Improve Your Surfing by Learning True Surfing Technique

"A Surf Technique Program That  Changes the Way Your Surf And How You Understand Surfing."

5 (44 surfer reviews)

Good Surfing Style is Just Good Technique.

If You're a Beginner Wanting to Progress, OR an Intermediate Surfer that's Stalled, This Program is Perfect for Ramping Up Your Surf Skill & Progression

Improve Your Technique
This program will improve your technique, in the comfort of your own home with no condescending eyes, you will improve your surfing and actually "feel" what good surfing is.
Skill Progression
This program is the first step in further skill progression. Get this down before you get on a surf skateboard.
Get Better in the Water
Feel the movements, the patterns, how to create drive, how to compress, how to coordinate full-body movement, so that you can then replicate it in the water.

Are You Tired of Your Skill Level Being Stuck and Stagnant?

You've got Bad Habits... It's Time to Break Them.

The Cardboard Surfer is "Surf Fundamentals 101".  This is What You NEED to Know In Order to Progress Your Surfing.

Change Your Awareness & Understanding of What Good Surfing Is. Break Your Bad Habits.  Train New Patterns of Surf Movement, and Apply it to Your Surfing. 

You WILL Be a Different Surfer by the End of This Program!

US$127.00  US$97.00 

What You Need for This Program

All you need is a willingness to improve your surfing, and a piece of cardboard about the size of a skateboard.

What You Need to Know About This Program

You Don't Even Know What Your Bad Habits Are
Most Intermediate Surfers are "stuck" because their bad movement habits are halting their progression.  You need a new lens and understanding of what GOOD surfing actually is.  This program will give you a true awareness of surfing biomechanics.  You can't change anything if you don't know what is Wrong, and what is Right. 
It's Your Body, Not the Board
You need to STOP spending 1000's of dollars on new surfboards.  The board isn't the problem, the way you move your body is the problem!  This course will teach you the Fundamentals of surf movement so you can Actually Progress your surfing!  Take the brakes of your surfing with GOOD technique.  
Practice at Home Then Surf in the Water
Do you think you're actually going to correct your technique on the 4 waves you get, on your 1 weekend surf, for a total of 30seconds of actually standing on a surfboard?   NOPE!  You need a way to build repetition, to build motor memory, to FEEL the new patterns.  This program is to your surfing like a driving range is to golf.  Practice your surfing at home, build the pattern, become efficient, and then you can replicate it in the surf. 

Most Surfers Don't Even Know Basic Wave Mechanics... And Definitely Don't Know How to Move Their Body to INTERACT With a Wave.

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So What's in the Program?  

The Cardboard Surfer is a series of 7 Primary Lessons, teaching you the true fundamentals of surfing movement. You will develop an understanding of surfing mechanics.  You will understand the How and the Why of Good Surfing. You will practice Surf Movements, You will FEEL the Patterns, and you WILL Replicate it in the Surf.  

Follow along at your own pace.  
Practice in the comfort and non-stressful environment of your own home.  
This program is the basis for future skill work on skateboards and in skate bowls.  
This program WILL change your perception of surfing.

Cardboard Surfer

(44 customer reviews)

$127.00 $97.00

A Surf Technique Program That Changes the Way Your Surf And How You Understand Surfing. Good Surfing Style is Just Good Technique. This Program is Perfect for Ramping Up Your Surf Skill & Progression

US$127.00  US$97.00 
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  1. Cyril S.

    The cardboard surfer improved my surfing

    Cyril S.

    The information Chris provides in this program is the best and enlightening I ever found on the internet. After struggling with my pop up for years and never knowing exactly what went wrong, following the cardboard surfer improved my surfing and my knowledge of what I was doing wrong. I can recommend this program for every surfer, combine it with one of his other programs and be a better surfer. It won’t come easy though, you need to invest your time and practice a lot. But the result is magic,

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  2. ARKAITZ P.

