Surfing requires a tremendous amount of upper-body and core strength, as well as cardiovascular endurance and skill. Whether you’re an elite-level surfer or your just trying to get the most out of your limited time in the water, doing some cross training can really help to improve your performance.
Surfing and the benefits of it have been studied and discussed in a research paper to determine the effects it has on both body and mind. The research was specifically designed to show how a single 30-minute bout of surfing affects males and females between 18 and 58 years of age. At the beginning of the study it was hypothesized that a half hour of surfing will increase the positive feelings of the surfers and at the same time decrease negative feelings like fatigue.
For many, the thought of keeping fit on a holiday is like taking a vow of abstinence during Oktoberfest or leaving your credit card at home during New York Fashion Week. Sure, getting all hot and sweaty might seem like a bit too much effort when you’re meant to be relaxing, but there are tons of benefits to working out on vacation: combating jet lag, seeing the local area, feeling energised, checking out tight bun.