What A Vegan Surfer Eats In 1 Day

What A Vegan Surfer Eats In 1 Day

With the growing movement of veganism in the UK and the rest of the world, we wanted to explore what it means to be a vegan surfer in the UK. as our video above shows one of our team rider JACK and what he eats in a day as a vegan surfer in the UK

Veganism has quite literally skyrocketed over the last few years with more people than ever choosing to enjoy a plant-based lifestyle.

If you were unsure of what it means to be vegan don’t worry we have all you need to know. Choosing to eat vegan means you would not eat or use animal products so no meat, cheese dairy honey or any other parts of an animal that are incorporated in food. Vegans not only avoid animal products but they also avoid any exploitation of animals for any purpose, with compassion for the animals health and well being the key reason most chose to eat vegan. many other vegans also refrain from buying products that have been tested on animals such as makeup, cleaning products and most bathroom items. Vegans would also refrain from buying any clothing or products that have animal body parts in it so, for instance, most gelatine sweets, leather sofas, shoes or belts 

But you’re in luck as a surfer in the UK there has never been an easier time to become vegan and you won’t be alone veganism has taken off in the UK as now almost 3.5 million British people call themselves vegan out of the 66,590,551 British total citizens which equates to around 5% of the Uk population.

Awareness of slaughterhouse practices as well as influential documentaries like what

the health and forks over knives have really shaken peoples core beliefs about food and the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. 

Going vegan doesn’t have to be hard tho with over 22,000 register vegan services and products registered with the vegan trademark it’s so easy to do

As a surfer, you might think about going plant-based not only for the animals but for a whole host of other reasons we looked at in our blog

WHY EVERY SURFER SHOULD BE VEGAN .

Reasons like a plant-based diet can be healthier for us and improve our overall physical performance and as a surfer who doesn’t want to surf better and for longer maybe it’s your diet holding you back.

As Surfers that might hit close to home like reducing our carbon footprint on the world as the most up today scientific evidence suggests reducing the impact we have on the environment is essential in the future progressions of the planet most scientists suggest that a change in diet would be more environmentally friendly than most other eco friendly measures like buying an electric car or not using planes and minimising petrol and diesel car usage.

scientists estimate that the production of meat dairy and cheese can be accountable for over 35% of our overall greenhouse emissions,”

Its estimate if animal food production s was to stop and all meat eaters switched to a vegan diet  it would roughly half the overall greenhouse gas emissions currently produced by the planet.

check out some great videos of professional athletes who use a vegan diet to get better performance or check out our TOP6 VEGAN SURFERS ..

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JACKS REVIEW
Our Team Rider Jack Buckingham has been surfing The SBS Predator model for over a year now, he’s surfed it in small waves, big waves, pumping waves and mushy waves. So we thought who would be better to give you the lowdown, on how the predator stands up after a year of surfing.  Jack’s review gives you an idea of just how particular we are and how much testing we put our boards through, to make sure they not only surf incredibly well, but they last the test of time too!

 

 

Jack Buckingham

This is without a doubt the best small wave surfboard I have ever ridden

Jack is an SBS Boards Team rider and sponsored surfer who creates daily vlogs about his surf adventures around the UK coast line. Jack regularly surfs for hours a day, creating some great in depth and raw videos that showcase whats it’s like to be a surfer living in the UK. Jack shares the trials and tribulations of surfing in the winter, those daily struggles with cold water, usually pretty windy and rubbish conditions, all in his endeavour to search for those perfect waves. 

The Predator  

The Predator is one of our favourite all-rounders and one of our best-selling surfboard. It’s designed with the perfect balance of high-performance features and modern comfort.

For Jack’s style of surfing, he needed a board that was fast, loose and able to take on almost any waves. The board had to be responsive and adaptable enough to be surfed well in small waves, but really hold well in bigger surf, that’s where the Predator comes in with its hybrid outline, that is shorter, wider and thicker than your average surfboard. It’s got plenty of volume and width upfront under your chest, which is then pulled back into a more refined, rounded pin tail, giving the board a really unique riding style.

