Swell on the way! Contest on Hold til 12:45 Surfline calling for swell to pick up to 6-8ft. Round 3 should be fun to watch. Top 8 on the leader board of Women all in the Quarter Finals fire work to come.
Let The Games Begin, as the warm up get hot Julian Wilson Fly’s high based on the highest level of surf performance. Chelsea Tuach Snap’s in the pocket, John John Florence destroys the lip,He is known as “one of the most dominant Pipe surfers of his era” and for his tube riding and aerial abilities. Michel Bourez carves from top to bottom Go big or go home style. Stuart Kennedy backside attack and he shocked the world at the Quiksilver Pro with their secret weapon: The Slater Designs model, via Firewire. Adam Melling ever remind you of Mick Fanning with his lighting fast moves. Nat Young from Santa Cruz, Califiornia is right at home in the beach break in Rio, world-ranked #9 and ASP Rookie of the Year in 2013. This is just some of the photo from today.
Coaches on the World Tour
I am often asked by my competition level clients at JimHoganSurfing.com camp and professional coaching classes: “When is the best time to hold back, and when is the best time to put your foot on the gas and give it all you’ve got?” My advice to them is: Never go half way! In the first rounds, you should always be ready to push it to the next level and to play your cards right until you reach the quarterfinals. When you reach the quarterfinals — which is where you finally see the word “finals” — you must treat every heat as if it were a final. I have discovered that the competitor who goes all out and gets the highest score of the quarterfinal heats is more than likely the competitor who will win the event.
Trending Up to the Winners Circle
It’s all about MOMENTUM. Building momentum in the early heats is the power that will propel you out of the elimination rounds and to the head of the pack. Your scores must keep climbing every heat. Don’t worry so much about points. Instead, focus on improving your previous score and the points will naturally follow. For example, in all of the first three men’s events this year during the Australian leg of the CT and in two of the three events in the women’s divisions the surfers with the highest score of all the quarterfinal competitors came second in the finals. I know what you’re asking yourself: Why didn’t they win? The crucial factor is ‘FOCUS’
Reset for the Finals
Once you begin to move into those final rounds you have to have laser-like focus on what it takes to win. Make every move count. Make every wave choice count. The nearer you get to the top, the narrower the margin for error. Focus breeds composure. Composure breeds the will to win. The will to win allows you to take the calculated risks that will bring you the crown. (I’ll discuss risk versus reward in a coming blog). To sum up: your most important assets are momentum and focus. Momentum builds the points needed to attract the judges’ attention; focus will help propel you to the Winner’s Circle.
I am Jim Hogan, from Jim Hogan Surfing and Professional Coaching and I will be bringing you more important tips from the CT World circuit throughout the year.
John John’s Warm Up At Bells ,Coming from the gold coast warm water to chilly bells. Nat Young, Jordy Smith and John John here early and looking good. John pushing the tail all the way around with speed and total control. Keep your eye on these three guys.
Five Years Later Chelsea Tuach On WCT, Josh Burke in 7th spot in North America in the Mens at the moment, Nolan Rapoza currently sitting 9th in Juniors starting the year. Come down and have some fun in Costa Rica and take your surfing to the next level . Follow these three surfers and see how they finish the year 2016. Jim Hogan Surf Camp
Heat 1: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 16.60 def. Ryan Callinan (AUS) 5.00
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (USA) 14.83 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 13.66
Heat 3: Conner Coffin (USA) 14.04 def. Italo Ferreira (BRA) 13.83
Heat 4: Caio Ibelli (BRA) 11.83 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 7.60
Heat 5: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 12.40 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 12.07
Heat 6: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 16.17 def. Mikey Wright (AUS) 14.04
Heat 7: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 14.50 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 12.50
Heat 8: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 15.43 def. Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 13.70
Heat 9: Kolohe Andino (USA) 16.80 def. Nat Young (USA) 15.53
Heat 10: Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 13.30 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.83
Heat 11: John John Florence (HAW) 15.90 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 11.84
Heat 12: Stuart Kennedy (AUS) 16.80 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 16.53
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 4 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 19.20, Joel Parkinson (AUS) 15.43, Conner Coffin (USA) 11.53
Heat 2: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 14.10, Adriano de Souza (BRA) 11.80, Caio Ibelli (BRA) 10.50
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Remaining Round 4 Match-Ups:
Heat 3: Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 4: Kanoa Igarashi (USA), John John Florence (HAW), Stuart Kennedy (AUS)
Roxy Pro Gold Coast Upcoming Round 4 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Heat 2: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 3: Sage Erickson (USA) vs. Keely Andrew (AUS)
Heat 4: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) vs. Johanne Defay (FRA)
Chelsea Tuach will be in Heat #3 against three time World Champion Carissa Moore and Isabella Nichols trails winner. Chelsea is flying the flag of Barbados on top left, first time a Caribbean flag has made it on the World Surf League WSL Tower.