Easy Surfing Fitness

Surfing fitness and strength, workout for surfers and lots of advice on how to improve surfing skills!

Easy Surfing Fitness - Surfing fitness and strength, workout for surfers and lots of advice on how to improve surfing skills!

What’s the best cardio workout for surfers?

What’s the best cardio workout for surfers? Most people assume that the best way to lose weight and get fit is some form of consistent and static cardio. They might think that running on a treadmill for 30 minutes straight, at the same speed, is an incredible workout for losing weight and getting fit. Similarly, most also think that this translates into helping you increase your endurance for surfing. This could not be further from the truth.

Cardio program for surfers

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How to hydrate your body after surfing?

Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you need to do for your health – and for your surfing! If you are surfing and working out multiple times a week, your hydration levels always need to always be at the optimum level. This section will cover your best hydration options so that you are at your best on and off the surf. Since the majority of your surfing or fitness training is high-rep and high-intensity, your muscles will become fatigued quickly. Your muscles will be prone to cramping, tears and pulls if you are not properly hydrated. Drinking clean and pure water is obviously one of the best ways to assure your body is receiving the proper hydration. Besides water, here are some other great options that will help you stay perfectly hydrated.

coconut water

coconut water – ideal surfer’s drink

Coconut Water has helped me dramatically with my intense workouts. Coconut water has some amazing hydrating benefits and has twice the potassium of a whole banana in just 8 ounces! I drink 8 ounces of coconut water before my workout and another 10-16 during my intense workout sessions. It will give you great energy and also prevents muscle cramping during highly intense training sessions. Only go for brands that don’t have any added sugar and are 100% coconut water – not from concentrate. Continue reading

New Guiness World Record in Chicama

Chicama in Peru is a famous left-hander point break that oozes perfection and offers some of the longest rides on the planet. Last May, a New Guinness World Record in Chicama was achieved by the Peruvian charger Cristobal de Col. Check out the video:

Count ‘em! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ……33, 34! That’s how many turns this young South American surfers managed to squeeze out of the single ride on the wave.

Yes – it was pretty small and not nearly as scary as a 10-second Indonesian double-overhead barrel. However, notice the level of fitness and strength this surfer has shown on this ride. Takes some serious leg strength!

Have a great weekend!!

Chicama

Top 10 places in the world to go surfing – Part IV.

Hi all!

The following is our Top-10 list of spots to go surfing in the world. These are not single surf breaks such as Pipeline or Teahupoo, but not always the whole countries. This is part IV.:

Do you have your favourite region/area of the world that you think should be included? Please let us know in the comments…

4. Tahiti

A holiday paradise and one of the most beautiful places in the world, Tahiti is famous for its luxurious and most stunning resorts, romantic spots – and one of the heaviest waves on the planet – Teahupoo! While it is rarely as heavy as on the video below, this is a serious wave and attracts world-class surfers from around the planet. However, there are other waves that, while are less famous, offer options for other levels of surfers.

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Top 10 places in the world to go surfing – Part II.

Hi all!

The following is our Top-10 list of spots to go surfing in the world. These are not single surf breaks such as Pipeline or Teahupoo, but not always the whole countries. This is part II.:

Do you have your favourite region/area of the world that you think should be included? Please let us know in the comments…

7. Bali, Indonesia

Loved especially by Australians – for its proximity, relatively low prices and surf season that lasts all year round – Bali is a great destination for a family surf vacation, or pretty much any sort of trip when there are both surfers and non-surfers involved. It would be definitely in the top-4 20 years ago, but crowd levels both in and off the water have taken a little bit away from its original charm. Nevertheless, it is still a classic and every surfer should go there at least once! Great learn-to-surf spot too. Continue reading

Top 10 places in the world to go surfing – Part I.

Hi all!

The following is our Top-10 list of spots to go surfing in the world. These are not single surf breaks such as Pipeline or Teahupoo, but not always the whole countries. We’ll simply refer to them as regions.

As an Australian website, we will leave off our beautiful country. There are lots of great spots here – Bells Beach, Surfers’ Paradise, Manly Beach, Gold Coast… But we will focus on the rest of the world.

Do you have your favourite region/area of the world that you think should be included? Please let us know in the comments…

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Surfing-related injuries and protecting against them

Surfing is a non-contact sport that is relatively safe and injury-free comparing to team sports like rugby or football or extreme individual sports like rock-climbing. However, it does have its own specifics and there are certain risks associated with it: you are often in a deep water with several different marine organisms, the paddling moves are repetitive and put strain on your neck, shoulders and arms and the sun’s UV-light exposure is often intense – unless you surf in southern Chile! There’s also danger of hitting yourself in the ocean floor, reef or cliffs on some cliff breaks if you get wiped out and it can get nasty if you don’t immediately disinfect the gash – but do you have lime with you at all times?! Last but not the least, one of the most common surfing-related injuries sources are from contact with another surfer/surfboard, mainly the sharp fins of someone’s board as you duck-dive a wave. Hence one needs to be careful when surfing in a relatively crowded area with many guys around, especially beginners.

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