Friday, December 26, 2008

Surf Stronger and TRX Suspension Training

A little over a year ago we were introduced to the TRX Suspension Trainer. Designed by a former Navy Seal, we had an instant respect for TRX. And, after incorporating it into our training, we quickly realized what a great workout tool it is. Read full article.

(Todd works out with TRX on a flat day on a recent trip to Santa Barbara, Ca.)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Surf Stronger Crew

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Surf Stronger Crew!

We sincerely hope your Holidays and New Year are filled with good waves, good health, good friends, and good cheer!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Todd, Scott &
The Surf Stronger Crew

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa Cruz Soul, Ward Coffey

Outstanding Santa Cruz shaper (and surfer) Ward Coffey recently re-launched his site as a blog site. Ward has been shaping in Santa Cruz since the early 80's, and when he is not shaping he is ripping the local reefs. (He also shapes all of our boards.)

He's got some cool stories going (like free-diving Steamer Lane) and heaps of great photos and commentary on his shapes. Check out his site for a bit of Santa Cruz soul. And, if you are ever in need of a good custom board, don't hesitate to look up Ward. He'll dial you in.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Follow Your Dreams. Paige Haggerston Wins Australian Junior Surfing Title

Congrats to our friend and up and comer, Paige Haggerston, on winning the Australian Junior Surfing Titles Under 18 Division.

Paige takes her surfing and training seriously, and it shows. We've worked with her a bit on a training program and had the opportunity to video her in Hawaii last year for a to-be-released video series.

With this win, Paige will go to Ecuador next March representing Australia at the World under 18 surfing championships.

Way to go, Paige! Keep ripping.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Surf Stronger 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

It's better to give than to get. Stoke the surfer on your list with one of these great gifts for 2008:

1. Surf Stronger DVD ($29.95) or Surf Stronger Value Package ($69.95). Get one of our top-selling training videos for the surfer on your list or, get a value-package and really save! With the value package you get both DVDs plus a ball for just $69.95. Holiday shipping is free in the US, and half-off on international orders. Visit our store today.

2. Surf Wax ($1 - $2). Great stocking stuffer, inexpensive, and something every surfer can use. (We like Famous Green Label brand wax.) Show them you care, buy ‘em some wax.

3. New media ($18.95 - $29.95) Two excellent new surf films to come out in the last year include, One California Day and Sliding Liberia. Both films offer fresh looks at our sport, and feature excellent cinematography and wave sliding. Also, just out, is a new book by Laird Hamilton: Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul (And, of Course, Surfing) Say what you will about Laird, but he is indeed a force of nature, and this book
provides some good motivation and tips for health and wellness.

4. Music ($9.95 / $15.95). One of our favorite albums of the year is Jack Johnson’s Sleep Through The Static Jack is arguably the world's most famous surfer, and what's more, he's an excellent singer and songwriter. This is his best album to date. Jack is also a fellow 1% For the Planet member. Our other pick is the Culver City Dub Collective's Dos. If you have a fondness for reggae and want to listen to a rootsy fresh album, check this out. Great for a pre or post surf listen, or for a backyard BBQ.

5. Health / Fitness gift certificate ($18-$100). Find a quality gym, yoga studio, or spa, and get a gift certificate for one session (1 hour personal training, yoga session, massage).

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Get Long, Lean, and Loose with Surf Stronger Stretching

Here is a great little easy-to-learn stretch routine from Surf Stronger that you can do after your next surf session (or at the end of a long day) to help maintain flexibility and looseness. Check it out.

It's Better to Give Than to Reveive

Speaking of Black Friday (isn't that a Steely Dan song by the way?) just in time for the holidays, we just saw a really nice review on our latest release, Surf Stronger--Core Training:

"Now, I’m all for people getting the coveted surfer body by actually surfing, but the Surf Stronger Surfer’s Workout series is a great gift idea for anyone who is unable to surf due to injury or geographical restrictions (i.e. living inland), or someone who harbors a fear of sharks or cold water (a problem in California). It’s also an awesome core workout for surfers on days when the waves are more over-ankle than overhead."


"The gift of health and fitness is in my opinion is the perfect one: it hangs around long after the gift wrap has been recycled."

See the review on

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Support Live Music. Left Coast Rock Shows

Music is a big part of our program here at Surf Stronger -- whether it's music in our vids, or music spinning at SS headquarters. There is a ton of great live music in California from now until New Years.. All of these artists are featured on Surf Stronger videos, and most make up the Surf Stronger House Band (see Surf Stronger Volume 2). If you are looking for some good left coast rock, get out and catch one of these shows. Support live music.

