Do you want to boost your surf progress?
During the Advanced week, you’ll have the chance to get the most out of your surf sessions through daily Surf Fit Training, including breath hold techniques to better prepare for your next wipe-out. In the Fear Management workshop you will learn to bash your fear that can get in the way of your progress.
During the week you will not only get advanced surf lessons with a video coaching session, but we will go on a surf safari together to see some other surf spots in the area and further practice what we have learned.
Last but not least, a nutrition lecture will outline what nutrition can do for you to become a better surfer and how to make sustainable choices in your diet.
This week is meant for those who already joined some surf lessons before and would like to boost their surf progression.
It can be for someone who wants to develop his/her surf ambitions to surf bigger waves for instance, but it can also be for someone who calls him/herself a beginner for a little while already and who would like to move to the next level.
For those people who want to get the most out of their surf sessions with the help of supportive training, breath-holding techniques, change of mindset, and the role of food intake.
What will be discussed:
SURF FIT TRAINING:
Train for an explosive pop-up, increase your paddle power, maintain core stability while paddling, gain mobility in a surf squat and rotation. Includes a Surf Fit workout program to take home.
In the training we implement apnea training on land to be better prepared for your next wipeout. We use apnea training used by freedivers. This is different from the Wim Hof Method.
WORKSHOP SURF FEARLESS:
Master your fear with mindset, neurolinguistic programming and mental toughness.
In this workshop you will learn how the brain works. Why do we experience fear? Why can we not get rid of it in some situations and how can we trick the mind so that we can overcome long lasting fears. We will teach you how you can train mental toughness to reach a higher goal and train the “fear muscle” in worse case scenarios. Exercises on focus, relaxation and self-hypnosis will round the workshop off. Includes a workbook to make your own script so you can reach your “surf fearless” goals. For people with a fear trauma it is possible to book a one-on-one session.
LECTURE SURF FOOD:
During the lecture we will outline different diets which fit the individual surfer, based on a surf week of surfing 2 hours two times a week. This includes a typical surf athlete dinner or lunch.
What does a typical day look like:
08:00 Surf Fit Workout
10:00 – 17:00 Surflessons and worshops / Surfari
20:00 Diner (possible to book a dinner with Luuk and get knowledge about sustainable food)
This is an example day, times and activities can vary.
PERSONAL TRAINER / FEAR COACH & SPORTS NUTRITIONIST KIM VAN LEUKEN
Kim has a background as a Vitality Coach and Sports Nutritionist. At the moment she works as a Personal Trainer in Amsterdam where she helps her clients to reach their sport goals. Recently she started coaching clients who experience fear in the waves, which stops them to progress in the sport. Weekly Kim organizes Surf Fit Workouts for those who are not able to surf on a weekly bases but want to stay surf fit the whole year around.
About 10 years ago Kim almost drowned during a surf session when she lost her board in waves above her ability. Since then she has been fighting the battle against fear while surfing. After years of researching she got coached by the world record holder freediving, Dutch lady Nanja van den Broek. Kim was astonished by the result. Educated by her coach she now helps other surfers/athletes to get over their fears and to get closer to their surf goals by practicing mental exercises.
Sessions and lectures will be held in English, week requires a minimum of 4 participants and can be joined by a maximum of 8!