This was further enhanced by them learning to use a basic video analysis tool called ‘Coach’s Eye’ (free to down load from the internet). It was awesome to watch the ‘Younguns’ working with their stars to rehearse their new skill and analyse the videos of each other, until they could perform the task both left and right.
This was just one of many great sessions provided including; boat outfitting and equipment care, an ear check providing an awareness of Exostosis (surfer’s ear), the paddle board challenge, effective/efficient power strokes on the Ergo’s, flat water freestyle and not forgetting plenty of time to paddle and learn from the stars on one of the UK’s premier play waves.
It was awesome to see the high standard of paddling – proof that recreational youth freestyle is growing and healthy.
Hurley Classic truly is a flagship for freestyle, with people from around the globe attending the event.
I honestly think freestyle has a bright future here in the UK and the best is still to come…
Big thanks to the stars …
Mathieu Dumoulin, Stephen Wright, Nicola Beeby, James Bebbington, Nuria Fontane Maso, Nick Troutman, Alan Ward, Quim Fontane Maso, Emily Ward, Jason Westlee Craig, Robert Crowe, Kataya Kulkova, Sam Ward, Craig Ayres, Mariann Saether and Sebastien Devred.
for more information on Younguns visit: www.youngunsfreestyle.co.uk/