Nancy Emerson School of Surfing http://www.surfclinics.com Sun, 03 Jun 2018 19:30:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 54513484 Let The Ocean Be Your Guide To Life http://www.surfclinics.com/let-the-ocean-be-your-guide-to-life/ Tue, 29 May 2018 05:07:55 +0000 http://www.surfclinics.com/?p=2349   Let The Ocean Be Your Guide To Life is what my Grandma taught me. It’s been awhile with me sharing with you on my Blog, but life can be super busy.  So I will catch you up here on my movements and my mind set here. I have been in search of more of waves […]

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Learning with turning tips and Shaunna is trimming out on Oahu’s South shore

 

Let The Ocean Be Your Guide To Life is what my Grandma taught me.

It’s been awhile with me sharing with you on my Blog, but life can be super busy.  So I will catch you up here on my movements and my mind set here. I have been in search of more of waves and new directions the ocean is leading me to.

 

Do you take the time to breath and watch the ocean, her waves and her movements?  If so that’s wonderful because the ocean can be your guide to your life.  You need to connect with the ocean naturally out of love and passion, so she becomes a part of you. I was super blessed when I was very young to be introduced to this by my parents and Grandma.  But even if you aren’t connected yet, don’t give up because you can be by spending lots of time visiting the ocean.

For my Spring in the Northern hemi I visited my home on Maui and worked with my fireman surf coaches teaching first time people, a family learning from Colorado and Mid West for five day and six hours a day, taking them a cool Maui lunch spots and sharing the Hawaiian culture.   A lovely family which was very new to the ocean.  Except the sweet gal in her 30’s.  I always enjoy sharing with people the love of the ocean and teach them while they are visiting the islands to spend time watching the ocean The Moana (ocean) to give them more knowledge so they gain confidence in their surfing and being in the water.

I really enjoyed being home with my family and besties on Maui.  Loved seeing my nephews,my niece, Grandnephew and Grandniece almost 1 years old loving the ocean as the lovely little mermaid she is. Family means so much to me and all our puppies.

Had a super fun relaxing birthday adventure in mid April up North of Mazatlan, Mexico about an hour 20 minutes. Loved going Left riding some fun long rides with some super fun guests and my friend Heather from LA.  If you live on the West Coast, Texas, or even East Coast of USA you would really enjoy Cardon Surf Resort.  Lovely staff, owners, super beautiful lodging and they are super to making what you need to eat too!  So, if you can’t travel far check with them out, because it’s really a quick trip from LAX.

And a wonderful tip my buddies down in Australia shared with me was book with Alaska Airlines.

Back in Southern California I got to visit with my cousins, hanai Mothers,Nephews, niece’s and dear long time friends too!  Loved all the vegan spots too!  Ellen’s fav spot in West Hollywood “Crossroads” Yum!  Great spot for Breaky “Café Gratitude” in Venice.  My old friend and another surfing pioneer professional surfer Jericho Popplar Bartlow gave me a fun tour of visiting the coast from San Clemente to Huntington Beach Pier and bumped into Route 66.  Ha! You had to be there, To funny.

As I said in the beginning Let The Ocean Be Your Guide To Life!   Jericho knows I was raised in Pacific Palisades and Malibu.  Whenever I am in town Jer takes me to Malibu.

The surf was teeny, but we scored another yummy place which made vegan food too out on the Malibu pier called “Malibu Farm”.  A trust baby got a bunch of cash and bought the locations on the Malibu Pier and did very well to make it down to earth with a great Menu.

As you can see I was raised by amazing cooks and love excellent cooking.  My hans’i Mom and Niece took me to another fav of ours in San Clemente called “The Vine”

Now that you have great places to eat in California it was time to go home to Hawaii nei  and get back into the Pacific Ocean body surfing and riding some spring time waves.

 In between surfing I was working on a project that got pushed aside for now, but looking at motivational speaking bumped up to another level since I was conducting corporate team building events surfing in the islands of Maui, Oahu Hawaii and on the Gold Coast of Australia before 2008.

And in saying that I will be open from June 2018 on to fly to different locations to help people and more advanced surfers with their surfing

So hit me up if you are interested in letting the ocean to be your guide.

Happy Surfing to You All!

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Let the ocean be your guide to Life

Nancy moving into a cutback at beautiful Swimming Pools

Let the Ocean be your guide to Life

Some body surfing on the edge with smooth conditions

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Happy Day at Makaha Beach

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Crave deep

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Our latest mermaid to our Ohana loves the ocean

 

 

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You Want to Learn How to Surf http://www.surfclinics.com/how-to-surf/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:48:05 +0000 http://www.surfclinics.com/?p=2318 You Want to Learn How to Surf You want to learn how to surf?  Always been thinking of wanting to ride a wave and enjoy the surfing lifestyle?  Then you have are here to learn how to surf here.  You want to find a surf school that is going to teach you all about the […]

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Learn how to surf

Here is a lovely family from an island North of Great Britain that came to learn how to surf near Diamond Head on the island of Oahu, Hawaii

You Want to Learn How to Surf

You want to learn how to surf?  Always been thinking of wanting to ride a wave and enjoy the surfing lifestyle?  Then you have are here to learn how to surf here. 

You want to find a surf school that is going to teach you all about the ocean, the currents, undertows, rips, how to line yourself up with the waves before you paddle up and understand how to learn to read the waves before you paddle out.  Just a heads up to learn how to surf you will only find a very small percentage of surf schools worldwide that will give you a wonderful foundation to learn to surf.

