael talks about how your mind affects your surfing, as well as surfing's effect on our minds. Mindfulness, flow state, being present, meditation, living in the now, awareness, in the zone, in the pocket, focus on 'now', it's all in here, and it's all relative to surfing
Karl Attkins grew up surfing and competing on Sydney's Northern Beaches, since finishing his competitive career Karl has been chasing big waves. Karl talks about the importance of being prepared before committing to a big wave surf. Preparation of body, mind, and equipment is essential before you step outside your comfort zone, and stepping outside your comfort zone is the key to progression. Karl also helps us to identify some of the subtleties around fear and instinct, and how awareness of them can help you to face your fears, and avoid injury. How Breath Enhancement Training (B.E.T.) with Nam Baldwin has helped his surfing, both big wave and competitive.
Ru is a very experienced surf coach and has a unique way of breaking things down. In this interview, Ru gives out plenty of original advice as well as a new perspective on some classic surf coaching tips. Great tips on; how to overcome fear, how to surf more critically, what 'flow' is, plus loads more, enjoy.
John discusses the differences between good surfers and great surfers - those surfers who are truly on the path to surf mastery. What the greats do differently, how they get into flow states (the zone) more consistently and deeply than most surfers. How your emotions can affect your surfing, how to maximize your presence and awareness in the water. How to overcome performance anxiety and much much more.
Jarred Hancox - Sponsored surfer from Taranaki New Zealand talks about how surf coaching, nutrition, training, and equipment refinement helped him go from a good surfer in his twenties to NZ (35+) National champ in his thirties.
Clayton shares his unique perspective on advanced surfing techniques, surfboard function and reading the ocean. He breaks down top-to-bottom performance surfing, surfboard function, how to get waves in a crowded line-up and much more.
Cris and I talk about surfing, strength training for surfing, surf fitness, surfing injuries and rehab, health, nutrition, & diet. We also discuss how lifestyle choices like EMF exposure, water quality, sleep, blue light exposure, meditation all effect human health and therefore your surfing capacity and performance.
Big wave charger Tom Carroll talks about the do's and don'ts of big wave surfing, sharing his knowledge and experience so we can make it as safe as possible. We also talk about surfers ear (exostosis), its causes and how to prevent it.
Dr Jeremy Sheppard outlines some of the methods he & his team use to train elite level surfers, and gives recommendations for exercise and training that compliment all levels of surfing, surf longevity and injury prevention.