In the freezing cold place of Girdwood, Alaska, some mad surfers ride what must be the coldest waves on the planet. According to Wired magazine this waves are "a surfing phenomena that is caused by what’s known as a tidal bore, which happens when the incoming tide creates a wave that travels back against the current of a river or similar setting. When people refer to a “tidal wave,” this is truly what they mean, which is why it can be the cause ofcatastrophic floods and often misidentified as a tsunami".
It is rather strange how they keep floating on theirs boards considering the size of the balls of steel they must drag everywhere.
Now wanna learn how he did it? Take out your note block folks and learn with the man:
'I saw it turn and it came straight for me, in a dead straight line, undeviating, and it genuinely felt like a true final approach, as it were.
It definitely felt super-threatening and it wasn't changing its course 'I speared the board into the water to try and deter it. That seemed to work but it came back again so I used the board again and it moved away."
'I was totally scared and definitely thought I would be coming out of the water with one appendage fewer.' 'I genuinely think this thing was looking for a limb, if not more than that. If it had struck blood my gut feeling is that might have encouraged the other sharks to get involved as well, and then there might be a different story today.
'Luckily enough a wave happened to pitch up at the most convenient moment ever and I just belly-flopped onto it and just ran it in on my front. This was definitely a threat, I was utterly convinced.'
|He should have stayed home that day|
In Munich, the capital city of the southern state of Bavaria, the Isar river seems to be a reliable alternative to the ocean. River surfing has become so popular in the city that serious competitions have already taken place.
In case you ever want to ride these waves, be aware that the best spot is under the Reichenbach Bridge.
With good beer, breathtaking landscapes and a decent amount of waves to surf, Bavarians seem to have it all don´t they?
But what if I tell you that its waters are commonly used by surfers ? Even in this remote scenery, so far away from those places that we use to associate with surfing and with such bad weather conditions, surf exists. More than a sport, this is a way of life that truly knows no boundaries. I present you surfer Ryan Patin.
Between October and December this year, 28 surf spots across the country are included in this tourism campaign aimed to attract surfers all around the world. Famous spots include the Coxos Beach (considered to be one of the best surf beaches in Europe) or Supertubos (which recently hosted the ASP world championship).
The reason for this advertising campaign seem to be clear: the portuguese are so confident of the quality of the country´s waves that they will actually pay if there are no "surfable" waves to be found. What do you think?
The surprise of the day was the early elimination of Kelly Slater. The american was unable to reach the next phase, obtaining a final score of 5.27. As for his opponent, Brazilian Raoni Monteiro, the round could not have been better, achieving a final score of 9.20.
Slater has therefore lost almost all the chances he had on achieving yet another world title. It should be remembered that last year, the campion in title lost the final in Peniche for Brazilian golden boy Adriano de Souza.
With these surprising news the most strong contenders for the title will be John John Florence, Gabriel Medina, Kolohe Andino, Australians Josh Kerr, Adrian Buchan, Joel Parkinson and Owen Right and Brazilian Raoni Monteiro. Things are getting quite interesting. It is one of the most disputed title races in recent years and the only true winners as for now are the hardcore surfing lovers all around the world.
As a new way of distribution, vimeo has made it possible for thousands of filmmakers to show their art around the web, and some of it I must say is simply fantastic.
This week I chose to make a selection of some of the best indie surfing videos you can find on vimeo.
The first video of these series is called El Largo Dia. It was filmed and edited by Matt Kleiner, with surfers Josh Kerr and Jimmy Reyes as the main surfing attractions.
Who also reached the third round was John John Florence, world´s number 4, by leaving out of competition fellow american Pat Gaudaskas and aussie Kai Otton.
In the first days of competition, and because the sea was not providing the best of conditions, surfers made a freesurf session in Supertubos, one of the best spots in the portuguese coast. Check it out.
You probably already know that swimming may be one of the best activities to work your entire body. When it comes to swimming, the health benefits are virtually endless. There is a lot of swimming routines out there that can help you burn calories and keep you in shape, but which one is best? In all reality you can't go wrong with any swimming programs, but did you know that you can dramatically increase your fat burning potential by implementing high intensity interval training? By adding "HIIT," it turns a regular swimming into a high intensity swimming routine that burns fat like crazy!
