Soul Surfing

Fanning Shark Encounter

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF A LIVE SHARK ATTACK

Australian Surfing Life magazine contacted me for comment on Mick Fanning’s shark encounter at J-Bay. In the interview I share about the psychological experience of shock during athletic performance and how to apply psychological first aid to manage shock, guide ideal response from family/friends/supports and optimise psychological recovery…

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Waves of Life

RIDING THE WAVES OF LIFE

“There’s quite a few lessons I’ve definitely learned and treasures that I’ve discovered from just surfing”
Dave Rastovich

Simply going surfing can enrich us in all areas of life and it’s inspiring to hear everyone’s story about how learning to ride the waves of the ocean also helps them to grow as a person and ride the waves of life… Read on to discover some ocean lessons for life from Rasta, Dorian, Menzcer, Doerner, Keala, Layne, Occy, Clyde Aikau and Kelly Slater…

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SurfCareers.com Interview

SURF CAREERS INTERVIEW

Many thanks to Troy Roennfeldt for opening the opportunity to share about my career in surf and performance psychology…

“Surfing simply became part me and so in some way it’s part of all areas of my life. Initially it was the playfulness in the ocean, I loved the feeling of lift and glide on a wave and getting thrashed and battered around in the water. The comfort of being in the ocean was something that just came naturally too…”

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Surf Psychology Insights for Life

SURF PSYCHOLOGY INSIGHTS FOR SPORT, BUSINESS AND LIFE

Presentation about the core elements of Surf Psychology – in particular the mindset and approach of big wave riders – to illuminate the basis for high performance and personal enrichment in all our sporting, business and wider life adventures. The talk includes a clip of some work I did with Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones for the Storm Surfer’s documentary, Pipeline poetry from Gerry Lopez and a number of insights from Kelly Slater, Clyde Aikau and other top surfers I have been fortunate to share time with…

Full post includes link to watch presentation on YouTube…

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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…