It's no secret that the BioLAB crew love surfing, so when Saltwater Institute's Director Sam Magree approached us to deliver some of our science and maths programs to compliment the Institute's revolutionary 'in the pipeline' surfing curriculum - a partnership was formed!
Saltwater Institute students worked with BioLAB throughout Term 2, experiencing our Materials Technology program which was developed in partnership with Ripcurl and Deakin Engineering. Students also used some of the latest technology in their coaching sessions to analyse performance and further develop skills using GPS athlete tracking units, wearable physiological sensors and on-board measurement systems to record heart rate, skin temperature, speed, velocity and forces in the water.
Surfing Science was featured in Channel 10's Scope program on June 18th,2016 http://tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/scope/season-3/episode-112
Image: BioLAB staff team, Cam, Rohan, Anton and Sam test put the technology to the test - what a great way to start the day!