Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro... Game On!

The swell cranked up yesterday and today sees the first round of the men's WCT competition! Surf today is "6' Hawaiian, 8' Australian, and 12' Californian" as the announcer pointed out. It is big and burley with a lot of side-on shore wind making for challenging conditions. To surf well in these conditions takes the utmost physical fitness and it's obvious the touring elite are in great shape. Tough paddle out and large bumpy walls to negotiate -- and they're ripping it! It's great fun to watch them surf in these conditions. Check out, for all the coverage.

(A very focussed and fit Mick Fanning headed out for his first heat. Photo: Hank Ten)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Surf Stronger at 2nd Annual Surfer's Fitness Forum

The Surf Stronger team, featuring Scott Adams and Todd Walsh, will be out at the 2nd Annual Surfer's Fitness Forum Saturday March 29, 2008 in Redondo Beach. The team will be leading a hands-on, dynamic talk on Core Training for surfers. You will learn some valuable new exercises that will help you take your surfing to the next level by way of better core strength! Also on hand will be Peggy and David Hall of Yoga For Surfers fame, as well as Rocky Snyder, author of Fit to Surf and Fit to Ski & Snowboard.

If you are interested in how you can get in better shape to take your surfing to the next level you won't want to miss this awesome event. It's free and open to the public and is located a the fabulous Riviera Fitness Club in Redondo Beach. Hope to see you there!

Riviera Fitness Club (
Saturday March 29,08 10:00am to 12:30 pm
1650 Pacific Coast Hwy. Redondo Beach, CA

(Surf Stronger's Serena Brooke demonstrating a great core exercise. Photo: Holly Horn)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Noosa Festival of Surfing ... It's All Good

Noosa Heads, Australia is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. White sand beaches, a groovy (if ritzy) town, and cobblestone point after point after point. Set in a sub-tropical rainforest, it's lush and green. No wonder surfers have grown to love the place.

The 16th annual Noosa Festival of Surfing rocked this week! Longboards, stand ups, tandems, surf ski races ... music, food, drink. The waves were small, but that didn't deter competitors or the overall vibe of the event. It was all here and one of the coolest surf festivals around. Look for a Surf Stronger video take on the event in the future. Meanwhile you can get the full skinny here.