BearsWave of the Week # 6 Fuel TVs “Clean Break” Episode 6Posted on July 19, 2012 by Bear Woznick
Hawaiian:”Kulia i ka nu’u”
“Strive for the Summit”
There are two types of summits that Hawaiians challenge. There is the summit of great volcanoes and there are the summits of great waves. The height of some of the mountains in Hawaii are so high that some of the best telescopes in the world are positioned there. But these mountains are higher than you may think. Mauna Kea rises nearly 14,000 feet from sea level but rises a total of 33,000 from the sea floor. making it much higher than Mount Everest. Like an iceberg there is more below the surface of the water than above. It more deep than it is high.
Like it’s Mountain peaks, Hawaii has some of the highest surfable waves in the world too, but those who ride them, start by first going deep. We train by deep diving, some train to swim down more than a hundred feet holding their breath. Or we dive down 20 feet and pick up a rock to hold us down and run with it. Crazy Todd Robertson asks “Imagine how hard it would be to hold your breath while sprinting for a hundred yards.” If you can do this, you may be ready to go to the summit of big waves. You go high by first going deep.
You can tell how tall a building is going to be by how deep they dig the foundation. So it is that Luke, Chase and Steven challenged themselves on the summits of big mountains and waves. In so doing, though, they had to first go deep.
How can you train for your “Clean Break”, for your own summit. What do you choose to do to go deep, to prepare you to scale the challenging mountains in your life that you choose for yourself or that that in some cases life chooses for you?
Author of “Deep in the Wave”
World Masters Tandem Surf Champ
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