November 28: Skinny Singers (Jackie Greene, Tim Bluhm, Mike "Pumpkin" Curry) Moe's. Santa Cruz, Ca.
December 7: Zach Gill and Friends (Album release). SoHo. Santa Barbara, Ca
December 11: Sensations. San Francisco, Ca
December 19 & 20: Mother Hips. Great American Music Hall. San Francisco, Ca.
December 30 & 31: ALO. The Independent. San Francisco, Ca.
December 30 & 31: Jackie Greene. San Francisco Civic. San Francisco, Ca.

The infinite Adam Topol (Culver City Dub Collective, Jack Johnson)

The incomparable Steve Adams (ALO)

The inimiatable Tim Bluhm (left) with Mother Hips.

(All photos Golden Coast Productions Inc.)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Women on Waves This Weekend in Capitola

Surf Stronger is proud to help sponsor this weekend's Women on Waves (WOW) surf competition and fundraiser in Santa Cruz, California. Not only is this a fun-sprited longboard comp, it also raises money for some very worthy causes. From the WOW site:

For the past 10 years this event has raised over $35,000 for the Santa Cruz Community. Proceeds will go to WomenCARE, a non-profit that supports women with cancer and their families; Women's Crisis Support - Defensa de Mujeres, a non-profit that helps women and children subjected to domestic violence and the Barry Hamby Cabrillo College Scholarship which helps three students each semester cover the cost of tuition.

See you in Capitola!

The Surf Stronger Crew

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Get on the Ball Already!

If you are not training with a fit ball, you are really missing out. The unstable nature, and design of a fit ball, makes it a killer piece of exercise equipment for surf-specific core/strength/balance/flexibility training -- areas all surfers should focus on. (It also makes a great chair in the office, or at home.) It's no wonder that surf super-stars like Mick Fanning, Timmy Reyes, and Serena Brooke all swear by them.

This month we are offering a special on our burst-resistant quality Fit Balls in our online store. The balls go for $24.95 and are essential for surf-specific training. You can get cheaper, flimsier balls, but they lose their shape quickly and are more likely to burst. Get a quality ball like a Fit Ball. And you can get the ball and one of our DVDs and really save. Check our store today.

Surf Stronger's Serena Brooke demonstrates a side crunch on a Fit Ball. (Photo:Holly Horn)

Movember - Grow a Mo for Men's Health Awareness

Hey it's officially Movember (where has the year gone) and as such time to grow a Mo (or a stache as it's known around these parts) for men's health awareness.

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is an annual charity event held during November. At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mo, raising money along the way to benefit men's health - specifically prostate cancer and male depression.

Men lack awareness about the very real health issues they face. There is an attitude that they have to be tough - "a real man" - and are reluctant to see a doctor about an illness or go for regular medical checks.

Movember aims to change these attitudes and make men's health fun by putting the Mo back on the face of fashion and in the process raise some serious funds for key men's health issues, including:

Growing a 'mo is fun, and this gives you all the more reason.

See the Movember site for details,

Friday, October 17, 2008

Jule Collection Demo Day

Head's up on a cool event this weekend for all of you Bay Area surfers. Our friend, Julie Cox, is putting on her "Ride My Board" demo days this weekend. Saturday she and her quiver will be in Santa Cruz, and Sunday she'll be in Pacifica. This is a great opportunity to demo some really sweet longboards. We'll be checking out the event on Sunday.

Check Jule Collection for more info.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kelly Slater and Surfing Stronger As You Age

Kelly Slater recently won an astounding 9th World Championship title. Surfing performance has never been higher, and Slater wins it all by completely dominating the season. At age 36, he is the oldest surfer on the tour and the oldest ever to win it.

Now granted, Slater is a freak of nature, but his performance and his age raises an interesting gambit: You can surf at your better as you get older! Here at Surf Stronger HQ, the average age is about 36, so we certainly believe this!

Here are our three tips to surf better as you age:

1. Train. When your not surfing, you should be cross training for surfing. As we like to say, "better fitness equals better surfing." Of course surf-specific training is the way to go. (See our Surf Stronger videos for more)

2. Surf! This is obvious, but the more you surf, the better you'll get. Also, try a variety of conditions and boards. The variety will help your surfing.

3.Watch surfing: Videos, contests, webcasts, your local surf spot, and yourself. Get yourself taped and see how you really look out there and how can you improve it. Compare your surfing to the best surfers and notice how they use their bodies to make elegant powerful turns. Watch where they bend their knees, move their feet, and how they use their arms and shoulders to direct where they are going. You will get better.

