Surf Athlete Training Program

Radically Enhance Your Surfing by Improving Your Body

A 12 WEEK Follow-Along Program Designed for Surfers Who Want Improved Fitness

(348 reviews)   4748 surfers

Is Your Body Holding Back Your Surf Progression?

Would a stronger & more flexible body help you to enjoy your time in the ocean?

Get the most out of your time and effort towards improving your body.
Train using professionally designed workouts so you truly benefit & improve.
Build fitness that carries over to how you feel, and how you move in the surf!
Discover a training program that builds, improves, and restores surf athleticism.
Fluid, strong, powerful movement capacity...so you can surf!
Workouts, flexibility routines, and more
To enhance or restore your ability to move in the manner a surfer needs to.
Build strength & fluid power that carries over to the surf.
Develop a body that can gracefully work on the skill & art of surfing.

Radically Enhance Your Surfing by Improving Your Body

Move Fluidly, Athletically, & Powerfully.
Build dynamic strength & endurance that carries over to your movement in the ocean.
Prepare your body for what your surfing & the ocean demand.
Workouts and Stretch routines that help you move like a surfer needs to.
Build a stronger and more mobile body so you're not limited in the surf.
Improved endurance, shoulder health, dynamic flexibility, core strength, and more.

Discover a Surf-Specific Training Program that Builds "Surf Athleticism"

Enhance Your Surfing & Unlock Your Potential by Building a Body That

Surf fluidly, and powerfully without bodily restrictions.
Spend more time in the water and catch more waves!
Proven powerful exercise deliver noticeable results in less time
Work on the Skill & Art of Surfing more easily when your body isn't limited, take the brakes off your surfing.

SHORT-TERM TRAINING – LONG-TERM RESULTS

12 Weeks of Simple & Effective Training to Support Your Surfing

GETTING STARTED
  • Welcome!

    The Froth Starts Here

    3:26
  • Get Started

    Must Watch First

    16:08
  • How To Shorten Workouts

    6:54
  • How To Alter Your Training Schedule

    7:00
BREATH WORK
  • Breath Work

    Intro

    1:51
  • Change Your Physical & Mental State

    4:50
  • Diaphragmatic Breath

    8:53
  • Open Up Your Lungs & Ribs

    5:40
  • Box Breathing

    6:49
  • co2 Tolerance Test

    142 protocol

    9:59
  • Urge to Breathe

    11:44
  • Bohr Effect

    2:59
  • Wonka Tables

    12:55
  • Burpee Holds

    13:47
  • Breath Meditation

    14:45
FOLLOW ALONG
  • Dynamic Flow

    Phase 1

    17:36
  • Dynamic Flow

    Phase 2

    20:12
  • Dynamic Flow

    Phase 3

    19:52
NUTRITION
  • Nutrition Intro

    Get Started

    2:47
  • Nutrition: Getting Started

    9:41
  • Nutrition

    Lesson 1

    29:00
  • Nutrition

    Lesson 2

    37:24
  • Nutrition

    Lesson 3

    51:03

PHASE 1

WEEK 1
  • Phase 1

    Intro

    00:01 min
  • Malibu

    Fundamental Surf Movement Patterns

    31:50 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:20 min
  • Weligama

    Fundamental Surf Patterns & Mobility

    31:45 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:20 min
WEEK 2
  • Malibu

    Fundamental Surf Movement Patterns

    31:50 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:20 min
  • Weligama

    Fundamental Surf Patterns & Mobility

    36:25 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:20 min
WEEK 3
  • Malibu

    Fundamental Surf Movement Patterns

    41:40 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:20 min
  • Weligama

    Fundamental Surf Patterns & Mobility

    40:45 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:20 min
WEEK 4
  • Malibu

    Fundamental Surf Movement Patterns

    39:15 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:20 min
  • Weligama

    Fundamental Surf Patterns & Mobility

    42:20 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:20 min

PHASE 2

WEEK 1
  • Phase 2

    Intro

    00:00 min
  • Hollow Tree's

    Surf Strength Movement Development

    28:25 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:40 min
  • Margaret River

    Functional Surf Movement

    32:30 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:40 min
WEEK 2
  • Hollow Tree's

    Surf Strength Movement Development

    29:50 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:40 min
  • Margaret River

    Functional Surf Movement

    35:15 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:40 min
WEEK 3
  • Hollow Tree's

    Surf Strength Movement Development

    38:50 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:40 min
  • Margaret River

    Functional Surf Movement

    44:40 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:40 min
WEEK 4
  • Hollow Tree's

    Surf Strength Movement Development

    42:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:40 min
  • Margaret River

    Functional Surf Movement

    47:35 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:40 min

PHASE 3

WEEK 1
  • Phase 3

    Intro

    00:01 min
  • Uluwatu

    Dynamic Surf Movement

    36:50 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:55 min
  • Pipeline

    Surf Power Development

    29:55 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:55 min
WEEK 2
  • Uluwatu

    Dynamic Surf Movement

    39:30 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:55 min
  • Pipeline

    Surf Power Development

    31:35 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:55 min
WEEK 3
  • Uluwatu

    Dynamic Surf Movement

    41:40 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:55 min
  • Pipeline

    Surf Power Development

    35:20 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:55 min
WEEK 4
  • Uluwatu

    Dynamic Surf Movement

    44:50 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:55 min
  • Pipeline

    Surf Power Development

    37:45 min
  • Cardio Day

    00:00 min
  • Recovery Day

    40:55 min

BONUS

FOUNDATION TRAINING
  • Foundation Training Fundamentals

    00:28 min
  • Foundation Training Follow Along

    00:22 min
PADDLE TRAINING
  • Paddling Workout

    Smooth

    24:50 min
  • Paddling Workout

    Hard

    35:35 min
  • Paddling Theory 101

    00:23 min
CONTROLLED ARTICULAR ROTATIONS (CARs)
  • CARS Full Body Routine

    Controlled Articular Rotations

    00:23 min
  • CARS Full Body Quick Routine

    00:16 min

HERE'S WHAT
YOU GET

Workouts, Paddle Training, Enhanced Posture, Improve Flexibility, Joint Durability, and Surf Fitness

Phase 1

FUNDAMENTAL SURF PATTERNS AND MOBILITY

Build Fitness That Supports Your Surfing This is your introduction to true “surf-fitness”. Drills to improve your fluid mobility, Cardio to build your Endurance Engine, Workouts that Develop Dynamic Strength. This is Movement, Training, and Fitness Designed Specifically for Surfers.

WEEK 1

Discover Your Limitations and How to Improve Them
Learn Training Protocols that Actually Carry Over to Your Surfing.
Introduce a Program That Will Forever change Your Approach to Fitness

WEEK 2

Increase Flexibility with Dynamic Flow Sequences
Lay down the Foundations of Durability around the Hips and Shoulders
Develop Your Cardio Routine for those Endless Padde-Outs

WEEK 3

It’s time to start ramping up volume and intensity of training with a focus on Quality & Efficiency of Training
Build Functional Strength in Preparation for Power and Explosive Movements in later stages

WEEK 4

Habits Have now been built for a lifetime of improved movement… because surfing IS movement.
You’ve changed how you move and prepped your body for new stages of training and surfing potential

Phase 2

DEVELOP SURF MOVEMENT STRENGTH & Body Function

Challenging and shockingly effective strength, flexibility, and endurance workouts. Develop higher intensity cardio and endurance for heavier surf sessions and never gassing out. Build flexibility to new levels of fluid movement & Surfing. Strength Development that is tailored for surfers that need to be quick, coordinated, agile, and fit. Enhanced durability for longevity in the surf.

WEEK 1

New Drills, New Workouts, New Exercises, improving how you feel and how you move in the ocean.
Progressive training to deepen your understanding of what performance training for surfers truly is.
Challenging workouts with a focus on building overall health, for the longterm.

WEEK 2

Dynamic Flow Sequences that not only make you feel damn good, but challenge your core strength and flexibility. 
Cardio sessions that simulate the energy demands of more challenging surf.
Workouts that integrate surf specific strength and flexibility.

WEEK 3

New levels of fitness and dramatically improved physical abilities.
Continue to undo what neglect, age, or wear and tear has done to your body.
Recovery routines that teach you how to look after yourself, for decades of high caliber surfing. 

WEEK 4

You’ll be impressed and surprised at how far you’ve come by this point!
Awareness and true understanding of what you NEED for improved surfing performance
Push past previous boundaries and explode into new levels of performance training.

