Our weekends consist of me getting up at 5am and loading the cooler with ice, drinks and fruit. I load the boards in the car and at around 5:45 I wake up Mia and she does the sleep drunk walk to the car and falls back asleep. Blurry, 6am photo on our way to the beach.
By dawn they are already running the beach.
They do endless situps.
Resistance and balance training.
And a whole host of other weird exercises geared for surfers. The figure 8 pushups are the strangest. They also run endless paddle out drills and have mini contests over and over again. By 11am. she is wiped out. Surf tired and asleep before even getting over the bridge.
I have a whole collection of surf tired images. She will love it when she is 16. Not. The majority of their morning is working out. To be a good surfer, you have to be strong first and foremost. Sure, catching waves and being on the beach is a blast, but it is also tough work. So they are exhausted when they are done. This opportunity to work with her coach is amazing and we are so happy to be able to do this for her. She absolutely loves working with him. This is how her coach surfs. Unreal. He is from Equador and is amazing.
I can’t wait to see the results this year when the contests begin again.