Surfing often represents many different things to many different people. Some refer to it as just a sport while others revere it as an art form and a way of life (See Spicoli). Mindsurfing transcends all of these boundaries by supporting every surfer’s unique conclusions as to how a wave should be ridden. One surfer’s cutback opportunity is another surfer’s air section. It’s all in the eye of the beholder, or in this case, the mind of the surfer.
Mindsurfing, scientifically speaking, is merely a conglomeration of synapses and neurons working together in a surfer’s brain to generate an image of the optimal wave riding experience. Science has actually proven that visualizing an activity prior to doing it stimulates the portions of the brain that are used to carry out the intended activity. So next time you pull up to your favorite surf break, put a little thought into your surfing and see where it takes you. Who knows, progression could be just a daydream away!