I can’t tell how very important it is for you to be taught to learn about reading the ocean, her currents and know how to move through them to keep yourself safe.  How to paddle out with the least amount of energy spent, so you may have more energy catching waves and paddling back out.

You can see rip currents from the beach, because they move on top of the ocean outwardly from the beach, from right to left, left to right depending on the wind and swell direction.  These helpful important factors are so important when you learn how to surf.

Undertows you will find inside close to the shore break, which can pull on your legs and body, so its smart to spend at least ten to twenty minutes watching the surf making sure you feel good and comfortable where you plan to paddle out.

But it is very wise after you have gone and learn how to surf from a smart surf school that will have a great foundation to surf with people always better than you.  Surfing with people better than you will progress your surfing and expand your knowledge each time you surf.   Surfing can be a sharp learning curve for some, but the more you go surfing and surf many different surf spots the better you will get.  But honestly you need a great foundation and a solid coaching from surfers or a surf school that has the capacity and experience to truly help direct you and your surfing.

Another very important factor is not going out and buying a surfboard before you have spoken to a true professional and taken some surfing lessons or a surf clinic.

http://www.surfclinics.com/maui-surf-school/

And don’t think people who work in your local surf shop are going to guide you in the best direction.  It’s so important for most people to be on a long board at least nine 9’ feet, but if you are over 5’8” to say 5’10” a nine 9’6” six foot surfboard would be better for you.  And if you weigh more than 175 lbs or 79 kilos and over 5’10” then make sure you are learn how to surf on at least a 10’ ten foot board and think over 3 ¼” inches thick so you have a stable surfboard.  If you are in the larger department like over 6’ foot & 220 lbs or 100 kilo’s make sure you are on a surfboard 10’6” footer.  These measurements will make it much easier in the process to learn to surf.

Here is a tip for your paddling.  You want to prepare with some exercise.  The best one is standing up, and do the Freestyle stroke five minutes daily to build up your upper body.  You may think Oh No! No problem five minutes that’s nothing.  Yeah! Yeah!  Just wait you will feel it by the time you get to (2) two minutes, but keep going this will really help you to prepare to learn to surf.

Now the most important factor in learning anything in life and when you learn how to surf is relaxing, breathing and not holding on to any tension in your body.  If this is hard for you and your body is stiff then it’s smart to take up some Yoga beginner classes to help you breath and be more flexible when you learn to surf.

Another important tip is when you grab the rails of your surfboard always grab right below your chest.  This makes it much easier to go from a prone position directly up to your standing position.  And it helps to land with your feet more than shoulder distance apart,  knee’s bent, center of gravity in your waist and hips.  And also so important in so many sports to keep your head up and looking forward.   Think about it.  When you drive, do you look down at your feet, at the dash board or front of the hood of the car?  Nope!   You are looking out front of you and watch where you are going.  This will give you much better balance, focus and speed.

So prepare and do your homework to find a great surf school as it will make a huge difference in your learning curve when you learn how to surf.   Check out this link and it will give same tips with the visual.

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Check it out and get in touch with us at nancy@surfclinics.com

Or text Nancy Emerson on +1 (808) 294-5544

Happy Surfing!

 

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After learning about the ocean and waves she caught her first wave and got a really long ride.

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Surfing Lifestyle Over Thanksgiving http://www.surfclinics.com/surfing-lifestyle-thanksgiving/ Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:11:25 +0000 http://www.surfclinics.com/?p=2283 Surfing lifestyle over Thanksgiving can be an open bag of surprises.  This week I am preparing to go home to Maui to see my Ohana (family) I miss so dearly.  Not sure I could live so far away from them without a surfing lifestyle & social media as I have been blessed with these years. […]

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Surfing lifestyle over Thanksgiving can be an open bag of surprises.  This week I am preparing to go home to Maui to see my Ohana (family) I miss so dearly.  Not sure I could live so far away from them without a surfing lifestyle & social media as I have been blessed with these years.  For openers this Thanksgiving we have a huge North swell approaching.  And I’m hoping for the World Surf League Women professional surfers they get some really good swell into Honolua Bay on Maui for them to really express themselves and crossing my fingers for off shores with 6-10 foot waves.  It seems over the decades of surfing in Hawaii over Thanksgiving weekend we always get a big swell with the weather as well, rainy days too.

We are looking at the Hawaiian’s coming into the last event for the year, which are Carissa Moore, Coco Ho, Malia Manuel and Tati Weston-Webb really want to play at home with their surfing lifestyle. So far we have not seen who the WSL is inviting as wild card  for this Honolulu Bay event as yet.  But Tyler, Sally and Courtney are in the running for this years World title.  But keep your eye on the Hawaiian’s cause they could do major spoiling with Carissa firing and flying over the last couple weeks to Maui with Johanne Defay, who also has lifted her performance all around this year.  Keep your eyes also on Keely Andrew and if its not to big Silvana Lima.

For those of you that are cooking and are surfers get your Turkey or if you are doing the veggie dance prepare everything early and get some fun waves dancing with Mother Nature.  If you are coming to the islands over the holiday weekend be prepared for the search or set up and hire a surf guide when you 1st arrive, so you learn where is the best spots for your level of a surfer to enjoy the waves.

I have only one week on Maui from Thanksgiving mid afternoon to find some surfboards for our future traveling surfers that don’t want deal with traveling with surfboards over the top excess baggage charges.  But if you have not planned what you are doing for surf equipment, check out on Maui on the North Shore in Kahului at Hi-Tech on Maui they have lots of rentals.  And if you are on the Westside of Maui check out Maui Surfboards for surfboard rentals for your surfing lifestyle.

http://www.surfclinics.com/oahu-surf-lessons-hawaii/lessons/  For a surf guide on Maui or Oahu reach out to us here.  

