This is the 14th installment of the video blog that follows the hip resurfacing surgery, recovery and rehabilitation of Hunter (more…)
Three months after hip resurfacing surgery, Indo Board President Hunter Joslin returns to Dr. Helmy’s office for a check up. He is now allowed to sit buddha style. Hunter is progressing so well that he makes Dr. Helmy’s day! Go Hunter!
Hunter is a surfer, skater, snowboarder, wakeboarder, Indo Board Master and all around extreme athlete who had too many skateboard falls during the 1970’s Dogtown and Z-Boys era. The skateboard falls left him with osteoarthritis of his right hip. Follow Hunter as he video blogs his way beginning with pre-op jitters and back to competitive form.
Every summer Ocean Beach Surf and Skate, Ocean Experience Surf School and Indo Board partner with the San Diego Chapter of the Braille Institute to give visually impaired youth the chance to learn to surf. While we have been involved in introducing many differnt types people to the experience of riding waves, nothing quite compares to this. We are stoked that the Indo Board plays a crucial role in helping these visually impaired kids understand the basics of balance and prepares them for an experience that they will never forget. The surf instructors used the full range of Indo Board products before the surfers entered the water so that they simulate the instability that they would expereince once they were in the water and on their surfboards. The Indo Board Original (deck with roller underneath) and the Gigante Cushion (large cushion that is placed under a surfboard) played a critical role in helping the instructors assess important variables such as balance, posture and stability before the surfers entered the surf. This translated into great successes once the kids entered the water. Seeing the faces of kids, most of whom had never been in the ocean – much less on a surfboard, made this an incredibly gratifying experience for all involved. To learn more about the San Diego Chapter of the Braille Institute and the amazing work they do with visually impared youth, visit their Facebook Page.
Just 7 weeks after hip resurfacing surgery, Hunter saw friend and retired NFL star Junior Seau at the Hawaiian Pro Design surfboard factory in Oceanside, California and gave Junior a surf lesson on the Original Indo Board and Gigante Cushion. Afterward, they went for a morning surf in Oceanside near Junior’s home.
Hunter and newcomer Junior Seau are both Team Riders for the legendary surfer and shaper Donald Takayama. Donald is President and Founder of Hawaiian Pro Designs. Hunter has been a HPD Team Rider since 1975.
About Donald Takayama: www.hawaiianprodesigns.com/
Junior Seau’s pride and joy: www.juniorseau.org/
In these images, Hunter Joslin gives Junior Seau an Indo Board surf lesson while the legendary Donald Takayama looks on.
A mere seven weeks out of hip resurfacing surgery Hunter Joslin, president and founder of Indo Board Balance Trainers is able to do some Stand Up Paddle Surfing. Here, Hunter goes out with Chip Martoccia and Indo Board Master Trainer Jon Ham to enjoy some waves in Melbourne Beach, FL and Malibu, CA !
Hunter is recovering from a hip resurfacing surgery that was required due to too many skateboarding falls in the past. You can follow Hunter’s progress from pre-surgery jitters right up to the present on this video blog. Check out all the chapters if you are interested in what it takes to go through hip resurfacing surgery and be stand up paddle surfing seven weeks later.
Seven weeks after hip resurfacing surgery Indo Board Founder and President Hunter Joslin ran into his friend and former NFL star Junior Seau at the Hawaiian Pro Design Factory in Oceanside, California. Hunter gave Junior a surfing lesson on the Indo Board using the Indo Board Original deck and Gigante Cushion. Afterward they paddled out for a morning surf session near Junior’s house in Oceanside, CA. Look out! Hunter is back! And he’s feeling like his old self carving it up in the lineup!
Hunter and Junior are both team riders for Donald Takayama of Hawaiian Pro Design Surfboards. Hunter has been a HPD team rider since 1975.
About Jr. Seau:
Tiaina Baul “Junior” Seau Jr. (pronounced /ˈseɪ.aʊ/; born January 19, 1969 in San Diego, California) is an NFL linebacker who is officially retired after 19 years playing in the NFL. He was drafted fifth overall by the San Diego Chargers during the 1990 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Southern California, and was the progenitor of the “NFL-USC linebacker”
A nine-time All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowl selection, Seau was a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.
Surfboard and SUP by Donald Takayama of Hawaiian Pro Designs.
President of Indo Board, Hunter Joslin, is progressing well, shown here at the five week point after hip resurfacing surgery. Hunter is a surfer, wakeboarder, snowboarder, Stand Up Paddler and all around extreme athlete who, due to too many skateboard falls in the 1970’s, the Dogtown and Z-Boys era, was left with osteoarthritis of his right hip. In these images, Hunter strengthens his core by doing Indo Board pushups and medicine ball squats. Follow Hunter as he video blogs his way beginning with his pre-op investigation and back to competitive form. blog.indoboard.com/category/therapy/
This is an image of Hunter Joslin, President and Founder of the Indo Board Balance Trainer. Due to too many skateboard falls in the 1970’s, the Dogtown and Z-boys era, left Hunter Joslin with osteoarthristis of his right hip. Follow Hunter as he video blogs his way beginning with his pre-op hip resurfacing Dr. visit, post-op recovery, and back into competitive form. blog.indoboard.com/category/therapy/
In this image, Hunter practices walking with physical therapist, Dr. Suzette.