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Top 5 Health Benefits of surfing by Ann Hawkins


Top 5 Health Benefits of surfing by Ann Hawkins

  What’s better way than relaxing on the beach, basking in the sun and enjoying some great fun activities for recreation! Even better, if these fun activities along with some tremendous health benefits. One such amazing water fun activity as well as sport is surfing.   The number of surfers have been steadily increasing everywhere. There are about 23 million surfers worldwide and about 17,36,000 surfers in U.S alone, as per Statistic Brain.   Surfing is a great water sport. All you have to do is- hop on your surfboard, learn some know-hows and indulge in this amazing water sport. Let us look at some amazing health benefits that it offers along with the fun.  
  1. Surfing helps in boosting the cardiovascular health:
  Surfing regularly has been proven to reduce the risk from suffering or dying from heart-related problems. Surfing is an activity that requires the body to be physically active.   Surfing increases the heart rate and supplies oxygen into your blood for the proper functioning of the muscles. It helps in easy breathing and gives us the ability to undertake any type of strenuous activities. It also helps in pushing our body to perform more without having a negative impact on health.  
  1. Surfing helps in reducing stress:
  What could be a better way to soothe our body and mind than to go for surfing. It gives us the opportunity to push our body limits and have some fun in the open water. Surf your brains out and sit back to enjoy the scenic aquatic beauty.   With the influence of social media in our lives, it’s difficult to cope up with the glumness from the Facebook blues. So, if you want to distract yourself a little from this life, surfing can always help you out.  
  1. Surfing helps in improving flexibility:
  Flexibility as a goal is admirable. Daily commitment to stretching and freeing up the body has wide-ranging benefits, extending well beyond the riding of waves.   During surfing our bodies twist and turn in different due to the force of the waves. This stretching keeps your body flexible and improves your body’s mobility and body balance.  
  1. Surfing helps in toning the muscles:
  Surfing requires continuous using of arms, shoulders and core as you paddle around. This is also a great way to workout for your chest, back and shoulder muscles.   Surfing also helps to build up good core muscles and boosting leg strength. Surfing on a regular basis can change our body shape drastically. It also helps in maintaining the body weight and improve the coordination in the body.  
  1. Surfing helps to be motivated:
  Surfing is not a very easy sport to learn. It takes a lot of time, commitment, regularity and confidence in order to progress. But gradually, as you start your training, learn new techniques, it becomes easier for you and you start gaining some confidence.   Apart from all its physical and mental benefits, you feel a sense of accomplishment and motivation to do more of the sport everyday.            

Fathers Day Blog

As Father’s day approaches we have taken time to reflect on the influences that our Father's have had on us.

Dan,Matt, Joel and Kai have been interviewed,  below are their responses:

Dan and Ollie B& W


The 3 things you love about being a father; 1. Being able to watch your children grow and develop into their own personalities 2. It gives you the privilege of being able to see the world again through a child's eyes. Kids teach us to see the beauty in little day to day things that often we forgot to notice in our busy lives 3. I also love being able to share things that I love with my children. I get more joy out of seeing them catch a great wave or make it to the top of a mountain hike than I would if I was doing it myself  


The most Important things my father taught me... How to drive, swim, tumble turn in the ocean and how to not catch any fish What it would mean to be a father.. Being a father  (especially for the first born) would undoubtedly be the highlight of a man's life What is your favourite tradition with my Father? Growing up it was the New Year's Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Favourite activity to do with my Father Favourite activity is to be out in the ocean with Dad watching him negotiate the waves on his standup paddle board What is your Dad's favorite story about you as a Child? Favourite story would be about how I was running and jumping out of the cot by the age of about one. . Who are some other important Men in my life to recognise on Father's Day? Fred Hollows / My Granddad fishing


The most Important things my father taught me... Patience If things don't make you happy don't do them Go with the flow What is your favourite tradition with your Father? Surfing and going to Farmers market in Bellingen Favourite activity to do with your Father ? Surfing and laughing with him as he goes over the falls How would you describe your Father in 3 words Classic Aussie Larrikin  What is your Dad's favorite story about you as a Child? Hiding behind his leg because I was shy Who are some other important Men you would like to recognise on Father's Day? Huey ~ God of waves Poseidon ~  God of water   poseidon-1


The most Important thing (or things) my father taught me... The most important thing my Dad has taught me is just to always try my best, try your hardest, don't worry about the outcome or results, just do your best. Dad has always had the best advice for me when I have needed it the most. Whenever I am really struggling and whenever I have faced my biggest challenges in life. Whether it was playing sport when I was younger or going through exams at University or just when it comes to big life and work decisions, Dad has always had the best advice and helped me to focus on take on any challenge the best I can. Favourite activity to do with your Father Favourite activity would probably be surfing or kite surfing with my Dad. Dad taught me to surf and kite surf and it is always awesome going out and enjoying those activities with him.