I’m excited to also go over to Oahu to see more Ohana and meet my six month old grand niece I just missed being born by 12 hours when I was home in May. Darya (ocean in Persian) was born June 1st.  Also excited to see all my friends, surf Makaha, body surf Eastside, hunt down some large 9’6″ & 10′ longboards. And give some Kokua to a San Diego group called “Urban Surf 4 Kids”.  My chief surf coach Sasha wished I could be home when the kids come to Oahu, Hawaii and i’m making it happen.  Sasha has been giving to these lovely kids for a few years now & visits them in California once a year too.  And if there is anyone reading this that owns a business on Oahu and wants to give some thing for the kids it will be much appreciated as these kids Rock!  Text me on (808) 294-5544 They arrive Nov. 29th-Dec. 5th.

Another amazing option to check out on the island of Oahu is the Bishop museum.  A great rainy day outing.  Amazing history to our islands and surfing too!  If ya can find this book my dear friend wrote Gaellen Quinn “The Last Aloha” Gaellen lives on Molokai and wrote a novel about Queen Lili’uokalani of the shifting tides of loyalty and passion in the late 19th century Honolulu.  Gaellon gives a empathetic and accurate a reconstruction of the downfall of the Hawaiian monarchy as it may be possible to get. It will give you surfers or lovers of the Hawaiian islands an appreciation of Hawaii you never had before.

“The Last Aloha marries the ancient Hawaiian wisdom of ho’o pono pono to restore balance and harmony, with how Queen Lili’uokalani’s aloha spirit lives on in the multicultural, multiracial identity of modern Hawaii.  I couldn’t put it down and have read it a few times. Enjoy! 

I think its important because the world is getting smaller, we with our surfing lifestyle to be courteous, kind and helpful with others in the water by instead of being heavy handed to anyone, explain to them if they drop in on you or sitting in the way of you or just should not be out at the spot you are surfing, why they need to go in to another spot for their level of surfing.  You see most surf schools worldwide do not teach for example where and why people who are learning, or trying to get better not go out where its for the very experienced surfers.  The original Beach Boys up till the say the 1970’s always were very clear where the newcomer should not go. 

And when you aren’t in the of best shape, get ready for surfing again by many different options as pilates, yoga, playing tennis to get your movements up, cross fit and anything your surf school will guide you how to prepare.  Have an amazing Holiday surfing in the waves you choose to play in.  And if you decide or coming to Hawaii check us out and we are happy to work with you with your surfing!

Happy Surfing Lifestyle & Happy Thanksgiving!

Be stoked lift your surfing skills or come learn with us. Text us +1 (808) 294-5544 or email nancy@surfclinics.com  Aloha!

Surfing Lifestyle with Julian Wilson

WCT Pro surfer Julian Wilson use to ride longboards growing up and won everything since he was 9 years old. Julian has a super surfing lifestyle

Nancy's Surfing Lifestyle allows her to surf many waves year round

Nancy’s surfing lifestyle gave her years of surfing Maui’s Honolua Bay.

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You want to get your Turkey in the oven early & go surfing with your Ohana

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Hawaii’s Carissa Moore 3 World Titles http://www.surfclinics.com/hawaiis-carissa-moore-3-world-titles/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:45:31 +0000 http://www.surfclinics.com/?p=2261 Watching Hawaii’s Carissa Moore surf beautifully at Cascais, Portugal this past week and now in the finals is very exciting.  Its Rissa’s 1st Final all year, which is a totally unlike Hawaii’s 3 time World Champion.  I really feel Rissa is excited about being in love and getting ready for her wedding in December.  Carissa […]

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Hawaii's Carissa Moore Professional Surfer

Hawaii’s 3 time World Champion watching the waves their timing deciding she should sit to catch the best waves before going out into her Roxy heat at Snapper Rocks

Hawaii's Carissa Moore

Hawaii’s Carissa Moore Won on this day getting a 10 on this wave & having so much fun.

Interview with Hawaii's Carissa Moore

After winning her heat at the Roxy Pro at Snapper Rocks, Hawaii’s Carissa Moore stops for an interview just out of the ocean and her heat.

Watching Hawaii’s Carissa Moore surf beautifully at Cascais, Portugal this past week and now in the finals is very exciting.  Its Rissa’s 1st Final all year, which is a totally unlike Hawaii’s 3 time World Champion.  I really feel Rissa is excited about being in love and getting ready for her wedding in December.  Carissa has been competing full on for some 15 plus years.  In life we all need to be able to take some time out to enjoy other parts of life and allow some pressure to drift away for awhile.  Well thats my personal take on why this is the first year Hawaii’s Carissa Moore has surfed really well, but dreaming with her heart and not maybe totally focused on winning heats.

Reading some of Hawaii’s Carissa Moore’s blogs I had no idea she can be so hard on herself with her surfing when she is in a comp.  Carissa Moore is such a beautiful woman with so much Aloha, kindness, warmth and spirit of a true Hawaiian bringing Aloha to where ever she travels to.  

If you are interested learning about different countries Hawaii’s Carissa Moore has a wonderful Blog you can follow and enjoy reading at www.carissamoore.com 

Here is a portion of one of Carissa’s Blog she wrote a few days ago and you can see what a down to earth warm hearted gal Carissa is.

