Aside from being an actual club started by a handful of surfers, the five of them with over a combined 185 years of “waterman” experience, The Mind, Body & Soul Surfing Club is a concept. Or rather, it’s a set of concepts—centered on coping with life in our modern society through the stimulating sport of surfing.
The club is about “mind”—a sharp, healthful mind, relieved of daily stresses, yet focused on mental toughness, discipline and old-school values. It’s a well-rounded mind through renaissance-like balance and moderation in all things (yes, even moderation). It’s the “right mind” of an ethical and joyfully-natured person.
The club is about “body”—the fit, agile body of a confident, competent athlete—a surfer. It’s the properly nourished and conditioned body that enables us to be the best we can be and content through exercise and regimen.
Last, the club is about “soul”—oneness with nature and God through surfing and beliefs of your choosing. It’s the soul of a person secure in who he or she is; it’s purity, happiness and joy—the soul of a good person.
Surfing teaches us about life—how and when to choose the right break for the day, how and when to go out or head in, how and when to take off, drop in and kick out and what maneuvers to make. It teaches us to adapt to conditions beyond our control and to make the best of each situation. Intent limits; surfing releases. It teaches balance—not only in posture but between “proaction” and reaction; it teaches us to ride and ride and ride, and to enjoy.
The Mind, Body & Soul Surfing Club is about all of these things and more. We hope you will join with us and ride the waves. Pura Vida.
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