    This program is pure gold

    ARKAITZ P. (verified owner)

    I’ve been surfing for two decades, and I have many bad habits built in that had stopped my progression for years. This program has helped me learn some critical details that will make me a better surfer, and it has shown me the way I can internalise and reinforce those movements, by repetition out of the water, where I can do them hundreds of times. I really think this program is pure gold for anyone interested in developing his surfing, from beginners to advanced surfers.

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  3. Rudolf S.

    I definitely benefited from it

    Rudolf S. (verified owner)

    The program includes great step by step guidelines on how to improve surfing technique. After a bit of practice, it is easy to add these techniques to actual surfing and I definitely benefited from it.

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  4. Nick L.

    I highly recommend going through the whole thing!

    Nick L. (verified owner)

    In surfing there is no equivalent to going to the driving range and hitting a bucket of balls; it’s very difficult to work on technique, you’re at the mercy of the ocean of what you can work on in any given session. This program helps make up for that fact; it lays out simple yet profound movements you can work on so you can perfect that muscle memory on land, removing the variability of water. That way once you’re out there you’ll be able to intuitively perform the correct motions. It’s a great program, great for progression, I highly recommend going through the whole thing!

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  5. Justin B.

    These are the measurable results

    Justin B. (verified owner)

    Surfing is and always will be an “incremental growth” process … Time in water + time + more time …lol I’m a true believer in foundation and fundamentals in surfing are critical to any progress … This is a great breakdown of more than “just do this “ and more of a “do this … and this is why it works , and these are the measurable results”

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  6. Kane N.

    The program is engaging...

    Kane N. (verified owner)

    The program is engaging and it certainly makes you think more about the movements that culminate in surf technique.

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  7. Greg H.

    Sliding on cardboard worked tremendously while surfing

    Greg H. (verified owner)

    Practicing the lifting and weighting that was taught sliding on cardboard worked tremendously while surfing. I couldn’t believe how easily it translated to being on water.

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  8. Inigo G.

    It worked for me

    Inigo G. (verified owner)

    I have tried this a couple of times in the cold Atlantic waters off Northern Spain on slower 1.5m waves and it worked for me. I still mix it up with classic pop up though. I will try on faster and/or larger waves as soon as I can, probably off the coast of Cornwall. I also make my wife laugh as I slide about the living room on a piece of cardboard, so it is a win-win on the home front too.

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  9. Duncan K.

    Duncan K. (verified owner)

    This programe has really helped me with sorting out my pop up and surf stance and has helped increase my wave count. The programe has easy to follow,in depth and practical excerises that you can replicate at home to help teach muscle memory and correct technique. I would reccomend this product to anyone 😎

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  10. Duncan K.

    Duncan K. (verified owner)

    This programe has really helped me with sorting out my pop up and surf stance and has helped increase my wave count. The programe has easy to follow,in depth and practical excerises that you can replicate at home to help teach muscle memory and correct technique. I would reccomend this product to anyone 😎

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  11. Samuele F.

    Effective and fun approach to surfing

    Samuele F. (verified owner)

    If you like simple concepts or a different, effective and fun approach to surfing. Go and get it.

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  12. Dean B.

    If only I stumbled across this information some 20 odd years ago....

    Dean B. (verified owner)

    If only I stumbled across this information some 20 odd years ago……. Essential for anyone who surfs and wants to improve their knowledge, technique, skills and surfing ability.

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  13. Matthew C.

    Matthew C. (verified owner)

    I loved this program. It made me realize how I was basically doing absolutely everything wrong. Everything is broken down into small movements that translates into a fluid progression. It has progressed my surfing to a point where I no longer look like a kook.

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  14. matthew r.

    This program my surfing has improved more in the last 2 months

    matthew r. (verified owner)

    As a direct result of this program my surfing has improved more in the last 2 months than in the last 8 years. I’m making sections that I used to watch run off into the distance, and am able to generate enough speed to actually turn rather than wobble from side to side.

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  15. David P.

    This program improves your wave count by effective body movements.

    David P. (verified owner)

    This program identifies correct techniques & required posture to change & improve your wave count by effective body movements. This program can reverse years of poor technique and muscle memory, this needs to be matched with time in the water . Thanks .

