In the twelve years that have passed since he first got up and rode a wave in the town of Santa Cruz, until his death, during free diving in the Maldives, Jay Moriarty managed to earn a great reputation in the world of surfing. Feats on the big waves and the ingenious skill of riding on longboards helped the athlete become famous. In his youth, Moriarty was an ordinary guy who was able to stand on a par with the best professional athletes. His charming smile and extraordinary modesty distinguished the guy. Rumors about him are still spreading and not only in California.
James Michael Moriarty hails from Georgia, then his family moved to Santa Cruz. Father, Doug, who served in the airborne troops. He began training to surf the young guy and instilled a love of adventure. Eleven-year-old Jay first stood on the board in the town of Sewer Peak. According to him, he rode without a wetsuit, in a T-shirt and shorts in icy, California water. His first wheelchair was on a 7’-foot Haut board. Continue reading
In surfing, there is such a thing as “Air stunts”, some of the most progressive surfers are able to truly perform such stunts, professional athletes push the limits of the possible, but you have to pay for everything.
Most often, injuries occur on the ankle of the athlete, less often the foot is injured. During jumping and being in the air, the legs are safe, but unforeseen problems can begin at the moment of landing on the water. At the moment, the development of surfing tricks does not stop by the interaction of the surface of the board, or the surface of the water, now most surfers try to show themselves also in the air. Sports, medical practice shows that as soon as an athlete begins to leave the surface of the water, soaring into the air, the risk of injuries increases, especially with regard to the athlete’s ankles. Continue reading
Surfing is a sport that is practiced for pleasure, but for health, you have to add decent exercises on the shore to compensate for the uneven load. I have a friend, Sasha Pavlov, a surfer and a professional fitness trainer who is well versed in physiology. I asked him to talk about exactly how the surfer suffers from his hobby, and whether it is possible to correct or at least reduce the negative effect of surfing.
A bit of general physiology
All muscles are connected in a common chain, and fascias connect them – connective tissue, elastic but elastic, which does not allow the muscles to disperse, holds the fibers together. Each muscle is in its fascia, each muscle bundle is also wrapped in a common fascia, this structure gives the body density and creates Continue reading