#1 - Beau's AOS Journal
Beau Mitchell has 15+ years experience as a Professional Surfer reaching finals in Australia, Europe, USA and Hawaii reaching world No. 23 on the ultra-competitive WQS. Beau's since hung up his competitive singlet to coach and mentor elite juniors through The Boardriding Academy which he founded in 2011. In 2015, Beau's earned a wildcard into the Australian Open of Surfing by winning the North Steyne Boardriders trials. Beau's back and he's taking us with him. In the lead up to the Australian Open and through the competition Beau will be giving us a unique insight into his thoughts, mental and physical preperation. Tune into Beau's Journal daily online, on Facebook and via Instagram.
Beau's Journal - Entry #1 "It's been a long time since I've thought about my own surfing or competing as I'm usually helping other surfers get ready for their events. I'm feeling a mixed bag of emotions, excitement because of the opportunity but also nervous because the pressure I put on myself to perform at my best.
I was at the beach at 5:30am this morning which is nothing new except I was suiting up and not getting the video camera out to film. My boards this morning felt good and I'm slowly getting my timing and confidence back with each surf. It's quite a strange feeling knowing what you have to do competitively but having had no real warm up for one of the biggest events in Australia it's quite daunting.
Tomorrow I'm heading to manly for some heat practice and surf my boards on the contest bank. I'll let you all know how I go... "