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The less I surf the better I get!

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Created by GreenTea 25 days ago, 24 Sep 2021
GreenTea
43 posts
24 Sep 2021 4:00PM
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I haven't had a lot of opportunity to surf much lately. I went out the other day and ripped.

The less I surf the better I get!

Anyone else experience this?

justaddwater
NSW, 349 posts
25 Sep 2021 7:30AM
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Green tea,yes I have ,but not very often!!!.like most I struggle for a brief period of time,and gradually get back to an acceptable level.There's definitely a point where it all turns to sh.t if your lay off is to long

Gboots
NSW, 1246 posts
25 Sep 2021 4:28PM
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when I use to play golf I often found this
to be the case . For example if I had an issue with "slicing " or putting issues they would disappear when I left the sport for a few months

surfinJ
590 posts
25 Sep 2021 2:41PM
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I have had this phenomenon with somethings in life, can not think know what. After long breaks from surfing I do not have this at all. Especially now at 61 it feels as if I am surfing better but only because I now have the time to be really consistent. The skateboard seems to be the link to keep up the skills if away from the ocean.

GreenTea
43 posts
25 Sep 2021 3:57PM
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Thanks for your ideas.

I thought about my post. It sounded a little arrogant which is not what I meant.

I get very sore when I surf a lot, so sometimes surfing less is better for me. When I do get waves I try and make every wave count, I put more energy into it. I suppose I need to find a balance.

Cheers all

Kami
1551 posts
25 Sep 2021 5:33PM
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I've been away from surfing those last 5 years and only had surfing few times a year, and now I had few sessions last week, the first ones were running in only, but the last one made me satisfied and happy as a 67th birthday gift.
It does not matter the quantity, and it's the happiness that counts :-)

pete53
NSW, 224 posts
27 Sep 2021 9:42AM
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As the end of lockdown approaches in NSW (for the vacced) I am looking forward to testing this theory. If it doesn't work for me I'll return to defining my surfing by the old adage,' the older I get the better I was'.

les71
5 posts
4 Oct 2021 5:59PM
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GreenTea said..
Thanks for your ideas.

I thought about my post. It sounded a little arrogant which is not what I meant.

I get very sore when I surf a lot, so sometimes surfing less is better for me. When I do get waves I try and make every wave count, I put more energy into it. I suppose I need to find a balance.

Cheers all




I didn't take it as a claim. Your definition of ripping is based around what your expectations are of yourself performance wise. None of us know what you expect from yourself but it sounds Iike you were meeting some of these expectations and building confidence based on this.

That said, if you felt like you were ripping I bet you were. Best surfer is the one having the most fun. Same as art, music, dance etc etc.

You need to work out how you got in that mindset. Were you going out there trying to do moves or just reacting based off the feeling of the ocean?

MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
4 Oct 2021 8:26PM
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Kami said..
It does not matter the quantity, it's the happiness that counts :-)





. and in that one sentence, you've said it all Kami!
Cheers man.

Helmy
VIC, 775 posts
5 Oct 2021 11:38AM
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Living in Metro Melbourne (aka The Leper Colony), on the basis of this thread I'll be surfing like Kai Lenny when i can get to a surf beak again.

backbeach
NSW, 61 posts
5 Oct 2021 11:49AM
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Gotta say like me bowels, it pays to be regular
I can just build on the last sesh and get a flow on, plus get in sync and flow with whats going on in the briney through that period of time.
Surfing can be a cruel master and whip yer butt if a bit rusty. But like everything there's no absolutes and always variables. I've not been surfing or supping for over 2 weeks because of hurty bits and thought my first sup back was going to be punishing but had a hoot instead. Go figure.
Bottom line for me is that saltwater heroin makes it hard to stay away from.



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