Yoga for Surfers 3 – Yoga at home!

Can I hear a “what, what!?” That’s right Peggy Hall is back with Yoga for Surfers 3 -Unleashed! If it’s been a while between surfs or you’re looking for a new pre-surf stretch, check out this 3 minute video.

If you need to get off the couch, think – if Peggy can, I can.

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Yoga for Surfers 2 – Do it at home!

The lovely Peggy Hall is back with her usual bright outfits and perky haircuts to give you Yoga for Surfers 2 – Fluid Motion! If you’ve been following our yoga posts, we hope you are already feeling limber and flexible! If you’ve read them but haven’t had the chance to give it a go, get motivated!

This video has some awesome moves and is less than 4 minutes, so get your yoga on!

Yoga for Surfers – Do it at home!

Keeping surf fit is tough, especially when working and being away from the ocean. They say nothing keeps you fit like getting out there. But we think surf yoga is a pretty good way to stay in shape when you can’t go for a paddle.

Check out old mate Peggy’s Yoga for Surfers. It takes less than 5 minutes! Use it as a pre-surf stretch or as a part of your daily routine.

Get motivated!

Stretch your back – Yoga Time

After a surf I find that my back gets quite stiff and sore. I like to do some stretches before and after just to limber up and make sure I feel less like an old maid in the water! 🙂

This is a great back stretch video I found from veteran surf yoga instructor Peggy Hall. As an added bonus, she’s wearing some super bright yoga gear.

These stretches will ease that tight spine in no time! 🙂

Passionate About the Ocean?

National Geographic has created an education program to raise awareness about the ocean and it invites surfers and surf schools to get involved.

Working at National Geographic has always been my dream job. The stories that National Geographic tells are about the earth, history and the ocean. These stories might not make the evening news but they are fascinating, important and impact each and every one of us.

Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic

The National Geographic Ocean Education Program aims to engage and collaborate with the marine recreation community (us) with the goal of raising public awareness about ocean conservation and inspiring people to help protect the vital natural resources that the ocean provides.

Photograph by Sebastian Meckelmann

The Ocean Initiative is a great way to get involved. If you are interested in running a program perhaps with a school group or at your local surf club, there is a whole Tool Kit available on the site including some great planning material.

Fitspiration, Do You Need it?

If you are a Pinterest or Tumblr fan, you’ve probably come across Fitspiration before. Pictures of toned young ladies with quotes like

“Work Hard or Go Home”

photoshopped across the background.

I won’t lie, I love looking at Fitspiration. The women have incredible bodies and they do inspire me occasionally. But more often than not, I sit there for hours reading inspirational quotes and looking at incredibly fit women, instead of actually getting up and exercising.

Me. On Pinterest.

I’m sure you’ll agree this is pretty counter productive. So I came up with a quote to make myself get off the couch and do something instead of searching images to inspire me.

“If I worked out as much as I trawled facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest. I’d be pretty freaken fit”.

I’m no gym junkie but I like exercising because it makes me feel good and helps me deal with stress. The challenge in this day and age is doing it healthy.

I find that looking at ‘Fitspiration’ often makes me feel unacomplished. Where as actually getting up and doing exercise even if it’s for 5 minutes, makes me feel great.

(You said it sister!)

So if you’ve found yourself getting addicted to pinning fitspiration and are not actively inspiring yourself. Get up, turn of the computer and go for a walk. I bet you will feel 100x better that you would after an hour of searching for fitspiration.

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Do you find Fitspiration inspiring?

Surfing Australia and Nikon’s ‘My Break’ Competition

Competition? We love this. Take a photo of your favourite break and you could win a new Nikon, a surf board AND a wetsuit! Awww Sheeeeet.

Shutterbug Luck

Surfing Australia and Nikon are running the ‘My Break’ competition and are seeking images of your favourite surf spot. Entries can be taken from any perspective. If you’re adventurous and have a waterproof camera, maybe a shot from inside the barrel of a wave is possible. If not, an image taken from the shore of surfers riding huge waves can be just as impressive!

In order to enter, like the Surfing Australia Facebook page and use the app to upload your image, which must be less than 2MB, along with a 25 word-or-less explanation of why you love that particular surf break. You may enter the competition up to three times. Entries must be in by 30 September 2012 to be in with a chance at the prize.

The first prize winner will receive a Nikon Coolpix AW100 digital camera, a surfboard and a rash vest.  Those who make it to second to fifth place…

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Superb Campaign to Save our Waves

Fresh Forms

Spencer Murphy shoots an eerie scene of the potential outcome from surfing if the current threats continue. Not what you would normally expect from the laid back hanging 10 surfing community. Pollution, sewage and offshore developments put the future of surfing at risk.

To sign the petition, head on over to Protect our Waves, the organisation trying to save UK beaches from threat.

 

Via it’s Nice That

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Surfing For Change

Pollution of our oceans is a serious issue, not just for surfers, but for everyone. I think Kyle Theirmann is inspiring because he’s getting out there and walking the walk.

Green Skateboarding

Recently, I heard about Kyle Theirmann and what he’s doing with Surfing For Change. This young professional surfer is on a righteous mission. Creating youtube videos to challenge environmental issues all over the world.

He is on his way to Nicaragua now covering the country with radical change going on, has done a TED talk, is protesting the J Bay nuclear plant in South Africa, advocates for less plastic pollution and showing more support for local economies. He’s doing a bunch of cool stuff, check out Surfing For Change. www.surfingforchange.com

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