Phase 3

DYNAMIC MOVEMENTS & SURF POWER DEVELOPMENT

This is professional level training that you’ve accessed through smart, efficient, and well planned progression. As soon as you feel the first workout, you’ll immediately know why you’ve trained to get here! This IS training for surf performance. This is how you’ll train for the REST of your life. This is training that prepares you for the rigors of surfing and endless fun in the ocean.

WEEK 1

Full body training that prepares you for decades of surfing at any level.
You’ve progressed to a level of training that truly supports surfing skill.
You won’t fall for surf-fitness gimmicks ever again because you’ve built a library of training knowledge

WEEK 2

This isn’t stretching, these are Dynamic Flow Routines that challenge your core, hips, spine, and shoulders. 
As a surf you need to move quickly and powerfully. This is training that supports that, and improves fluid movement. 
This isn’t crossfit that just smashes you… this is high performance training that enhances your life output. 

WEEK 3

The best endurance you’ve felt in the water because of this final stage of cardio training.
You will see an feel vast differences, even off the water.

WEEK 4

Appreciate the full-body changes that make surfing more fun, easier, and safer.
12
WEEKS
48
WORKOUTS
130
MOVEMENTS

Improve Your Surfing by Building the Foundations that Surfing Requires from Your Body.

Skill & Art of Surfing

Endurance, Flexibility Strength, Power, Durability

Joint Mobility, Breath, Mindset, Health

Art & Skill
Better surfing is built with time in the water, developing the Art & Skill of Surfing.  This is technical and coaching aspect of surfing. 
Performance Aspects
Strength, Power, Endurance, & Flexibility are the base that allows you to effortlessly work on the "skill" and technique of surfing.
Surf Foundations
The Fundamental requirements for the body so that it can function optimally in the ocean.

You're a Surfer
So You Are an Athlete
No Matter Your Age or Skill

The Surf Athlete
has been Pumping...

4748 Surfers Transformed


4.99 out of 5 stars

348 reviews

  1. Kecia D.

    Kecia D. (verified owner)

    Great way to stay in shape for surfing(and anything really)

    This is a complete program that you can use to stay in surfing(or really general) shape. Cris’s stuff is some of the most thorough programs that I have seen with all aspects, mobility, strength, cardio , breathing that I have come across. He also explains in detail each exercise and it’s purpose so that you have the tools to figure out what might be holding back your surfing, and how you might improve it. It is well worth the money for the amount of information that you get with this and all of his programs

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  2. Matt B.

    Matt B. (verified owner)

    Epic results!

    I completed the twelve week programme during NZ’s Covid lockdown in 2020 when our beaches were off limits for surfing. A year previously I’d subluxated my shoulder resulting in super annoying aches and pains during surfing and in my work as a builder. Long story short, I’ve been surfing every week pain free since completing the programme and definitely going to keep a regular routine going based on Cris’ exercises. Cheers!!!!!

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  3. Edgar C.

    Edgar C. (verified owner)

    effective training for board sports!

    I have done the popup and surf skate program and this program tops it up with exercises focusing on overall flexibility, core and strength that I needed for surfing and snowboarding. I am currently on week 4 phase 1.

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  4. Jean L.

    Jean L. (verified owner)

    Great programs, awesome improvement after 2 weeks training (Bundle)

    Bought the Bundle program so my partner can learn to surf with The Perfect Pop Up, decided to go through the material myself and I am now applying it our my own surf and I can already see an improvement. My hip was stuck and the program is helping to lose it up, which is helping with the movement flow, also fixed my back foot position which made the board a bit more loose ( easier to turn ). Now I am going to finish The Perfect Pop Up before I go into the 12 weeks program. Also the Stretches For Surfers helped a lot, throughout that that I found out about my hip… Great program

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  5. Olivier D.

    Olivier D. (verified owner)

    great training and mobility program

    I started surfing a few month ago, really liked it, that’s why I started following Cris on social media, then I decided to go with the 12 weeks program. Surf season is finished here but it serves me for wakeboarding. Can’t wait for my foot to heal to get back at it 100%

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  6. Ben J.

    Ben J. (verified owner)

    Well thought out, great program!

    I haven’t been this motivated to workout in years! I have been really enjoying the program so far, it’s well thought out and organized and the video examples are extremely helpful. I come from a multi-sport background and worked (until very recently) as a competitive gymnastics coach. I completed the NASM PT program and the Corrective Exercise Specialist program, to better help my gymnasts and myself, after undergoing extensive  rehab and training, for a series of injuries related to a herniated lumbar disc and subsequent muscle imbalances and inhibitions   I have been assessing the program with critical eye, and have found very few flaws in it. Congratulations to you Chris! I really appreciate the amount of time and energy that must have gone into this, having tried for years to make my own exercise programs, it’s worth every penny so far. Can’t wait to see how the rest progresses

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  7. Caroline R.

    Caroline R. (verified owner)

    Absolutely brilliant!

    I absolutely love this program! I teach yoga / SUP yoga and have been a Personal Trainer for years but have needed a bit of a focus for my own training for a while and this has hit the spot perfectly! I windsurf, surf and sup surf and I love the fact that there’s not the usual guilt-tripping about missing sessions being a sign of poor committment, as we all know on-water time is the really important thing so we’re all going to miss workouts sometimes when the conditions are good! I also love that the goal is just one of each workout a week plus cardio / recovery, I’ve actually in the past been so ruined from training my on-water time has suffered not been enhanced which is crazy. I’ve been loving the stretches and dynamic flow, and I’ve been doing this most days. Despite teaching yoga I actually teach and do more watersports so am constantly tight and sore and don’t do enough for myself on a daily basis other than get on the water, this has motivated me to get back to some proper self-care too. I’ve learned some stretches which are now all time faves and can’t wait to work though all the programmes – the 6 week pop up next, then Cardboard surfer! There is so much content, and as a Personal Trainer some of the off the cuff comments are the ones that impress me the most and prove Cris knows his shit and makes me feel happy trusting my training plan to him (I actually rarely follow a programme in full because of this, usually adding my own elements or skipping certain things, so this is actually quite a big deal for me). I also have a major knee restriction due to a long-standing injury (apparently need it replaced) while this is not directly relevant everything in the programme is what I need to be doing and addressing. The fact the focus is on improving surfing really helps me want to do this more than just another fitness programme, as they tend to be pretty bland and formula one way or another, this is in a different league on so many counts. Can highly recommend!

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  8. Sam M.

    Sam M. (verified owner)

    Very pleased, just what I hoped for.

    I’m 57 yrs old and still good for a strong session in the water, however what I was hoping to get from Cris’ course was more knowledge on how to make this fundamental pleasure last. The 12 week course is really taking my workouts and body knowledge to where they need to go. All being equal, I’m more optimistic than ever that I will be surfing well into the future.

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GET 2 FREE BONUS PROGRAMS WHEN YOU START TODAY 

FREE Bonus #1: BREATH WORK

What you'll Learn in this Program could literally save your life.

Discover the Essential Breath Work Protocols to enhance your focus, calm your heart rate, build confidence in heavy water situations, and boost your overall performance.

Breath is a critical and valuable tool that you will learn to influence your physiology, health, performance and truly impact your surfing.

You'll discover the methods I've learned from leaders in the field, and the tools I teach clients every day. From the basics of optimising your breathing to breath hold training.

The methods you'll implement are some of the most efficient breath training out there. This series of training is an incredible starting point to understanding how to use your breath to impact your health and surfing. Apply these methods to your life, your surfing, your training, and your recovery.

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FREE Bonus #2: Paddling Endurance Workouts

Most of your time in the water isn’t spent surfing, it’s spent paddling.

Implement these specific paddle training workouts and boost your endurance in the surf. Less flailing and fatigue, and more strong paddle strokes and waves.
 
For individuals that don’t surf frequently
The inherent physical requirements of surfing (mostly paddling), cause quick fatigue and potential frustration. I want to help you build your “work capacity”. If you can't paddle you can't surf. That's frustrating and straight-up annoying. You can fix that, and these workouts will do just that.

Long and Endlesly
Your ability to sustain long duration paddle outs, the ability to endlessly move your arms, duck dive repeatedly, hold your breath, and then keep on paddling. These workouts will focus on not only creating a more robust and durable upper body, but also help to give you a buffer of endurance and paddling capacity.