Here's to surfing stronger as you age.

9 time world champ, Kelly Slater.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Surf Stronger and Sambazon

Happy October! It is officially surf season and we couldn't be happier. To commemorate the opening of surf season we are offering a little bonus on all orders. We are giving away a free Sambazon Acai drink (well, a coupon good for a free bottle) with every order from now through October 31, 2008. Sambazon Acai is the perfect post surf, or post workout drink. Get fit and get nutritious!

Happy surfing,
The Surf Stronger Crew

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Under the Sun -- A good looking new surf film

There's a new surf movie out, Under the Sun, that looks like a goodie. It chronicles the surf history and scenes of Australia's cosmopolitan, busy Gold Coast versus the more laid-back, groovy Byron Bay. While the two regions are only about one hour apart, the scenes are quite different. Both surf towns are heaps fun and have heaps of good people and unreal waves. This film looks really cool. Playing in San Francisco tonight
at 111 Minna Street (at 2nd St).

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Build Better Endurance for Fall Surf

Fall, and that blessed Fall surf, is right around the corner. Are you ready?

Hopefully you are on some sort of training program like Surf Stronger.
Here is our latest Fit Tip on agruably the best exercises for building surf endurance: the ball push up. Check it out.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Surf Into Savings!

In anticipation of the Fall surf season, we're making it easier than ever to get in shape for surfing! No we can't do the workouts for you, but we are offering free shipping on all US orders now through September 15, 2008. Pick up a Surf Stronger DVD, combo packs, fit kits and more. Shipping's on us.

Check out our store today.

Strong Surf Sites

The aim of this blog is to bring you news and updates from the Surf Stronger Crew, and to bring you the best in surfing health, fitness and lifestyle. To that end, we'd like to share with you inspiring surf sites around the web from time to time.

The first such site is Country Feeling Surfboards. These guys are the real deal! Country Feeling Surfboards is pushing the limits of green surf board building. From their site: "Country Feeling Surfboards celebrates the nature that surrounds us with surfboards made with environmentally friendly materials: soy-based and sugar-based foams; deck inlays made from hemp, organic cotton, bamboo and silk; and resin that is catalyzed by the sun."

Also the site features rich photos from Hawaii, some "country" tunes by North Shore musician Jack Johnson, and a cool blog.

Visit our friends over at
Country Feeling Surfbaords

The Surf Stronger Crew

Jeff Bushman and an Eco Gun

Friday, August 29, 2008

Surf Stronger Goes Hollywood?

Surf Stronger goes Hollywood? Well, not exactly. But we are featured in this week's People Magazine's Body Watch section called, "The Fit 5: Tips to Feel (and Look) Like a Star!" People reports, "Get a fit body, minus the sunburn, with help from the Surf Stronger, Vol. 2: Core Training DVD ($29.95), which takes you through surf-related exercises demonstrated by pro surfer Serena Brooke. Not only will the DVD improve your flexibility and core strength, but you'll also be doing good for the planet: Surf Stronger donates 1 percent of its profits to environmental causes." Check out the piece here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Serena Brooke's Surf Stronger Gets to the Core by The LA Weekly

The LA Weekly has a great article in their August 28th edition on Serena Brooke and our latest release, Surf Stronger – Core Training. In it, Serena and Coach Scott talk about the ins and outs of surf fitness training, and, Serena breaks down some of her more memorable moments surfing as a veteran on the pro tour. Pick up a copy or check out the online version here. It’s a great read and not your typical look at surfing.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Outside Lands Web Cast of Jack Johnson and ALO

If you can't make it out to San Francisco for Outside Lands today, you'll have the opportunity to watch a couple great performers from the comfort of your computer. Our good friends and Surf Stronger soundtrack contributors ALO and everyone's favorite surfer/musician/environmentalist, Jack Johnson, will be web cast today and archive will be made available as well.

Exclusive webcast at

Jack's Webcast: August 24th at 7:40pm PST.
ALO's Webcast: August 24th at 4:50pm PST.

(The wonderfully talented, California rock-funk group, ALO.)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Frothing for Outside Lands

Perhaps the greatest stretch of live music to hit San Francisco in 40 years, hits this weekend. Radiohead, Beck, Tom Petty, Cake, Jack Johnson and so much more. And, virtually every member of the Surf Stronger House Band (Surf Stronger Volume 2 music) will be playing the festival: Tim Bluhm (Mother Hips), Steve Adams and Dan Lebowitz (ALO) Jackie Greene, and Adam Topol (Jack Johsnon). Our whole house band, albeit spread out on five different stages throughout one epic day of music.

