I am 19 years old. I grew up in Stoke, England and started skiing when I was 11 at my local dry ski slope (Stoke Ski Center). I started freestyle skiing when I was 12 when I took part in a freestyle camp. I compete internationally in World Cups and World Championships including Dew Tour. I also Qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
- 2013: 1st World Cup Calgary
- 2013: 10th Grand Prix
- 2013: 3rd Junior World Champs
- 2013: 3rd New Zealand Open
- 2013: 7th Dew Tour
I want to accomplish getting on the podium at Dew Tour, X Games and future Olympics in my career.
You need to be very strong, especially in the legs as there’s a lot of impact. Also the injury risk is pretty high.
Landing a new trick and placing well in a competition.
I work on getting height in my training, which the judges like so it gets me more points in competition.
Just falling in my run, and it always makes me nervous looking down the pipe with all the lights and people.
Just to have fun and enjoy the sport and competing. Doing this you progress more and just relax.
I am training through the year and following the competition circuit, and long term plan to qualify for the next Olympics.
I would say really train the technical side of skiing, it is really beneficial when going into freestyle if you can ski really well.
Brief theory & safety covering the sea / river, weather & local sites
Stance and Balance
Paddle strokes & techniques
Board control & steering
Paddle and board stability
Once you have learnt the SUP basics you can progress onto the river tours or wave surfing lesson:
Course Duration: 2 hours
The two day course is aimed at complete beginners with the 1st day the same as the 1 day lesson (above). The second day of this course goes on to cover more complex bodydragging techniques, board starts and continuous riding while keeping the power in the kite.100% practical and great as a weekend break.
Course duration: 12 hours total
All included + post course handout pack.