KookCast: Surf Education
Summary: The best podcast for beginner surfers! Tune in to The Surf Continuum's Coach Chris, Coach Evan, and their guests talk about learning to surf and how they learned the hard (and usually hilarious) way to be a little less kooky--or in some cases, just embrace it! Head over to thesurfcontinuum.com/signup to become a member of our team and receive even more value and educational surf content.
A member recently wrote in through the membership site to submit a question about side currents aka sweep. A sweeping current down the beach is the result of one or more conditions that cause them, and in this episode Coach Chris and Coach Evan discuss those conditions and how to manage them when you surf.
This week on the show the boys are talking about the most basic two turns you need to have in your bag of tricks...the kind of turns that happen before you're surfing.
The boys talk a lot about how growing up and playing in the shore break with boogie boards was an important foundation for their surfing journey. In this episode they go into further detail on how and why the boogie board plays such a vital role in your surfing.
The best way to improve as a surfer is one of the most overlooked parts of your surfing. Can you guess what it is? Coach Chris and Coach Ev are constantly working on this fundamental skill with all of their students whether beginner or advanced. This is a reminder...don't forget to keep working on this skill and watch the entire picture of your surfing improve.
Can anyone guess it? What does Coach Chris and Coach Evan think the worst condition in surfing is? Onshore wind? High tide? Low tide?? Take a stab and then tune in to see if you're right, you might be surprised what the boys think the worst condition in surfing is (and conversely, what that makes the best condition).
One thing Coach Chris and Coach Ev will never let you forget is the importance of your fundamental skills. In this episode they're covering the press-up posture, and the two crucial moments in surfing where it must be done well.
We got a great summer list for ya this week rippers! 34 ways to avoid being a major kook is a big list we made of some of the ways we see people kooking it at the beach and in the water. Let's get ready for the season and keep it clean, keep it tight, and stay safe this summer.
This week on the show, Dion Mattison is our guest and he'll have you reconsidering any stereotype you may have of surfers being simple or shallow...this dude is deep, and he has a lot of thought provoking insights for you. He was a big influence on the methods and philosophies of The Surf Continuum when it was being manifested from idea to reality and for that we will always hold Dion in our highest regards and respect.
This week on KookCast, the boys are talking about keeping your eyes on the prize...with your mind. Fighting to stay conscious speaks to the fact that when you go out surfing, it's pretty easy to get lost in bliss. But if we want to continue improving, we need to find a way to keep our mind focused and working towards the goals we have for ourselves.
This week, Nick Peterson joins Coach Chris to talk about his app, Lazy Surfer. It's an AI powered surf log that you can use to log all the info from a surf session. You give the session a rating and over time it learns your preferences! Crazy. But even without the AI aspect, this is a great tool just for the sake of collecting info from your sessions and beginning to learn how certain swell and condition characteristics ultimately unfold at your local surf spot. Check it out https://lazysurfer.app/
Coach Chris and Coach Ev are talking all about trim, and it's one of those topics thats tough to discuss because its so subtly pervasive in surfing, but mostly only discussed as it pertains to how you ride a wave. Well your favorite coaches are here to let you know that trim is an ever present concept and the more aware of it you are, the more sensitive of a surfer you can train yourself to be.
This week on KookCast, the boys are talking about a few strategies (and reasons) for creating space in the line-up.
Whoa...Kalani Robb on KookCast?! YES! The grom of the momentum generation joins Coach Chris on the show & CC doesn't turn into a star struck kooky mess at all, no not one bit. Can you tell that's a lie? Also, get ready for some new content on the membership site. Coming very soon, your favorite surf coaches will be releasing the Zoom video recordings of their Kookcast sessions on the member site! Make sure you're all joined & you're in good standing so you can check out all that unedited, kooky goodness!
This week on KookCast we got Coach Ev and Uncle Freestyle recapping an epic session they scored at the peak of the biggest South swell of the season. Tune in to hear how these two scored some epic waves and some heavy beat downs!
This week on KookCast Coach Chris and Coach Evan are discussing some of their thoughts on choosing your first surfboard. Obviously everyone would prefer a straightforward, "this is the best surfboard" kind of answer, unfortunately it's not that simple and CC and CE aren't going to shield you from that truth.