The dream about a tunnel of water
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Elizabeth. Im 36 years old (your heard me!). I have been working for Lapoint since the beginning in 2007 and basically started surfing with them the same year.
Well, my plan of being fully graduated in the fine arts of surfing during the 2 weeks on camp was pretty much shattered instantly. I quickly came to realise that surfing is a sport you will have to take in step by step, and only time, great coaches, loads of strenght, explosive- and endurance training, and a whole lot of practice and time in the water will improve your skills. On top of that you need to trust your instincts, be quick to judge the conditions and quick to react. You need to be a bit aggressive, and last but not least; not afraid of making a fool out of yourself. Something I get a lot of practice in being in the line up…
After almost 8 years with Lapoint in this amazing, but busy work/surf environment, we have taken a closer look at our lives here, and our training to become better surfers. We started realising that we could perhaps use this platform to at least monitor our own progress in training. And at the same time keep it open for other eyes to see, so that it will be harder to bail on those tough, but necessary workouts, and those days where you just wanna sleep, not get up 5 in the morning to fight the ocean. But no pain, no gain I guess..
So I have decided to share some of my humble surf & training days with our followers here. Use it as you please; to learn, as a time – killer, to laugh out loud or to get inspired (I hope mostly for the two last ones, laughter and inspiration 😉 This site will take you with me on my quest to reach my goals with my surfing and my training. The ultimate goal is to surf a barrel by new years 2016. Sound like a lot of time but if you only knew how much it takes to get there, you will understand 😀
I will keep track of my training and surfing here so that you can follow and perhaps get motivated to take your surfing to the next level or give me some help along the way. Wish me luck!