See you in the Park,
The Surf Stronger Crew

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Inspire, Involve, Change

Surf Stronger's Serena Brooke recently signed on with Croc's to help inspire, involve and change. "Crocs Inc. and Outside Magazine bring you INSPIRING SOLES, a program celebrating athletes who have dedicated their lives to shattering boundaries and raising awareness for meaningful causes...Crocs and Outside will further their efforts through this year-long program spotlighting the grand achievements and donating cash and product to the athletes’ charities." Congrats, Serena!

They also have an interesting contest where anyone can nominate other "inspiring soles" for this porgram. Check it out at

(Photo: Swilly)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Demo Some Sweet Longboards

Our friend and pro longboarder, Julie Cox, hosts a cool looking demo day this Saturday, August 9th at Old Man's (San Onofre State Park.) Try out some sweet boards and hang at the beach Southern Cal style. (For more info,

Try one of these gems, this Saturday, August 9th.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

5 Tips for Open Water Swim Training

One of the best cross-training activities for surfing is swimming. Open water swimming is even better because you are in the elements and you can enjoy nature up close and personal. Most of our open water swimming tends to take place in the San Francisco Bay, where the temps are a bit cooler (56-63!), the water a bit murkier, the challenge a bit higher. But becoming comfortable in open water is great, because sooner or later everyone snaps a leash and has to swim to shore. Having good swim skills is key for surfing! With that, here are our 5 tips for open water swim training.

1. Safety. Swim with a mate, preferably in front of a lifeguard. For added safety, tell the lifeguard your swim route prior to going out. Also know your limits and build up your distance.

2. Note the conditions before you head out. You'll want to look for rips, currents, etc., and also suss out a swim route to aim for (5 buoys, to the sailboat, out to the opening and back, etc.)

3. Equipment. For colder water, definitely get a neoprene cap ($20) and wax ear plugs ($5-10). You'll probably also want a good pair of goggles. With these essentials (and a suit of course) you are all set. We recommend the ear plugs to prevent water from getting in the ears, and to prevent against long term ear damage (Surfer's ear!). Also we always swim with a brightly colored swim cap so you are extra visible.

4. Start slow and build. Say you are doing a 1KM swim. We usually go: easy 200, build 200, hammer 400, warm-down 200. A warm-up and warm-down is always a good idea and building or doing intervals makes for good aerobic conditioning. During your swim it is good to site off of different markers (buoys, boats, etc.). Lift your head every 10-20 strokes or so to ensure you are on course.

5. Sign up for an open water swim race or group swim. Swimming with a big group or in a race can be good fun. Find a local race and go for it!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Making It

Sting (The Police) once said that he knew he'd "made it" when he heard a window washer singing "Roxanne" somewhere in New York City, sometime in the 70's. We had our own brush with notoriety and fame recently when we walked in to our neighborhood sushi place and the proprietor, Sang, had a SURF STRONGER roll on the menu. Yeah it's a bit pricey, but it's the best damn roll we've ever had!

Dōmo arigatō!

The Surf Stronger Crew

SS Roll on 'da menu.

Coach Scott and the Surf Stronger roll.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sliding Liberia on da' North Shore

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Sliding Liberia is a superb new surf documentary well worth a viewing. Our good friend, Crystal Thornburg, is one of the surf stars in the picture, and will be presenting the movie this Saturday at Café Haleiwa on the North Shore of O'ahu.

If you happen to live on O’ahu (and we know there are a lot of Hawaiian Surf Strongers out there!) or plan on visiting the island this Saturday, cruise up to Duncan Campbell's Café Haleiwa and check out a screening of the film. Guaranteed fun.

The Surf Stronger Crew

Monday, July 21, 2008

Surf Stronger Invades Surf City

The Surf Stronger Crew enjoyed a killer weekend in Huntington Beach (aka Surf City) for the kick-off of the US Open of Surfing. Highlights included a team signing with Surf Stronger's Serena Brooke, the surf at the pier Sunday morning (head high, glassy, wall'y...and warm!), and endless rounds of sushi at Tuna Town on Main. The signing was a big success with lots of surf stoked folks coming out for a poster and chance to meet Serena. We nearly ran out of posters! Special thanks to Sambazon Acai for providing delicious, healthy drinks and to Huntington Surf & Sport for having us. Also a hearty thanks to all the folks who turned up at the event. Good luck Serena in this week's competition!

