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"Improve the Way You Move, Eliminate Pain, Prevent Injury, and Move Better in the Water."

Improve the Way You Move
Eliminate Pain
Prevent Injury
Move Better in the Water.
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This is the Stuff that Every Surfer Should Work On!
Key Stretches, Muscle Release, & Dynamic Movement

Restore & Improve Your Flexibility & Movement
Eliminate Pains, Aches, & Stiffness so You Move Fluidly, Quickly, and Efficiently.
Build Endurance, Core Strength, Shoulder Health, and Overall Surfing-Athleticism so you move like a Grommet

What to expect


Over 2.5 hours of Instructional Videos


PDF Manuals that cover every essential to step to drastically improving your flexibility


From specific muscle and joint stretching, to the secret of Myofascial Tissue Release


Improved Upper Body Health, and Full Body Dynamic Stretching


Improved Upper Body Health, and Full Body Dynamic Stretching


Discover the Techniques I use with Clients to Eliminate Chronic Stiffness and Pain

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  • Willingness to learn & improve
  • Two taped tennis balls duct taped together
  • Full circle resistance strap 1 inch width
  • Foam roller

What you get


Begin enhancing your flexibility by targeting specific muscles around the ankle, knee, and hip. Restore optimal flexibility to prevent injury, and allow your lower body to move the way a surfers’ body needs to move.
Detailed instructions teach you how to isolate muscles, find your restrictions, and eliminate chronic tensions. If you sit at a desk, this is where you need to start.


Stiff shoulders, bad posture, and a tight neck are a guaranteed way to create problems and pain with your surfing. Learn how to target the muscles around the shoulder, neck, and spine that are preventing your from moving the way you need to.
Enhance your paddling by improving your posture, reduce pain or chance of injury to the shoulders by releasing chronic tensions around the shoulder, and restore optimal flexibility to the upper body.


Lower Body Dynamic Stretches integrate movement into your stretching. This builds upon the Foundational Flexibility and is the necessary step in going from a stiff old surfer, to dynamic stretching and freedom of movement.
Discover the most effective stretches for the lower body that quickly improve your flexibility around the key areas of movement. Eliminate your stiff hips and cranky knees for good!


This series is the next step in improving your dynamic flexibility. The key to improving the way you move is isolating a muscle, stretching it (Foundational Flexibility), and then incorporating movement to quickly accelerate changes in flexibility.
Learn techniques to improve your rotational flexibility, which is a key foundation for healthy shoulders. Learn techniques to release stiff tissue in the upper body to use as a warmup before you surf, or some casual stretching after a long session. This series will completely change the way your upper body moves.


This is what you as a surfer need to be working on, and this program gets you here effectively and safely. Full Body Movement Sequences that combine the fields of yoga, physical therapy, gymnastics, and science-based stretching. 
This video will give you the tools to effectively target every major joint in the body, mobilise stiff hips, undo stiff shoulders, improve rotational flexibility, and get your body moving like an athlete. This video is the game changer for the way you can move, how you warmup, and how you approach stretching from now on.


These two videos are the game changers for keeping joints healthy, speeding up your flexibility progress, and keeping yourself out of pain. You won’t have to rely on mediocre massages anymore, and constantly rubbing on stiff and achy hips, low-back, or shoulders.
These videos give you a step by step process to releasing tight tissue, eliminating joint restrictions, and simply feeling better and pain free! Nearly every single muscle in the body is covered in these two videos, and the information is absolutely simple to use, and highly effective. I guarantee you will hugely benefit from this.


You’ll Get the Full Process to Identify Your Limitations

How to directly improve them, how to stretch effectively, key stretches for every joint and muscle in the body, how to integrate it into dynamic stretching, and how to keep your body moving well and pain free!


If you can’t move like this yet, don’t worry, you can get back there. This program breaks down flexibility into individual joint complexes, specific muscles, and the stretches and tissue release methods to loosen those stiff areas.
You’ll then slowly begin integrating your new flexibility into more dynamic movement positions. Think about all the extreme movements in surfing… you need to have the range to get there safely.


I see lots of injuries in hips, shoulders, and necks that could have likely been prevented had that person been more mobile, or not as stiff.
Key areas of the hips, spine, ankles, and shoulders need optimal range of motion, so you can move how a surfer needs to move. Isolate areas of tension, apply these techniques, and then increase your dynamic mobility in key areas of the body.


