The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Don’t look down
Aug13

The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Don’t look down

There is nothing more frustrating, after paddling hard and nailing your pop up, to then go and fall straight off again. The latest instalment in our ‘Best surfing advice you’ve ever been given’ series comes after a great surf in some lovely little mellow waves at Perran Sands with Kirsty from Landlocked Surfer Girl. I really wanted to take the GoPro but my longboard doesn’t have a mount, so I figured I’d just hold it...

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Why do I keep missing waves?
Jun29

Why do I keep missing waves?

This is a question I get asked a lot. Believe me, I know how frustrating it is. I know all about that vicious cycle you end up in, because the more waves you miss the more you lose your confidence and the more disheartened you get.

And because there are usually several factors affecting your ability to catch waves, there’s not always a simple answer and it can be tough to work out why it’s happening.

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The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Feel the fear and do it anyway
May26

The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Feel the fear and do it anyway

I seem to spend a lot of time in the water debating with myself about what on earth I’m doing. It goes something like this… “Ooh, this looks like a wave coming, oh I’m probably not going to get it, hmmm, I might, ok, yes let’s go, paddle hard Amy, oh, but it looks a bit big, and I’m a bit close to the peak, it’s going to break on my head, arrrggghhhh… [wave goes by and turns out I’m in pretty much the perfect spot] oh no, could...

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The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Surf no matter what
Apr22

The best surfing advice you’ve ever been given: Surf no matter what

Next up in our ‘Best surfing advice you’ve ever been given’ series is one that I always forget to remember… Fortunately I’ve been reminded of it a lot lately, usually while I’m trying to convince myself, rather unconvincingly, that I should go surfing. Go surfing, no matter what. Seems simple enough, but think about the number of times you’ve talked yourself out of going surfing… because you had a rubbish surf last time…...

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How to duckdive like a pro
Mar30

How to duckdive like a pro

Duckdiving has always been my surfing achilles heel… I’ve never been able to do it right, at best I end up getting thrown off my board or dragged back and at worst I’d hit myself in the face with my board.  Yet it’s the most efficient way to get through a set, and I’m bored of getting frustrated at taking longer to get out back than everyone else, so I’ve made it my mission to finally learn how to...

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