The volume up-front gives it that ease of use when paddling and pumping down the line, whilst the pulled in tail keeps it smooth, fast and responsive allowing you to be more agile in tighter sections of bigger waves.

It’s got a super flat rocker throughout, with a little more lift in the nose to help take on the bigger drops, whilst the added extra foam under the chest area really improves paddling speed and catching waves.

ABOUT THE SHAPE

Its widest point is a little further up the board than most conventional shortboards,  allowing for a wider nose and width that is carried through the entire board, giving great speed on any size wave.

It’s gradually pinched down into a foiled rounded pintail, giving less volume in the tail, so you retain that instant rail to rail response of a performance shortboard. It has been slightly tapered in the tail and the nose, giving it a balanced and stable feeling, with a tone of forgiveness in turns. The board’s graduating single concave forces water towards the fins to help generate speed and drive, giving incredible grip in your turns, especially in bigger waves.

The Predator is a really fun, fast and light all-around board that’s going to give you the confidence and speed in bigger waves, as well as the paddle power and wave count in smaller surf. ideal for intermediate – expert surfers.

After 1 year of surfing our Predator surfboard, jack’s board is still in great condition and ready for another year of intense surfing. if you want to check out some of Jacks most recent videos, check out his channel in the link below.  

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KELLYS WAVE

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 ‘The New Yorker’ talks about how the wave pools have changed surfing history, how everything before them is now from one era and everything post-wave pools is another and he’s right. For as-long as there has been a world tour, surfers have travelled all over the world surfing perfect and sometimes pretty crud waves, but the anticipation of a swell, an event and how unpredictable the waves will be is the exciting thing about watching as a spectator. Having the events only on when the conditions are optimal also gives them the element of uniqueness and excitement. But with wave pools being able to turn on waves every 2-3 minutes like clock work, delivering the same wave every time, it can take away that exciting and mysterious part of surfing culture. The sheer terror as you watch someone pull in to a super heavy unpredictable wave, over a shallow reef makes it gripping to watch. The WSL (World Surf League) tested an event at the surf ranch and of course it’s mesmerising to watch, but i can’t help but feel that a little bit of the magic is lost, when you know you’re going to get the same wave as the person before. Some of the drama and the unpredictability is lost as a spectator.

Don’t get me wrong, i think Kelly’s Wave Pool and wave pools in general are an incredibly cool thing, i hope they will be good for the progression of surfing, but as they say in the video, if someone that has grown up surfing in a wave pool, only ever known perfect waves, in a controlled environment, then decides to paddle out in the ocean, in a constantly changing environment, where skill and experience are key, especially when it comes to paddling and surf safety – This is where the potential for wave pools to be a problem exists. They might create a proficient surfer in a wave pool, but also a potential casualty or risk to others in the ocean.

Which ever way you look at it, wave pools are coming so we will have to embrace them what ever the outcome. 

 

WAVE TECHNOLOGY

Kelly’s wave pool isn’t the only one on the market trying to catch our attention and potentially paying good money to have our surfing fix. Weber Wave Garden and a few other companies are all improving, building test pools, their first commercial facilities, trying to be the first to crack the market and be one of the first to conquer this whole new business opportunity.

For wave pool manufacturers the idea isn’t about just creating waves for surfers, it’s about expanding an industry that has long been associated with coastal communities, expanding to land locked areas, to increase participation and potential revenue. Can you imagine if surfing had the kind of numbers participating that football or basketball has?! It would be immense and that’s were the gold rush lies in the wave pool game. Each company wants to be the first in the market to become an established, superior wave pool and an industry leader.

Even with the power of Kelly Slater at the helm of one of the worlds most perfect wave pools, it has no doubt spurred other companies to up their game with wave pools and the surfers representing them. Companies working with different technology, working towards a commercial wave pool, that can produce a lot of waves consistently is the ultimate goal and as you can see from some of these wave pool clips, these companies are pretty close to creating something special.

