Tag: body surfing

Ryan Lochte Mimics Great Bodysurfers

Images courtesy of Universal Sports in Kazan, Russia. Controversy was stirred up and then quietly diffused when Ryan Lochte used an old body surfing technique during his 200m individual medley gold medal performance at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. As body surfers have done for generations and a handful of veteran ocean swimmers with

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Surfer Talk

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When swimmers listen to surfer's lingo, they may overhear some of the following terms: Ankle Slappers/Busters: small waves. Back Down: to decide not to take off on a wave. Bail out: to get away from, jump off, or dive off the surfboard just before a potential wipe out. Barrel: a hollow channel formed

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Seaside Sights We Love To See

A channel swimmer struggling onto shore... ...a close race among open water swimmers in a photo finish. ...two competitors simultaneously body surfing down a huge wave to close out a race. ...an ocean swimmer railroading down massive swells far from land. ...a whale breaching in the ocean. ...a perfect hand-off of hydration between coach on a feeding

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Summer Surfing In The Swim

As the surf kicks up and the summer ocean swimming season kicks off in Southern California, the importance of body surfing among competitive ocean swimmers always comes up. As swimmers approach the shore taxed physically, it is often aerobically difficult to pick up the kick and body surf in. Matty Mitchell and Hank Wise often conduct pool swimming sets to

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Railroading In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Big, smooth displacements of water in the ocean - the rhythmic movement of ocean swells - can be used to your advantage while swimming in the coastal open water locations. Railroading is when a swimmer uses the power of large wind-generated waves or ocean swells to push them forward as they swim towards

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Body Surfing Sprint Workouts

One good and enjoyable workout in the ocean that benefits your ocean awareness, body surfing abilities while taxing you aerobically and strengthens your legs is a body surfing sprint workout. The goal is to body surf 10 long waves, putting in maximum effort getting back into position after body surfing in. The waves can be of any height or size that you

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Tabata Method In The Open Water

The Tabata method is a popular training regimen for land-based athletes based on a landmark 1996 study by Izumi Tabata of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya City, Japan. The Tabata method uses 20 seconds of ultra-intense exercise (at near maximum intensity) followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated continuously for 4 minutes (8

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