Yes, same here, after taking a good beating I think to myself that it wasn't that bad and can then get in the zone and properly charge.
Hunter Thompson wrote about something like this in "Hells Angels". it had to do with how the Angels are so relaxed go top speed into a curve into the road. they were so relaxed becuase they have already "gone over the rail" and survived to ride again. he wrote about how all these karate experts would walk into bars looking for a fight and how the angels and bar tenders would whup em just because they were always getting into brawls.
could be the same thing with surfing. more time in the water. more times going over the falls and coping beatings. eventually you just go and don't think about it.
maybe thats the best advice. don't think just go.
maybe thats the best advice. don't think just go.[/QUOTE]
"Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true." Bodhi's basic dog psychology rant.
Doing a massive amount of push ups should help your pop up speed, which is def crucial to charging pumping surf and harrowing drops.
Thanks for all the tips. I'll have plenty of time to cross train and do 1000s of push ups etc. with this great forecast we just got. Good advise. "Don't think, just go." The rest will happen instinctively.