THE HPSA IS AT THE CORE LEGENDS CONTRIBUTION TO SURFING IN SOUTH AFRICA.
The High Performance Surfing Academy was born in early 2015. The Future Legends Series was set up to select and gather the best junior surfers in the land and where eight Legends coaches as well as specialized fitness coaches worked with the group. The juniors also got to pit themselves against each other in a series of three contests for two age groups of boys and girls.
In June the overall sixteen aggregate winners attended a four day HPSA elite training program that besides the surf coaching, included an extensive regime of fitness, strength, diet management, a body fat assessment, mental strength development and heat strategy management. In both the contests and the coaching coaching clinic, extensive use of video was made to examine and rectify various ‘on-board’ issues.
Since June, Jason Ribbink and experienced surfing coach, Chad DuToit are busy three days a week mentoring and coaching a group of elite junior surfers.
While its early day a number of these boys and girls have produced good results at events held late in the year.