At some point in your life, the ocean will give you a beating that might make you to question your commitment to surfing. Boards will be broken, reefs will be encountered, and egos will be dragged through the gutter. To keep you both physically and mentally prepared for these situations, we spoke to Hawaiian big-wave charger Kohl Christenson about surviving the wipeout of your life.
Prepare your mind and body. If your head isnâ€™t right to take a bad wipeout, you arenâ€™t going to maximize your potential. That being said, if you donâ€™t feel physically ready to surf big waves, then your head will never be there. To do it well, it has to be a combination of being physically fit and mentally prepared. For me, cardio workouts are an extremely important part of my routine. I love to mix in swimming with some beach runs, and lately Iâ€™ve been including some plyometric workouts in my programÂ Â …Â More