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April, 2015

Kook’s guide to surf fitness

By April 19, 2015 Surf more
Image courtesy of Thomas Tolkein via Flickr (CC BY)

Image courtesy of Thomas Tolkein via Flickr (CC BY)

Do a Google search on surf fitness and you will get all kinds of advice on exercise that you can do to improve your surfing – everything from yoga, swimming, strength training, pilates, cardiovascular exercise, plyometrics, balance training…and the list goes on.

I’m exhausted just thinking about that lot and, if you are anything like I was when I embarked on project surf fit, you will probably feel overwhelmed and wonder where to start.

Plus, there’s only so many days in the week and unless you are prepared to eat, sleep, gym repeat, or you’re a pro surfer on the world tour, you can’t and probably don’t want to try and fit that lot in.

I have seen so many threads on discussions groups about what exercises are best for surfing. I think that’s a very open ended question because I think it depends on what level you are currently at with your surfing (and fitness!) and what you want to achieve, which is the best to place to start.

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Kelly says surf…

By April 5, 2015 Escape, Surf more, Thoughts
The day I surfed Harlyn - the best surf of the week.

The day I surfed Harlyn – the best surf of the week.

11 time world champion surfer Kelly Slater once said that to improve at surfing, you have to surf no matter what the conditions. So last week, during my trip to Cornwall, when the surf gods decided to throw a curve ball, I decided to test Mr Slater’s theory.

It’s typical isn’t it? We had booked a week’s trip to Cornwall and in my mind, I was going to surf everyday, check out some new spots and hopefully progress a teeny bit throughout our stay. But we were greeted by rain, wintry temperatures, howling winds and a pretty dismal surf forecast that offered no hope of the onshore mush letting up until near the end of our stay.

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