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Kettlebell

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Equipment do I need?
All you will need for this program is:
  • Elastic Resistance
  • Bands Olympic Rings or Suspension Trainer
  • Exercise Ball (inflatable)
  • Foam Roller or Tennis Balls
  • A few Dumbbells or Kettlebells
With the equipment listed above, you can train 100% of the program, and have a fully stocked home-gym for life!
At MIMIMUM, you'll need an exercise ball, and Olympic Rings or Suspension Trainer. You'll need the rings or suspension rig to train pulling movements...it's kind of relevant to the whole paddling thing!
A cheap set of resistance bands can go a long way and opens the opportunity for paddling work, shoulder durability training, and core training.
Light dumbbells can be substituted with soup cans or bottles of water. Loading the shoulder musculature for paddling endurance doesn't take much weight, so water bottles can be easily used.
Kettlebells or some heavier dumbbells are recommended so you can apply load and resistance to the lower body exercises. A strong lower body is durable and leads into Power Training.
Can beginners do the program?
Absolutely, there are alternative and progressive movements for each level.
This training will enhance your durability, promote injury prevention, and introduce high level dynamic training.
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.  Take paddling for example, it's a pulling movement, so various forms of pulling need to be trained to develop endurance and durability.  

A set of Olympic Rings, elastic resistance bands, or some light kettlebells will allow for a vast array of pulling exercises to ramp up your paddling endurance.  Much of the Rotational Core work requires either an Exercise Ball or Resistance Bands.  Developing strength and power for the lower body requires the addition of resistance so a Kettlebell becomes quite beneficial.  

Training with weights or resistance won't make you into a meathead or overly bulky.  What it will do is help you to develop a stronger and more capable body.  If you don't have all the equipment right away, no worries.  For nearly all exercises there are alternative movement options if you don't have that particular piece of equipment
Refund Policy
These programs are amazing, and I know you’ll think they are amazing, but just to make sure you’re confident in your purchase, I’m offering a 15 Day Guarantee.
If you use the programs, and really USE it, and aren’t happy with the absolutely incredible and impactful content, then get in touch and we’ll arrange a refund.
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.
Have you already been working out?
Perfect! This program will show you what high-quality training for surfers truly looks like.
This workout will guide your understanding of "surf fitness" for years to come. As you complete all 3 Phases (12 weeks) of training, you'll come away with a thorough understanding of dynamic exercises that you will implement for as long as you surf.
Have you never worked out before?
That's perfect! You're a blank slate, so this program will teach you efficient and effective methods of surf specific training.
The program will give you exercise regressions, smart starting points, and teach your perfect technique. You'll learn exercises and movements that you can use for the rest of your life.
Can Intermediate Surfers do the program?
You're climbing the skill ladder of surfing, and the last thing you want is for your body to limit your progression. Improve your flexibility, enhance paddling endurance, and build strength so you can effortlessly work on the skill of surfing when you get in the water.
Can Advanced Surfers do the program?
You need time in the ocean, and as much time on the wave face as possible. If you've started surfing you've felt the physical demand required from the body. This program will build the fundamentals that a surf-body requires. Get in the water and rest assured you'll be able to surf as long as the waves permit.

MEET THE GUY WHO’S TRYING TO
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Cris Mills

Performance Coach, Massage Therapist, CHEK Practitioner

My name is Cris Mills, I operate Surfstrengthcoach.com, 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.

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As soon as you get the programs you’ll realise how tremendous of a resource this truly is, and how you won’t need any other surf training programs. You can, and will, refer back to these programs for years to come. As long as you’re surfing you will be using these programs, I guarantee it.

This will change how you train and how you move your body. Ultimately it will help you with your surfing. 

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What others are saying

  1. Evan B.

    Evan B. (verified owner)

    Helped me get strong and mobile

    Loved the program, I’m a kite boarder and couldn’t find anything that would translate well. Love how much functional and mobility work is built in. In 3 months I felt my body change and I was visibly more confident on the water. Can’t wait to see what programs be builds next.

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  2. Samuele F.

    Samuele F. (verified owner)

    Surfer path.

    You can join the gym and follow a generic program, but if you want to progress in surfing, Chris has all the tips. He is a professional and enthusiast. Money well spent!

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  3. Justin M. R.

    Justin M. R. (verified owner)

    Best Online Surfing Training - By Far!

    I’ve always been on the hunt for a good surf training program. I live in the Washington, DC metro area, so getting to waves is a difficult task, and surf is good only in the very cold months. Consequently, I’ve always been in need of a training program to keep up my paddle strength. First, there just were no programs out there. I found Chris Mills a long time ago, from watching youtube videos.
    When he first made a video program to purchase, I jumped on the program. This Surf Strength Coach program and application is the culmination of a lot of great work that is now in a fantastic product.

    Chris’ instruction is always clear and concise. He targets exactly what you need and shows alternative movements. He stresses form, which is always a hallmark of a good coach. Finally, a REAL surfing program.

    This program is worth every penny! Thanks Chris for the years of instruction and for finally making this program and app.

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  4. Mo G.

    Mo G. (verified owner)

    Fun and effective way to improve your fitness and consequently your surfing

    You can really tell that Cris has dedicated his life to surfing, health and fitness. He is incredibly knowledgable and has a very motivating way of communicating (just check out some of his YouTube to get an idea). The Surf Athlete program is a structured and progressive way to get into the best shape of your life and prepare your body for surfing. The series of videos and exercises are professionally recorded and very well explained. The app is constantly improving and easy to navigate. I’m currently about half way through the program and I’ve noticeably improved my flexibility and core strength by now – and I paddle stronger than ever and have a more dynamic pop-up as a result.
    As an additional bonus, the section on breathing is really interesting and has some good exercises as well… But if you have a good breathing practice (from yoga or free diving), you probably won’t learn anything groundbreaking on that topic. Still, really great stuff!

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  5. Mike R.

    Mike R. (verified owner)

    Great app and training program

    I am nearly through Phase 1 of the program and I am already noticing huge changes to my surfing and general health. Great variety to the work outs and plenty of additional content to keep you motivated. Looking forward to a taking all of this training and techniques into my Telos surf trip in a couple of months!

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  6. Richard G.

    Richard G. (verified owner)

    Surfing and Feeling Better than Ever!

    Started with the Pop-up program and now on to the Surf Athlete program. Huge improvement in mobility. I’m in my late 30’s surfing smaller boards and bigger waves with more confidence than ever. Highly Recommend!

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  7. Mindi R.

    Mindi R. (verified owner)

    Comprehensive Strength-Surf Training Program WORKS

    If you’ve been looking for a system of movements and training to follow on land to prepare for your surf time, this is THE app to get. The experience has been transformative, especially the instructional videos throughout the various programs that tell you exactly why you’re doing what you’re doing, discovering your limitations, and using your training to work on those. The most insightful videos for me were around fixing the popup. I’ve watched dozens of other tutorials on the popup, but this one hits home and helped me (finally) discover what I’ve been doing wrong in my first 40 surfing sessions to date. After watching the video, I understood what it means to be fluid and what my back foot/leg should look like. I’m excited to get further into the Surf Athlete Program.

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  8. Cody M.

    Cody M. (verified owner)

    Surf Athlete for improved flexibility

    Great series of videos and lectures from Cris that help with movement and flexibility. Thanks!

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  9. Joshua Keen Server

    Joshua Keen Server (verified owner)

    Feeling the difference!

    I am going on week 4 of the surf strength program and am starting to get to know the work outs better. I can definitely feel the difference getting out of bed in the morning moving in and out of ranges of movement that I am usually stiff in. Although I’m struggling a little trying to keep a daily workout regime going, I’m sneaking in little snippets of movements and stretches from the workouts within my day.

    I guess more than anything this program has taught me how out of shape I really am. With this crazy pandemic we are in, I’ve lost all of my jobs and sources of income left to do what the rest of us are going through, raising a 13-year-old son, hunting work down, staying healthy, and trying to figure out how to get some free time to myself. So, when my last paycheck came through I asked myself how I could make positive out the situation I found myself in? After seeing your add pop up on Surfline, and watching all of your free workouts online, I decided to spend my money wisely and invest it into The betterment of myself. Looking forward to checking back in with you in a month to see how much I’ve improved, especially when I can get some time to apply everything to my surfing.

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  10. Michelle S.

    Michelle S.

