Above: Bianca Buitendag. Photo: Roxy
Words by Corinne Evans
We know it becomes harder to surf over the winter months, especially if you work long hours and the only time you can surf is at the weekends. Making sure your fitness and surfing doesn’t suffer because of these long winter months is really important; no one wants to go into spring feeling unfit and unhealthy. So focus your efforts on keeping fit and active.
Our Surf Girl Guide to Surf Fitness is packed full of great workouts you can do at the gym or in your own home. These works outs are all surf specific and target the areas of your body you need to keep strong and lean for surfing.
If you are going to work out at home then you need to invest in some kit to keep you surf fit. Here’s our guide to what to buy to keep you shredding those waves all year round.
Fit Ball Image: Tone It Up www.toneitup.com
Exercise balls are great for working on your balance and core muscle strength. You can use them at home, in the gym or at the office. They turn basic exercises like a sit-up or push-up into a more challenging exercise.
Yoga Image: Boho Beautiful www.bohobeautiful.life
Even if you don’t practice yoga a yoga mat is still a good investment. They are great for any floor-based exercises you may do at home; they keep you comfortable and also will prevent you from slipping if you have wooden flooring at home. They are easily stored away and can even be used outside.
Indo Board Training Pack
The Indo Board Training Pack brings together two unique training systems into one complete package. The Indo deck and roller is also combined with the I IndoFLO™ Balance Cushion which makes it easier to use. You can either use the roller or the IndoFLO™ Balance Cushion as the base under the deck depending on what kind of training you want to do. Check out The Surf Girl Guide To Surf Fitness book for some Indo Board workout inspiration. Get your Indo Board HERE
Northcore Power Stroke
This piece of equipment is great at helping you build up your paddle strength. The Power Stroke Bungee Cord comes with two fully removable bungee cords and two hooks, allowing you to use this at home, outdoors or at the gym. They can easily be chucked into your gym bag or stored away at home. The Power Stroke is a personal favourite of many top surfers who use it to build up their muscle strength when they’re not in the water. Get your Power Strokes HERE