I am a female, beginning surfer and I needed surf specific training to make me more capable in the water. I'd been surfing several times, usually on a long board and I would only ever catch maybe 2 waves.. on a small day. The rough days I couldn't even get into a wave myself I had to have my boyfriend push me in, which was frustrating for him b/c he'd work to push me into a wave he was frothin over himself and I'd just flail on it almost every time not being able to handle the board in the power of the wave properly.
Needless to say I needed to do out-of-water training to get me ready.
I started Total Surfing Fitness- A functional fitness training for surfers about 2 months ago and I can handle my board just as well as anyone else in the water, I catch way more waves, and I surf for much longer. Check it out, see for yourself. It helped me loads and also my boyfriend's surfing has really improved from doing this training as well. We wrote a nice review you can find at:http://totalsurfingfitnessreview.com
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