The 9 Best Strength Training Exercises For Surfers

Moves that'll help you hang ten.

The best strength training exercises for surfers, according to fitness pros.


Surfing requires full-body strength to paddle past the breakers, stand up on your board, and balance on a wave. That’s why it helps to do strength training exercises back on land 3 to 4 times a week, says chiropractor Dr. Scott Vatcher. Here, 9 moves that’ll help you hang ten.


Banded Side Step

This move will help you shred your next wave, Vatcher says.

- Place a resistance band above your knees.

- Bend knees slightly.

- Keep chest high as you take a step sideways.

- Keep knees apart as you continue to step laterally.

- Do 3 sets of 8 in each direction.