    Great app for surf training

    This is a fantastic training program for surfing. I have been using the free program for awhile, and recently started on the purchased programs. It’s really changed my perspective for training specifically for surfing, and I have seen results. Even our teen boys are using it consistently, which says something. Cris is very knowledgeable, and I love the community for communication and questions. Highly recommend.

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  11. Ryan John L.

    Ryan John L. (verified owner)

    The program is a progressive, multidimensional approach to training. It wont leave your body taxed, and disrupt your surf sessions. It adds to the surf sessions, by giving vitality, strength, and confidence. Vitality, due to the holistic, and progressive approach, and confidence in different positions, due to the new found strength. This is the second program I have picked up from cris, and my family have been using the dynamic warm ups now for years, both for morning routines and pre workout/surf. There is a lot of knowledge that is shared through this app for which I am always grateful.

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  12. George H.

    George H. (verified owner)

    Epic

    Everything you need to stay loose and strong in all the right places to help you achieve the athleticism needed to surf well is in this program. When I first found Cris on youtube years ago, he helped me realize how much mobility I was missing in my entire body. I bought his program back when it was just a downloadable PDF and it was life changing. Turned me into a full on mobility junkie. Once he came out with the app I jumped on it, and have to say it is by far the best surf fitness program you will find. I like that it is equally about strength, mobility and flexibility, and that he doesn’t have you beating your body up to the point where you can’t move. Cris is passionate about what he does, and it shows through all the work that he has put into this program. If you ever get a chance to go on one of his trips, you should do that as well. You will not find a better coaching team anywhere. Thanks Cris for helping me to continually improve my surfing even at 45 years old and after 27 years of surfing. Keep up the good work!

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  13. Todd A.

    Todd A. (verified owner)

    Perfect tuneup

    Age & old injuries were starting to get in the way ….. I’m only 2 weeks into it and the improvement in body movement is very noticeable- Thanks Chris

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  14. Sam M.

    Sam M. (verified owner)

    Very pleased, just what I hoped for.

    I’m 57 yrs old and still good for a strong session in the water, however what I was hoping to get from Cris’ course was more knowledge on how to make this fundamental pleasure last. The 12 week course is really taking my workouts and body knowledge to where they need to go. All being equal, I’m more optimistic than ever that I will be surfing well into the future.

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  15. Caroline R.

    Caroline R. (verified owner)

    Absolutely brilliant!

    I absolutely love this program! I teach yoga / SUP yoga and have been a Personal Trainer for years but have needed a bit of a focus for my own training for a while and this has hit the spot perfectly! I windsurf, surf and sup surf and I love the fact that there’s not the usual guilt-tripping about missing sessions being a sign of poor committment, as we all know on-water time is the really important thing so we’re all going to miss workouts sometimes when the conditions are good! I also love that the goal is just one of each workout a week plus cardio / recovery, I’ve actually in the past been so ruined from training my on-water time has suffered not been enhanced which is crazy. I’ve been loving the stretches and dynamic flow, and I’ve been doing this most days. Despite teaching yoga I actually teach and do more watersports so am constantly tight and sore and don’t do enough for myself on a daily basis other than get on the water, this has motivated me to get back to some proper self-care too. I’ve learned some stretches which are now all time faves and can’t wait to work though all the programmes – the 6 week pop up next, then Cardboard surfer! There is so much content, and as a Personal Trainer some of the off the cuff comments are the ones that impress me the most and prove Cris knows his shit and makes me feel happy trusting my training plan to him (I actually rarely follow a programme in full because of this, usually adding my own elements or skipping certain things, so this is actually quite a big deal for me). I also have a major knee restriction due to a long-standing injury (apparently need it replaced) while this is not directly relevant everything in the programme is what I need to be doing and addressing. The fact the focus is on improving surfing really helps me want to do this more than just another fitness programme, as they tend to be pretty bland and formula one way or another, this is in a different league on so many counts. Can highly recommend!

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  16. Ben J.

    Ben J. (verified owner)

    Well thought out, great program!

    I haven’t been this motivated to workout in years! I have been really enjoying the program so far, it’s well thought out and organized and the video examples are extremely helpful. I come from a multi-sport background and worked (until very recently) as a competitive gymnastics coach. I completed the NASM PT program and the Corrective Exercise Specialist program, to better help my gymnasts and myself, after undergoing extensive  rehab and training, for a series of injuries related to a herniated lumbar disc and subsequent muscle imbalances and inhibitions   I have been assessing the program with critical eye, and have found very few flaws in it. Congratulations to you Chris! I really appreciate the amount of time and energy that must have gone into this, having tried for years to make my own exercise programs, it’s worth every penny so far. Can’t wait to see how the rest progresses

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  17. Olivier D.

    Olivier D. (verified owner)

    great training and mobility program

    I started surfing a few month ago, really liked it, that’s why I started following Cris on social media, then I decided to go with the 12 weeks program. Surf season is finished here but it serves me for wakeboarding. Can’t wait for my foot to heal to get back at it 100%

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  18. Jean L.

    Jean L. (verified owner)

    Great programs, awesome improvement after 2 weeks training (Bundle)

    Bought the Bundle program so my partner can learn to surf with The Perfect Pop Up, decided to go through the material myself and I am now applying it our my own surf and I can already see an improvement. My hip was stuck and the program is helping to lose it up, which is helping with the movement flow, also fixed my back foot position which made the board a bit more loose ( easier to turn ). Now I am going to finish The Perfect Pop Up before I go into the 12 weeks program. Also the Stretches For Surfers helped a lot, throughout that that I found out about my hip… Great program

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  19. Edgar C.

    Edgar C. (verified owner)

    effective training for board sports!

    I have done the popup and surf skate program and this program tops it up with exercises focusing on overall flexibility, core and strength that I needed for surfing and snowboarding. I am currently on week 4 phase 1.

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  20. Matt B.

    Matt B. (verified owner)

    Epic results!

    I completed the twelve week programme during NZ’s Covid lockdown in 2020 when our beaches were off limits for surfing. A year previously I’d subluxated my shoulder resulting in super annoying aches and pains during surfing and in my work as a builder. Long story short, I’ve been surfing every week pain free since completing the programme and definitely going to keep a regular routine going based on Cris’ exercises. Cheers!!!!!

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  21. Kecia D.

    Kecia D. (verified owner)

    Great way to stay in shape for surfing(and anything really)

    This is a complete program that you can use to stay in surfing(or really general) shape. Cris’s stuff is some of the most thorough programs that I have seen with all aspects, mobility, strength, cardio , breathing that I have come across. He also explains in detail each exercise and it’s purpose so that you have the tools to figure out what might be holding back your surfing, and how you might improve it. It is well worth the money for the amount of information that you get with this and all of his programs

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  22. Mariano Ponce

    Mariano Ponce (verified owner)

    Been surfing for a long while and was not able to step up my game until I started training with this program. Not only I feel more confident, but I have the capacity to surf better and be ready for when the swell comes. Stoked level has gone up and I am so thankful for the teachings from Cris!

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  23. Matej P.

    Matej P. (verified owner)

    I’ve been having back pain issues for quite a while, tried a lot of different programs etc., but this one did it for me. Not only you get a surf training you never knew you needed, but you get to increase your overall mobility, body control, strength, all in one. I dont go on surf trips as often as I would like, but man, can’t wait for the next one. Thanks Cris!

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  24. Carl C.

    Carl C.

    I’m a middle aged beginner trying to pick up where I left off about ten years ago. I’m working through the Surf Athlete Training program and it’s great. It’s helping me in the water as well as out. The increased mobility has actually sorted out back pain issues that I’d been having as a result of too much time sitting in front of a screen. I’ve gotten so much out of this program.

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  25. Don H.

    Don H. (verified owner)

    Solid program

    This training program is great. Unfortunately, I got about 1/2 way through and my 30 year back issue flared up (unrelated to the surf program). I’m now back at it, starting over, but found it is a really good for progressing through my recovery. The app is decent, the workouts and movements are clear and concise. Looking forward to getting back in the water!

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  26. Mattia A.

    Mattia A. (verified owner)

    I have just started but I really like the program, there are a lot of specific surfing exercises and every time I can’t wait to train. It’s the program I was looking for! Thanks so much!

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  27. Greg C.

    Greg C. (verified owner)

    I have purchased a few apps from Surf Strength Coach and added the Surf Athlete Training Program a few months ago. It is a great program which focuses in detail on training for surfers. I am a middle aged shortboarder and since using Surf Athlete Training Program my pop ups are quicker and I am more dynamic in the water. I would recommend bundling the Surf Athlete Training Program with the Stretches for Surfers for the best results, a combo of fitness with mobility.

