Looks a bit cooler than our high performance surf centre:
I am going with Portugal all the way José!
Agree ours is crap.
Surfing can be so simple and soothing on the soul. Or you can attend a HPSC and overthink it.
I think we have to agree our current system , with our HPSC and Surfing Australia now looking more like scam , as its jobs for mates , high paid administrators , every type of coach imaginable .
I think SA's budget is $6m pa....state bodies have all the coaches etc.......coaching is very big $ business , with parents coughing up big $'s as their kids are told they can be Pro surfers......
it's a business , and one can only call it a complete and utter failure , as it has not produced one surfer for the CT tour......in fact if you get absorbed into the current system your chances of bettering your surfing ,diminishes quite markedly......
eg recently theres' a kid Called Morgan Ciblic....was refused help from the HSPC , now number 4 in the world......lucky for him he wasn't accepted....
What happened to the Swellnet deep dive into the HPC? Many were looking forward to this.
Hit a few hurdles so still just a collection of notes and ideas.
With the HPC comment above, I am not against a bit of technique analysis and trying to improve. I get into it every now and then - on my own - looking at coaching videos and thinking about technique. There are many little mistakes we all make that become a habit and we just can't see them. It can be quite interesting to try to improve your surfing later in life.
Watching five minutes of footage of yourself is almost the most powerful thing you can do. Quite sobering. I was often surfing much slower than I thought and did not use the top half of the wave enough.