Now if you think about how many surf breaks you know of on that map and how many are regularly surfed, that leaves a mass of untapped beaches, points, reefs, and river/harbour mouths that make up the geography of this country’s length. As surfers, sure we want to score guaranteed waves when we set off, and many want to score waves to themselves, but we are also very well aware of those spots which are the go-to regular spots because they have the reputation of delivering time and time again, and generally you know what you’re gonna get. Every so often it’s just nice to take a gamble, throw caution to the wind, knowing you just might possibly get skunked, but that you could also have a unique experience at a place you’ve possibly not been before or for a very long time.
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Ask any top surf coach and the two elements they will concentrate on and recommend are a solid bottom turn and being able to develop speed - as they say, speed is your friend, and many of the best surfers on the planet also happen to be the fastest surfers.
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There are those young athletes that get into sport who possess natural talent, even the X-factor, yet as the road is usually a far-too-easy passage, they either take it for granted or don’t push beyond their capabilities.
Licence To Score
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Then & Now
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A LOT OF ROOM FOR EXPERIMENTATION
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ELEMENTS OF SURPRISE
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