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Surfing Misconceptions: Pop Up

KookCast: Surf Education

Release Date: 09/11/2018

Regaining Confidence After Injuries show art Regaining Confidence After Injuries

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, Coach Chris and Coach Ev are briefly recapping a member's question they answered in detail on the membership site. The full and in-depth video can be found  

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Controlling Wipeouts? YES! How to Wipeout Less show art Controlling Wipeouts? YES! How to Wipeout Less

KookCast: Surf Education

Controlling your wipeout? Isn't that an oxymoron? How can you control a wipeout, if wiping out is losing control? In this episode we're discussing a recent member video we created on this very topic, where Coach Ev grabs his board in the middle of a wipeout and salvages what's left.

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What's a Good Beginner Board? show art What's a Good Beginner Board?

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, Coach Chris and Coach Ev are discussing their take on what makes a good beginner board. No, they aren't giving specific dimensions or favorite brands. Rather, they're drawing on their years of experience teaching to give you some food for thought on picking the right beginner board.    is two answer videos to some member questions that came through regarding paddling fitness and duck diving. 

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The Keys to Unlocking a Righteous Finish show art The Keys to Unlocking a Righteous Finish

KookCast: Surf Education

Coach Chris and Coach Ev just finished evaluating a few waves, specifically the finishes, of themselves and their students for a which was inspired by a question from one of the members. This episode is the continued inspiration of the topic on controlling the end of your ride with a kick-out or dismount in order to be a better surfer.

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3 Ways To Be a Better Surfer show art 3 Ways To Be a Better Surfer

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, Coach Chris and Coach Ev are back to their coaching style episodes! This episode was inspired by a video analysis we recorded of our friend John surfing. You can find that video on the membership site at: https://thesurfcontinuum.com/video-lessons/3-ways-to-be-a-better-surfer/

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Scrub It Kook! with Chase, Jenna, & Nalu Menen show art Scrub It Kook! with Chase, Jenna, & Nalu Menen

KookCast: Surf Education

It's been said a family that surfs together, stays together. If you don't believe it, please tune into the the Menen's to prove it. If a board to the head can't break them apart, nothing will. In this episode of KookCast, Chase and Jenna are sharing a story about one of their first surf dates. Bonus alert, their 3 year old has a story of her own to share and a couple choice words for Uncle Coach Ev.

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Hurricane Fiona Recap show art Hurricane Fiona Recap

KookCast: Surf Education

Not that any episodes of KookCast could be considered "formal", this is one of those especially informal episodes where the coaches are just rapping about a recent swell event. In this case, it's Hurricane Fiona.

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Twozy Doozy with Brother Chase Menen show art Twozy Doozy with Brother Chase Menen

KookCast: Surf Education

A guest so close yet so far, Brother Chase has long known he's been requested to make his voice heard on KookCast. The day has finally come and in this episode 204, he tells the story of how he lost his board far from home at a heavy beach break and called upon his brother, Coach Evan to help him get in. When things don't go well, Plan B is executed and we all come away with a valuable lesson.

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How Not to Splat with Chris Palmer show art How Not to Splat with Chris Palmer

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, Coach Ev's got long time friend Chris Palmer on the show and they're talking about the value of riding bigger boards, how not to splat with your board when you're amping on the surf and running down the beach, and the consequences of paddling past the pack to pick off waves from the top. After we hear from Chris P., Coach Ev and Coach Chris reflect on the recording. 

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Turns Out The Kook Was Me! with Phil Martone show art Turns Out The Kook Was Me! with Phil Martone

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on Kookcast, the big grom Phil is telling his kooky story about how making an assumption about another surfer got him into a bit of hot water, or perhaps we should call it rocky water. Tune in and hear Phil tell his story about how he learned the hard and hilarious way not to write another surfer off when you're taking off on a wave.

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