When you think tech for high performance and training the big 4 sports come to mind...What if I told you that surfing is actually the sports that is closest to the cutting edge of technology. Surprising isn't it? A fascinating look at whats being used to help surfers navigate those huge waves as they get ready to debut as an Olympic sport in 2021.
From the Article:
"As surfing prepares for its global spotlight, it is experiencing a seismic shift from a laid-back, go-with-the-flow mindset to one shaped by innovations in data analysis, physiological testing, and technology. Specialists in fields such as nutrition, psychology, and orthopedics are working with US surfing coaches like Brett Simpson to develop an Olympic training regimen that increasingly resembles those long favored by everything from basketball to volleyball. The team is undergoing cognitive analysis, establishing baseline biometrics, and tracking analytics to enhance performance. Surfers are experimenting with gear like pressure-sensing booties to glean insights into board control and GPS-equipped motion trackers to improve paddling technique."