Being in the UK we are pretty lucky, we were the first country in the world to have a commercial wave pool, built for the public use. Surf Snowdonia, built in Snowdonia, Wales uses wave garden technology, to propel a small 2ft wave over the duration of about 15-20 seconds of ride-able wave time. This like most wave pools was the first of its kind, so a lot of things have been learnt since then, especially with target audiences and who is visiting these wave pools. As much as we all want massive barrels and perfect peeling waves, the beginner market is were companies like Surf Snowdonia are making their money. They have been pretty much fully booked since they opened and there’s a reason offering a safe, guaranteed wave for people to learn in is very appealing. After spending 3 years as a surf instructor i know it can be difficult to get the right conditions to teach in, some days it’s too big and dangerous and some days it’s flat. But guaranteed waves sound pretty perfect from a beginner point of view and even more so for surf schools.

The UK will also make history by 2020 as one of the only places in the world with 3 wave pools; “The Wave” being built in Bristol, utilising The Wave Garden Cove technology, to create different types of waves more suited to intermediate and advanced surfers, as well as being a prime location for a lot of surfers from Devon and Cornwall to travel to, which has the largest surf community in all of Britain. The UK will also have another first as London prepares to have its very own wave pool, which i can only imagine to be fully booked on completion. With these wave pools in surfing, who knows were surfing in the UK could be in a few years time.

 

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The Wave Bristol

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10 Ways To Get Sponsored In Surfing

Have you ever wanted to become a sponsored surfer? If you’re reading this then it’s safe to say it’s probably crossed your mind. When you see your favourite pro surfers living the dream, surfing all over the world at exotic locations, with perfect waves, making a whole load of money and it looks like they’re having a blast…? You’re probably right!

However it’s not all big deals and idyllic locations, remember these guys are at the top and unless you’re in the top 1000 surfers in the world, your experience of sponsorship might be slightly different. Not to worry though, as we have a way to get you there if you have ever wanted to get sponsored.

Just follow our 10 ways to get sponsored guide and you will massively increase your chances of getting sponsored, we guarantee it!

10 Ways To Get Sponsored In Surfing 

1) Start Small

This is the best advice we can give as a company who has a team of sponsored surfers.  We can assure you starting small and building up over time is a great way to begin, don’t get too carried away with dreaming of what being sponsored will be like, the surfing industry isn’t what it used to be and there are a lot of good surfers out there making it more competitive than ever! Believe me, we receive masses of messages each week, from varying people wanting to get sponsored in some way. So start small and build over time, you’ll appreciate the grind so much more!

When approaching a potential sponsor, try not to ask for the world and then some. The likelihood of you getting a full quiver of boards, for free, is very slim, just because you asked. Companies that sponsor are investing money in you, so you have to be able to give them something back if they give you a £500 surfboard or more! What could you do that is worth that investment?

Start small, maybe ask if could you have a discount on boards, wetsuits, equipment or some clothing like t-shirts that represent their brand. As soon as they see you working hard for them, they will be more likely to return the favour by promoting you and want to support you more.

Remember the smaller surf companies and shops are a great place to start, though they aren’t going to have the excess money, or budget to take you on an all-expenses paid, video trips to place like Hawaii, or Bali and may not be able to give you a monthly paycheck; but if you start local, or look online at small companies they are usually more than happy to give people a try, especially if you are young and eager to learn! If you show you’re working hard, networking and updating your social media often, it’s going to be a whole lot easier to get sponsored in today’s current climate.

  • Go local and speak to surf shops about repping their brand.
  • Tell companies why they should invest money into you, what can you do for them?
  • Ask for small things first (stickers, t-shirts, Hat) then promote and build up from there.
  • Lower your expectations and be realistic

2) Surf Plenty 

It’s very simple and pretty obvious, but surfing a lot means, not only are you going to get better quicker, but it also means that you will have more time in the water interacting with other surfers. If you’re using a company’s surfboard, even better, as people will see you riding that board, meaning more exposure for the company and if you’re really good at surfing, people will want to know what kind of equipment your on.