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  28. Jorge R.

    Jorge R. (verified owner)

    Awesome Program

    I started seen results right away, a lot of movements that I neglected for a long time. The new app is great, very organized, making it easier to follow the workouts. The instructional videos are awesome to have in the app to use while doing the workouts. This is a game changer.

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  29. Susanne N.

    Susanne N. (verified owner)

    A huge resource not only for surfers

    Since I got lazy the last year, I started the program. It is well structured, easy to follow and it offers something for everybody. Unfortunately I injured my knee badly and had to switch to rehap 🙁 but the breathing programm is still a great resource & got me back on the Wim Hof method as well. I still have a-3-months-break to go and I happy to start over again.

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  30. James D.

    James D. (verified owner)

    Pushing into the Future

    Every year brings added aches and pains. When you’re in your 20’s and 30’s these changes appear subtile and inconsequential. Once we stagger into our 40’s and beyond, the changes are more noticeable and impactful to overall health. Realizing you’re going through these changes is critical in ensuring you remain healthy and active for the years ahead. Knowing how to extend your bodies functionality is critical. The Surf Strength Coach program delivers on all accounts. It addresses the importance of pliability and flexibility to one’s surfing. It focuses on the key strength muscles needed for each surf session. As a 70 year old surfer, I find Cris’ instruction to be doable and totally applicable to my surfing capability. Cris also encourages direct communications between himself and the client to capitalize on his knowledge and the client’s desire to improve. Growing old gracefully is not an option without dedicating the time and effort to counter the bodies desire to essentially digress into old age. The saying “use it or lose it” sadly has a critical impetus on surfers as we age. We must be able to identify with certainty those parts of our bodies that need special focus for rehab and enhancement as we age. In addition, an overall exercise program that keeps us limber and strong helps us to stroll into the golden years of surfing with minimum suffering — both physical and mental. Cris’ program accomplishes this on all levels. Well recommended !

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  31. Brian C.

    Brian C. (verified owner)

    This program is great! I have been able to go down in volume my boards… and my 6mm winter suit doesn’t feel like a hinderance any more. Why wasn’t this available 20 years ago:P

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  32. Aleksander S.

    Aleksander S. (verified owner)

    For the first time, I feel that my gym workouts make sense! Not only am I getting stronger, but my body moves and feels better. 6 weeks into the program, I know I’m gonna be prepared for my next surf trip. Keep up the great work, Cris!

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  33. ANDREW S.

    ANDREW S. (verified owner)

    Stubbsy

    Love the stuff Chris puts together for an everyday hacker like myself to feel more flexible and more confident in various levels of surf. I’m sharing the Stoke with all my mates who don’t get to surf enough

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  34. Scott F.

    Scott F. (verified owner)

    Brilliant

    Cris has put together an amazing package to cater for both the seasoned trainer and absolute newbie.
    I’ve been regularly training for twenty years and have been a trainer and coach for the past ten.
    Do yourself a favour and jump on board!

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  35. Fabian K.

    Fabian K. (verified owner)

    I finished phase 1 now and I’m in to the basic of the programm… feel already some progress and I’m excited to go on with the training! It’s fun too… let’s start!!

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  36. Jay Z.

    Jay Z. (verified owner)

    Great product

    I have surfed for over 20 years along the way I have paid for lessons and have been to several surf camps. Nothing even comes close to the instructional videos and demonstrations from Cris.

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  37. Nick L.

    Nick L. (verified owner)

    An amazing, comprehensive wellness program

    The app is an amazing tool for anyone interested in increasing performance, both in terms of technical development and sustained health and longevity. You need to take care of yourself if you hope to surf at a high level into your 30s, 40s and beyond; Chris Mills knows his stuff, clearly has done his research, and has laid out clear and well organized plans for keeping your body fit and moving well.

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  38. matthew r.

    matthew r. (verified owner)

    Really enjoying the program. I’ve noticed a sustainable improvement in both my surfing and general fitness and flexibility. The specificity of the program is great, especially aiming to increase joint mobility under load, rather than a standard stretching program.
    Cheers Matt

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  39. William M.

    William M. (verified owner)

    Returning to the lineup after shoulder surgery.

    In the last 3 years I’ve had surgery on both shoulders for torn rotator cuff muscles. Recently started using your program to improve my pop ups which as you can imagine have become very sloppy. As I write this review I’m in Lombok and thanks to the strengthening and mobility protocols I’m back surfing as well as or better than before. Keep up the good work.
    Cheers William

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  40. Matt P.

    Matt P. (verified owner)

    Awesome sports specific program

    Love this app, been following Cris for some time and he puts out the best content. Not only do the programs help improve your surfing but it carries over to everything else. So much up to date and exclusive detail, the instruction in the videos are top notch. The dynamic movement and stretches are worth their weight in gold. Highly recommend this program.

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  41. Susan J.

    Susan J. (verified owner)

    Finally a program that is LEGIT

    Been following along with the content Cris has been putting out since I started surfing 7-8 years ago and always end up coming back for more. There is SO much BS in the health and fitness world, I feel like this program has gotten it figured out. While other programs might briefly hit one or two important subjects, this program is well rounded from the importance of breath, recovery, mobility, injury prevention, etc. The guy is all about learning, growing and progression for himself and everyone he comes into contact with. I find myself constantly recommending his content to fellow surfers and any athletes really that are seeking legit health and enhancement of their performance. I have finally figured out some ongoing injuries and gained confidence that I can charge without an exceeded risk of injury. I couldn’t be more grateful.. Cris is an absolute legend and an inspiration on so many levels. This app is an awesome life hack for anyone interested in true health, well being and kicking ass in the meantime.

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  42. lucas p.

    lucas p. (verified owner)

    Top!

    Great program. I had a knee injury and I used it to be fit again for surfing. I was able to be surfing again, and with a higher level of strenght.
    Chris is also available for questions and doubts during the training journey. Highly recommended!

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  43. Johannes B.

    Johannes B. (verified owner)

    Since 2012

    Started to leech Cris free videos on YouTube in the beginning. Bought my first training program in 2012 called STS (Surf Training Success). Back then it was all about PDFs. Been hammering that program ever since but thought it was time to get into a new program. Surf Athlete Training Program is an app in my phone with videos, feels like Cris is in the gym with me guiding me through. No more PDFs.

    This is a extremely well formated and solid program. I do not regret one cent spending on this program, nor the STS program. Loving the term “prehab” by the way. Ever since the STS program I have been getting funny looks at the gym performing some of the drills. Six years later look who’s laughing – pain free, strong & mobile.

    Looking forward to get to the next level with this program.

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  44. Gary Crocker C.

    Gary Crocker C. (verified owner)

    If I failed to plan then I've planned to fail

    Let me explain. I’ve been surfing almost non stop since 1968 and although I went through periods of hitting the gym to “up my game”, aging never stops, injuries became more frequent and harder recoveries even more so. I stumbled upon Cris’s Surf Strength Coach programs back in 2013 and dealing with minor injuries, I incorporated some of the free tips and movements into my workouts making up my routine as I went. All good so I thought. Fast forward two years Sept 2015 and another injury but this one was something different. I broke my neck and was out of the water for a year. Out of shape, limited movement, fatter than I’ve ever been. Nothing moved like it should. Not just my neck but everything…. back, legs, shoulders you name it. Just a mad circle of constant setbacks. So back to the gym right? Incorporate some of my “free” tips and movements right? But things did not progress as I expected. I mentioned age and was beginning to think that maybe it’s getting the upper hand and just maybe my lifelong surf journey was ending. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this so what was missing? Was I doing something wrong? What is the plan to get my body moving? It’s obvious that my self made “plan” was not working and if I was to continue to be a surfer and move like one I need to have a plan and follow it. So as a birthday present to myself and a commitment to progressing, I purchased the Surf Athlete program. I have to say this program is spot on. In the first week alone I realized the depth of neglect my body has endured by not having a plan focussed on flexibility, movement and strength. It’s just plain awesome that I really don’t need to go to a gym and I can still get totally worked. The phone app (which is perfect) and an open spot to move and a plan is all that’s needed. It’s what I needed. The journey continues. Thanks Cris

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  45. THIERRY O.

