Surf Better

Want to surf better? Of course, you do. We all do. But age has a way of running against the grain of experience. That’s why we’ve compiled the best people to help share ways for you to surf better for longer no matter which millennium you were born in. Dive into our yoga, fitness, technique and strength and conditioning well and reconnect with a younger you.

How To: Dial In Your Pre-Surf Stretch With Dr Oliver Farley

Dr Oliver Farley
Having a pre-surf stretch routine of some sort is vital for nearly every surfer. For younger grommets and aspiring surf athletes it will let them perform at their best. For older surfers it will ensure they can surf pain and injury free for longer. Who doesn’t want to boost like......
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Watch: Jamie Civil’s Masterclass In Backhand Barrel Riding

Derek Morrison
He may prefer to hide away from the limelight, but Jamie Civil keeps drawing attention to himself in pumping hollow waves. Civil would have to be one of New Zealand’s best barrel riders and this edit by Tim Shaw and Oscar Johns attests to that. Filmed over a winter in......

Surf Coach: So, Just How Physically Demanding Is A Session At Raglan?

Dr Oliver Farley
It is well-documented: only a surfer knows that feeling … of utter exhaustion after a session at Raglan. But just how much physical exertion is involved? We put that question to surfer and exercise physiology expert Dr Oliver Farley. Here’s the breakdown … A surfer in a competitive heat at......

Surf Coach: Training Guide To Paddle Like A Pro

Dr Oliver Farley
Think about your last decent surf session. How much time did you spend surfing waves? How much time did you spend waiting for a wave? And how often during that surf were you paddling? Paddling fast, paddling slow, surfing is a sport that involves intermittent paddling bouts that vary in......

How To: Pop Up Like The World’s Very Best

Derek Morrison
During the Founder’s Cup in 2018, YouTube star and photographer Brent Rose decided to film the event in slow motion. Analysing the footage afterward revealed some incredible insights into one of the most basic, yet most important techniques in surfing: the pop up. “I’ve always wanted to see the top......

Three Tips To Build Speed From Your Pop Up

Matt Scorringe
Perfecting the basics can sometimes be the toughest part of surfing. Even something as simple as gaining a few more seconds on a wave isn’t actually that simple when you’re learning to surf. Professional surf coach, Matt Scorringe, of The Art Of Surfing, offers you his top three tips to bring you......

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