Surfing a lot also means you’re more likely to get noticed by local businesses if you’re at comps, around surf shops and generally just being in a surf environment could put you in touch with the right people. So surf as much as you can! If you’re surfing once every 2 weeks, that isn’t probably going to be enough to help you get sponsored.

  • Surf as much as you can – A few times a week or more, to help you improve.
  • Train for surfing – If you’re in good shape and eat well you can surf longer and harder.
  • Learn everything you can about surfing and being a surfer.
  • Hang round surfers, surf shops, business owners, contest organisers and get to know them.

3) Get Photos Of You Surfing

Another simple one, but so many young surfers looking for sponsorship don’t do this enough. The surf world is an image-driven industry, with surfers leading the charge at selling the lifestyle and the sport.

A lot of people chose to define themselves a surfer, or buy into surf ideology and imagery is a massive part of that. If you open up any surf magazine you will see images of epic barrels, tanned, lean surfers with 6 packs, or beautiful surf girls in bikinis, paddling out into the lineup, at tropical locations that you could only dream of surfing. Having pictures of you surfing on your social media will help companies find you, see your skill, decide if they want to sponsor and put work into promoting you.

Taking pictures of your surf session is a great way to stay current, show sponsors you like to create content, advertise and promote and ultimately, that’s what they want to see. If you’re already doing that it makes it a lot easier for them to justify sponsoring you.

  • Take a whole lot of pictures – more pictures taken, means more chances of capturing an awesome shot to post.
  • Post them out on social media – share with your friends and following, you never know who may come across them. 
  • Send pictures to potential sponsors of you surfing via email or Instagram – If you’re going to ask about sponsorship, it’s a great way to get your foot in the door.

 

4) Make Surf Videos

Just like taking pictures, if you want to get sponsored, companies and surf shops will want proof of your ability. Having a whole catalogue of videos on your youtube channel will massively boost your odds of getting sponsored. If you don’t have a camera see if you can borrow a friend’s, or ask for one for your next birthday, it doesn’t need to be the most expensive for decent quality footage to get you started.

Get some varying footage and angles over a few sessions, or just post out good clips from your surf, download an editing app, add some music in and BOOM! You are your own media editing team. You can get free editing software/apps online these days, so it doesn’t need to be expensive and it really is a must for any young hopeful. If you look at the pros like Julian Wilson, John John Florence they either hire someone or have friends and family members to video almost every surf session for their social media channels.

  • Video as many session as possible – Take turns with friends or get family members to film your surf session.
  • Learn to edit videos or find a friend who can – Some aspiring videographers may even work with you to show their skills in collaboration with you.
  • Post out compelling videos of you surfing.
  • Start a youtube channel and update it regularly – At the very least once a month, but ideally aim for once a week or more.

5) Compete In Surf Competitions

This is not a staple of being sponsored and not always necessary, although it is a great way to stand out from other surfers and get you exposure to local surf business and organisers. Competing has always been a great way for surfers help companies highlight their products and promote their product in a good light, for instance; if a surfer wins a local competition and is riding a particular brand of board or wetsuit, it will attract a lot of attention and media coverage.

Competition is also great for surfers who are not yet sponsored, to gain some exposure and showcase their skills, competitions can attract talent scouts and surf businesses who might be interested in offering you some kind of sponsorship.

  • Compete in surf competitions – Start local and small.
  • If you don’t compete go spectate – Speak to companies and surfers about how they got sponsored, or what it takes.
  • Give competitions a go – even if you don’t place, the experience is incredibly valuable.