    THIERRY O. (verified owner)

    Fantastic opportunity

    I did the surf athlete training. Amazing results in terms of flexibility, core, strength…. I never stayed that long in the water, so I could take more waves. Moreover, I am much more confident now… I can try things I never tried before. It’s really indredible…. If you want to improve your physical capacity for better/longer surfing, do it…. no doubt. But one thing, be patient at the beginning, it does not come that fast, keep going weeks after weeks. Then …. comme back in the water…. Waouuuuuh….. Really, GO

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  46. Mitch P.

    Mitch P. (verified owner)

    This program is legit! Surfer or not it will get you moving and feeling better for the rest of your life. Super easy to follow along with the videos and lots of extras as well. The exercises are high quality and focus on form and function. Cris is awesome and is always willing to answer questions and help out. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time and am stoked I found it!

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  47. Scott Barnes B.

    Scott Barnes B. (verified owner)

    Started surfing in my mid 30’s and love the sport, I found myself struggling to pop up correctly and move around freely.
    Now in my early 40’s I recently signed up to the surf strength coach 12 week challenge.
    My hips and lower back are starting to move the way they should again, I have more energy and my pop up has improved, i’m surfing better than I ever have.
    It is the perfect surf fitness program.
    Thanks Cris awesome program.
    Cheers,
    Scott

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  48. Jon A.

    Jon A. (verified owner)

    Muy buen programa!

    Muy buen programa que te permite mejorar tu estado físico de manera funcional, preparándote para aprovechar al máximo las mejores sesiones en el mar. Buen trabajo!

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  49. Vincent d.

    Vincent d. (verified owner)

    fits in perfectly with my way of life

    when you get older (49) you have to do all this to be able to continue surfing. Especially surfing with confidence, strenght and mindsetTo prevent injuries or to cope as they do now. I have an MCL sprain. I was in good paddle condition and I don’t want to lose this. My plan is to follow it here and also learn some extra tricks (when is it online?)the surf atlhlete training program is so good to fit into your life and especially into your surfing life. I feel fitter, stronger and more confident and follow the extra info about food, podcasts etc, to know more and to learn more.its good stuff.I will be fully committed to the surfing program and hopefully in a better state than before my injury.Cris.if you have some tips for my recovery let me now please.I need to buy a brace for surfing,you now some good ones.Thxs

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  50. Greg H.

    Greg H. (verified owner)

    I’m glad I bought this. I’ve learned a lot and really enjoy the way Cris has put this together. I add this to the other training that I do, and it really helps me reduce tightness and keeps me limber. And, Cris’ tips have really helped when I’ve implemented them while surfing. For someone who has surfed more than 30 years, I’m stoked on the additional progress I’m making and how I’m able to still pull multi-hour sessions.

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  51. Kristine B.

    Kristine B. (verified owner)

    I first heard about Surf Strength Coach by searching for some exercises specifically for surfers and Surf Strength Coach videos kept coming up. The videos were easy to follow and exactly what I was trying to find. This led me to discovering the Surf Strength Coach website and getting the program. Cris has a comprehensive program that is inclusive of surfers of all abilities and I find the app is fantastic to follow and really motivating. It takes out the guessing and it’s truly like having a private coach working with you on the fundamentals. I have already learned a ton from starting the program and can’t wait to continue with my training!

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  52. Joel P.

    Joel P. (verified owner)

    The whole program is designed to help you surf better, and also help improve your pop-up. I am in-land so I don’t get much wave time, so these exercises and stretches help when I do get surf time. I also like his functional assessments, to see where the focus needs to be.

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  53. Alicia K.

    Alicia K. (verified owner)

    Awesome app!

    This app is awesome because Cris is the master of explanation. He gives you all the information you need to feel confident in what you are doing. And the breath work section is exceptional.

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  54. jim a.

    jim a. (verified owner)

    Too good!

    been looking for movements that Cris provides In the app for years. Have gotten the pop up program, app and osp and over the last two years and my surfing has really progressed.

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  55. Mike C.

    Mike C. (verified owner)

    Great Program

    This app is great. Fills in the blanks on days where this is no surf. Plus feels totally applicable for getting healthier for surfing.

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  56. Rudolf S.

    Rudolf S. (verified owner)

    great app, great workouts!

    The 12 week Surf Athlete Training Program has really pushed my surfing. As it a very holistic, full body program it delivers huge benefits not only for surfing. The free stuff you can find within the app is rad too

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  57. Mark L.

    Mark L. (verified owner)

    The Programs a 10!

    Cris’s knowledge of the human body and how it can move athletically, is another level. The program caters for all levels, quickly highlighting the individual’s biomechanical and physiological strengths and weaknesses. Cris teaches you to be mindful of your circumstance. His holistic approach in the program encourages and enables the user to move more freely. Moving freely helps a closer connection with the ocean. Free flowing movement, to surf with strength, flow and grace is my goal. It’s epic.
    A frothing 58 yr old

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  58. Rob F.

    Rob F. (verified owner)

    Great program!

    This program is awesome and has been an amazing Companion piece to my training after completing Pt post meniscus surgery. I recommend Cris most highly!

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  59. Kirra P.

    Kirra P. (verified owner)

    Awesome app!!!

    The 12 week surf athlete training program is fantastic. It’s very well designed with gradual progressions once you’ve mastered the foundations. Clear explanations video instructions make it easy to follow. I’ve been after this type of training regime that will positively enhance my surfing rather. I love the dynamic flow warm-ups incorporating specific movement and breath work. Highly recommended any of Chri’s stuff always well worth the money.

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  60. Jenny Beesley b.

    Jenny Beesley b. (verified owner)

    Really enjoying using the app. The programs are easy to follow, with great instructional videos. I really like the fact that many workouts use minimal equipment. Makes it easy to use them on the road, when you don’t have a full squat rack/weights room set-up easily available. Plus the vids are downloadable, too.
    And Cris is always updating content on the other programs available via the app.
    Very happy with this investment in my surfing – one hundred percent worth the money.

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  61. Abbas E.

    Abbas E. (verified owner)

    App Benefits

    I have been doing this training for three weeks now and the dynamic flow was a bit annoying and hard at start as I wasn’t understanding their benefits but now I see how it is helping me in terms of mobility and flexibility!
    The app is really amazing and my backside have been improving without even realising it thanks to all the exercices
    Thanks again!

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  62. frederic S.

    frederic S. (verified owner)

    Surf Training App Brilliant

    Been following Chris for quite a while on line and loved the videos on training , stretch etc.. The app takes it to another level by offering great programs for all the aspect of surfing that you would like to improve. I am a part time Life Guard so still in good shape for a middle aged man but the app training program helps me keep me in shape and improved my surfing. Great app strongly recommend all programs to anyone who wants to push the boundaries a little bit. Frederic

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  63. Trent M.

    Trent M. (verified owner)

    Worth a lot more than it costs

    Cris’s work is excellent, and he froths on sharing his knowledge with others. Great explanations with videos for every exercise, and he uses minimal props so you can do it just about anytime and anywhere. I’ve had huge improvement in range of motion, and improvement in the water – despite me not being able to do it as often as I would like with a heavy work schedule.
    Workouts with a focus on regaining proper functional movement specifically designed for surfers, with post surf recovery techniques and exercises. Constantly being updated with more content. If you surf, you need to get into this.

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  64. Dhia B.

    Dhia B. (verified owner)

    Review

    A m a great fan of the ap . Lots of updates and the results are there . product made with passion

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  65. Jim N.

    Jim N. (verified owner)

    Unlocking my body

    Over the past several years I have tried several programs to improve my surfing mobility. I am 48 and spent many years lifting heavy weights and following a strict strength training routine. I neglected mobility and flexibility for the most part and also developed weaknesses that I was unaware of.
    As a result my surfing has suffered and in particular I have battled restriction of movement along with associated injuries which have gotten pretty bad over the last several years. My whole body has been pretty locked up and was getting worse and worse. My biggest struggles have been with Kyphosis and anterior pelvic tilt from too much desk time, improper training and overall neglect. This has negatively affected my ability to function efficiently in the water.
    After only one month doing the full routine along with the separate pop-up program I am already beginning to feel my body open up. Paddling is improving and my pop-up is night and day. I didn’t remember how easy and effortless it could be! I still have a long way to go, but I have confidence that the program will get me there. The information and detail in the program is excellent! Give it your 100% and the reward will follow. The program is great for surfing, but also great for your overall mobility for life.