What Does A HIIT Workout Routine Consist Of?
If you have never performed a HIIT workout, you are going to be shocked at how effective they are when it comes time to measure results. The workouts are very simple to perform: perform short bursts of high intensity movement followed by a burst of lower intensity movement. If you were doing this out on the track you would run as fast as possible for 30 seconds then slow to a job or walk for 60 seconds. You can mimic this same basic idea while swimming to get maximum results from every workout. Your calorie burn during this type of workout will far surpass the calorie burn for any other type of workout. You will even burn fat at a higher rate for hours after the workout!
HIIT + Steady State Cardio = Results
Steady state cardio is when you perform an activity at a constant speed for a much longer duration. Because it may take a couple hours to achieve the same calorie burning capabilities as a HIIT workout, it doesn't make sense to go down that route. But if you combine HIIT with steady state cardio, an amazing thing happens. HIIT will actually cause fat cells to be released into the blood stream as free fatty acids. So the moment HIIT is finished, we will introduce steady state cardio to burn up the free fatty acids. To recap, short bursts of energy releases the fatty acids in the bloodstream while steady state cardio burns them up.
What Your High Intensity Swimming Routine Will Look Like
1) Warm up briefly by swimming a couple laps
2) Freestyle swim(sprint) for 30 seconds
3) 60 seconds treading water or gently moving around. Rotate between the 30 second fast sprint and 60 seconds of treading water for 15 or 20 minutes. If you have trouble sustaining this rotation for the full length of time you can increase the rest period of treading water to 120 seconds, or 2 minutes.
Steady State Cardio
1) Swim laps at an easy to moderate pace for 15-30 minutes Note: The entire workout shouldn't be any longer than a total time of 45 minutes. This workout can be done 3-4 times a week.
A Natural Increase In HGH Levels From High Intensity Swimming
Your body needs human growth hormone, or HGH, to properly maintain muscle mass and support healthy fat burn. You have probably heard of this in relation to illegal injections used by athletes and bodybuilders, but you don't need to go there. HGH is a natural product of the human body so you can use HIIT workouts to naturally increase your own production. This is done best when you combine your high intensity swimming workouts with fasting. This is how it will work:
1) Do not eat for 3-4 hours before getting in the pool for your HIIT workout. Perform the workout with a completely empty stomach to stimulate HGH release.
2) Do not eat for a couple hours after the workout. This gives time for HGH to be released properly.
3) Fast a couple days a week to get the most benefit from increased HGH levels.
Lose the Fat Fast with High Intensity Swimming
High intensity swimming will do wonders for your body and you won't have to wait very long to see the results. Your body does not absorb the impact and strain that is experienced during a normal HIIT workout routine, so your swimming routines are less likely to lead to injury. You also remain cool and comfortable when you workout in the pool.
Author Adam Johnson understands how crucial it is for those who want to effectively torch body fat and preserve muscle. This is why he actively uses a HIIT workout to help those achieve an elite level of fitness. Make sure to check out some of the best cardio workoutsfor fat loss.
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First, surfing is not a major sport in most european countries. It is reasonable to say that it has a cult status in countries like Portugal or France, but it is far from moving the masses that a game like football involves. Its true that the reputation of surfing has began to grow, specially among younger folks, but it is not enough to generate a passion comparable to the one shown by Australian fans.
Secondly, top surfing athletes in Europe are rare and the competition is weak. Recent years have shown that many good surfers have begun to show some good performance in the worlds waves but the overall level is still far from the one that American, Brazillian and Australian surfers can provide.
The verdict is, in my opinion, that European surf has a great potential and recent results show us that greater achievements can be won. What Europe needs is a great sportsman, a contender for the world title that can bring professional surfing to the masses.
European surfers ranking in the ASP Men’s World Ranking:
Euro ranking World Ranking
Jeremy Flores 1 15
Tiago Pires 2 24
Glenn Hall 3 27
Joan Duru 4 41
Interested in taking your film to the Surf At Lisbon Film Fest? Check the rules here.
