Physical conditioning for surfing

Surf Health and Fitness

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 Every surfer wants to surf better, the better you surf the more fun surfing is. Surfing will always be the best way to improve your surfing because surfing is a specific skill. However surfers are athletes (all surfers) and athletes always do some physical conditioning to help their bodies deal with the forces of the sport, correct imbalances that sports causes, to work on specific weaknesses, injury prevention, and of course, to improve performance, mobility, body-awareness, strength and power. This could be loosely called health and fitness, (in relation to surfing).

Athletes like Kelly slater and Mick Fanning combine these traits perfectly, this translates into the ability to flow with grace, power and speed. Allowing their bodies to do whatever their creativity perceives possible. Have you ever envisioned yourself performing a certain way in the water and your body just didn’t have the mobility or strength to recover from…

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