The Surf Stronger Crew

Sauce signs yet another poster!

Get your Surf Stronger posters... and Sambazon Acai!

Da Crew.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

One Good Thing About Music...

Music is a huge part of our program here at Surf Stronger: Before a surf or a workout, during a workout, on a run, driving our the lineup in our heads. We like music. That's probably why for Surf Stronger--Core Training we went to the effort of assembling an all-star group of musicians called the Surf Stronger House Band, and recorded an original groovy soundtrack. We got Bay Area legend Tim Bluhm (Mother Hips) and the equally legendary Steve Adams (ALO) and from there rounded out the group with sweet playing Danny Lebowitz on guitar (ALO) the amazing Jackie Greene on keys and the ever (rock) steady Adam Topol on drums. Pay attention to the music on Surf Stronger--Core Training and let us know what you think. "One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain."

Tim Bluhm of the Mother Hips (and Surf Stronger House Band) rocking it at this month's High Sierra Music Festival, California. See more pics.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Surf Stronger at the US Open of Surfing 2008; Serena Brooke Signing

We are stoked to announce that the Surf Stronger Crew will be at this year's US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. The contest and event runs from July 18-27. Surf Stronger will be there July 19 & 20. Come meet Surf Stronger Team member, Serena Brooke, at a special signing at Huntington Surf & Sport on Sunday July 20th. Serena will be on hand to sign limited edition posters and to talk surf fitness. Come out and meet Serena and the Crew.

What: Serena Brooke Meet & Greet; Signing
When: July 20th; 2:00 PM
Where: Huntington Surf & Sport at the Pier.

Check the US Open web site for or Huntington Surf & Sport site for more info.

Hope to see you at the US Open of Surfing!

The Surf Stronger Crew

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Protect California Beaches. Protect Trestles!

NOTE: Looks like there are some changes on when this meeting will take place. It will NOT take place at the Bren Center. See for updates.

While the Surf Stronger crew hails from Central California, Trestles is near and dear
to our heart -- wonderful surf spot, and wonderful natural, California coastline that makes this place so epic. It's under fire from development but there's something we can do to protect it:

(taken from

The biggest hearing yet for Trestles will take place Friday, July 25th at the Bren Center on the campus of University of California, Irvine.

This hearing marks the next critical battle in a decade long fight to protect Trestles!

We already won the battle, here in California, when the California Coastal Commission (CCC) struck down the toll road on grounds it violates the Coastal Act. But, the TCA refused to accept the CCC decision and has appealed it to the Federal Government.

Now, we need to ensure the Federal Government supports important California environmental laws and upholds the Coastal Commission decision.

Learn more at

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The 180 Jump Squat

Here is a "twist" on a favorite exercise from Surf Stronger Volume 1, the 180 jump squat. Add this exercise to your workout routine and feel the difference in your next go-out!

Coach Scott

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fish Choices: How You Can Make a Difference

For the last handful of years, the surf industry, and the surf community for that matter, has talked a lot about fish surfboard designs. While we enjoy the skate-y, fun aspect of fish boards as much as anyone, we thought we’d talk about real fish in this post, and focus on a topic the surf industry has largely ignored: Sustainable and responsible fishing.

As consumers, this is an area where we can really make a difference. Did you know that many fish are in grave danger of becoming extinct due to over-fishing practices? And, many of these fish are on the menu at your favorite fish house!
“I’ll take the swordfish.”
“What’s that you say? Swordfish? Are you kidding me?”

Swordfish is one of the worst things you can eat if you care about swordfish being around for your kids and grandkids. Largely we think this is an awareness and education issue. Knowing what you should and shouldn’t eat is where it begins. Lucky for us, there are a couple great resources to get educated. Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium web site for more information. They even have handy pocket guides that can help you make choices that support healthy and abundant oceans.

Check it out and tell a friend.

Stay healthy and stay sustainable.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Surf Stronger--Core Training Now Available as Download

Hi all,
We are super excited to announce our latest release, Surf Stronger--Core Training with Serena Brooke, is now available as a download. You asked for it, you got it! We've partnered with The Surf Network for our downloads. So we now offer Surf Stronger Volume 1 and Volume 2 as downloads and even both videos as a package. The download versions rock. Throw it on your iPhone, iPod or other mobile device so you can take the workout anywhere and do it anywhere.
Check out the downloads today.

The Surf Stronger Crew

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Save the Waves ...

