30 Days to Waves : Week One 2017-05-12T17:23:18+00:00
  • 30 Days to Waves

Welcome! Let’s get started.

Learning to surf can be a transformative experience. If you’re planning for a Las Olas surf safari, or just thinking about it, chances are you’re ready for change. So why not put your mental and physical needs first with Las Olas’ 30 Days to Waves challenge?

Our series of fun exercises are designed to prepare you for your Las Olas surfing adventure, but also a reminder to set aside a few minutes each day just for you.

This isn’t an intense cross-training routine that’ll have you begging for relief on Day One. Think of our challenges as tasty, bite-sized appetizers to get you in the mindset and kickstart your body for the journey ahead.

Connecting Mind & Body

During the next 30 days, each challenge will focus on three areas of your well-being.

Vanessa and bev chatting

Awareness

Start the conversation, then reflect and journal your thoughts.

Amanda One Armed Plank

Fitness

Add quick workouts to your schedule to get blood flowing and prepare your body for adventure.

Guacamole and pomegranate

Nutrition

Little by little, reduce the toxics in your diet and increase your intake of superfoods.

Anyone is welcome to join the 30 Day to Waves challenge, so find a friend and let’s get started.

Pre-Challenge Prep

Matt Cutts: Try Something New for 30 Days
Friday
  • Choose an accountability buddy for support.
  • Stream Matt Cutts’ TED Talk Try Something New for 30 Days.
  • Jot down a list of 10 things you’ve always wanted to do.
Follow Las Olas Surf on Instagram
Saturday
  • Follow Las Olas on Instagram. We’ll be cheering you into the waves by providing daily inspiration and support from the women’s surf community. And prizes, too!
  • Don’t forget to tell your friends to follow Las Olas Surf on Instagram.
  • Go for a walk with your buddy. In person if possible, if not grab your headphones and give her a call.

See how easy? That’s all the prep you’ll need to get started on the 30 Days to Waves challenge!

On your mark. Get set. GO!

Las Olas Surf Workouts
Sunday

Let’s start by laying out your intentions. Create a journal entry answering the following questions:

  • Why do you want to surf?
  • What is happening in your life right now that made you finally join us?
  • Or if you already surf and are joining us again, reflect on what you’d like to focus on this trip.

Even if you’re not attending Las Olas, you can still answer these questions. But wait, you’re not done yet. Down and do 10 push-ups! Visit Las Olas La Playa for surf coach Amanda’s exercise tips.

Las Olas Surf Yoga
Monday

Sample a ten minute Tapas yoga sequence by Coral Brown on Yoga Journal.com. While on the site, explore the many yoga videos available. Yoga classes are offered twice daily at Las Olas, so you might as well warm up before your surf safari. Namaste.

Surf Smoothies!
Tuesday

Greens are nutrient-packed superfoods. Go on a smoothie making adventure with the gals at Simple Green Smoothies. We love this recipe because it reminds us of sunny Mexico where ripe avocado and pineapple are abundant, fresh, and tasty.

Get In Shape for Waves
Wednesday

Still with us? Balance is essential for surfing, so it’s time to focus on your core. Go back to Las Olas surf coach Amanda’s exercise page and try 10 Super Woman repetitions, followed by 10 yoga push-ups. Your dog/cat will be glad you did.

Avocado Toast Supreme
Thursday

Add avocado to any meal. This superfood has nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that we know of. What other goodness could be lurking in that magical fruit? Throw one in your smoothie for creaminess or visit Goop.com for our favorite Superpowered Avocado Toast. Name says it all.

Be One With The Waves
Friday

Relax, it’s Friday. Download Headspace or Yoga WakeUp apps and settle into a guided meditation. The intros are free to try, so set aside 10 minutes to relax and reboot. Meditation and breath work are essential for staying calm while getting tossed in the whitewater and help expand your lung capacity. Be one with the waves.

Dear and Yonder, The Movie
Saturday

Saturday is movie night! Stream Dear & Yonder – an ocean odyssey of the female kind. The film features a dynamic cast of lady surfers and their unique stories. They’re all connected by their spirit of adventure and love for the ocean. Pass the popcorn.

Now that wasn’t so bad, was it?

Enjoy other 30 Days to Waves challenges.

30 Days to Waves Week Two
30 Days to Waves Week Three
30 Days to Waves Week Four
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Photos by Camilla Fuchs and Las Olas.
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