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Stress and Competing

STRESS AND ELITE COMPETITIVE SURFING

Surf Psychology research project identifying the core stressors and mental challenges experienced by elite WSL athletes along with simple, practical strategies to best prepare and manage the stressors for a long and successful competitive career…

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Psychology of Big Wave Riding

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BIG WAVE RIDING

Surf Psychology research project identifying the ideal personal qualities, motivations and mindset for riding the biggest waves on the planet, along with common stages of big wave riding development and insights on how you can prepare and perform with confidence at any level…

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Mind Surfing Imagery

MIND SURFING – RIPPING IT UP INSIDE YOUR MELON

Article on how mental imagery works, the different types of mental imagery and how you can use mind surfing imagery to improve performance in free surfing, competition and big wave riding…

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Localism

STAY OFF OUR TURF – WHAT GOES ON INSIDE THE HEAD OF A HEAVY LOCAL

Article on the psychological, social and cultural dynamics underlying the actions of heavy locals as well as the many potential benefits of localism for individual and community achievement and care for the local environment…

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Manage Your Fear

MANAGE YOUR FEAR – WHY SURFING BIG WAVES IS ALL MIND GAMES

Fear is a functional human emotion that is ever present throughout our surfing life, and particularly when we face big waves. Learn the psychological and physiological responses of fear and how to manage this beautiful emotion to make smart decisions and more safely and confidently ride bigger and bigger waves…