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  16. Alicia K.

    Highly recommended!

    Alicia K. (verified owner)

    This program is ingenious! Who would’ve thought a piece of cardboard could transform your surfing?! Doing the drills in this program has helped me feel the fundamental movements required for good surfing and it is something I keep coming back to over and over. Highly recommended!

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  17. Chas D.

    Another Solid Program

    Chas D. (verified owner)

    Cris and Clay deliver with the Cardboard Surfer. This program has all the information you need to make progress in your surfing who knew cardboard could be so useful and it’s so nice to be able to practice at home.

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  18. Miguel L.

    Miguel L.

    As an intermediate surfer wishing to improve to surfcard program was a real help, refresh and self-confidence builder. As always Cris puts together a great thing! You will surely appreciate it. Good work

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  19. matthew r.

    Cardboard Surfer

    matthew r. (verified owner)

    I’ve been watching surfers generate their own speed for years, but haven’t been able to do it myself. My first session after the programme I was pumping down the line.
    Thanks Cris and Clayton

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  20. German L.

    Really like the Coffee Cup and the Cardboard approach!

    German L. (verified owner)

    At first I thought What the heck? a Cardboard Surfboard? But after doing the exercises from the program I really understood the benefits from it. I really improved my techniques with the coffee cup moves and most of all, getting speed down the line with the cardboard deck. This training is a must!!! Way to go Cris!!

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  21.  .

    Truly Awesome!! Beyond words.

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    Just downloaded and purchased the cardboard surfer. After viewing about 1/4 of the content, I can say that after my board, this is the best investment in surfing I’ve ever made! I’ve learned more here than all the other videos and books I’ve looked and that’s a lot!

    There is so much more on the app that I’m looking into learning as well.

    This is really an incredible set of programs, and I’m grateful to have been exposed to it.

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  22. Dan M.

    Dan M.

    This program is amazing for dialing the fundamentals of surfing and for giving insight to all the small adjustments that need to be made. It has 100% improved my surfing. satisfaction guaranteed!

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  23. ricardo s.

    Amazing surfing awareness improbe

    ricardo s. (verified owner)

    It changes my mind and the way I feel and understand surfing, been a surfer down the deep south part of Chile, with almost not surf culture around. Makes you to do a lot of mistakes and with the cardboard surfer I realizes a lot of them.

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  24. Ian S.

    Great!!

    Ian S. (verified owner)

    This program is great! really improved my awareness of efficient posture, movement of my body while surfing. Its been about 6 months since i’ve used the program, and the improvements are starting to become more natural. Old habits die hard they say. I’ve had to constantly check my body position, hand positions and the likes and have had fund doing it, because it shows in the way i move on the water. The program really helped me in understanding those small mistakes that make a huge difference. Cant wait for the surfskate program!

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  25. Russell B.

    Just what I needed

    Russell B. (verified owner)

    I have been a long time struggler with injury and mobility that had taken away a lot of my surfing ability. This program has introduced me to the technical aspect of surfing which I have never been exposed to before. I now have a different way of approaching my surfing which includes stretching, mobility work and surfing my cardboard around the house. It is immense help when you are shown through technique how to achieve what you have been aiming for. Reminded me of what frothing for waves is like….

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  26. Rik M.

    very helpful

    Rik M. (verified owner)

    great program for beginner/intermediates with simple & very effective instructions from Clayton. Will definitely improve your surfing

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  27. Mo G.

    Great way to advance your surfing

    Mo G. (verified owner)

    The cardboard surfer program provides great exercises and insights into how surfing in the water should feel. It gives many exercises to practice at home (without looking like a kook to everyone) and to get a better feel for the board (and your own body). Cris and Clayton are very insightful and following them has helped me progress my surfing significantly.

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  28. Johnnie Durbin

    Johnnie Durbin (verified owner)

    We have a newborn at home and I have been studying for my Physical Therapy board exam, so I have not had a chance to get in the water and put this to use as of yet. But soon!