“Today, Dad and I decided to drive to Peniche about an hour away. I haven’t been to that town since my first year on tour when we had the RipCurl Search Event at Supertubes. We walked around for a little and I made Dad take photos of me. We found some great yellow walls. In contrast with the blue sky the walls popped. Yellow is my favorite color if you didn’t already know. We followed our noses to an Indian restaurant hidden on an unassuming side street. Our coconut and mango chicken curry came out in the cutest contraption. Imagine an individual metal soup bowl being warmed by the smallest candle beneath. I wanted to steal it and take it home with me but the waiter said he brought it here all the way from India and he didn’t have any more. Shucks… The cheese filled garlic naan bread as a side dish was to die for! I practically rolled out of the restaurant I stuffed myself so. In desperate need of shrinking my belly, I decided to paddle out to Supertubes and attempt to work it off. There were a few bodyboarders paddling circles around me. I just tried to laugh it off and paddle in the opposite direction. Managed to get a couple fun ones to end today’s adventure:)”

And Hawaii’s Carissa Moore was also recently was invited to Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in Lemoore, outside of Fresno in California, has another excerpt from her Blog.  The Test.

We had a practice day before the contest. I was first up sharing an hour session with Adriano De Souza. Usually it is a fight for the first wave of the day because the pool is the stillest from the night before and that one wave is the most perfect. I was happy to let Adriano go first but he insisted on a coin flip to be fair. With luck on my side, I was first up! As cool as it is to catch that first wave, it’s also a bit nerve racking. There is a lot of pressure to not mess up. “Breathe, buddy, breathe…” I kept telling myself as I waited for the machine to start. “You got this. This is awesome. Let it all go.”

“One minute!” from the man in the control tower. This was it. Raimana sent his love from the ski and reminded me one last time to breathe and have fun. A wave of adrenaline came over me as the metal wire tightened and the sound of the machine began to crank. Slow and then faster. Out of nowhere a little mound of water started growing towards me. “Wait. Wait! Ok. Go babe. Go!” Raimana screamed. 

The momentum of the wave picked me up and the rest of the world disappeared. The first section allowed for two to three turns then the wave steepened and hollowed out into a barrel. After that, there was room to do a few more turns and then there was one last barrel section. Can’t believe I made it to the end! Legs burning, heart racing. Forty five seconds of perfect bliss!

After my session was over, we stayed around the pool for awhile and watched the others warm up. I really enjoyed watching how everyone approached the wave and seeing their stoke after each ride. I don’t think I have ever seen my peers smile so much and be genuinely happy for the next person. The day came to a close with an epic dinner for everyone who came for the event. Legends of our sport, people of the industry, competitors, coaches, family, friends… The coolest part was sitting across from Shaun Thompson, Rabbit Bartholomew and Mark Richards! Are you kidding me?!   

And then Carissa went on and Won the women’s part.  And it was so sweet to heart, as Carissa says here.  “I couldn’t believe it. It has been so long since I have won anything! The feeling felt foreign but so sweet. That day it worked out in my favor and I am so thankful. Crazy thing was I already felt like I was winning at life before I actually won the event. Getting to experience such a special few days with my good friends, the laughs, smiles, perfect waves, good food. I was just trying to soak in every minute of it. That’s probably why it all worked out. I didn’t need the result to make me happy but it sure was the cherry on top of a fantastic day. I will cherish it forever! ” 

And watching live in the middle of the night the event in Portugal and sending positive vibes in the final to Rissa with pretty slow waves & Carissa coming in 2nd Place and moved up to 7th in the years tally with two events left in France, which started today and Maui’s Honolua Bay one of my fav home breaks growing up in my later teen years.  Well stay tuned to www.worldsurfleague.com to watch the Women and Men’s live this week in France.  Aloha for now.  You can visit us in Hawaii check out http://www.surfclinics.com/maui-surf-school/  or email Nancy    nancy@surfclinics.com

Hawaii's Carissa Moore

Hawaii’s Carissa Moore Surfing World Champion Carissa wins her 3rd WSL World Title 2015

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WSL Surfing Senior Tour Would You Watch http://www.surfclinics.com/wsl-surfing-senior-tour-would-you-watch/ Mon, 28 Aug 2017 01:34:46 +0000 http://www.surfclinics.com/?p=2255 WSL Surfing SENIOR TOUR Would you Watch? IT WORKS FOR THE PGA — MAYBE IT WOULD WORK FOR SURFING, TOO There are so many amazing surfing senior surfers world wide that would be so excited and stoked to surf on a surfing senior tour.  And Kelly and Tom Curren would be huge calling cards. Imagine this, for […]

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WSL Surfing SENIOR TOUR Would you Watch?

IT WORKS FOR THE PGA — MAYBE IT WOULD WORK FOR SURFING, TOO

There are so many amazing surfing senior surfers world wide that would be so excited and stoked to surf on a surfing senior tour.  And Kelly and Tom Curren would be huge calling cards.

Imagine this, for a moment:  Surfing Senior Tour surfing flawless, eight-foot Honolua Bay, turquoise barrels spinning off down the point, just four surfers in the water, all of ’em in contest jerseys. It’s a Senior WSL heat featuring Tom Carrol, Shane Dorian, Gerry Lopez

Surfing Senior Tour

Hawaiian Surfing legend Gerry Lopez in his element at Ala Moana Bowls styling

 and Sunny Garcia, all of them translating decades of surf experience into swooping down carves, expertly traveled tubes, and old school, vertical power-surfing.

“Now imagine those same conditions, but the contestants are Kolohe Andino, Miguel Pupo, Conner Coffin, and Leo Fioravanti. Which of those heats would you rather watch? There’s not really a right answer here, but I’d choose the first one, no question. I suspect that a huge portion of the WSL audience would too.”

