Part 1-A) Mental Representations – Excellent Surfers in Waves like Ours
As the site for Surfing’s debut as an Olympic event in Summer 2021 you may be surprised how much Japan has in common with Florida. The most consistent surf zone in Japan is the East Coast and their best surf is created by typhoons just as our best surf is due to tropical storms or hurricanes. Below you will find 3 videos of Japan’s top surfers warming up for the Japan Open in waves similar to our own.
Part 2) Homework
(Submit via email anytime before Friday’s practice or as a typed or handwritten page at Friday’s practice.)
2-A) Tell us your favorite surfer and write one sentence why. (Feel free to come up with someone on your own or choose someone from the videos above or our list of surfers below).
2-B) Using Youtube or Instagram find a video of your favorite surfer that shows them surfing. Tell us the name of the video if using Youtube or the Instagram handle and date the video was posted if using Instagram.
2-C) In the video you have selected tell us the time in minutes and seconds (format mm:ss example 00:11, 02:15) of your favorite wave or maneuver and write one sentence why.
Surf Asylum’s Favorite Surfers Shortlist
Descriptions and video links below list. (You are not required to watch all of the videos in the links below but feel free to use the videos for Part 2-C).
|Courtney Conlogue||Brett Barley|
|Sally Fitzgibbons||Ethan Ewing|
|Stephanie Gilmore||Italo Ferreira|
|Caroline Marks||John John Florence|
|Carissa Moore||Evan Geiselman|
|Isabella Nichols||Mateus Herdy|
|Rachel Presti||Kanoa Igarashi|
|Caity Simmers||Riaru Ito|
|Amuro Tsuzuki||Hiroto Ohhara|
|Tyler Wright||Chauncey Robinson|
Brett Barley A dedicated East Coast surfer who specializes in barrel riding and airs. Video.
Ethan EwingOne of the smoothest styles and most functional stances in modern surfing. Video.
Italo Ferreira 2019 World Champion and one of the most consistent surfers in the air in the world. Video.
John John Florence World Champion surfer who credits his surfing success to the community on the North Shore of Oahu and their love and respect for the ocean. Video.
Stephanie Gilmore Considered one of the most stylish surfers of our time. Video.
Evan Geiselman An excellent Florida surfer from New Smyrna Beach. Video.
Mateus Herdy A young Brazilian surfer who is fast and light on his feet. Video.
Kanoa Igarashi Raised in Huntington Beach but representing Japan in the 2021 Olympics. Kanoa is a hardworking competitive surfer. Video.
Riaru Ito A young Japanese surfer who is light on his feet. Similar to Brett Barley he is confident in the air and in the tube. Video.
Caroline Marks Young Floridian Womens World Tour surfer known for powerful backhand surfing. Video.
Carissa Moore One of the most powerful surfers on the Womens World Tour. Video.
Hiroto Ohhara Small in stature but lightning fast and great in the air. Winner of the 2015 US Open of Surfing. Video.
Rachel Presti A dedicated Florida surfer who excelled in ESA competition and has gone on to compete on the WSL Qualifying Series in hopes of making it on to the World Tour. Video.
Chauncey Robinson A Florida surfer from Sebastian Inlet who has had great results on the WSL Junior Tour. Video.
Caity Simmers One of the best young surfers out of California right now. Video.
Amuro Tsuzuki A powerful Japanese surfer who has been successful on both the WSL Womens Qualifying Series and Pro Junior Tour. Video.
Tyler Wright One of Australia’s best surfers. She recently made a successful comeback from an almost year long battle with complications from a virus. Video.