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  29. Christian Pons

    Christian Pons (verified owner)

    The “Cardboard Surfer” ist exactlly what I´m looking for because it starts from the beginning (right posture) an I can performed in my livingroom (how good is this) or on a surfskate. Now that I´ve been through the Programm I realised that I´was only told how to catch a wave but not how to surf it the right way (not even by the so called “coaches” back in Portugal). I also have some of the “110% surfing technique” dvd`s but they are virtually useless when you`re not living by the sea.

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  30. Marrik

    Marrik (verified owner)

    Hard to get my head around it at first, but after Ments trip (week 2) with Clay & you (briefly!!) it’s going to set me up for smashing
    It for years to come!

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  31. Claude Visagie

    Claude Visagie (verified owner)

    This program is one of the best I’ve seen to really break down the basics of what you need to become a better surfer. My surfing has progressed just because I knew about these exercises and what to do with your arms and legs (which I probably would not have figured out on my own). I would recommend it to any surfer (beginner, intermediate or advanced) that would like to better their surfing and progress to the next level. This has honestly changed my whole understanding and approach to my surfing and makes me so excited to just get back out in the water and try these exercises in real surf. It’s awesome!!

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  32. Marc W.

    Marc W. (verified owner)

    Great product. Was difficult in the beggining as i had alot of bad habbits that this programme helped me get rid of. Feeling more confident in the water and the reaults are awesome

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  33. Ashlee S.

    Great program!

    Ashlee S. (verified owner)

    Great program! The walk up to pop up makes a big difference. Was able to apply several concepts right away with great results. Thanks for turning me on to the Carver skateboard too!

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  34. Dale H.

    Awesome approach to improve your surfing!

    Dale H. (verified owner)

    I am a high school teacher with two teenage boys who have picked up surfing during this Covid crisis. They are fearless and naturals.
    I just wanted to get to the line-up and surf some green waves with my boys. This app has everything in once place. It’s awesome.
    As a teacher I appreciate the methodical approach to surfing.
    I have the cardboard surfer and the surf athlete programs. Both are go at your own pace and designed to help me do what I enjoy, surfing with my boys.
    The cardboard surfer app is helping me learn the proper movements in a simple non judge mental way. I can practice at home as much as I want and following great videos and a simple piece of cardboard. Amazing!
    The surf athlete is helping my 49 year old body handles the pressures of surfing and more impotently morning t will help my overall health and wellness.
    I’m excited to be on this journey and so thankful for Surf Strength Coach!

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  35. Mike C.

    The Cardboard Surfer is the real deal

    Mike C. (verified owner)

    For the past 17 years of me being a surfer, I’ve always struggled with exactly what to do when I’m on a wave. I’d see other surfers absolutely just ripping and I wouldn’t understand entirely what they were doing and why I couldn’t surf like that. Surfing didn’t exactly come natural to me and having been an athlete my whole life (also an ex NCAA D 1 athlete) I needed specific instruction on how to generate speed and turn my board. Enter The Cardboard Surfer. This program lays it all out. The program’s specific technique instructions were so thorough and precise that surfing finally made sense to me. I had tried using other surf technique instructions on YouTube but they paled in comparison to Cris’s analogy-based teachings like the “coffee cup” and “beer pass.” I’ve already incorporated the techniques on my carver surf-skate and am seeing incredible results (super stoked for the Carver program btw- DEFINITELY going to get that one when it comes out). Since I can’t make it out to the coast due to COVID-19 at the moment (beach closures), I can’t even imagine how much progress I’ve made since learning from the Cardboard Surfer program. I definitely recommend this program to anyone looking to level up their surfing!

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  36. Carlos L.

    Carlos L. (verified owner)

    I’ve spent hours looking for clues in youtube videos as I’m learning to surf and it was so refreshing to find this program. It explained in a simple direct way the core movements needed to surf, and the common errors that surfers fall into as they learn the sport. It was shocking to see how I was doing them most of them! The corrective exercises are surprisingly easy and provided a solid approach which I have seen results after just 1 week. So rad!

