The first Nipper training session starts today, with 8 of the top 10-12 year old boys and girls gaining some vital board and swim training techniques. These sessions are being help here on Woolacombe beach every Saturday morning from 10-12pm until the nationals. The aim of the sessions is to gain Board, Swim techniques with race specific goals and preparation. If any one wants any more information then please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What perfect waves we had for the Woolacombe Board Rider Surf Club grom squad. It was 2-3 ft clean waves low tide and supper fun. They all got a bit smashed on the low tide banks but did real well in dealing with the conditions. We did a mini contest this week so well done to Liv for scoring the highest wave. See you next Wednesday kids!
Ryan Lochte got the better of rival Michael Phelps on the first day of the US Olympic trials in Omaha.
The pair competed in the 400m individual medley, with Lochte winning in 4:07:06 and Phelps second in 4:07.89.
For more information then visit the BBC web site
So looked forward to a wave this morning and it did not let me down. Lets hope it lasts!
Wes Berg had an ambition to one-day contest the 32-mile Molokai2Oahu paddleboard event but only had his first ever paddle on the unique open water racing craft about four months before the 2011 race. But while Wes at least ad a long history as a short-course paddleboard champion, Dean Brady had never paddled anything longer than his big-wave surfboards until four months before the race. Zeb Walsh, on the other hand, was somewhere in between the two. He was both a paddler and surfer but he had never contested anything longer than a 10km paddle. When Wes suggested they all set their sights on racing the Molokai2Oahu, to say they were unprepared was an understatement. As Wes, Dean and Zeb picked up their boards for the first training session, the cameras started rolling. Just four months and a handful of training sessions later, the film documenting their journey had been shot. But while One Touch had a short gestation, it is tremendously rich in content. It is a film that covers a little-publicised sport but gives a great insight into the commitment of its participants and the challenges they confront just to make it to the starting line of the race that has become known as the world championship of paddleboarding.
But One Touch is much more than a film about paddling. Indeed, the actual sport of paddling is perhaps overshadowed by some amazing surf sequences. And therein is one of the key themes of One Touch – the sports of surfing and paddleboarding have a shared history and the rediscovery of paddling as a sport is, in part, a celebration of the heritage of surfing and the global reemergence of the waterman. One Touch was edited in late 2011 and held back from distribution in the hope of gaining a theatrical release. The strategy paid off, with One Touch achieving a national cinema booking in Australia in the lead up to the 2012 edition of the Molokai2Oahu event – an event in which Wes and Zeb, Parko and possibly Dean, are all planning to compete.
ONE TOUCH, our surf film/doco starring Wes Berg, Dean Brady and Zeb Walsh and featuring Joel Parkinson, Bede Durbidge, Jack Freestone, Dusty Payne and heaps more surfers has been selected to go to cinema as part of a RedBull Sundays and Mondays initiative called SESSIONS.
SESSIONS is the 12 best extreme sports films of 2012 playing over a 6-month period in 30 cinemas across Australia. It is backed by Greater Union Event Cinemas and Hoyts cinemas prompting families to get back to cinema to see sports films. It is currently being promoted through all avenues including “movie lovers” their database of over 2 million and in all showing cinemas.
Micheal Phelps to swim 7 events in the London 2012 Olympics. Will he get 7 out of 7? I will be watching in anticipation. Get on Phelps!
Its a different story this year form last. After sweltering 30c last year to 14c this will make life for the Woolacombe marathon runners. Good luck people and hope you enjoy!
Here is John showing of his medal from last year.
After the success of the ‘Women in Waves’ project run a few weeks ago. We are offering a training night for Women only on a Thursday night from 6:30 till 8pm. The idea of the sessions is beach fitness, surf coaching, surf lifesaving training, surf swimming and pure fun with fully qualified coaches. The price is £7:50 for the session with all kit included. If any one is keen or know anyone who is keen please email me on email@example.com
Thanks to California Coastal
With the start of the first Legacy Events Iron Man series held at Croyde over the Gold Coast Ocean Festival weekend. I am now offering Iron Man training sessions starting next Monday 25th and Friday 29th on Woolacombe Beach from 6:30pm – 8pm both evenings. They are £7.50 per session and running through out the summer. The focus is on Iron Man Tactics, Transitions, Speed & goal setting. Any one keen please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Been a great few days of Coasteering with the flat conditions. With high jumps and fully qualified instructors then this is the adrenalin adventure for you! FUN FUN FUN!