Static stretching for surfers

Stretching for surfers Step 2: Static stretching In static stretching, you work on increasing flexibility. These are the stretches when you push the limits of how far you can lean forward on your legs etc. For static stretches I have a couple of basic rules: Positioning is everything. Be specific about how you stretch. Most people don’t stretch, they just[…]

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Stretching for surfers

Stretching for surfers is highly underrated. I see many surfers whose body are so tense and stiff that they can’t touch the ground, or touch their ears with their arms when they put their arms above their head. Stiffness is not a friend of advanced surfing – after all, it wouldn’t be bad to surf like this, don’t you agree? If you[…]

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Foam rolling for surfers

Stretching for surfers Step 1: Foam Rolling Foam rolling is really the first step in improving your mobility. Foam rollers are the poor man’s massage therapist, the soft tissue work for the masses. Before surfing is a bit harder to roll on the beach, so you should do this at your accommodation ideally. You have got to get the knots out from your muscle[…]

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What to eat before and after surfing?

There is plenty of advice about nutrition on the internet and you can get into endless debates about it. Here is a simple guide with pictures about what you should eat before and after a surf session. My main goal here was to make you feel energised before surfing and make sure that your body can recover afterwards. If you[…]

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What size surfboard should I get?

This evergreen question is being asked by surfer’s of all abilities. The right board selection can help you to progress faster and have more fun. If you ever wondered: what board is the right board for you (size and shape), or what are signs that you are ready to handle a shorter / more advanced board this article is for you. This[…]

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Goal setting: How to become a better surfer, even if you don’t live close to the beach

92% of new year’s resolutions fail, but there is a simple way to actually still make the odds work for you Just 8% of people achieve their new year’s resolutions (goal setting) according to a recent Forbes article. Approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February, so the odds are against you. This article is here to[…]

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