There’s nothing wrong with the performance-level of the WSL right now. It’s the best it’s ever been when it comes to the technical difficulty level. But it’s also about as far from relatable as pro surfing has ever been. Hard-training surf athletes on equipment most regular surfers would struggle to ride, doing things many surfers can not do. Cool to watch, sure.

But there’s something…I don’t know…sophisticated about how an older surfer approaches a wave. Less flitting about getting from one power section to the next. The Surfing Senior surfers have more confidence and assuredness leading into driving turns. Anytime I’m surfing a long, lined-up wave like Three’s on Oahu or maybe one of the points in Rainbow Bay or Greenmount on the Gold Coast, I’ll give a brief glance when a 20-year-old ripper gets to their feet and starts hacking around on the face, but I’ll stop paddling and sit up on my board in awe when a 45-year-old power surfer who’s been around the block a few hundred times paddles into a bigger set wave and starts swooping around the wave like royalty. Maybe that surfer isn’t blasting their fins out or throwing multiple alley-oops on one wave, but the decades of experience shows, and, frankly, is more enjoyable—for me—to watch.

A Surfing Senior WSL Tour—with the likes of, let’s say, Slater, Dorian, Taj, the Hobgoods, Sunny and Tommy Carrol as the “young bloods” and a middle tier of Freddy P, Bede,  then maybe a Master’s class with Tom Curren, Occy, MR, Shaun Tomson, Gerry Lopez—would probably make more money and have more viewers than the standard format WSL.

And in the Womens surfing senior tour still surfing Joyce Hoffman, Terry Eselun, Jericho Popplar Bartlow, Nancy Emerson, Becky Benson, Brenda Scott, Lynne Boyer, Elaine Davis and Linda Benson.  A middle tier you have Lisa Anderson, Pam Burridge, Rochelle Ballard, Serena Brooke, Megan Abubo, Amee Donohoe, Melanie Bartles and Sam Corish to name a few.

“You’d have the immense star power of world-famous icons and all the branding possibilities that would present, plus, the events could be held at tropical resort dream locations that would probably pony up the event costs for the exposure.”

There’d need to be some kind of age-leveling of the playing field, of course. Maybe everybody rides the same board, or judging is based on how well somebody surfed for an entire heat, relative to their age.

“One of the attractions of the Senior PGA Tour, so I’m told, is that the golf, while still world-class, more closely resembles the kind of good golf that your average duffer can still aspire to play. I imagine that it’s a little more inspiring for your game when you see somebody on TV, especially when it’s a golf legend, making shots that you yourself would actually attempt, rather than watching a weight-lifting 25-year-old kid hit 250-yard draws around trees with a four-iron.”

“Same could probably be said about Filipe Toledo’s double alley-oop at J-Bay earlier in July. Exciting, sure. Important for competitive surfing, of course. I’m not taking anything away from that. But there’s also room for watching surfing masters, who would approach a wave totally differently than Toledo—more like you and me, actually—go at the J-Bay canvas with a different set of brushes and artistic instinct.”

Sure, the ISA has masters divisions, but the real surf legends aren’t entering those events. Put the full attention and pageantry of the WSL behind them though, and I think we’d have a winner.

What do you think about this concept?  Let me know on our Facebook page Nancy Emerson Surf Clinics or email nancy@surfclinics.com  And if you want to tune up your surfing progress check out:

Aloha!  And see you again soon, Happy Surfing!

Hawaii Surfing Clinics & Lessons

 

 

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You Will Surf Being Relaxed In The Ocean http://www.surfclinics.com/will-surf-relaxed/ Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:23:09 +0000 http://www.surfclinics.com/?p=2247 You Will Surf Being Relaxed In The Ocean You will surf being relaxed, reach new heights of fun and progress feeling comfortable in the ocean when you surf in the waves. Along my adventures, journeys, experiences and life I have gained many ways learning avenues to heal people holistically that have fear in the ocean.  […]

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You Will Surf Being Relaxed In The Ocean

You will surf being relaxed, reach new heights of fun and progress feeling comfortable in the ocean when you surf in the waves.

Along my adventures, journeys, experiences and life I have gained many ways learning avenues to heal people holistically that have fear in the ocean. 

One of those is the Dynamind Technique I learned from Serge Kahili King.  I found this to be an incredibly fast and effective technique for speeding up loosening the feelings of fear of the ocean and waves.

“The Dynamind Technique (DMT) is the most incredibly fast and effective technique. (DMT) will speed up the natural healing process that you will surf with ease.  You will learn to apply yourself for physical, emotional and mental problems. DMT is a combination of ancient Hawaiian practices organized into one simple, powerful technique that anyone can use. These practices involve the use of breath, words, imagery, and touch.” 

There are three different ingredients that make this amazing natural healing the Dynamited Technique. This truly works and will help in your surfing.  I have been teaching surfing, swimming and coaching people for a very long time.  I enjoy using holistic methods to helping people work through their fears of the waves, sharks and currents. Sharing and teaching so many people to understand about the ocean is wonderful to see how many feel so relaxed in the exercise.  So you will surf by being relaxed.  When one is relaxed with the ocean its so motivating for them to be excited to learn to surf.  Changes people lives and gives them so much more confidence.

Here are the practices involved in the use of words, touch, imagery and breath.

The power of words.
Aia ke ola i ka waha; aia ka make i ka waha – “Life is in your speech, death is in your speech.” The words you say, and how you say them, can heal or harm. You will learn how to use words for their best healing effect.”

