CAMP ZZO LEVEL 1
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IS THE FIRST STAGE IN THE "Surf Better" Camp ZZO FORMAT. SURFERS WILL LEARN THE BASIC FUNDAMENTALS AND PROPER FORM IN GAINING SPEED OFF THE TAKE OFF, BUILDING SPEED DOWN THE LINE AND BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION TO BETTER SURFING MANEUVERS. THE FOUNDATION OF GOOD SURFING RELIES ON HARNESSING SPEED and proper body mechanics. LEVEL ONE FOCUSES ON THESE FUNDAMENTALS AND IS A MUST FOR MOST LEVELS OF SURFERS. THERE ARE MANY ADVANCED SURFERS WHO DO NOT HAVE PROPER FORM AND ARE MISSING THE MOST IMPORTANT BASIC FUNDAMENTALs TO TAKE THEIR SURFING TO THE NEXT LEVEL. THIS IS A ONE DAY private 2 HOURS session AND WILL SCHEDULE TENTATIVE DATES TO ASSURE SURF. Sesions can BE VIDEO TAPED WITH BRIEF ON-BEACH VIDEO ANALYSIS. ASK ABOUT OUR INDIVIDUAL EDITS FOR PORTFOLIO / SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR AN EXTRA FEE.
ADVANCED SURFING * COMPETITIVE TRAINING
Developed by Dean this coaching and training program is based around the fundamentals of good surfing; developing speed, power, form / technique and on-rail surfing. Ultimately, developing these skills will improve your surfing and improve your contest results. Dean works with any level surfer from beginners to pro and can formulate a specific program for any individual to "SURF BETTER".
§ – Equipment Evaluation
Ensure the boards you are riding are optimal for your weight, ability, conditions and surfing style. Having the best equipment possible is cornerstone to maximizing the performance surfing potential and confidence in all conditions. Learn about board design, fins, rockers etc.. you need to know your equipment to be better prepared for competitions in various conditions.
§ – Body Positioning and Technique
Proper body positioning and technique may be the most important skill you learn. If you have a good basic surfing foundation the rest will come much easier for you. Advanced maneuvers will come more naturally when you are consistently implementing the basic body positioning and technique correctly. How to gain speed from the take-off setting up the bottom turn sets the foundation for advanced maneuvers. Proper body position, technique and strength will add on rail surfing and power to your surfing.
§ – Ocean Knowledge
Reading waves is also a basic skill some people never get down. You will learn about how different swell directions can make waves break differently along the same reef or beach break and how to find the best waves in your session or in a heat.
§ – Surf Contest Strategy
As a competitor you will be scored by a panel of judges. The role of a judge in a surfing contest is to decide which surfer performs the closest to the “Judging Criteria” in any heat. The fundamental importance of the criteria is that each judge understands what he is looking for from the surfers. Learning the Criteria and what that means on different breaks and wave conditions. Surfing psychology how to mentally prepare for competition over thinking, confidence, negative thoughts, fear of failure are a few of the emotions surfers face during competitions, ultimately hindering performance.
Proper stretching techniques and yoga, exercises and speed drills to help your strength and balance, understanding the importance of training and proper form and nutrition. Proper training and stretching will greatly decrease your chances of injury. Surfers tend to see more knee, shoulder, neck and lower back injury's.
Review the days video and analyze each clients’ performance
Read these three tips to “Surf Better”
1. Stand on your tail
“Today’s surfboards aren’t designed for you to place your back foot anywhere but on the tail. With all the intricate vees and contours shapers are putting from the fins back, you’re doing yourself and your high-performance board a disservice by having your back foot not over that part of the board. Basically, that last eight inches of your board—directly over your cluster of fins—is the sweet spot.”
2. Surf through your hips
“Use your core to rip. You shouldn’t be leading your turns with your arms; it looks ugly and has no substance behind it, meaning you’ll be surfing weak. Instead, focus on using your hips as a swivel point; the spray you’ll be chucking will speak volumes.”
3. Be patient
“Take only what the wave offers you and wait for a proper section to maneuver off. Tap into the flow of the wave and look down the line to see what it’s going to do. You’ll see a lot of guys try to force maneuvers into a section or spot that it doesn’t fit into. Don’t force things—let them come to you.”