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Hurricane Larry turned out to be a real banger in Montauk, NY. We were there to meet the peak of the swell and have a marathon day.
A little irony about what we do, teaching surfing and all, is when we get a break from working we end up surfing more than any other day that we’re teaching. Needless to say, after a long and busy summer coaching surfing and an epic swell to cap it off, we were knackered and happy as clams.
Upon reflection, we were so proud of our preparedness for Hurricane Larry. Anyone that surfs with us privately knows that we don’t just sit around and instruct you on how to surf, or push you into waves and cheer when you stand like a typical surf lesson…
We get down and do the hard work with you.
Press up / Rail set take-off technique? We do it all day. Got caught inside? Hang on, we’ll be right there to paddle out alongside you. Sitting turn drills? You probably heard us say, “I’ll go first”.
When all was said and done, all that surf training in poor conditions, small waves, and bad weather with our students really paid off for us, and it showed that the proof of our philosophy about learning to surf, is in the pudding.
Train hard and with diligence because your day will come. You might not know when, but you can train and prepare in the meantime. This photo journal of our day on Friday September 10th is dedicated to all of our private students who wholeheartedly followed us into the ocean when most other surfers turned their back to it. We were ready for this swell because of you.