Your NAKOA team sent a new newsletter out packed with a ton of info you'll want to read about how we prepare our pro surfers for a long competition season. Learn how 2016 Quiksilver Pro France champion Keanu Asing gets ahead of the physical and mental challenges of a grueling surf season with NAKOA Performance Director Ryan Gallop. Plus, learn 7 great exercises to prevent shoulder injuries and keep you ready for the next set. Check out the latest Sport Science newsletter here.
A diminutive professional surfer from Hawaii, Keanu Asing, sent shockwaves through the entire surfing world. With his chances of re-qualification for the World Surf League’s Championship Tour slipping away, Keanu showed incredible heart and determination (along with an absolutely lethal backhand attack) and took down some of the world’s best surfers, including world champions John John Florence and Gabriel Medina, to win the Quiksilver Pro. Social Media went ablaze congratulating “Anu” on his amazing win, with nearly every surfer and company in the industry laying praise on his gutsy performance,
Keanu Asing was born and raised with the ocean as his playground and surfing as playtime. He has dedicated his life to the pursuit of his dream of becoming a pro surfer and making the world tour. With the love and support of his family, specialized sport specific training here at NAKOA, and the most rock hard work ethic and genuine heart. Keanu finally saw his dreams come true in 2015 making his debut on tour with the World Surf League. Take a look at what his upbringing was like
First and foremost, I want to congratulate my good friend Keanu Asing for achieving his dream and qualifying for the 2015 World Surf League (formerly the ASP World Tour), there’s not a more deserving or well-respected young man in the sport of surfing today. Congrats Anu! Secondly, this is not some super technical training blog about how the team here at NAKOA got Keanu in to peak physical condition over the last 18 months (those will be coming later!). This is about a young athlete with drive and maturity beyond his years