Daniel’s Birthday Blog



I liken doing a Pilates session with rebooting a computer. It clears out all the "junk" and gets the right muscles firing properly. If I do a class in the morning I feel more upright and 'switched on', when I do Pilates in the evening I'm set up for a good nights sleep.

Dan and Ollie


Without a doubt helping people to achieve their goals. Seeing people transform themselves following an injury so that eventually they are stronger and moving better than pre injury. This is the ultimate goal and gives the most satisfaction as a Physio. If someone tells me that they feel better than what they did pre injury or they are able to do something that they haven't been able to do in a long time then I know I have done a good job.


We are always striving to improve ourselves clinically and professionally. I want to stay at the cutting edge of Physio and movement analysis, which means you never get stale in your job.






 Zoodles with prawns and pesto


Hopefully get a wave or two in the morning myself and then head to the beach with the family to take the kids for a surf!

 dan and fam


Birthday Blog – Kai


Why do you love Pilates?  Pilates for me, is the most important and effective form of exercise you can do. It’s the only form of exercise I’ve ever done that feels like every single repetition you do is doing you good. Pilates helped me to become active again after 3 years of not being able to run due to back pain and I’ve seen it help so many other people with injuries to be pain free and achieve their goals. I love the challenge of Pilates and the dynamic nature of the exercise, there are so many ways to push yourself and improve your fitness, strength and core stability. What is the best thing about being a Physiotherapist? The best thing about being a Physiotherapist is being able to help people in need and have a positive impact on someone’s life. It’s awesome to be able to help people understand what is causing their pain and particularly when someone has that light bulb moment when they understand exactly what is going on with their body. It’s also great to be able to meet a wide range of people and to help people achieve their goals. Why work at Pottsville and Cabarita Physio? Pottsville and Cabarita physio is a great place to work, full of like-minded people all striving to do their best for their clients and help people on their journey from pain to performance. There are some really great, experienced physios who are fantastic to learn from as well as a great work environment that encourages personal development and excellence. It’s such a supportive and positive atmosphere and really enjoyable to be a part of. Best relaxation tip Best relaxation tip would be to find something that takes your mind off everything and allows you to relax and unwind and to incorporate it into your daily routine. It may be something simple as reading a book or watching a movie, anything that averts your attention and enables you to escape and relax. Exercise would be my other big suggestion. Running always helps me to relieve stress and eliminate my anxiety. You might not want to push yourself to go for a run or go do some Pilates at the end of a big day, but you’ll always feel much better after having done it. I think that having that surge of activity and pushing yourself to exercise always enables you to relax much more afterwards. Best lifestyle tip Find your own form of personal expression. I think It’s important to invest your time and energy into things that allow you to express your feelings and passions and who you are as a person. It can be as simple as practising a sport or hobby, or planting a garden but I think its great to have a creative outlet or something to channel your energy into in a positive way. I also think it’s extremely important to have a consistent exercise routine. I think the importance of exercise is still underrated, and its critical to exercise every day and you’ll feel much better for doing it, and will be much healthier and happier in the long run. Favourite activity For me, I love to surf. It’s been something I’ve done my whole life since I was a little kid. I’ve always loved the challenge and unpredictable nature of surfing, there are so many variables and every session and wave is different to the next. There’s nothing that can come close to the exhilaration and adrenaline felt when you pull into a big barrel, or land a trick you’ve been trying for ages, or just do a really big turn. It can be frustrating at times but I love the challenge and will always be drawn back to the ocean and the anticipation of the next wave. Favourite Recipe Something sweet for sure. I’ve got a very big sweet tooth and love a spot of baking. Favourite recipe would have to be gooey chocolate brownies with raspberry sorbet. Not great for the waistline, but so, so good. A typical Sunday A typical Sunday would involve a nice long sleep in, followed by a big breakfast whilst catching up with the news of the day. Then I’ll head out for a surf and hopefully spend most of the day bobbing around in the ocean getting some waves. I’ll spend the rest of the afternoon cooking up something for dinner and then might enjoy a sneaky glass of white wine while I watch some TV or a movie. Not the most exciting routine, but a nice way to finish the week and get ready for the week ahead.