The power of imagery
Aia ke ola i ka po – “Health and prosperity come from the inner world.” Imagination is used in many healing traditions, and you will learn very special ways of using it to heal the conditions of your life.”

The power of touch
Pa ka ‘ili, pa ka iwi – “Touching the skin touches the bones.” A simple touch can have profound effects. You will learn how to touch certain areas on your body to release tension quickly and allow healing to happen naturally.”

The power of breath
‘Eu ka manu i kona puapua; ‘eu ke kanaka i kona hanu – “A bird is moved by its tail; a man is moved by his breath.” Breathing can do far more than simply put oxygen into your blood. You will learn a special shamanic breathing technique for healing your body, your emotions and your mind.”

You will surf and will be able to take surfing to the next level using holistic types of healing to over come your fears. 

Making sure you are relaxed will give so much more confidence and focus with your surfing.  

One of my five most important key points learning to surf or learning to swim is being relaxed.  So you now know you will surf when you allow your body to relax.  When your body is tense you can create 15 pounds to 100 pounds more dead body weight to ones body or 8 kilo’s to 45 kilo’s added body weight to your body.  So if you have been trying to surf or been surfing for years and have hit a bump in your progress is most likely one of the keys to why you aren’t moving forward with your surfing.

I say to young children what is heavier in the ocean my body or this small rock?  Well depending on their understanding and education we may get both answers, but they understand very quickly.

 

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If you are considering lifting your surfing techniques, learning to surf for the first time or just want to feel more relaxed in the ocean please we welcome you.

Check out our link:  http://www.surfclinics.com/oahu-surf-lessons-hawaii/lessons/

The destination you long for, and the place that beckons you back time and time again. The good news is that there’s no bad time to go to sign up for Oahu surf lessons or Hawaii surf clinics & lessons in Hawaii. You can expect a little more rain between November and March, but temperatures hover in the mid 70’s to mid 80’s all year round.

The surfing lesson starts on the beach, getting you suited up with the appropriate rash guard and surfboard, followed by instruction on ocean awareness, water safety, reading the conditions and surf etiquette.

Your instructor will then paddle out and demonstrate these techniques you have just learned. This is extremely helpful to be able to visualize all you will be doing before entering the ocean.

Your surfing instructor will then take you out, guiding you through the channel or breaking surf and into the line up to get the best rides of your life.

You have plenty of time to practice and go at your own speed.

Each Nancy Emerson School of Surfing instructor is patient, sensitive and passionate. All in all the lesson will be filled with excitement, fun and knowledge and is guaranteed to be one of the best experiences of your life.

We welcome you to come and visit us in Hawaii on the island of Oahu or Maui or both.  Or if you into another adventure check us out on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia.

 Text us on (808) 294-5544 or email Nancy: nancy@surfclinics.com 

 

 

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Surfboard Volume For Your Best Surfing Progress http://www.surfclinics.com/surfboard-volume-surfing/ Sat, 20 May 2017 00:21:29 +0000 http://www.surfclinics.com/?p=2220   Your Surfboard Volume is Important for your surfing success! Riding a long board with the correct surfboard volume can be fun for an experienced surfer and as well as a beginner surfer.   And for a shortboarder its even more important to get the best surfboard volume for your the best results on your technique  Surfboard shaper’s […]

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  Your Surfboard Volume is Important for your surfing success!

Riding a long board with the correct surfboard volume can be fun for an experienced surfer and as well as a beginner surfer.   And for a shortboarder its even more important to get the best surfboard volume for your the best results on your technique 

Surfboard shaper’s & surfers have a better idea  what they want to know and have pushed to involve Surfboard Volume metrics and surfboard volume calculators recently, to try and dial in the best shapes for your surfboard and more enjoyment for each surfers ability. Nancy Emerson surf schools and surf clinics help you learn about this concept when getting in one of Nancy Emerson’s surfclinics.

Volume has become a more measurable and integral part of the process of surfboard design using CAD (Computer Assisted Design) with its files and programs for shaping a surfboard. Depending on the surfer’s weight, height, ability and waves you will be surfing.

Professional surfers like Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina, John John Florence, Yago Dora, Seabass, Mick Fanning and the women Carissa Moore, Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore can easily feel the difference in their equipment when very small changes are made in their  surfboard volume. This can impact high performance surfing in surfboards very much!

Many beginners don’t even think about trying to find out from a true professional surfing coach or an honest reliable surf school or surf shop really to find the correct size of board for themselves. To many people go out and buy surfboards for Christmas or Birthdays for someone, when they truly need to give them a three to five day surfing clinic or surf lessons as a gift.  Their loved ones will get some good directions on what surfboard volume they should get in the future if they fall in love with surfing. I have seen it for year’s people go out and get the incorrect surfboard for themselves and end up struggling to paddle and if they had found the right beginner surfboard for themselves it would be huge difference in staying & loving surfing or giving it up very early on.

How does one find the correct Volume for them?  

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Knowing your surfboard volume requires thinking about many different factors. Your surfing ability, height, weight, how often you are going to surf and what type of waves you will ride.

The distribution of the foam through the entire outline of the surfboard will make major impacts on your performance of your surfboard.

By knowing your surfboard volume for your body and surfing ability, you can help determine the right surfboard shape for your level of surfing. Well you are lucky if you do have someone that can really help you. Because the volume calculators and volume charts will help determine the volume you need for your surfboard.

There are other factors to consider as well. The Board Engine is an advanced calculator that gives you examples of surfboards when taking your age, level of fitness, surfing ability, type of waves & style of board you prefer all into consideration.

