Wednesday, January 24, 2018

How to enjoy your surfing more.

I'm an old guy and being fit for surfing is important.  There are some simple things that you can do to keep in reasonable shape.   First, make a commitment to do some basic stretches and exercises everyday.   My routine starts with arm and shoulder rotations.  Followed by knee and back stretches.  Finally, I do squats type exercises and push-ups.

The other things I do are fairly simple also.  I stretch a lot and recently started using a foam roller.  It's helping me regain and maintain flexibility.  My diet is vegetarian.  I feel healthy and strong as ever.  The last thing was giving up beer.  I don't miss it anymore.  There was a time when I lived an unhealthy life.  Now that I'm much older.  I'm keeping fit the best ways I know how.  I hope this helps anyone looking to have more fun in their sessions.  Thanks for your support.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Experience matters.

There is one thing you learn as a surfer over time.  You have to spend a lot of time watching for waves.    Where I live the number of days of good waves are few.  You have to watch the conditions closely and maybe it will reward you with something.

There are lots of guys that build wood boards.  There are few guys that ride 'em.  I'm happy to be out surfing and if it's on a wood board.  That's even better.  The water has cooled to the 50's.  Winter is upon us and it's different wearing all the rubber.  It's not going to slow me down.  Keep surfing as long as you can.