🇺🇸 Former world championship tour professional surfer 🏄♂️travel specialist ✈️
Yes, you can surf when it's raining. Just be sure to watch out for lightning and stay safe. Transcript: "Can i surf when it's raining? Yes, you can surf. When it's raining, you're already wet. So it doesn't matter. The one thing you need to look out for as Lightning though, you don't want to be surfing in a lightning storm, but just regular rain. I love surfing in the rain. It does seem like a lot of places that the waves actually kind of slow down when it rains, but not all the time. But being out in the ocean surfing when it's raining, is actually a great feeling, I love it. Like I said, you're already wet, so it doesn't even matter. And it usually does cut down the crowds for some reason, people don't surf when it's raining. But yeah, I mean, a lot of people do too but it's just. Yeah, I think surfing in the rain is a great thing and yeah, just watch out for that lightning. You know, you definitely do not want to be in the ocean when there's lightning around. So if there's any thunder lightning, I'm out of the water right away."
My definition of elite level surfing is someone who is performing state-of-the-art maneuvers, in both large and small waves. An example of this would be Kelly Slater, 11 time world champion, and winner of the Eddie Aikau big wave surfing event, as well as Kai Lenny, a phenomenal big wave surfer who is also very good in small waves. Transcript: "My definition of high performance or Elite level surfing, is that someone who is surfing at a very high level and Performing, state-of-the-art maneuvers, you know, whether it's Ariel surfing or just really radical surfing and putting themselves in positions that most people can't, and it goes the same with the elite, you know, an elite level Surfer to Mimi. Stat someone who is like very well-rounded who can serve a one foot wave and a 30-foot wave and perform at a very high level that to me is Elite that that that's really rare. You come across somebody, that's that well-rounded. There's not that many Surfers in the world that I would say, you could put that Elite name on them. So a few of my favorites would be, you know, Kelly Slater. Of course he's He's not just, you know, 11 time world champion. He's also has won, the Eddie Aikau, which is, you know, the biggest one of the most well-known big wave, surfing events in the world. So he's just extremely well-rounded and all types of surf and then you have like guys like Kai Lenny who are just like phenomenal in massive Surf and they're constantly pushing the level there and then they're also really good in small waves as well and just very well-rounded and that's what an elite Surfers. Fur is to me."
After a long surf session, my favorite post-surf meal is fresh coconut and some fruit. Transcript: "Best post surf meal for me. That would be a coconut. I live in the tropics, all winter and my favorite thing to do when I get out from a long session, is dive straight into a few coconuts. I like eating the jelly on the inside as well. It's a great great for hydration and Recovery. Other than that, I would, you know if there's a little fresh fruit around, I like to eat fresh fruit as well. That's my favorite thing to do after. Surfing, is grab a fresh coconut and some fruit. And take it from there."
Closest to the peak has the right away, always look both ways before taking off and stay wide from busy peaks when paddling out. Be aware, take your time and be patient. Avoid crowds and try not to get in anyone's way. Transcript: "Hey Michael. How's it going? Basic wave rules and who has the right away? That is usually depending on the surf break, whether it's a beach break, or a point break it. It's a little different. But basically closest to the peak or the Breaking part of the wave has the right away. So if the waves breaking left to right, whoever's the deepest to the left has priority and then if it's a beach break situation, if it's a peek. Hey, hopefully, you can split It was somebody and you guys can talk as the waves coming in and go I'll go left, I'll go right? That's always a great thing to interact with other Surfers out there and let them know. Hey, I'll go right? If you want to go left and you can work that out in the water. But yeah it's mainly whose deepest on the peak has the right away. And then, you know, always look both ways before you take off, make sure you look right. Look left and there's no one coming from behind that may be deeper. That's you know, something that a lot of People make the mistake of I didn't see I didn't look you know you gotta always make it a habit to always look and that will get you a lot of respect in the lineup to you don't want to drop it on too many people but yeah that's that's the basics of it right there. And I think just if you're more of a beginner Surfer, intermediate, I think it's best always or even if you're a professional Surfer. I mean, the best thing to do is when you before you paddle out into a lineup, it's always best to stay wide from the If there's a, if there's a busy Peak you kind of want to paddle out down the beach from that and give yourself plenty of room. So you're not in the way when guys are riding down the wave. You want to give them plenty of space, and always always separate yourself from a crowd. I try to always just avoid crowds in general and kind of find my own Peak with a few friends, but it's just really important. Just to be aware. Take your time be patient. And yeah always look always look to see you know who's coming and and try not to get anyone's way. So, I hope that helps and yeah, enjoy your next session. Hopefully, you find some empty Peaks, all by yourself and you don't have to worry about who's wave it is"
My favorite cross training method would be hot yoga. It has helped me a lot with my back pain and neck issues and I now have no longer have them. It's become a regular part of my routine and I'm grateful for the changes it has made in my life. Transcript: "How's it going brat? My favorite cross training method, would be yoga. I've got into yoga about two years ago and it's changed my life. Honestly, I was never a fan of yoga. I would just drag myself to a class and just never really enjoyed it. And then yeah, I started having like a back problems and neck issues and it was really hard for me to get over on minute and when I did get Um, you know, get Windows of, like, freedom in my neck. And, in my back, it felt really good, but I would always kind of fall back into that, sore neck lower back issues and then I really got into hot yoga. I just kind of put my head down and made it a habit just to go and do hot yoga daily if I could, you know, and now it's something that I just really enjoy and it's a part of my routine. It's Hot Yoga butt. It's just, I can't even explain to you how much it's helped me and I now have no longer have back pain, I no longer have neck pain. I don't even take Advil. And there was a point, you know, in my surfing life, where I have everything hurt. And I was taking 800, milligram IV Pro fence to get through a session and I was still surfing. Okay. But just everything hurt. But yeah, two years in the hot yoga now and that's all changed. Its changed everything for me. So, you know, because my favorite Training Method,"
Portugal has better surf than France due to its longer coastline and variety of waves. Transcript: "How's it going? Brat down here in Nicaragua a little afternoon, rain Squall coming through, but winds offshore, so hopefully Circle for dark and to get to your question, France, or Portugal, which has the better surf. I'm going to go with Portugal. It just has a ton of Coastline, a lot of different waves, there's everything from Reef breaks to Point Break, speech breaks and everything in between the France. The surfing is mainly In the southern part of France and it's just Beach breaks. They are really good and they get world class, but overall I would say Portugal for surf. There's just so much Coastline, amazing country and I love France to. But Portugal, If you're looking for some waves,"