Take a simple example. Say you have two people, one is 23 and the other is 59 years old. Even if they are both 5’9” and 175 lbs, they probably shouldn’t be surfing the same board. Surfboard volume calculators need to take this information into consideration.

Until recently, surfboard volume was considered without really being measured. We would go and just feel the rails of the surfboard and put it under your arm and that would give you an idea of how the board would go & float in the waves.

People still swear by this and anyone who’s been around surfing will tell you it’s still a good system. If you have some surfing experience, you will always be able to use the feel test to understand to some extent how that board will perform for you.

Those of you that are starting out learning to surf please check in with myself or if you are on Maui or Oahu I can send you to the best shapers and surf shops and get you hooked up with the correct volume with your surfboard. 

Text Nancy Emerson on (808) 294-5544 or

Email nancy@surfclinics.com the website is http://www.surfclinics.com/maui-surf-school/   

 

Best Surfboard volume when learning

Getting the best form & technique when you 1st learn makes a huge difference in your progress!

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Turning Tips For Beginner Surfer Maui Oahu Hawaii http://www.surfclinics.com/turning-tips-beginner-surfer/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:28:46 +0000 http://www.surfclinics.com/?p=2137 Turning Tips For Beginner Surfer on Maui, Oahu, Hawaii! Turning tips for you as a beginner surfer will help you progress a bit easier.  I had a client that was coming to one of my surf schools to work on her surfing, but she had to cancel due to work.  She requested and asked the […]

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Turning Tips For Beginner Surfer on Maui, Oahu, Hawaii!

Turning tips for you as a beginner surfer will help you progress a bit easier.  I had a client that was coming to one of my surf schools to work on her surfing, but she had to cancel due to work.  She requested and asked the following questions until she could come take a surf clinic with us.   The new surfers question:

“Can I ask you some turning tips for me, a beginner surfer, what to do in terms of a turning tips to turn to the right (backside) on a wave? It’s hard for me to turn even on 6’10”. I tend to go straight and find it difficult to turn. I know I should angle my board when I take off. You haven’t seen me surf but what’s the most important thing when you surf backside? Besides years of practice:)”
 
Well its truly interesting how many people do not understand that its so very important getting a real professional foundation in not only learning to surf, but most sports such as golf,  basketball,  tennis, swimming to name a few.  It makes a huge difference when working to better and expand your performance with your surfing.  Always look for a surf school that has an excellent foundation that teaches you on your 1st day ocean awareness, the currents and how read them, as well as the beginnings of how to read the waves.   That the school practices giving you a very detailed land instruction too!  Spend at least 45 minutes on the beach before paddling out, so you have a much better understanding.  Make sure to ask if they don’t share the turning tips, so you can start to turn on your first time in the waves. And ask questions so you feel comfortable and understand clearly.  The more confidence you have and being relaxed really will make it come so much easier for you!
 
Here are some easy tips turning for beginners:
 
#1 Turning  tip its important to keep your eyes up and looking forward like driving a car.  When you are looking up and ahead where you are going, you have much better balance, your speed increases and turning will become much easier for you.  Trial and error gives you a better understanding whats going to work for you too!
 
#2 Turning tip when you start to turn back side (with your back to the wave) use your weight from your head down to your toes to lean slowly in the direction you would like to move your surfboard in.  Weight distribution depends on the wave.  That’s why its so important for you to get excellent instruction, so a surf coach can carefully give you feedback.   
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Learning with turning tips and Shaunna is trimming out on Oahu’s South shore

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#3 Turning tip  If you can’t get to a good or excellent surf coach for awhile, find a friend that knows how to follow you on a wave from the land & have them shoot short video’s on your iPhone of you taking off and turning.  Then you can watch play back of yourself surfing and turning.  There are surf coaches as myself that offer coaching via the phone or Facetime to help get you moving in the correct direction as well.
 
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We wish you all Happy Surfing!  And you can email at  nancy@surfclinics.com

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Surf Tips Maui’s Pro Surfer Nancy Emerson http://www.surfclinics.com/surf-tips-mauis-pro-surfer-nancy-emerson/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:38:55 +0000 http://www.surfclinics.com/?p=2116 Surf Tips Maui’s Pro Surfer Nancy Emerson & her surf coaches will help guide with an amazing foundation with your surfing. Surf tips for Maui and your surfing.  Nancy really loved what Hawaii’s artist Robert Wyland said  “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul.” Because of its moody nature, […]

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Surf Tips Maui’s Pro Surfer Nancy Emerson & her surf coaches will help guide with an amazing foundation with your surfing.

Surf tips for Maui and your surfing.  Nancy really loved what Hawaii’s artist Robert Wyland said  “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul.” Because of its moody nature, the ocean demands respect. While we cannot seek to tame the wild ways of the sea, we can learn to work with it in harmony.  A surf tips Maui, Oahu, Hawaii or any surf spot around the world is a perfect way to connect with the awe-inspiring nature of the sea. By understanding its waves, currents, and tides, we have been able to enjoy the ocean like never before. Whether you are a beginner looking for the right surf school, or you simply want to brush up on your technique, these tips from professional surfer, Nancy Emerson, will guide you along your surfing journey.

