Let’s Talk Surf Fitness at the Wave Masters Surf Contest

wave master surf festival jax beachThe Wave Masters Surf Contest is being held this weekend, May 2nd – 3rd, at the Jacksonville Beach Pier.

This year the Wave Masters is introducing a new format, offering guest speakers who’ll be giving talks on specific areas of surfing, such as yoga, health and nutrition and FITNESS.

I’m one of the speakers, and I’ll be covering surf fitness at 10:15am. I’ll be talking and taking questions about how strength training and stretching relate to improving surf ability, as well as strengthen the body against injury.

Surf-specific training and fitness has been gaining a lot of attention in recent years, as most of the professional surfers on tour are now training heavily during down days and in-between contests.

Surfers like Mick Fanning, Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson and Taj Burrow have well documented surf-training programs and are often interviewed about how training has improved their performance on tour.

Here’s an article I did a couple years back on Kelly Slater’s training routine…click here

The weather for the event is going to absolutely beautiful – 76 degrees and sunny!!!

Come on out, I’d love to see you and take any questions you may have about surf training or fitness in-general.