The Surfing Lifestyle Workshop 12-14 October 2012
For many of us our lives revolve around the ocean and the next wave we are going to ride. This workshop is designed to help you maximize your enjoyment in the ocean and to assist you to you grow as a surfer. It is suitable for all levels, ages and proficiency of surfer.
Location and date
It is a two and a half day workshop hosted at a tranquil private residence located at Green Point on the KZN S Coast about 45 minutes drive from Durban. It is going to be held on the weekend of the 12th October 2012. It is small and intimate with the emphasis on friendly and attentative instruction. There are only 8 slots available and they are available on a first come first serve basis.
Topics that will be covered include:
1. Understanding swell charts to help plan your surfing time around when the surf is good.
2. The incredibly simple and pre form of bodysurfing and what a gift it is to yourself.
3. Opening yourself up to enjoying different waves by riding different types of craft.
4. Mind surfing for when you are stuck away from the ocean or injured.
5. Nutrition. What you put in you get out. Understanding how to maximize your performance by what you eat and drink.
6. Working out what types of board/s go for you and what boards to ride in what waves.
7. An introduction to anaerobic breath-hold and how to manage your physiology in heavy wipeout/caught-inside scenarios.
8. An explosive workout routine which increases strength to bodyweight ratios and will have you a) catching more waves and b) able to catch and ride faster and steeper breaking waves.
9. Planning surf trips and ROI in terms of waves ridden.
10. An introduction to the benefits of yoga. Injury prevention, increased flexibility, agility, balance, breathing, concentration and relaxation.
Understanding the wildlife
11. Understanding the local wildlife and learning to read the signs of the ocean.
12. The philosophies of Aloha (love and sharing) and Ohana (family and belonging) and how they apply to surfing in this day and age.
13. Subtle surf coaching to improve your performance and enjoyment regardless of what craft you ride.
14.An introduction to PWC (Jetski) Assist surfing.
15. Video analysis.
R2500/pp sharing or R3000 single for 2 nights everything included.
This includes transport from DBN (if required), accommodation for two nights, all food and drink, yoga instruction, nutrition and surfing related activities. Bring only your own surfboards and a desire to grow as a surfer.
Basic schedule (subject to change with the local weather conditions)
Day 1 Friday 12 October.
5-6pm: A gentle introduction to yoga (theory, practice and surf specific benefits 40mins). Cheryl Lancelles.
6-6:30pm: Diet and nutrition, theory then presentation.
8pm: Understanding the local wildlife and learning to read the signs of the ocean by Mark Addison.
Day 2 Saturday 13 October.
5am: Wake up call/coffee/tea/fresh juice.
5:15-5:30am: Several rounds of sun salutations (stretch and warm up the body, pre-surf awareness and focus). Pre-surf fruit snack. Pre-surf talk with Spider Murphy on becoming a lifelong surfer and adapting your equipment as you grow as a surfer.
6:45-8:30am: Surf with Spider Murphy
9-10am: Technical yoga instruction. Mind-surfing, theory and practice.
11-12:30pm: Opening yourself up to enjoying different waves by riding different types of craft - theory & practice, by John McCarthy.
3-3:30pm: An explosive workout routine which increases strength to bodyweight ratios and will have you a) catching more waves and b) able to catch and ride faster and steeper breaking waves, by John McCarthy.
3:30-5pm: An introduction to PWC assist surfing by Jason Ribbink.
5-6pm: Understanding volume in surfboards by Jason Ribbink.
6-6:30pm: Planning surf trips and ROI in terms of waves ridden, with practical examples from South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Indonesia and Hawaii, by John McCarthy.
6:30-7pm: Understanding swell charts by John McCarthy.
7-8pm: Dinner, Fish Braai, salads etc.
8pm: The incredibly simple and pure form of bodysurfing and what a gift it is to yourself (theory), by John McCarthy.
8:30pm: DVD 'Come Hell or High Water'.
Day 3, Sunday 14 October.
5am: Wake up call/coffee/tea/fresh juice.
5:15-5:30am: Several rounds of sun salutations (stretch and warm up the body, pre-surf awareness and focus). Pre-surf fruit snack and talk by Clayton Nienaber, “Learning to surf how it feels.”
6:45-8:30am: Surf with Clayton Nienaber
9:9-30am: Video analysis with Clayton Nienaber.
9-30am -10am: An introduction to anaerobic breath-hold and how to manage your physiology in heavy wipeout/caught inside scenarios (theory). John McCarthy.
10am-12pm: Bodysurfing practice and breath-hold practice. John McCarthy.
12:30-1:15pm: Relatively short but intense yoga session. Cheryl Lancelles.
1:30-2:30pm: Lunch. Informally introduce the philosophies of Aloha (love and sharing) and Ohana (family and belonging) and how they apply to surfing in this day and age.
2:30-4pm: Head home.
John is a lifelong surfer and the founder, editor and publisher of theBOMBsurf. He has surfed for UCT, Western Provence, KZN and SA. He lived in Hawaii for 2 years and has spent the last 20 years surfing as much as possible all over the world.
Cheryl is a surfer, yoga instructor, a qualified modern jazz dance teacher, and a personal trainer and fitness instructor. She qualified with the Sports Science institute in Cape Town. She is also a sports massage therapist, physical therapist (specializing in spinal alignment using the form of Yoga as a tool to rectify and support the muscular-skeletal system). She is the owner of Southern Africa yoga safaris and retreats.
Spider is a lifelong surfer and iconic and prolific surfboard shaper. He has shaped more surfboards for more world champions than any other South African Surfer. Spider surfs every day of his life and while he is now well into his 60’s he surfs better than most people in their 20’s. He is one of the most stoked surfers you will ever meet.
Jason is a South African Champion surfer. He has represented SA at various levels and in different surfing disciplines. He is a surfboard builder who has his own Bilt brand of surfboards as well as the license to produce …Lost and Channel Islands Surfboards in South Africa. He pioneered PWC assist surfing in South Africa and has represented at places like Dungeons and Jaws in Hawaii. He was also part of the original Coast 2 Coast for Cancer crew that circumnavigated the entire SA coastline by PWC.
Clayton surfed for KZN and has represented SA as both a surfer and a coach. He is one of SA’s most innovative and exciting surfer/shaper/coaches with a real passion for helping people to improve their surfing. He pioneered the use of headphone and video assist coaching in SA. When he is not surfing or shaping he is coaching everyone between national and beginner levels of surfer.
Mark is the founder of Blue Wilderness Safaris. He has been surfing and diving in the water off KZN for several decades. His love and knowledge of the local wildlife are well documented, so much so that when National Geographic or other heavyweights seek to document events like the Sardine Run, the man they go to, to help them is Mark.
This is a Big Ocean Media Bros Initiative.
For bookings and enquiries contact John McCarthy