Surf Tips Finding The Right Surf School

If you are ready to start enjoying the ocean in a new and exciting way, and you feel surfing is perfect for you. The first step is finding a surf school that will teach you all the necessary surfing techniques and surf tips. Below are a few aspects to consider when choosing a surf school:

  • Personal Attention:  very important surf tip to finding a surf school that will give you the personal attention you need. If you are looking to get the most out of your surfing lessons, try a private one class or a surf clinic. Otherwise, ensure that there are never more than four students per instructor if you sign up for a group class.
  • Water Safety: Being aware of the ocean’s condition is essential to one of the most important surf tips.  Not only will it help you become a better surfer, but it will help you become a more confident surfer as well.
  • Ocean Etiquette: Often, when you paddle out to surf, there are others around you that are enjoying the same waves. Find a surf school that will teach you proper surfing etiquette and all the surf tips that go along with paddling back out while others are surfing.

At Nancy Emerson’s surf clinics, you are guaranteed to learn the best surf tips and techniques from the most experienced surf coaches and surf instructors in the industry.

Surf Tips When You Are Ready to Surf!

Even if you are already an experienced surfer, its really is helpful to share these with new surfers which helps keep them out of trouble in the water.  Below is a list of  surf tips from international surfing champion, Nancy Emerson:

  • Check the wind and water conditions: Knowing the direction of the wind and checking for dangerous undertows can help you safely enjoy your surfing experience.
  • Grabbing your rails: If you are having trouble taking off and springing to your feet, grab your rails between your upper waist and chest.  And keep your head up and focus forward where you are going.
  • Keep yourself centered: To properly paddle, equally distribute your weight on the board, arch your lower back, and keep your eyes looking forward. Make sure to keep your legs together, but relaxed, and ensure that your strokes remain smooth. Keeping your fingers closed is important for a perfect stroke.
  • Never surf alone: Sharing your surfing experience with friends and family is not only safer, it is also more fun. It is a healthy activity you can enjoy together.
  • Your board follows the direction of your gaze: Wherever you look, your board will follow, so fix your eyes on your final destination point.

If you are wanting to learn to surf or if you want improve your surfing with the best surfing technique, contact Nancy Emerson at www.surfmauihawaii.com today. Learn to respect and enjoy the beautiful nature of the ocean as you ride the waves and have the most fun you will have.

Email:  nancy@surfclinics.com   http://surfmauihawaii.com/maui-surf-school/ 

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Do You Know to Paddle Around the Impact Zone When Surfing http://www.surfclinics.com/know-paddle-around-impact-zone-surfing/ Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:32:51 +0000 http://www.surfclinics.com/?p=2113  Have you learned how to judge the impact zone and what to consider in the different conditions when you are surfing?  The impact zone is where the waves have the most energy and where systematic water motions give way to heavy duty turbulence in the surf.  But it is the most exciting part of the […]

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Chey surfing Yok’s on Oahu’s Westside. You would paddle far off to the Right paddling out to stay away from the impact zone.

 Have you learned how to judge the impact zone and what to consider in the different conditions when you are surfing?  The impact zone is where the waves have the most energy and where systematic water motions give way to heavy duty turbulence in the surf.  But it is the most exciting part of the ocean. 

If you want to learn more about how the waves work, check out oceanographer Willard Bascom’s book “Waves and Beaches”.  Mr. Bascom writes about how and why waves work.  The impact zone is the most exciting & fun part of the ocean while surfing.  Its very important for surfers to spend time when you arrive at the surf spot to check out the waves and sets for ten to twenty minutes, which will give you a better understanding what to expect when paddling out and how to avoid the impact zone.

Its important you check out all of these elements, which will help you decide if you are going to surf the surf spot you 1st arrived at or go down the road to another that you will enjoy and catch more waves.  You need to access these questions to give you the most information.

1.) How big the waves are for you?

2.) Look where the waves are breaking?

3.)  How consistent the waves are coming in?

4.)  How many waves are coming in per set?

5.)  How crowded the surf spot is for the time being?

6.)   When you decide which spot you are going to surf, find out where is the easiest channel to paddle out & around the impact zone.

7.)  Remember when you paddle out always be courtesy and respectful to other surfers in the ocean.

The Moana (ocean) teaches all of us the best time to exercise patience, when to go and paddle for the wave you want to catch.  

Its so very important to learn to read the ocean, the weather maps or even check the surf websites in your area.  Example www.surfline.com worldwide,  www.coastalwatch.com for Australia and www.surfnewsnetwork.com in the Hawaiian Islands.  Learning to read the ocean is the most is the most important in learning to surf.  When you are doing research to find a quality surf school look for a surf school that will teach you all about reading the ocean, giving you an excellent foundation on the beach before going out into the surf and will have very experienced surf instructors with a company that has a long standing of quality and patience.  A very professional surfing school is best so you can get the best foundation possible, as this will allow your surfing to progress so much easier.

If you can learn to read the swell directions, the wind directions, the tides, and the personality of the surf spots in your area it will make such a huge difference understanding this information.  Which in turn will bring so much fun and riding more waves each time you paddle out.  And when you know if the tide is coming in or going out, this makes such difference to catching the surf at its best during the day.  These are signs which bear upon how the waves are breaking that day and weather you are going to paddle out, wait a little longer, or go home and have breakfast.   Example in Hawaii when you go super early at some spots or during different swells the ocean can have morning sickness.  Morning sickness is when the surf and waves are pretty messy.  You take the time for the tide to come in more or the wind to swing another direction it will make all the difference on how your conditions will be for your surf session.   And when you wait it, can make all the difference so the waves become smooth and more consistent to catch a bunch of waves, rather than paddle out to early into onshore sloppy conditions and get caught off guard in the impact zone.   

Have fun in the waves, respect others, learn to read the surf and you will have respect of the more experienced surfers.  When you have respect of the more experienced surfers you will catch more waves.

Have fun and see you in the waves!  Happy Surfing! 

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