Everyone wants to improve their surfing, whether you’re just starting to nail your bottom turns or you’re practicing those cushy foam landings after a backside air – there’s always something you can build towards. Believe it or not though, more time in the salt isn’t the only path to success within your surfing, there’s a number of non-endemic activities that you can indulge in that will benefit both your overall health and your surfing.
Take a look at John John Florence, it’s no fluke that his change in tone towards non-surf training coincided with him nabbing two consecutive World Titles. So when Sunshine Coast prodigy slash Oakley head honcho, Julian Wilson offered us five pieces of training advice, we listened.
1. Roll your muscles and joints.
Being a surfer requires you to constantly pivot and turn, which places considerable strain on your joints and muscles during those longer sessions in the salt. In order to prolong your stamina and agility it’s a good idea to stretch your joints and muscles each day. One way to achieve this is by grabbing a foam roller and working on the most essential pivot points for surfing – your hips and knees.