 

6) Message Potential Sponsors

Putting yourself out there can be hard and getting negative feedback, a lot of ‘no’s’ or no response at all can be tough. But if you don’t try, you will never know. If you’re waiting for a potential sponsor to scout you out, on Instagram, or discover you at your latest competition you might be waiting a while. Being proactive and talking to companies about what you can do for them, in exchange for a discount is a great way to start to get traction on your first sponsorship deal. Starting off with an email is great, or messaging on social media channels such as; Facebook, Twitter and definitely, Instagram will really help give you more of a chance at getting sponsored. Try to avoid generic, ‘cookie cutter’ messages, take a little extra time to personalise each email/message to the brand so you actually seem interested in them and invested in their brand. 

What sponsors want to know 

  • Your name
  • Age
  • Information about yourself. “what you do, where you live, what your like, other hobbies”
  • Boards you ride
  • Reasons they should sponsor you – ‘Thinking about learning to surf’ isn’t a great reason, learn first, ask for sponsorship second.
  • How you can help the company (advertise, promote, create content etc.) 
  • Reasons you want to be part of their company – ‘Because I love surfing’ won’t quite cut it and if you know nothing about the company do some research, it will make you look great!
  • Attach pictures of you surfing – the more the better.
  • Add links to videos of you surfing from youtube – Showcase your talent and skill.

If you start the conversation off talking about all of these things, you are far more likely to get sponsored, rather than writing “Hey, I’m thinking about learning to surf, can you sponsor me?”

8 + 6 =

7) Treat It As A Job

Sponsorship in surfing doesn’t have to be a job, but you should treat it as one. Something you have to do if you’re trying to make your way in the surf world in exchange for discounted or free products, boards, wetsuits, surf trips and even paychecks.. you are going to have to do some work, if you don’t the company will be likely to look at stopping the financial support they give you.

If you get discounted equipment, free surfboards, clothing or wetsuits try and help in any that you can, take photos, videos, create content and promote the company positively.

  • Try to do something your sponsors will appreciate each week – remember the harder you work the more likely you are to be rewarded.
  • Promote on social media – tag brands and talk about their products, if you have a discount code, share it!
  • Video product reviews – People are more likely to watch a video than read long, written reviews
  • Post photos using the products; surfboards, wetsuits, clothing etc.

8) Be A Pro On Social Media

Social media has boomed in recent years for a way to advertise and is one of the best ways you could get sponsored. It’s great for self-promotion, telling people what you’re up to, your thoughts, uploading videos, pictures and generally sharing your day to day life. Making sure your social media profiles are full of interesting pictures of you surfing, clips of yesterdays surf session and sharing out your most recent YouTube videos of the winter highlights reel you have been creating for the last 5 months.

Social media helps to promote yourself as a surfer, but also the brand you want to be sponsored by. If you have a large following on Instagram or Facebook it’s going to be great for brand exposure. Posting our your best surf pictures or videos will help get more people looking at their products and if you’re working hard to promote them, they will see that and usually reward you with more spotlight and potentially free boards or even surf trips! But you have to be consistent, posting out regularly 2-3 times a week or every day if you can. Try and make sure you have a good quality of content too, vary your pictures, videos, or reviews to make it interesting. The better the content and more frequently you post, the more likely a sponsor is to find you and offer you potential deals.

But remember social media isn’t everything, having a few thousand followers doesn’t mean you automatically deserve a free board, it’s got to be the whole package, there are millions of people online now, what can you do to stand out?

  • Post photos and pictures of you surfing.
  • Promote regularly 2-3 times a week, or daily if possible.
  • Make interesting videos about yourself, talk about boards and equipment – show your personality.
  • Message businesses about setting up a partnership – what you can offer them in exchange for possible discounts.

9) Be Really Good At Surfing – (Or Have Great Potential)

If you’ve just finished your first surf lesson, really enjoyed it and think you’re ready to go pro… just hold your horses real quick. Companies want to promote their products in the best light possible, pro surfers have a real clean-cut look, they are usually in great physical shape, don’t smoke, are likeable and all have 1 thing in common… They rip!

