Winter Waveski Training

Written by on February 20, 2014 in Featured with 0 Comments


(Marty Mc Cann is an outdoor activity instructor with Gartan Outdoor Education and Training.)

As part of my preparation for the World Waveski Surfing Titles in April I did two warm water training trips in December and January.

These trips give me the water time to practice technical sessions that I have been working on with my coach, Paul ‘Harry’ Harrington during October & November, and also continue my strength & conditioning programme developed by Ulster Sports Academy S&C coach William Moore.


December was an eight day trip to Sagres in the South of Portugal, a popular destination for European surfers during winter. The second was a 3 week trip to Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, which is one of the venues for the World Waveski Tour later in the year.

The coming months will consist of maintaining S&C, increasing interval training, lots of tech sessions in Donegal waters and of course training and coaching kayaking at Gartan OETC.

Finally a big thank you to Sport NI and the Canoe Association of NI, KS Waveskis, Mitchell Blades and Gath helmets for their continued support and sponsorship!


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