Episode 55: Meet Martin Dunn- Surf Coach and World-Class Surf Trainer

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Episode Highlights:

  • 05:00 The Life of a Professional Surf Coach
  • 10:49 Before You Paddle Out!
  • 17:41 The Biomechanics of a Perfect Cutback
  • 26:55 Catching Waves Techniques
  • 32:33 Be the Surfer of Your Dreams
  • 39:52 Reliable Resources to Become a Better Surfer
  • 46:42 The Surfer’s Real Journey
  • 53:11 When and How to Give Advice

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  • 11:25 “If you have a chance, get out while you can.” -Martin Dunn
  • 15:29 “What’s perfectly correct one day can be perfectly incorrect the next.” -Martin Dunn
  • 22:19 “The act of being a coach is to bring instructions into a user-friendly model that people can understand.” -Martin Dunn
  • 33:55 “You can’t create a change for better surfing overnight. There is a journey and people need to understand that.” -Martin Dunn
  • 34:07 “People are fit enough to surf.” -Martin Dunn
  • 47:30 “You can make the big time if you have a certain level of talent but also the work ethic to work harder. You need to learn how to lose a lot before you start winning and get to the big time. Someone who hasn’t got that package of skills hasn’t got that skill.” -Martin Dunn
  • 52:17 “One bad coaching session is like going to a restaurant and having one bad meal. Just one bad meal is all it takes to destroy a reputation.” -Martin Dunn





My name is Imi Barneaud and I am a surfer, a mum and an entrepreneur. My podcast is a series of weekly conversations with surfers about careers.

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