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Surfing Inspirations: The Dudes Who Guide The Groms

KookCast: Surf Education

Release Date: 10/01/2018

Alek Rockrise from The California Surf Academy show art Alek Rockrise from The California Surf Academy

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, Alek Rockrise joins Coach Chris to talk surf education, sharing your surf knowledge, and the personal battles that come with it. Thank you to our sponsor for helping us stay warm in the water. Episode timestamps: (02:01) - Alek’s surfing background (07:15) - The grom mentality (08:49) - Teaching “how to read waves” (13:06) - Surf etiquette (16:08) - How we learned to surf (18:58) - Paddling technique (24:15) - Catching waves (27:25) - Why do surfers hate instructors/student surfers? (37:45) - The importance of surf history (41:02) - Surfboard talk (57:00) - The...

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7 Pillars of The Surf Continuum show art 7 Pillars of The Surf Continuum

KookCast: Surf Education

In this episode, Coach Chris and Coach Evan are sitting down to discuss 7 pillars upon which they've built their brand of surf education on. Head over to the membership site and check out the to see pillar #8, which they forgot to include in this recording.  (02:04) - What makes surfing special (03:31) - #1. No touching, stabilizing, or pushing students (08:39) - #2. Fundamentals are the foundation (10:27) - #3. Good surfing is simple (12:03) - #4. Create Space (17:53) - #5. Unconditional surfing (20:17) - #6. (link to deeper discussion about this topic) (23:43) -  #7 - The joy is...

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Blame it on the Boogie Board show art Blame it on the Boogie Board

KookCast: Surf Education

Coach Chris and Coach Ev are taking you back to the boogie board! One of the most overlooked crafts in helping beginner surfers progress is the boogie board, and in this episode we're telling you a few reasons why. (01:28) Come to La Misión with us (email: ) (01:49) Why Coach Chris gets self conscious about the boogie episodes (03:15) Why the "grom mentality" is so important (05:16) The Values of the Boogie: Timing: Getting Through Waves (11:12) The Values of the Boogie: Catching Waves (14:08) The Values of the Boogie: Setting Your Rail (19:02) The Values of the Boogie: Paddling (20:16) The...

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Paddling Somewhere? Follow the North Star with Rob Case show art Paddling Somewhere? Follow the North Star with Rob Case

KookCast: Surf Education

FINALLY! Rob Case has entered the chat. With KookCast over 200 episodes in, it's safe to say this episode is late. Rob is a paddle technique coach and one of our personal favorite surfers to talk shop with. Check out his website, subscribed to his newsletter, and see the timestamps below to find key moments in our chat together.  (01:08) - How I discovered Rob (06:21) - Moving the needle: New board vs Fundamentals (08:23) - The importance of technique (14:17) - Corking technique (22:00) - Finding the sweet spot = control (30:31) - Personal feelings towards copy cats (40:10) - At home...

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Catching Up with Matt Warshaw show art Catching Up with Matt Warshaw

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, we're happy to have Matt Warshaw back on the show. The premier historian and archivist of surfing, the value of this man's work isn't lost on us, and it shouldn't be lost on you either! Subscribe to the and consider to make help make sure Matt continues his good work. Here's a link to The New Yorker article we discuss at the beginning of the episode:

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Wetsuit Care & Kookery show art Wetsuit Care & Kookery

KookCast: Surf Education

It's in the title! Take care of that thing and don't be a wetsuit kook! Booking spots on our La Misión surf trip 2024. E-mail us: [email protected] to learn more.

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In Deep with Matt George show art In Deep with Matt George

KookCast: Surf Education

Coach Chris sits down with Matt George to discuss his book In Deep, a highly recommended read, which is a compilation of his life's work as a surf writer and journalist. The book covers some serious ground in the surf world, but it's only on KookCast you'll get to hear some of the insights you won't find anywhere else.  Watch our video call with extra content on TSC membership site: Buy the book:    

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Becoming a More Assertive Surfer show art Becoming a More Assertive Surfer

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This week on KookCast, Coach Chris and Coach Ev are discussing a surfer characteristic you should develop, but exercise wisdom with how you wield it.

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Creating Time show art Creating Time

KookCast: Surf Education

Do you feel like "it all happens so fast" ? When taking off, or while surfing and suddenly realizing there's a person in your way ? In this episode, Coach Chris and Coach Evan are speaking on a few ways to create time and feel more at ease with the things you need to do in the line-up.

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10 Surfer Instincts You Must Cultivate show art 10 Surfer Instincts You Must Cultivate

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, Coach Chris and Coach Ev are discussing 10 surfer instincts that separate the experienced surfers from the rest of the pack. 

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This week on KookCast, Coach Evan came up with a great idea for an episode called Surfing Inspirations, where Coach Chris and Coach Evan each introduce and discuss a surfer that inspired them along their surfing journey. Tune in and hear a little bit about the two older surfers, Mike Edwards and Mike Etersque, who were there to guide, support, and inspire your two favorite surf coaches during their grom years. A lot is owed to those two surfing inspirations.