More information is also avaiable here. (in portuguese)
|In the beginning, kids would ride a skateboard emulating the actions on a surfboard|
This win marks the 14th victory by Fanning in the pro circuit, and the first win since 2001 in Bells Beach. Unfortunate to share the same surf era with Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning is not so bad when it comes to count the results in the heat matchup history between the two surfers: 7 wins for the ozzie and 8 wins for the american.
To the events official site Mick Fanning revealed what he felt at the moment of winning."I am just stoked because it is been so long. It does not seem strange that it has taken so long to win another one when you have got other guys like Joel Parkinson, Jordy Smith and Kelly Slater on tour and I usually come up just a bit short. Usually against Joel, but I got him today!".
There was big controversy tough on Fannings victory. Kelly made a perfect 10 air 360 in the final and decisive heat and many fans considered the result injust for the american.
Check out a video that sums up the incredible heat
Here are the complete results:
1 – Mick Fanning (AUS) 18.80
2 – Kelly Slater (USA) 18.07
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According to the lads at surf-forecasts
Bells Beach in Torquay is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.
The veteran surfer made a total of 15.86 points in the final heat against the 15.60 made by brazillian wonderboy Adriano de Souza. It was a very close dispute, provoking a great divide among the fans present at Coolangatta (even between the Australian ones).
It is the third time Burrow wins the Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast. The other two wins were in 2001 and 2010. It also marks his 10th win overall in competition.
He is the surf sensation of the year. Derek Rabelo, a 19 year old blind surfer is winning the admiration of the worldwide surf community. Yes you read that right the first time: Derek is blind and just last week he was surfing one of the most respected waves in the world, the ones in Pipeline, Hawaii.
Derek learned to surf just two years ago when his father and uncles introduced him to this way of life. His first surf coach in Guarapari (Brazil) soon realized that the kid had a great talent and told his family that he could be surfing any of the worlds best waves.
To be able to surf, Derek only needs the help of another surfer to initially catch the wave, in the riding part he is all by himself. In a place well known for its peoples idiossincracies, Derek won the heart of Pipeline´s most hardcore surfers.
The voracious localism and occasional violence towards strangers were inexistent : Pipeline stopped to watch Derek.
LOCATION: Guarapari, Brazil
What’s the story with your sight — can you see anything? Were you born visually impaired or did something happen later? No I’m 100 percent blind. Yes, I was born blind.
When did you learn to surf? 2 and a half years ago.
Was that your first time surfing Pipe? How was it for you? No, I surfed Pipe at the same day they had the finals of the Volcom Pro, 01-31-12. I couldn`t catch waves because it was very crowded but it was amazing experience…6-8 feet perfect Pipe.
The video said you wanted to pull into the tube. Has that happened yet? I`ve got a couple barrels but I didn’t make it out. Were you surprised at the gift of the surfboard? How does it ride? Yes I was, very surprised. The board is amazing, 6’2″… ( This interview is Courtesy of the adventure hournal)
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The Quarter Finalists are:
Adriano de Souza vs Owen Wright
Kelly Slater vs Josh Kerr
Jordy Smith vs Joel Parkison
Taj Burrow vs Adrian Buchan
Interested in following all the live action? Watch it here.
The competition is over. Thanks for watching the broadcast. Meanwhile there are more good news for Kelly Slater. The north american surfer won his fourth award for best Action Sportsman.
First of all you should have some cardio. Run some miles but not at a too high level. It should be just enough to get you a bit sweaty. After that you should choose between one of these three warm up sessions, Ideally, you should choose a different warm up for every training day. Alternate.
Here is warm up session 1 (I have already posted it on my last post). This first warm up focuses on Mobility:
This second warm up video is a Body Weight Combo.
And finally, the third warm up, using a weight.
I found a very good bundle of athletic fat loss and body recomposition videos. They use a variety of methods and exercises that will improve your overall surfing ability. Check them here. They were designed by a swimming coach but they apply very well to surfing. I leave an example for you.
The first event on the northern hemisphere will take place in Trestles, California, 8 months after the first title event! But there is no need to grow desperate, since many prime and star events are scheduled for those 8 months.
For more information check the schedule yourself.