The Mindful Surfer
Feel the fear and do it anyway

Feel the fear and do it anyway

December 14, 2021

This week, Will shares a near death experience that shook him to his core (and chats about how it affected him in the surf)...

Liam goes on to share his thoughts on how to manage fear in a world trying to make you do and believe things you don't want to! 

We also go onto share insights around the benefits of fasting and have a new segment "listeners questions" going on to talk about boards for UK waves

Stay stoked Guys! 

Will & Liam 

Sound of the ”shit wave” police

Sound of the ”shit wave” police

November 29, 2021

This week, we record sat outside in the cold after a great little surf at our local. We share how big a role expectation plays in a surfers life - and why surf forecasts are such a double edged sword! We then go onto talk about the "shit wave" police and why so many surfers are missing out on joy that's found in just surfing the waves you have (and not mind surfing the ones you don't!). 

Stay stoked guys! 

Will & Liam

Feeling like a kook

Feeling like a kook

November 22, 2021

This week, Will has an "accident" on the way to the surf whilst Liam's been grafting at home DIY'ing. 

The boys digress the in's and out's of wetsuit choices and why anything but an O'neill seems to be a mistake! 

Will shares a story from feeling like a massive kook at a popular wave and how he works through the triggers...

Liam shares the insight about flow experience - how do we reach and maintain it going into waves (or crowds) that challenge us more than normal.  

In mind'body'stoke, Liam shares stories of balancing his London lifestyle with trying to stay fit and healthy for surf.

The boys then share why alcohol (or sugar) is so appealing to humans and little hacks to keep a balance on it so you can still get the most from the surf. 

Enjoy the show guys! 

Will & Liam 

The best wave of your life is coming

The best wave of your life is coming

November 10, 2021

Liam and I cover the in's and out's of recent board purchases - Will's smaller, curvier channel islands "rocket wide" gets taken out in a punchy Cornish beach which proves both challenging and exciting all at once. 

Liam discusses his foamie journey - what he's loved and what he's found challenging when putting these wonderfully light hearted pieces of kit to the test in a range of conditions. 

We then go onto make the statement "the best wave of your life is coming....if...." - if you take care of your body and mind enough to keep your progressions going, no matter how difficult it can seem at times.

Stay stoked guys! 

Will & Liam 

How you look vs how you feel

How you look vs how you feel

November 4, 2021

In episode 69, Liam and Will cover the recent challenges of bigger waves to video footage from the Bristol wave - in how it can warp our surfing motivations away from how it feels to how it looks. 

We discuss the power of leaning into the uncomfortable - that stoke lays the other side of persevering long enough to make gains in your surf progression so you can reach flow states more often. 

We also cover why a morning routine is vital to your surf stoke - to set up good vibes for the day ahead, whether that be in or out of the ocean. 

Stay stoked guys! 

Liam & Will 

 

 

Vibrators & Crowd Frustrations

Vibrators & Crowd Frustrations

October 26, 2021

In episode 68, Liam and Will are back in the studio bringing you epic sound and silly intro chats revolving around vibrators aiding recovery. 

We disclose recent SUP struggles - in witnessing wave hoggery and being able to stay calm about it (well, kind of :) 

There's also chat about how we see our surf progression - in how good it feels when it's going well and how difficult it can seem when it's not (and how to remain calm and centred along the up and down path). 

Hope you enjoy guys! 

Liam & Will 

Board Joy Myths

Board Joy Myths

October 12, 2021

We're back!

This week, we're recording ep67 in our new outdoor studio with birds and squirrels for company 

We cover recent visits to the Bristol Wave and talk about how board chat raises that classic surfing statement; 'the perfect board'. Perfect for what? Turns, barrels, carving or soul arching?

Where does it end?

It doesn't...we keep searching for surf perfection because there is no destination and the happiness is in leaving the unanswerable unanswered - in discovering what new board, new idea, new wave, new hack, new exercise can do to take our stoke to the next level. 

Yewoooooo!  

Ep.66 | Poo Stance

Ep.66 | Poo Stance

September 27, 2021

Welcome back gang, We are out of the studio testing new audio equipment for this episode and without our editor so forgive any blips! This week we are mulling performance anxiety, poo explosions, board choice, dogs, dream surfs, spirituality and the universe. 

All this and so much more in the rolling shore break that is episode 66 of the Mindful Surfer show. 

Ep.65 | Winning Ways

Ep.65 | Winning Ways

September 20, 2021

We are chatting bio mechanics, body movements, surfing technique, OMBE, winning competitions and why if you can’t do it on land you can’t do it in the ocean. We discuss why we are keeping the show as ABC, ‘anything but covid’. We talk non judgement, taking feedback and trying to embrace oneness.

Liam’s squad have brought back medals from the regional competition and Will is quoting his favourite film.

There is joy, freedom, fear, board choice, Keanu Reeves, slowing down, unexpected surfs and more if you can paddle out to join us for the latest set wave that is Episode 65 of the Mindful Surfer Show.

Mentioned in the show.

https://ombe.co/courses/surfing-analysis/

Ep.64 | Collision Course

Ep.64 | Collision Course

September 13, 2021

Hello again gang, is summer really over and is the promised swell now on its way? This week we are paddling out to chat crazy line ups, comedy surfing, red and yellow flags, boogie boarding, spontaneity, shore dump barrels, being a mindful parent on the beach, the side effects of excess, body awareness and training our weaknesses.

Liam surfs Fistral for the first time ever and find out why Will has been falling foul of lifeguards at his local. All this and more in the spilling September wave that is episode 64 of the Mindful Surfer show.

Mentioned in the show.

Seb Smart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slTpX2aXdJ0

https://www.instagram.com/fringesurfing/

https://www.adrenalinquarry.co.uk/

Icons of Surf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJOKVxFHo8Y

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