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  66. Dean B.

    Dean B. (verified owner)

    Loving the Surf Athlete Program!!

    My training has taken on a whole new dimension thanks to Cris, the Surf Athlete Program and the Surf Strength Coach App!! The attention to technique combined with the app have enabled me to learn heaps and get much more benefit during my exercise time. With limited spare time, this has been a huge gain for me.

    Four weeks into this program, and my training has improved to a whole new level, where my mind and body are getting stronger and I’m becoming incredibly more flexible. I hadn’t surfed for a while until last week when I went for a paddle in small conditions and blew my mind with the ease at which I caught my first wave, stoop up, and surfed it all the way in. I’m very excited to continue this journey. Thanks heaps Cris!!

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  67. ryan b.

    ryan b. (verified owner)

    Excellent resource

    I am on week 3 and really enjoying the app. It’s exactly what I needed where I get programs and easy to follow. I also like you really don’t need a lot of machines and now looking at building a gym in my garage and quitting my gym. I just need a spin bike and with the beach pool just down the street i can get my cardio in.

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  68. Aimee H.

    Aimee H. (verified owner)

    12 week program is a winner

    The 12 week program is great and constant improvements are being made to app functionality. The workouts cover strength and flexibility and provide a complete all round workout. Just choose a later week to start on if you want something more advanced. Videos are really well done and clearly explain how to maintain the correct form.

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  69. Lucas W.

    Lucas W. (verified owner)

    Raddddnessss

    Wanted to give 6 stars but couldn’t. Can’t say how much I love this surf program/programs they have help me not just in my surfing but I’m feeling better in everyday life from the surf athlete program to the breathing, the flow work and paddle training. I’ve started combining them all now and I’ve never felt better.
    Chris really knows his stuff and I feel he’s just a stoked guy who really wants to help guys surf there best. Cheers

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  70. Elan F.

    Elan F.

    Just do this!

    Cris continues upping his own training game, making it easier for all of us to stay in surf shape regardless of how many times a week we’re able to paddle out. This is the second course I’m doing with Cris, and the fact that it’s now app-enabled makes it super-simple to do as well as to track progress. Work out with Cris on your mobile device or tablet and you’ll get more flexible, stronger, smarter, and healthier. A final word: Cris has always made himself available and responds quickly to any questions or worries I’ve had. If you’re looking for a fitness program tailored for the needs of surfers, you should definitely check this one out!

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  71. Heath N.

    Heath N. (verified owner)

    Fundamentally changed my surfing and health

    I am so inspired by Chris and everything he does so I may be a little biased. Let me just say I went into the Surf Athlete Program app with high expectations and they have been surpassed. Chris has managed to keep up the intensity and keep me engaged with the app. That is good because if you stick with it the mechanics of the exercises will absolutely change the way you surf. I’m in Phase 2 right now. In Phase 1, I came away feeling stronger, more flexible and with more stability in my core. Now I’m in Phase 2 and I’m seeing the improvements show up in how I surf and paddle. A recent session here in San Diego involved a lot of paddling. I paddled until I was absolutely spent. Afterward, I was more sore in different areas of my central back, instead of all in my chest and arms. This was a result of using a more effective posture while paddling, and this more effective posture was a result of the work I had done with the app. The program is worth the investment in time and money. Thanks Chris for all you do and being such a professional!

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  72. alexandra k.

    alexandra k. (verified owner)

    Profound and professional

    This program provides professional training exercises and information . I come from the health business my self and I’m impressed by the profound knowledge that stands behind all of that.
    At the moment I’m surfing in Brasil and I use the worm up bevor the session and it feels like Heven for my back!
    I highly recommend the program. It is fun and it works!

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  73. Ian S.

    Ian S. (verified owner)

    Good stuff!!

    I went through this program for 3 months and I believe it really helped my surf technique. This coupled with some work on a surf skate board made lots of difference. Many of my surf mentors and buddies noticed me being able to move a little more fluidly on waves.

    You gotta put in the work. But the program progresses nicely. And your body adapts slow and steady. And now I maintain doing the advance workouts weekly.

    I definitely recommend it!

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  74. Michael S.

    Michael S. (verified owner)

    Diversity

    I really like the diversity in this workout and it covers so many aspects of surftraining, stretches, breathing and just generally movements. Great work 😃🤙🏽

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  75. Brian S.

    Brian S. (verified owner)

    great app for surfers!

    Well done app full of great info and well laid out .

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  76. philowen o.

    philowen o. (verified owner)

    Great Training Help for Aging Surfer!

    I love the easy to follow programmes and videos

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  77. William A.

    William A. (verified owner)

    12 Surf Athlete week program is great!

    Just got back from a week long trip to Nicaragua after finishing the Surf Athlete Training Program. Paddling strength and endurance was much improved. Caught more waves. Paddled harder. Hurt less. Couldn’t be happier. Can’t wait to keep it up for the next trip!

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  78. Inigo G.

    Inigo G. (verified owner)

    Rad advice, as Cris would say.

    Cris is making good and valuable stuff that requires your focus and hard work in a holistic way. He offers no-nonsense, no-miracle-techniques, and no instant-magic-awakening of your hidden god-of-surfing. Just a lifetime path of learning.

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  79. Ian Kilcoyne K.

    Ian Kilcoyne K. (verified owner)

    Great program

    Great program, gradual and specific … Clear and easy to follow

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  80. Bill B.

    Bill B. (verified owner)

    Motivating

    I have a surf trip coming up in about six months and I live in an area where I cannot surf very often. I need to get in shape . Right now, I’m in week three of the 12 week surf program and it has been fantastic. I look forward to doing the workouts each week. There are so many small exercises in each workout, it keeps you motivated and before you know it, the workout is over. I am really enjoying doing this program each week.

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  81. Simone M.

    Simone M. (verified owner)

    Fitness improvement

    Started surfing 1,5 years ago. Sadly most of the time I’m landlocked and have not the possibilities to enter the water. Started with the strechtching program and now I’m into the pop up program since the next surftrip is coming. Huge improvement in mobility and flexibility and got to now some new workouts. Perfect in combination with my other endurance sports I’m already in. Can highly recommend it :).

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  82. Eileen T.

    Eileen T. (verified owner)

    Excellent content

    This is a quality program to improve your physical and mental approach to surfing. Highly recommended

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  83. Donte W.

    Donte W. (verified owner)

    IT WORKS!

    Loads of good info and it has help my flexibility improve heaps. Which has helped my surfing

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  84. Howard D.

    Howard D. (verified owner)

    creative, comprehensive and professional

    Having been a healthcare professional for more than 30 years I am familiar with the material Cris has layed out in his program. No doubt, Cris has done his homework and presented a well organised, comprehensive training. My confidence level has gotten a much needed boost as I prepare for an upcoming surf trip. I especially appreciate the personable, open-hearted encouragement offered in his commentary. Thank you Cris!

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  85. Sam P.

    Sam P. (verified owner)

    Great content

    Can clearly see that Cris has spent years on all the research and I think he’s done an awesome job in condensing it all into the surf strength coach app. Provides a great structure and base to stick to in terms of training and mobility around you surfing ! Thanks heaps Cris .

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  86. Sergio L.

    Sergio L. (verified owner)

    Complete and detailed content

    The program is well structured and the information is precise and detailed. Highly recommended!!!

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  87. Felipe Pantoja P.

    Felipe Pantoja P. (verified owner)

    Surf athlete program

    It’s an incredible training program. I am thrilled with the exercises, they are simple to do and very well explained to do it right. It’s a challenging program that progress through the weeks. You certainly improve your mobility range and core strength.
    Completely recommended if you really want to move your surf to the next level.
    Enjoy!!

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  88. James M.

    James M. (verified owner)

    Well put together

    The program and exercises are excellent for training for surf. I bought the previous program before the app was developed and even though that program was great too, the simplicity and ease of the app set up with the new program is so much easier to follow and keep up with which means I’m more likely to stick with it. Great program and looking forward to the rest.

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  89. Steven H.

    Steven H. (verified owner)

    Stoked

    Chilled, effective and fun, feeling the benefits already!

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  90. Michael Stoten S.

    Michael Stoten S.

    Perfect for surfers!

    Bought the package deal a few weeks ago and I’m super stoked. The program builds really well and actually has my pop up getting better (ive surfed for 30 years but injuries had me struggling and not wanting tobsurf). This program is full of detail and great surf-related moves. Cris is also really fast to respond to emails. 5 Star!

