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