SMI VIDEO LIBRARY
Dive deep into conference lectures, webinars and other video recordings by amazing speakers sharing the knowledge and experience in surfing medicine, sports, environmentalism and other sciences.
Welcome to SMI’s Video Library!
Click on the video you want to watch keynote lectures of academic quality on diverse topics around surfing medicine, training & performance and environment.
Plastic Soup foundation
Maria Westerbos, Founder and Director of the plastic soup foundation, runs through the devastating impact of plastics on human and surfer’s health.
Save the ocean, save yourself is the message of Maria. Plastic is one of the major pollutive threats polluting not only our ocean, but can even enter our bodies and produce inflammation in your organs. Lecture with humor and serious facts backed up by examples of global action and results in beating
Sunscreens and Water quality
An impressive overview of the protective and damaging effects of sunscreen on human health and its detrimental effects on coral reefs and water quality. Suzie is an advocate for human and ocean health and presents an excellent overview of her work, research and how to influence national policies.
Surfing and wildlife: Supporting conservation through citizen science
Lecture on the power of citizen science and how this can influence our public knowledge and can influence policy. Surfers are traveling observers that can detect and gather important data on the environment, culture and beyond.
The need for training, support and education
Oliver shares his experience of working with surfers and surf athletes including his vision on how to professionalize the education and training programs in surfing and why this is needed.
Skill development & Gymnastics
Lecture on utilising gymnastics and dance components to develop coordination and control in Surfers. Rebecca is a PhD candidate on the topic of investigating the effects of surfing experience on the development of ankle proprioception and beyond. She explains the basics of surfers movements and discusses the dominant movement patterns in surfing.
Surfer’s Mind & Performance
Richy Bennet shares his extensive experiences in psychology and sports psychology of his book “the surfers mind”. The theory gives you a model that you can use to improve your balance in every situation of your life, from normal challenges to high performance.
Training & Programming for Surfers of all ages
Optimal training strategies to improve surfers. Discussing everything from physical training, mindset to team effort, all things necessary to bring surfers to top level.
Surf Coaching Education and professionalization
An overview of the evolution in surf coaching is presented. Miguel Moreira further dives into the optimal strategies for coaches to mentor their surfers and get the best performance, along with the scientific backgrounds behind it
Waves of Wellness Foundation
Joel Pilgrim delves into the positive effects of surfing on mental health and wellbeing, which have lead him to start the Waves of Wellness foundation to support people with various mental health issues.
Ross Clarke-Jones ACL Case Study
Richard will take us through the rehabilitation of the ACL injury of Big Wave Surfer Ross Clark-Jones, providing insight in specific working with extreme sports athletes and displays his work with the Kieser method for rehabilitation and strength & conditioning work.