Everyone is a bit different in what their flexibility requirements are. This program takes that into account, teaches you how to determine your key areas of flexibility or limitation, and how to target those areas with stretches.
These stretches will progress into more dynamic movements, and eventually full Stretch Sequences. Myofascial release techniques (Bonus Video), will help you speed up this flexibility process. Those techniques are also a key to staying out of pain and speeding recovery from training or surfing! Stay loose, get out of pain, move better, and keep working on your body.


Cris Mills

Performance Coach, Massage Therapist, CHEK Practitioner

My name is Cris Mills, I operate, and work with people that want to improve their health, movement, and performance, and it’s usually so they can surf better. On a daily basis I help people and surfers train from rehab to performance. I know what a surfer needs to do to keep themselves in the ocean, and have been spreading that information through my various work online.
Improving your surfing requires improving the foundations of movement and athleticism. Flexibility is a key part of that process. I wanted to give surfers an easy resource to improve their flexibility, help to eliminate pain, and simply move and feel better.

Surfing in pain sucks as well, and I’ve done it, and I’m sure most of you have as well. Surfers, athletes, people, we all need to work on body maintenance, and help keep ourselves out of pain. This program will help teach you how to do this.

I aim to change the way physical preparedness is dealt with for surfing, and combine everything I have learned, and continue to learn, to help improve surfers body so they can stay involved with the ocean.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have access to the program forever?
Yes! Once you purchase the program you will get lifetime access and discounts on new programs.
What Equipment do I need?
All you will need for this program is:
  • Two taped tennis balls duct taped together
  • Full circle resistance strap 1 inch width
  • Foam roller
Can beginners do the program?
Absolutely, there are alternative and progressive movements for each level.
How is the program delivered to me?
This is a digital program intended to be downloaded to your mobile device so you always have it with you during your workouts. Once you join the Surf Athlete Training Program, you will receive access to the entire program. Download everything and it’s yours forever.
Why Is Equipment Required?
There are basic equipment requirements for this training program, but with these basic tools you'll be able to train effectively for years to come.  To train efficiently in the movement patterns that carry over to surfing, applied resistance is required.  
Refund Policy
All purchases made on our website, or via the Surf Strength Coach app platform are NON-REFUNDABLE.  We proudly stand by our work, programs, and training protocols, and you can readily view the numerous testimonials regarding our programs if you are unsure of the quality of our work. Due to the downloadable nature of our programs, and considerations of Intellectual Property, refunds will not be granted for any training programs or educational programs.
How to Download the Program?
Programs within the Surf Athlete can be downloaded so you can access them offline.

Program content is downloaded to within the app. Separate files are not downloaded to your phone or laptop. Files are saved within the app itself, so they can be accessed offline.

This function works for the web app on your desktop / laptop, and also the phone app.


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Stretches For Surfers

(25 customer reviews)


The Complete Flexibility Program For Surfers. Improve the Way You Move, Eliminate Pain, Prevent Injury, and Move Better in the Water.

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  1. Mariano M.

    Mariano M. (verified owner)

    Really improved my flexibility, its been great on my surf trip with intense surfing, releasing tension and warming up like a boss

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  2. Scott C.

    Scott C. (verified owner)

    Great pre surf and recovery program

    The older I get the more care I need for my body. This stretching helps to keep me surfing into my late 40,s and hopefully make surfing in my 50’s still enjoyable and less injuries.

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  3. Paulo Mendes M.

    Paulo Mendes M. (verified owner)

    The program has been awesome!!

    A bit of background:
    I am a 48-year-old surfing father of two keen grommets (11 and 9).
    Always been fit- have done ironmans, ultra marathons, etc.
    But the last year I started getting pains and twinges in my legs, and couldn’t run much.
    I had always done traditional stretches- straightforward and backward stuff.

    Since getting and following your program, the improvement in all physical aspects of my life has been amazing. Heaps of twisting and functional stretching and movement have been the key!

    I have zero pains or twinges in my body, I spring out of bed in the morning, and my surfing is still sharp.

    I did eight hours in the wave pool over three days, did five hours surfing last weekend, and am chasing waves every opportunity.

    I love your App and program. It’s super easy to use, workouts aren’t too long. Easy to follow, and the demo videos are great.

    So thank you, Cris! Keep up the great work you are doing. I wish you every success with it, and will continue to follow your programs. All the best mate!

