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.