Hunter Academy of Sport surfers were mixing with top quality coaches and top-level facilities last week, attending the Manly Surf School High Performance Centre as part of the 2019/2020 Program.
The High Performance Surf Centre provides surfers with a unique training approach designed for athletes, using advanced strength and conditioning training principles focused on endurance, strength and agility.
The 12 HAS surfers were coached by Manly Surf School's High Performance coach Nick James throughout the day, participating in a full day of education, training and practical activities.
The athletes spent the morning in the surf at Long Reef Beach with practical aspects as well as advice on techniques and strategies.
They then spent time in the high-performance gym, participating in yoga, pilates and surf-specific strength and conditioning. The athletes were then able to utilize the half-pipe, learning how to perform surfing maneuvers through skating.
This day trip was only one component of the HAS surfing program, which has already included education on nutrition and water sessions with coach Dan Frodsham.