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  37. Oliver M.

    Oliver M. (verified owner)

    I got this to help me a few(all) my average surf techiques.
    Its been a massive help,
    Cheers

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  38. Yosef M.

    Immediate Results

    Yosef M. (verified owner)

    This program is the best 100 bucks I’ve spent in a while. My surfing and mindset changed the first time I got in the water after finishing the first section. I feel like I have all the time in the world now, when “walking up”.

    Thank you and Clay for breaking down the popup so methodically.
    – Yosef

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  39. John K.

    Great Programs for Anyone!

    John K. (verified owner)

    I have been able to apply the lessons to my carve boarding and it feels like its helping, it makes pumping and turning feel more natural and easy to understand. Great programs for anyone that wants to improve their surf fitness, or anyone just looking for something different than hitting the gym and throwing some weights around. My wife doesn’t surf…at ALL…and she even loves the programs because the keep the workouts interesting and you can feel your body moving better after a few weeks of using them.

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  40. Wayne S.

    It blows my mind!

    Wayne S. (verified owner)

    Thanks so much Chris and Clayton for this program. It has opened my eyes and mind to all the things I have been doing wrong but also doing right. Every-time I’m in the water, I try to focus on a particular technique detailed in the cardboard surfer. It blows my mind sometimes when it just works with less effort than my pre-cardboard surfer days. I would recommend the cardboard surfer program to anyone who wants to improve their technique.

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  41. Simon G.

    Improved my wave success 1000%

    Simon G. (verified owner)

    I’ve known for a while that my pop-ups were hopeless. Walk to pop-up has improved my wave success 1000%. And that’s just the beginning. Every segment of Cardboard Surfer has been insightful and helped my understanding of how to surf and gradually I’m feeling more success in the water. Thank you

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  42. Rob W.

    Rob W. (verified owner)

    Hi guys the cardboard surfer program has not only change my surfing but so fun to be a part of easy to understand and apply I’d recommend this program to anybody looking for a new lease on surfing thanks Chris love it Combine this with stretches for surfers perfect package 🤙

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  43. Rosie M.

    Rosie M. (verified owner)

    I’m a complete beginner so wasn’t sure if this would be too advanced for me, but it’s been awesome. Rather than teaching myself poor technique then trying to correct it later, it makes so much more sense to try to get it right from the start. Even though some of the skills are beyond me at the moment, I love that I can come back to the drills as my surfing progresses.

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  44. Phil D.

    Top Notch

    Phil D. (verified owner)

    As someone fairly new to surfing and being a landlocked surfer, the Cardboard Surf Program is perfect for maximising my time in the water. The program is straightforward to use and as long as you put the time in you’ll definitely see results from dry land practice to being in the water. What has changed my surfing and ongoing progression has been the ‘walk up’; no more ‘pop up’ no more ‘poo man’. Do yourself a favour, if you are relatively new to surfing or have been surfing a while and stuck on a plateau of progression, get this program, it will change the way you surf for the better. The Cardboard Surf Program – simply awesome, 7 stars!

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  45. Support .

    Great way to advance your surfing

    Support .

    The cardboard surfer program provides great exercises and insights into how surfing in the water should feel. It gives many exercises to practice at home (without looking like a kook to everyone) and to get a better feel for the board (and your own body). Cris and Clayton are very insightful and following them has helped me progress my surfing significantly.

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  46. Support .

    Great way to advance your surfing

    Support .

    The cardboard surfer program provides great exercises and insights into how surfing in the water should feel. It gives many exercises to practice at home (without looking like a kook to everyone) and to get a better feel for the board (and your own body). Cris and Clayton are very insightful and following them has helped me progress my surfing significantly.

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  47. Bjoern H.

    This program is giving me hope

    Bjoern H. (verified owner)

    This program is giving me hope to actually surf good one day!

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  48. G E.

    Excellent

    G E. (verified owner)

    Original, practical, insightful, distilled to what matters – posture as the cog driving speed, flow and great surfing

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