Improve your Surfing with Yoga, Stretching, & Breathing

surf yoga

Surfing can be extremely taxing on the body. Maybe more important that your overall strength and surfing ability is your flexibility and breath control. Surfers, and every really, can benefit immensely from yoga, stretching, and breath training. The beauty of it is, you can do it almost anywhere at anytime – you don’t need a…

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Surfing Hazards & Avoiding Injuries

Surfing can certainly be a dangerous activity. Whenever you’re up against Mother Nature, there’s some risk involved. Add other people and hard, sharp surfing equipment to the mix and the risks go up. Continue reading to learn about some of the dangers that come along with surfing and how to avoid injuries. Dangers of Surfing…

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Picking & Catching Waves

Developing an eye for waves and being able to read the ocean is a skill that you’ll develop as you surf more – it comes from experience and getting familiar with the conditions and different types of waves. A lot of beginner surfers tend to make a few mistakes when it comes to picking and…

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Beating the Crowds

I think every surfer would agree that they prefer surfing when it’s not crowded. Crowds can tend to increase the risk for injury, increase the stress levels in the water, and decrease your wave count. If you’re a beginner surfer, if you’re a surfer with a career or a family, or if you don’t live…

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How to Pop-up & Drop In

Aside from paddling out and paddling into waves, popping-up is the next obstacle you’ll face before riding waves. The pop-up is essentially an explosive push-up/burpee-like movement. It’s best performed smoothly, quickly, and in one quick, deliberate move. It’ll take some practice to refine, but once you get the hang of it, it’ll become second nature.…

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Skateboarding – Snowboarding – Surfing

skateboarding and surfing

Skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing are all top of mind when you think “boardsports.” Even the modern versions of these three sports stem from a common ancestor – surfing and wave riding. Wave riding itself has been around for a long, long time – probably ever since the first time humans interacted with the ocean. Surfing…

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Paddling Out & Paddle Techniques

“..Big Steamer Lane makes you wish you were a trout, when is smackin’ so hard, only two dudes paddle out…” Paddle Out by Sublime If you want to be one of those 2 dudes that Bradley Nowell sang about, you’re definitely going to need to know how to duck dive and paddle properly. One of…

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How to Duck Dive & Turtle Roll

You’ll never make it out into the lineup unless you duck dive!Alex Rogers to Rick Kane, North Shore 1987 Rogers’s advice to Rick Kane is key as he attempts to paddle out to surf in the ocean for the first time. If you’re a new surfer, learning how to get out to the waves is…

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Surfing Closeouts

A closeout is when a wave just breaks on itself all at once or in too large a section for you to get past. Sometimes, a wave closes out and you don’t have many options on where to go. If you’re just learning or you surf beach breaks often, you’re going to encounter closeouts. Learning…

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Workouts for Surfing

Surf Fitness

One of the often overlooked areas of affected how a particular surfboard performs is changing the surfer that’s trying to ride it – that’s you! One of the common answers to “how do I get better at surfing?” is often surf more. And while that’s certainly true, it’s kind of a cop out. Yes, to…

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