Alek Rockrise from The California Surf Academy

This week on KookCast, Alek Rockrise joins Coach Chris to talk surf education, sharing your surf knowledge, and the personal battles that come with it. Thank you to our sponsor Crooked Wetsuits for helping us stay warm in the water.

Episode timestamps:

  • (02:01) – Alek’s surfing background
  • (07:15) – The grom mentality
  • (08:49) – Teaching “how to read waves”
  • (13:06) – Surf etiquette
  • (16:08) – How we learned to surf
  • (18:58) – Paddling technique
  • (24:15) – Catching waves
  • (27:25) – Why do surfers hate instructors/student surfers?
  • (37:45) – The importance of surf history
  • (41:02) – Surfboard talk
  • (57:00) – The California Surf Academy
  • (59:20) – Alek’s kooky story
  • (1:03:54) – Alek asks a personal question

Episode links:

The California Surf Academy – Website

Alek’s personal instagram – @arockrise

The California Surf Academy instagram – @thecaliforniasurfacademy

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