The Surf Stronger Crew is proud to support Save The Waves at their benefit bash, "Life is a Wave". We'll be donating a few Surf Stronger DVDs for the auction and rallying out for this awesome event. If you've ever thought about doing something good for the environment, the time is now! Environmental action has never been so fun.
Event features live music, art, film, silent auction, and environmental action! And did we mention our all-time favorite band, The Mother Hips headline? Too easy!

Event details:
May 22nd, 6PM - Midnight
111 Minna Gallery
Downtown San Francisco

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Surf Fitness for Surf Travel

Last week I had the opportunity to join a good friend for a quick trip to Centro America for 6 days of surfing, sunning, fresh fish, cold beers and plenty of hammock time. I knew about the trip for about a month, and with fairly inconsistent surf in Central Cal this time a year, I made sure I trained hard the month before I left. My weekly workout diet leading up to the trip consisted of two to three Surf Stronger workouts per week, two swims, and the occasional surf or skate session. I'm happy to report the training paid off! Upon our arrival, the swell was pumping: 6-8 foot beach break heaving onto the tropical beach. Awhooo! We paddled out at dusk to a hungry, competitive crowd and caught a few nice ones. For the rest of the week we surfed two to three times per day (with the surf never dropping below head high) and got our fair share of waves. I gotta say, the heat and dehydration got to me every session before any fatigue or soreness. It's trips like these where you really notice how well fitness can pay off for surfing!

The author, right place, right time.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Supercharge your fitness with Surf Stronger!

All athletes require good core strength to perform at their best—especially surfers. Join us May 8th for a dynamic and interactive talk with Scott Adams, CSCS, creator of the Surf Stronger training programs, and learn all about surf-specific training and core training for surfing. At this talk, you will gain valuable insight on surf-specific training that will help take your surfing, and overall fitness to the next level. Find out why some of the top surfers in the world are on the Surf Stronger program, and learn how you can incorporate core training into your fitness program!

Copies of the new release, Surf Stronger--Core Training will also be on sale.

FREE event, open to the public PLUS killer door prizes and light refreshments!

May 8th 7:30 PM
The Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco

(Scott Adams demonstrating a dynamic warm-up exercise for surfing. Photo: Walsh)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Surf Stronger--Core Training with Serena Brooke Available Now

We are STOKED to announce that our new video, Surf Stronger--Core Training with Serena Brooke is now available!

The DVD includes: pre-surf warm up routine (7 minutes), main core workout and stretch (28 minutes), and the Quick Core workout (10 minutes). The main core workout requires an exercise ball while the Quick Core workout requires no equipment and can be done anywhere! DVD also features an awesome original soundtrack by the Surf Stronger House Band plus DVD extras! Best of all, this is a surf-specific workout that will help take your surfing to the next level.

Learn more or order at,

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

The Surf Stronger Crew

Friday, May 2, 2008

A Look Back

Making a full-length, commercial video is not easy work. It’s down right tough at times. Pre-production for our second release, Surf Stronger—Core Training with Serena Brooke, took us from LA to Santa Cruz to San Francisco to Hawaii to Australia, to Santa Barbara, and finally back home to Central California. The work involved is heavy: program design, script writing, rehearsals, praying for good weather, film crews, interviews, production schedules, flights, sandy camera gear, contracts, music selection, recording sessions, long distance phone calls, long distance e-mail, dodgey lodging, sunburns, editing, more editing, and a bit of surfing, core training, and dreaming along the way. One secret we can share is this: Find and work with not only talented people, but good people whose hearts are in the right place. If you can do this, things fall into place a lot easier.

Making this video was also a heck of a lot of fun. Here now is a look back in photos at the year of making this new video. We hope you like the new release.

Stay healthy and see you in the water.

The Surf Stronger Crew

Initial brainstorm in Venice Beach, Calif.

Talking surf fitness, Venice Beach, Calif.

Core instruction. Scott and Serena rehearse.

A pretty nice set.

California interview. Serena breaks it down.

Sunset Beach, December 2007.

Last minute details before filming. Sunset Beach, December 2007.

Sunset Beach, Hawaii.

Bevo, Todd, Serena after a day of filming, surfing and interviews.

Surf Stronger House Band members, Adam Topal and Jackie Greene lay down the groove.

Recording the soundtrack of Surf Stronger Volume 2. Dan Lebowitz and Steve Adams experiment between takes.

Scott demonstrating a dynamic warm up exercise.

Surf Stronger founders and creators, Scott Adams and Todd Walsh. Cinco de Mayo 2008.