The 2011 Kandui Chronicles

Billabong Surf With A Pro At Kandui Resort: Day 6

Lay Day In Paradise

The morning dawned gray and flat yet it was a welcome relief from the burning sun and we all had a chance to let our bodies rest up in anticipation of the much-talked about upcoming swell.

After a big breakfast it was time for a few of the campers to sit down with Shane and Rasta for a surfing tutorial. With the selected campers video clips from the last couple days playing on a computer monitor, the pros talked the bros (and broette Tiffany) how they can improve their surfing, no matter what level they are currently at. Shane’s really good at the coaching aspect of it and has been able to improve several campers surfing with just a few key points like how to maintain speed by staying high on the wave and how to improve backside surfing by opening up your shoulders.

Doing a bit of eavesdropping, I got a couple backside tube riding tips that I’m hoping to put to use when Rifles comes out of its slumber…

Random lay day notes:

-”There’s no such thing as bad surf, just bad equiptment choices.”—Dave Rastovich

-There are no cars, cell phones, or air pollution out here. The air is so clean I haven’t had a booger to pick all week. It’s also refreshing to have a conversation with some one where they actually look you in the eye instead of tweak on the Blackberry.

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