4 Tips for Overcoming Fear from a Surfer Who Nearly Drowned

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Know that there are other possible outcomes, and they aren’t all bad. In surfing, as well as in life, there are elements you can control and there are those you cannot. A large part of Greg’s fear stemmed from the fact that, for too long, his entire life had revolved around surfing.



  • In Greg’s case, for every hour he spent surfing, he spent many more preparing and training (both mentally and physically) and making sure his equipment was in good working order.
  • Greg survived to share his story of what was essentially a non-fatal drowning .
  • Greg made a conscious decision to embrace his new circumstances, and the result left him happier than he ever was when his life was consumed by surfing.


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