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February, 2018

Do what feels good

By February 26, 2018 Surf more, Thoughts
Do what feels good

I’ve wasted a lot of time putting far too much pressure on my surfing. Wanting to progress and taking it all too seriously. Surfing when I don’t feel like it, trying too many different things, listening to lots of people and then getting totally overwhelmed and not knowing what to do for the best.

The one person I should have listened to most in all of this, is me.

My friend Kelly’s always telling me to do what feels good. It’s a simple concept and inevitably brings more fun and joy than doing things under tension.

It’s time to let go, have fun and stop trying to progress.

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One wave wonder

By February 22, 2018 Thoughts
One wave wonder

Yep. The title of this post pretty much sums up where I’m at with my surfing right now, and I can’t help feeling disappointed.

The fact that I’ve got back onto my minimal after months of surfing my longboard hasn’t helped. It’s harder to paddle and I have to sit further inside to catch anything – I much prefer getting into the wave early. My upper body strength still sucks and, understandably, going back down in board size is bound to take some getting used to. So my wave count is a lot less.

But there’s one thing that’s really affecting my lack of waves and it’s something that I can totally control. My mindset.

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