Surfing Fitness Always Pays Off
I just got back from Bali with a bunch of very cool surfers, and I can tell you, being surf fit was a blessing. Due to where I live and work, months have passed without a surf. Thanks to my commitment to surfing training and fitness, I had so much fun in the water catching and sharing loads of waves. Here’s the crew, captured by Baliwaves.com. A great site to check out when heading over to Bali, Indonesia. Thank You Baliwaves!
Scotty scoring. For SJS surfboard designs check out Instagram sjs_1978
Sienna making friends and picking off bombs – Follow Instagram @siennasurf
Zane tearing it up goofy style – Follow Instagram @zanemarshall1
Me – Surf training pays off – Follow Instagram @HealthyRichuals
Surfing Training Keeps You in The Zone
I am the first to admit that surfing is the best form of surfing training, however, like many surfers worldwide I live in a location with fickle waves and long seasonal flat spells. My career also has me working in-land for lengthy periods of time, so using surfing training to remain in the zone is a vital part of my lifestyle. I want to be confident my body is surf strong and supple and my surfing fitness is up to par when I paddle out. Quality surfing workouts play a big part of that game.
For my surfing friends who live by the beach – no real dramas – you have access to waves and can go surf. However, for many surfers that option does not exist. Try not surfing or not doing any surf specific training for 6 months and then paddling out in a decent swell – your heart, arms & shoulders feel like rocks and your mind starts playing tricks on you. I think you will agree that staying surf fit is one of the best investments you can do, especially prior to going on a surf trip. I encourage you to maintain your surfing fitness & flexibility & if you want a resort to help in your quest – check out @komunebali.
KOMUNE RESORT FOR QUALITY WAVES & SURFING FITNESS
If you are looking for an ideal location to score great waves and get some chill time – with the added option of surfing fitness or surfing yoga, I highly recommend Komune Resort & Beach Club at Jalan Pantai Keramas, Bali.
The set up overlooks Keramas reef (Photos above) a fun punchy wave at 3-5′ with some serious power when bigger swells arrive.
The surrounding atmosphere is quiet, natural and appeasing to those who appreciate Eco tourism and healthy living. As a bonus the staff are friendly and offer high tide night surfing for experienced surfers. Highly recommended.
I am a big believer in body weight surf training being fundamental to ones surfing fitness. I also believe using your body weight is one of the best ways to live in a healthy athletic body, so during my stay I enjoyed maintaining my surfing flexibility with daily yoga classes.
Komune has morning and afternoon classes so getting in a morning surf and finishing with a good stretch-out or taking the afternoon class to loosen up and paddle out on sunset are excellent options for any level of surfer or fitness enthusiast.
For a Surfing Holiday with Great Food & Good Waves the KOMUNE RESORT Rocks.
There is also an exceptional Balinese restaurant just down the road if you would like authentic Balinese food at local prices and want to stroll among the surrounding rice paddies. If that is not for you, simply surf your brains out. As for me, I am back in the land of, ‘no waves’ for awhile, so will be dreaming about Bali waves while staying surf strong.
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