mindset

July 2018

Understanding the Connection Between Body and Mind and How It Impacts Performance

By |2018-07-09T20:36:32+00:00July 9th, 2018|Coaching, Sports|

We all know the saying "A healthy mind in a healthy body." This simple but very meaningful quote has a lot of wisdom in it. As we talked about in the previous article, your brain's health is depending on your nutrition; and so do the body and mind. But how does this connection works? Surfers [...]

How Growth Mindset And Fixed Mindset Affect Athlete’s Performance

By |2018-07-02T16:29:44+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Coaching, Education, Inspiration, Sports|

Surfers spend many hours of practice, focus, motivation, and resilience to learn how to ride waves, and then mastering and improving their surfing technique and style. Just like many other athletes, professional surfers use the same methodology to produce excellent results. In fact, the skills, tools, and resources that they use are the same [...]

June 2018

How To Prepare For a Sports Competition

By |2018-06-19T16:19:59+00:00June 19th, 2018|Coaching, Education, Sports|

Winning in sports starts from the preparation that happens years, months, and up to the last few hours before the competition. However, it is completely normal for the anxiety to intensify especially on the day before the event. There are mental and physical strategies to help reduce nervousness and enable athletes to perform at [...]

How Morning Routines Can Improve Your Surfing

By |2018-07-02T16:09:40+00:00June 18th, 2018|Coaching, Education, Inspiration, Sports|

We often hear people complaining about not having the time to do everything they want during the day. They wish for 26 hours days. People complain about not having time to go to the gym, not being able to take care of themselves and that their busy life and schedule doesn't allow them to [...]

Improve Your Surfing With Visualization

By |2018-07-02T16:33:21+00:00June 11th, 2018|Coaching, Education, Inspiration, Sports|

One good way to counter-effect the negative self-talk that you can have in competition or when having mental barriers due to step-backs is to use mental imagery, also known as visualization. Visualisation is a powerful mental skill that you can use to help you reach optimal performance levels. It is more important than what you [...]

How to Tackle Surfers’ Biggest Challenge

By |2018-06-07T12:12:00+00:00June 6th, 2018|Coaching, Education, Inspiration, Sports|

Apart from the challenge of competition, professional surfers deal with a lot of pressure from media, sponsors, and family. But how do they manage their stress level? And what kind of training can help them with the pressure? FREE-SURFING VS. COMPETITIVE SURFING Competitive surfing is very different than free surfing. In competitive surfing, surfers [...]

How To Stop Negative Self-Talk For Surfers

By |2018-06-03T21:39:39+00:00June 3rd, 2018|Coaching, Education, Sports|

A huge part of becoming an optimal performer surfer and developing mental strength is turning off your negative self-talk. The thoughts in our head influence our behavior, attitude, and actions. They are affecting our lives and are either empowering which enable us to take positive actions or limiting that stop us from achieving our goals. [...]

May 2018

Surfers Optimal Performance – Winning in life

By |2018-06-03T21:38:59+00:00May 10th, 2018|Coaching, Sports|

When reading surf magazines, we often come across articles about surfers riding giant waves and endless barrels. Images of pristine beaches make us dream of surfing paradise destinations. Pro-surfers winning contest after contest inspires us to be on top of the game, living a healthy life full of surf adventures. But what does it [...]

April 2018

6 Steps to Developing Mental Strength For Surfers

By |2018-05-05T09:53:30+00:00April 18th, 2018|Coaching, Education, Inspiration, Sports|

When thinking about mental strength, we often think of athletes and Navy Seals toughness. Mental strength is a measure of individual resilience and confidence that may predict success in sports, education and the workplace. In fact, for athletes to succeed, they need both mental and physical strength. The framework used to improve these two [...]