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  4. Fred K.

    Fred K. (verified owner)

    I wish we were neighbors, you are my kind of guy!

    Hi Cris, I have a NASM certification but my flexibility is limited and I realized that during my first surf lesson and immediately bought a few of your products. They work. Your email speaks to me. I am just really getting into the programs. I have been doing some new things I learned in terms of flexibility and dude you are a rockstar. Great communicator, first class instruction. Well thought out. I can’t begin to compliment you enough and I wish we were neighbors, you are my kind of guy. So yes, I am in, all the way. Thank you for creating a system that is bringing joy to my life.

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  5. Phillip C.

    Phillip C. (verified owner)

    a total game changer

    Cris Mills surf athlete app has been a game changer for me.

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  6. Dean B.

    Dean B. (verified owner)

    A massive thanks for your help!

    Aloha Cris
    I want to take a well-deserved moment to say a massive thanks for your help via your program, and regular Instagram motivation which has also improved my approach and outcomes to cooking too. Things have been gradually improving and coming together since I started with your program, and…….. I had an awesome surf a couple of days ago, where a few things aligned and I got a bunch of waves and rode them with more focused awareness resulting in better positioning, more confidence, quicker take-offs, more rail time, and longer rides……… so stoked!!!! It’s been many years, and I specifically attribute 99.99% of turning the clock back to my significantly improved SSC training program (including the cardboard surfer) and surf knowledge and awareness that I have learnt in the last 6 months from you
    I’m still working my way slowly through the programs so there is still heaps more knowledge and skill work to tap into and I’m loving it. Thanks heaps, and all the best,

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  7. Alex J.

    Alex J. (verified owner)

    keep the content, workouts, knowledge comin'.

    I’m blown away by the app, your knowledge, the exercises, and your holistic/applicable approach to this all. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. So so grateful that I found your stuff, and I can’t wait to enlist in your other modules, too. Very impressive man. I see you’re based in Bali. My wife and I took our honeymoon there, I miss it. Take care, and please keep the content, workouts, knowledge comin’. Phenomenal!

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  8. Bernie Carrozza C.

    Bernie Carrozza C. (verified owner)

    Thanks for all your hard work

    Thanks again Cris, your program is amazing. Thanks for all your hard work and quick replies. Can’t wait to share them with my kid for years to come!

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  9. Gregory M.

    Gregory M. (verified owner)

    Thank you!

    I just wanted to thank you for the programs.. I am about 6 weeks into the stretches and am virtually pain free. Also, you can see from the pictures I’m improving in my flexibility, hands up and eyes and head focused to my target. Even at 59 years old it’s possible to regain my confidence.

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  10. Sam B.

    Sam B. (verified owner)

    Cris and his Surf Strength programs have changed the way I look at surfing.

    I can’t recommend this program enough. The stretching, the techniques and the exercises are so beneficial, and all taught/ explained in a simple way that is easy to get your head around!

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  11. Jon A.

    Jon A. (verified owner)

    Stretches for Surfers Review

    An in depth, well thought programme for surfers, water users and those looking to add versitility into their own workouts. Especially useful during the pandemic when water/gym access was restricted.

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  12. Christian P.

    Christian P. (verified owner)

    Best training for landlocked surfers

    Living in the middel of Germany so I`m as landlocked as you can be. Training on land (especially surf technique) is a need for me, if I want to make the most of my surftrips.

    I´ve been through the surftraining sucess and streches for surfers program, the carboard surfer and now member of the Ocean Sports Academy. I can say that all the programms and workoutplans are well designed and thought out. Working with The Surfstrength Coach had and still has a huge postive impact on my surfing and my overall health. It really take`s off the brakes.

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  13. Maxence Laberge L.

    Maxence Laberge L. (verified owner)

    Really helps me to improve! I’ve learn a few new tricks that I didn’t know before

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  14. Marc W.

    Marc W. (verified owner)

    Has helped me not only in the water but also in my day to day activities. I feel awesome and more fluid

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  15. matthew r.

    matthew r. (verified owner)

    Stretches for surfers

    I’m a Physiotherapist who prescribes stretching programs to patients every day. This program has changed the the way I stretch and how I treat. Stretching under load and in multiple planes as Cris describes is significantly more effective than standard passive stretching.

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  16. Dan B.

    Dan B.