Stylist Magazine and Vita Coco 'Let Nature Do Its Thing' Competition Winners
Following an overwhelming response for the ‘Let Nature Do It’s Thing’ competition, the winner was drawn for a Surf Trip to Cornwall for summer 2014.
With two days surf coaching with George’s Surf School, a two night stay in the St Enodoc Hotel, Rock and meal at Outlaw’s Seafood and Grill restaurant, it’s no surprise there was such a high number of entries.
Competition winner Stuart traveled down with his friend Jamie to glorious sunshine and perfect waves for learning. They launched themselves enthusiastically into their surf lessons while afternoons were spent enjoying some well-earned relaxation at the hotel followed by food from one of Britain’s top chefs.
Meeting Tom Hewitt is a pleasure, inspiring and a highly humbling experience.
Tom has harnessed the addictive and therapeutic elements of surfing to integrate it as a key part of a rehabilitation program for street children in Durban to help them eventually reintegrate into their communities and find work.
Hearing their story and surfing with the team was mind blowing, and I hope the bonds between Tom, the Surfers Not Street Children team, the Tubestation in Polzeath and the surf communities and others they met during their tour of the UK that have been forged will help promote awareness and raise funds for this project.
“It’s absurd to think that physical age is any kind of indicator of what you can do…at this point I feel 10yrs from now I could still be in the running for winning contests… beyond that it’s what you do with your mind and body to keep you in the right space”
The Volcom Fiji Pro was won by Kelly Slater who once again demonstrated just why he already has 11 world titles in the bag. The Fijian reef passes provided a stage that demonstrated the raw class and power of the best surfers in the world.
Enjoy the highlights from the last day of competition below.
Hawaiian Carissa Moore Talks Training With The Wall Street Journal
While surfing as much as possible is the obvious answer to the question ‘how can I best stay in shape for surfing?’ the unpredictable nature of the field of play means we need to have a training program that covers flat spells and times we cant get to the ocean. Any training needs to focus on movements that compliment what we want to achieve in the water but not neglect the bigger picture.
I was surprised working with a physio on my shoulders last weekend to discover weakness I didn’t think existed triggering a change in my training program to include a more comprehensive range of movement.
Surfing is physically demanding and a great way to get/stay in good shape. Click here for a great interview with Carissa Moore in the Wall Street Journal in which she talks about how she trains to stay at the top of her game mentally and physically.