In anticipation of surfing’s debut at the 2021 Olympics in Japan we thought we would share 4 videos of Japanese surfers surfing and competing in conditions similar to what we often experience in Florida.
Winter, surfer: Nanaho Tsuzuki
Zburh [Pocket], surfer: Naomi Kobayashi
Surfing Girl, surfers: Sara Wakita, Shino Matsuda, Mahina Maeda
Surfing, surfers: Kanoa Igarashi, Hiroto Ohhara, Shun Murakami
Part 1) Choose one surfer featured in the videos above (Nanaho Tsuzuki, Naomi Kobayashi, Sara Wakita, Shino Matsuda, Mahina Maeda, Kanoa Igarashi, Hiroto Ohhara, or Shun Murakami) use 2 adjectives from the “Surfing Adjectives” list to describe their surfing. Example: Shun Murakami is Nimble and Powerful
Extra Credit) Come up with one adjective of your own, not on the list, to describe the surfer you chose.
Active, Agile, Aggressive, Bold, Beautiful, Brilliant, Calm, Carefree, Casual, Committed, Composed, Confident, Cool, Controlled, Creative, Dazzling, Elegant, Energetic, Exciting, Experimental, Fast, Fearless, Flamboyant, Flashy, Graceful, Imaginative, Innovative, Intense, Nimble, Offbeat, Polished, Powerful, Radical, Refined, Relaxed, Rhythmic, Smooth, Spontaneous, Stylish, Unconventional
Part 2) Use 2 adjectives from the “Surfing Adjectives” list to describe how you want to surf. Example: I want to surf casual and fearless.
Extra Credit) Come up with one adjective of your own, not on the list, to describe how you want to surf.
Extra Credit) Give us Homework. Send us a link to a surf video (Youtube, Instagram, etc..) and the time (in minutes and seconds) of a wave or maneuver in the video that shows surfing that you would like to be able to do. We will create a photo sequence of important moments during the wave or maneuver for you to study and imitate.
Turn in your homework as a typed or handwritten sheet or email it to us on or before May 23.