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Improve your surfing: Clayton Nienaber Surf Coach
« on: March 19, 2021, 03:13:41 PM »
Clayton Nienaber is part of the OMBE Surf (Ocean Mind Body Equipment) group.  Clayton has quite the resume of:
High performance surfing coach for 15 years
Coached: Jordy Smith, Travis Logie, Ricky Basnett among others
World Surf League QS competitor
Surfing at an advanced level for over 30 years
Professional surfboard shaper for 18 years
Qualified ISA Level 2 Coach
Qualified Surfing Judge

I came across Clayton in the Surf Mastery podcast (Episode 14 & 25) [Highly recommended].
With Clayton's experience as a rider, shaper, and coach, he has a unique perspective to phrase things in a way for any skilled rider to understand.  Clayton has been affectionately described as the Mr. Miyagi of surfing (Karate Kid).
The OMBE group has contributions from Rob Case (Surf Paddling Coach), Twiggy, Cris Mills (Surf Strength Coach), among others.
In October 2020, they started hosting free weekly live video feeds for coaching instruction.  The historical ones are stored as an episode on youtube on the Ombe Surf channel:
Episode 1: The importance of Surf Simulation
Episode 2: Bosu Surfer Perfect Pop Up
Episode 3: Waterman
Episode 4: 10X your surfing in 30 days
Episode 5: Q&A to 10X your surfing
Episode 6: History of
Episode 7: Live Surf Coaching
Episode 8:
Episode 9:
Episode 10:
Episode 11: Cris Mills Surf Strength Coach
Episode 12: Connection in your surfing
Episode 13: The Science of surfboards
Episode 14: Stress vs Surfing
Episode 15: The Back Foot Debate
Episode 16: Surfboard Size and Paying Your Dues
Episode 17: Mid Length Surfboards
Episode 18: Everything Surf Skates
They are trying to build a community of surf instruction via a facebook group:
For the more dedicated surfer, they offer a paid online Accelerated Surfing Program:
With topics such as:
Surf Science
Mind Surfer
Cardboard Surfer
Bosu Server
Surf Skate Foundations
Surf Skate Advanced
Catch More Waves

None of it is SUP specific, but I hope to bring what I learn into my SUP surfing.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2021, 03:17:38 PM by sflinux »
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Re: Improve your surfing: Clayton Nienaber Surf Coach
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 05:55:44 AM »
Wow, that's a great resource. I watched the first two, I'll do the rest as I have time.
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Re: Improve your surfing: Clayton Nienaber Surf Coach
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2021, 04:22:34 PM »
great resource thanks

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Re: Improve your surfing: Clayton Nienaber Surf Coach
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2021, 10:05:29 AM »
Thanks for this. I have been looking for a new podcast and have never really listened to a surfing podcast before.

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