Sponsors like Billabong, Quicksilver, Rip Curl and Hurley give the top 10 professional surfers hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars each year because they advertise their brand and products exceptionally well. They have massive exposure and following in the surf world from the brand’s target audience and potential customers.

If you start small you don’t need to be the worlds best surfer, but you should have a basic skill level depending on your age. You should be able to ride some good sized, unbroken waves, link a few turns together, stick a cutback or two, make some spray on your turns and even an air for good measure. This is probably the minimum skill level expected for short boarders unless you’re younger and you show great potential.

10) Be A Nice Person

It’s kind of funny how important just being a good human is when it comes to sponsorship, you can have all the talent in the world, put out the best surf clips, be shredding and boosting airs; but if your not a nice person and you’re difficult to work with, no company will want to deal with you, let alone sponsor you.

In today’s society the way you hold yourself, the way you speak to others, or treat people, your attitude and your comments online are all accountable. When you represent a company, your actions also represent them, if you are causing drama, talking trash, or have a bad attitude it will be really hard for you to make it.

Work on your social skills, if people like you, brands are more inclined to like you. Look at people like John John Florence and Julian Wilson, both have real likeable personalities and great attitudes!

 

What Now? 

Remember being a pro surfer or being sponsored isn’t everything, ultimately we all just surfers, even the pros have to share the line up so there is no golden ticket, you still have to work for it.

If you don’t get a sponsor straight away don’t get disheartened, you didn’t start surfing to get sponsored, you probably started because you love surfing! Rejection gives you a chance to go away, refine your skills and come back a few months or years later and try again.

It’s all down to you. If you’re willing to do some of the steps we’ve mentioned we can almost guarantee, that over time you will start to get noticed and who knows even sponsored.

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What Kelly Slater Eats For Breakfast

What Kelly Slater Eats For Breakfast

What Does Kelly Slater Eat For Breakfast?

 

If you know anything about professional surfing, you will know that the 11-time world surfing champion, doesn’t do anything by halves as his long winning legacy and competition know, he will do almost anything to win. His desire and determination to win is so high that Kelly has almost become an enigma of the sport, transcending from an actual competitor to more of a living legend or myth, Kelly employs powerful psychology known as “Kelly Slater mind games” and the look of death. But out of the water Kelly is training just as hard on his nutrition to get that physical edge.

Kelly like a lot of pro athletes these days make sure his diet is on point, he is known to be one of the healthiest guys on the pro tour, but as a kid Kelly said it wasn’t always that way, as he ate lots of fast food and sugary snacks, but in his early 20’s he made a conscious decision to get healthier. Kelly is renowned for his knowledge about nutrition, he actively seeks out the latest nutrition research and advice, and as Kelly says “it all starts from the morning breakfast”.

 

(1) Smoothies

Kelly has long talked about his love affair with smoothies, Kelly loves a smoothie especially as a quickly absorbed breakfast that doesn’t take much time to digest. Perfect for a pre-surf meal and full of energy to last the session, smoothies are perfect nutrition choices for Kelly’s breakfast. Kelly makes keeps his smoothies pretty simple and the ingredients can be found almost anywhere which fits in with his nomadic lifestyle travelling from place to place all year long.  All you need is a blender some fruit and veg and you’re done.

Kelly likes to build his breakfast smoothies like this…

  • Coconut water/ almond/ soymilk as a base
  • Fruits and berries
  • Bananas
  • Chia seeds
  • Veg(sometimes)

The idea of a smoothie in the morning is perfect for a surfer, as a smoothie is quickly absorbed giving you instant energy after you fasted for 6-8 hours sleeping, also helps give you some readily available sugars for your body to use as energy in surfing for those early dawn patrol sessions. There is nothing worse than having a great big breakfast with all the trimmings just to feel bloated and lethargic afterwards, especially if you plan on surfing after, you might find yourself in chunder city pretty soon.

Why Smoothies are great for surfers.

