Have you ever thought you would like to learn surfing and exercises for surfing while traveling the world and visiting exotic locations?
If you’re anything like me you’re the type of person who loves exercises for surfing that help when pulling into a few decent waves or snow surfing on fresh powder and coming home psyched. Imagine having that same ‘amped-up-vibe’ mixed with a feeling of uncertainty and slight anxiety as you head over unknown mountain ranges, through tropical forests, or even through strange cities in the search for decent surf and snow.
I know this feeling; I know it well. Exercises for Surfing and teaching others how to stay in shape have taken me around the world.
I love to surf and help people learn surfing and exercises for surfing while traveling the world. This wonderful sport of ours has taken me and into oceans and up mountains I once never dreamed I would visit. I’ve navigated my way to the beach through crazy Indonesian roads, on Moroccan camels, in beat up Sth American 4 by 4s, and in boats so over loaded you thank the lords (or who ever you want) that a board is close by and surfers know how to swim.
And you know what? Being surrounded by beach bodies in different cultures and countries has helped me develop my personal exercises for surfing programs while making me a better person and a better surfing athlete.
So when I got offered the opportunity to go to Japan and check the snow scene and train with specific exercises for surfing and snowboarding in the Alps I was frothing and ready to go.
Japan however, is VERY different to the rest of Asia. While Indonesia blends into Malaysia and flows into Thailand and over into Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, and China – Japan is out there – Japan is on its own, with its own unique perspective and own way of doing things.
First Up – Pretty much anywhere you go in Asia to fuel your boarding lifestyle, someone will quickly find you, speak English and want your money. Not so in Japan.
Secondly – If you can’t read Japanese Kanji (derived from Chinese characters) your shit out of luck when it comes to ordering food, reading road signs, or finding a washroom!
Third – I have scored loads of great waves in Asia and Sth East Asia and it was relatively easy and cost effective. Forget that. You need money flying into Tokyo baby.
And…while we’re here – when you do find a washroom it may be a public facility with everyone racing around naked in the snow, bathing in hot thermal baths…. Mmmm
So lucky for me, my rusty Japanese came in handy as I boarded a bus from Narita Airport and headed into Tokyo. Cheap as chips $60.00 US. What?!
Then again if I help people learn to surf and teach excellent exercises for surfing lets hope I get paid top notch huh?
Part two coming on the next blog… Until then keep strong and stay surf fit with great exercises for surfing. HR Dman