Osiris amateurs are going through my competitive training boot camp and gearing up for the NSSA season. I am utterly impressed with the determination and drive that is being displayed by these cadets. Each session is getting more intense with running, paddling focusing, visualizing and surfing heats. These kids want to become the best that they can be. The training consists of them learning how to build relations with photographers, filmmakers, sponsors, other competitors, and clarifying what they are going to accomplish in and out of the water.
I have hand selected an elite group of kids that I believe will be a threat in the years to come in the surf industry. The cadets are pushing themselves and are all motivated to winning the drills. Incentives like guest appearances, product, photos, surfing with the pros, traveling to secret spots and going to selected events keep the cadets on there toes.
I was asked by the cadets not to disclose the information of what is going on in the training but only show the surf images. The cadets have expressed that they want the competitive edge. So here are a couple of our sessions and I just want to let you know that these cadets are all on their way to fulfilling their wildest dreams and shocking the surfing industry. Stay updated to see who is going to win the prize of the overall performance and qualify for the surf trip and the ad in Surfer magazine.
Words and photos by Eric Sorensen.