Smoothies are almost the perfect food for a surfer, many would argue that tacos and burritos are the prefered surfer snacks, and your not wrong those are pretty good, but pound for pound the smoothie wins every time for what it can do for your body. Now like Kelly you may surf in a variety of conditions throughout the year, warm and cold water, and in those winter months having a high volume of fruit and veg can really help keep those colds at bay especially after a post-surf when your feeling run down.

Smoothies are a perfect way to get a nutritional blast and a massive energy boost on those early morning rises, really helping to give you get hat instant energy you need to paddle out-back, so keep that blender handy and ready to go.

Smoothies can help improve nutrient absorption especially when mixing dark green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, collard greens, these nutrient powerhouses can be absorbed up to 3 times faster than chewing alone. Along with those greens, the fruit you add in can give you a real boost on energy and help improve your digestion because of the large amounts of fibre from the leafy greens, over time this can massively help improve your digestion process, as well as help to grow your good gut bacteria.

As a UK surfer, you are in a constant battle to stay healthy after a winter surfing session, loading up on phytonutrients, abundant in dark green leafy vegetables and fruits, can help fortify your immune system and keep you illness free all year long. Dark green leafy veg is also great for overall body health. The calcium and vitamin K from the veg helps keep our bones strong over time and as we age, vegetables are also packed with antioxidants such as vitamin A and C, which can significantly lower your cholesterol and help to decrease your risk of heart attack or stroke.

(2) Fasting

Kelly also might skip breakfast and go straight for a surf, sometimes he doesn’t eat at all, fasting trying to detox his entire body of toxins and bad food through 3-5-day fasts, which can be great for gut health. Kelly, of course, eats other foods for breakfast from time to time but as he says in the videos these are his staples every morning if he’s going to eat anything,

(3) Chia Seeds

Kelly has been a long-time advocate of chia talking about their benefits and ability to make you feel full, these tiny seeds of goodness have been in Kelly’s staple daily diet for a long time.

Because of Kelly’s natural nature, he reads everything especially food labels and ingredients, he likes to make sure what he’s eating is good for him and eat as many whole foods as possible. Chia seeds are perfect as they are High in omega-3, protein, fibre and a great source of antioxidants, not to mention they fill you up so much more than a big greasy burger. So if you want to stay trim try adding chia to foods like oatmeal or smoothies you will find it soon fills you up with energy.

(4) Kombucha Tea

Kelly has long talked about his experiences with different cultures and his thirst for nutritional knowledge, that thirst has led Kelly to be a long-term advocate of the well-known Chinese fermented tea called Kombucha. Kombucha has been around for almost over 2000 years and first used in China as a cure-all tea, to help heal and cure people of their ailments, Kelly drinks it because of its many health benefits including properties that help fight arthritis and cancer.

(5) Eating A Sustainable/ Clean Breakfast

The 11-time world champ isn’t just a favourite with his fans because of his surfing ability and blue eyes, he’s a really lovable guy who really cares about the planet and the world we live in. Kelly talks about knowing the damage of what you put in your mouth, and the effects of the food you eat.

Clean Eating & Sustainability are all about knowing where your food comes from and feeling comfortable putting that food in your body, respecting the food chain and making sure your food is sustainably sourced and the process should be a goal for anyone. Do you know how your food was produced? Knowing how it was produced treated and how that affected the local ecosystem is really telling and a better way to live your life.

Kelly tries to always opt for whole foods, staying away from highly processed foods that often have unnatural chemical based ingredients and low nutrient content. If you check out Kelly’s Instagram you will see the majority of his meals are more plant-based and raw, based around fresh produce and not too many variations of food, keeping it simple.

Adding variety of the same nutrient is the best way to attain great full body health, for instance if you get all your protein from chicken why not try and get all of the other amino acids from a whole range of food sources like beans, chickpeas, lentils, quinoa, peas and hemp,  you will get none of the saturated fat or cholesterol but all of the benefits of eating a variety of different nutrients.

 

Would you eat like Kelly Slater for breakfast to improve your surfing let us know in the comments below?

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