The session started at 7:00am with the conditions over cast with a little onshore breeze and the surf being an inconsistent 2 feet with an occasional 3 foot set. It didnâ€™t matter to the cadets, because they had to stretch and be ready for their 5 mile run before they got in the water. There wasnâ€™t any complaining and the cadets were determined to finish the run and not come in last. Mason took a strong lead and sprinted out the last two blocks followed by Luke passing up Sofia on the last leg. Simon being a new cadet didnâ€™t prepare himself but kept a consistent pace to finish in front of the heart of a lion 10 year old, Jacob Davis who wasnâ€™t going to be left behind by the bigger kids. My hat goes off to the grom for putting up the fight.
After a short break the cadets were ready to jump in the water for the 2-mile paddle surf. Jacob was on fire. He was a wave magnet and caught waves up and down the beach to take the consistency win of the paddle.
After a short mental preparation for four 20-minute heats, the cadets were winded but anxious to surf. The first heat Luke started off strong with catching the sets and taking the lead from the beginning and holding through till the end. Jacob stayed on the inside and caught a lot of waves and stayed consistent to hold onto second with Mason gunning for him. The second heat was close with little Jacob catching his inside waves getting his scores then moving to the outside and catching a set to put himself in the lead. Not long after, Luke wasnâ€™t going to let it happen and came out with the heat winning wave to make sure the little guy wasnâ€™t going to get the bragging rights. Mason with the look of determination took the constructive criticism, listened and executed as he caught the best wave to take the last two heats and win the overall.
After the running and water training, we went for some lunch. As we entered Pipes Cafe in Cardiff, we walked in, picked up a magazine and our injured cadet Andrea Luis was on the cover of Swoop magazine. After lunch a couple of the guys and I werenâ€™t through and decided to do some cross training and went to do some airs and grinds at an undisclosed ramp. What a talented group of young athletes. Osiris Shoes and I are proud and privileged to have these future stars represent the Osiris brand.
I am looking for young talent to recruit and begin training to begin their career with direction, determination, focus and skill to take over the amateur surfing ranks and begin a quest to become a world class professional. Look forward to seeing you in the water.
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