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  91. Matt L.

    Matt L. (verified owner)

    Amazing program

    Recommend the Surf Athlete so highly. After 4 weeks I move better, feel better and surf better.

    Hope to go on a men’s trip with Cris in the future to learn more

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  92. Shayna N.

    Shayna N. (verified owner)

    I’m loving this program! Even after just a few weeks, my mobility has drastically improved and I overall feel so much better than before. The explanations and focus of each exercise are incredibly beneficial. I’m looking forward to taking this to the water!

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  93. Natalie Beier B.

    Natalie Beier B. (verified owner)

    Just perfect

    I had a free trial of the program first and was really impressed with the quality and well thought structure of the exercises. No-nonsense approach, no chitty-chatty bla bla, straight to the point, concise and precise – that’s how I like it! I’m not an expert in body movement physiology or physiotherapy but I have a medical and anatomical background and you can clearly see that Cris knows his stuff. On top of that I was surprised how user-friendly his app is – I can easily click through the parts that I need, track my progress (my pop up program had some bugs in the beginning though) and I love having a visual overview with thumbnails of my circuits and just click through them instead of scrolling back and forth through a long video with redundant information like I’ve experienced in other programs. That really appealed to me and during lockdown I finally made the purchase of a package plus the cardboard surfer – after 3 weeks of structured training (alternating between the surf athlete and the pop up program whilst implementing some technique of the cardboard surfer) and being back to work as a doctor and busy mum of two small children I must say that I can’t rate this program high enough! I get up early to do my workout before work and I’m looking forward to it the evening before already, no matter how tired I am – that has never happened before with any other workout programs. I can feel the benefits already, I’m feeling flexible and supple, not stiff anymore and I love the fact that I “feel” the effects of a full training in my muscles on the day after yet not being exhausted or worn out. I can’t wait to see how all those benefits might translate into the water, but I think I can’t go without this program and the app anyway. I’m so happy that I finally found my perfect fitness routine! Thanks , Cris!

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  94. Shawn H.

    Shawn H. (verified owner)

    Do it and surf better

    This program is aces. Comprehensive but easy to follow and understand. Cris covers it all: mobility + strength + endurance.

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  95. Joe L.

    Joe L. (verified owner)

    Programs are fantastic!

    The knowledge and information shared in his programs are invaluable and truly helped me gain perspective on the importance of mobility and strength training as they apply to surfing, and really on just being more fit in general. I realized the benefits from his training within the first few weeks and I know I’ll use these techniques for as long as I can. Amazing and well worth the price!

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  96. Richard Barker B.

    Richard Barker B. (verified owner)

    Quality throughout

    Very impressed with the wrap around nature of this program and Cris’ obvious enthusiasm for his cause! Only 3 weeks into the Surf Athlete program and I am yet to fault it – applicable, practical and targeted. Yet to get stuck into the Cardboard surfer but even from perusing the videos I am already thinking about the movements when in the water which is half the battle no doubt!

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  97. Conall D.

    Conall D. (verified owner)

    Surf Athlete Program = Success

    Chris leaves you with no doubt what is required for holistic health in terms of the art of surfing; this program is well laid out, easy to follow and introduces a fresh approach to “fitness” that will benefit all surfers; regardless of experience (and bad habits)…
    Been following Chris for a long time; it great to be able to purchase his mind for so little 🙂

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  98. Jean Carlo Q.

    Jean Carlo Q. (verified owner)

    Great Program!

    Has really helped me find out in which areas I am lacking strength and/or mobility. Cris provides clear and thorough explanation for each exercise and for all levels. Really recommend it for off-season training.

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  99. Peter L.

    Peter L. (verified owner)

    Professional Allround Training

    As a german Physiotherapist I can say that the Surf Athlete Program by Chris is a nice allround concept of athletic strength, coordination, mobility and recovery. Its all meant to lead to better surf skills, but because of the allround concept and the detailed description of exercises it is also a physiotherapeutic like training concept for everybody. You don’t often find trainings online that are focused that much on technical execution. So if you need something that kicks your ass…do freeletics and try to recover your injuries by yourself 😉 But if you want to see useful progress of increasing your all-day-fitness and at the same time strengthen your base for surfing, try this! Nice professional variety of training exercises.

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  100. christian de roia D.

    christian de roia D. (verified owner)

    BEST money spent

    honestly I am loving the program. You can tell that it is made with so much heart and honesty. The amount of training and videos in this program will last me a lifetime, I am already seeing an improvement and am more flexible. Cant wait to hit the water this summer after all of this training! 100% recommendable!

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  101. Richard G.

    Richard G. (verified owner)

    Unlocking 15 years of confusion!

    It’s brilliant! The fundamentals of surfing presented in a straight forward way. So many eureka moments already! The breakdown of fundamental movement patterns explained clearly with great video links. Once Chris takes you through the pop up and importance of hand / body posture you will never look back!

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  102. Mcdoug M.

    Mcdoug M. (verified owner)

    I do not regret signing up, this course is great!

    I was hesitant to pull the trigger on signing up as I have tried similar things and been disappointed, but I am glad I did! I followed the blog for a while and really liked the way Cris presents things and the kind of things he talked about so figured I would give it a go. The thing I like most about this is that there has been a lot of thought, research, and testing put into it before it was put out there. So many surf training videos are just standard workout classes with “surf” put in the title. This is different, firstly the foundation behind the workouts is really well explained providing context, the movements are relevant to surfing (loads of exercises I had never heard of before!) and the workouts are balanced, with stretches, core work, cardio, breath work etc. Really enjoying this, the nice thing is you don’t need much equipment at all.

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  103. Adam M.

    Adam M. (verified owner)

    Outstanding!!!

    This program is by far the most concise, effective, and functional program I have ever had the privilege of participating in. There are so many gimmicky products on the market and this is NOT one of them. Kudos to Coach Cris for creating such an outstanding comprehensive program! I highly recommend any of his products. You won’t be disappointed!

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  104. Juan Diego Tato T.

    Juan Diego Tato T. (verified owner)

    100% recomeded .Healer!

    Started the program 3 weeks ago, is great! Make me feel better, with more energy. Can´t wait to go surf.

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  105. Roland M.

    Roland M. (verified owner)

    Absolutly worth every Dollar...

    After years of researching and doing halfhearted Trainings i finaly found it. This Programms are all realy efficent and beneficial for your Surfing…

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  106. Shane B.

    Shane B. (verified owner)

    Its the real deal

    I was tentative signing up to this 12 week program, just thinking it may not suit me, but after starting I realised it really is specific to surf strength and every move goes to benefit my time in the water.

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  107. Micah F.

    Micah F. (verified owner)

    Train like a pro athlete

    This is a full-body training, that has me feeling like a pro athlete. Stronger and suppler, throughout the whole kinetic chain. Oh, and my surfing is better…. Stoked.

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  108. P K.

    P K. (verified owner)

    Absolute magic

    Yesterday, after a few month of the lockdown, I went to Berlin’s wavepool again for the first time. During the lockdown I used the program to stay in shape. But I couldnt forsee the result, its magic! Thanks to Cris’ program, my surfing got better in these terrible weeks even without spending any minute in the water. If I ever experienced magic, this was it! Thanks so much Cris

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  109. Jesse P.

    Jesse P. (verified owner)

    Ahh to be mobile again..............

    Been looking into the Surf Athlete Program for a while not being sure to commit or not and just started doing some muscle release exercises. After a couple of stiff sore body sessions in a row, that was it, I’d had enough of being restricted! I was going to make the change and get some fluidity/mobility back. So far I have almost completed week 2 and I can feel the benefits in that my body is starting to feel looser especially in my problem areas. I have a long way to go but if this trend keeps up I’ll be super stoked and frothing like a grom again 🙂
    Cheers mate.

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  110. Jason M.

    Jason M. (verified owner)

    Ultimate program

    This has to be one of the best training programs I’ve come across. It gets you back on track on where you should be. All and all highly recommend.

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  111. Dave T.

    Dave T. (verified owner)

    12 week program

    Since Ive been doing your training and the 12 wk Surf Athlete Prog I have definitely felt better overall. Im a reasonably fit 49 yr old weekend warrior and I think you have helped me find what was missing from my training. I gotta say, your stretching and explanations and the way you’ve packaged into an app has provided me more benefit than any physio Ive ever seen. Hey, I’m a vey critical fella and don’t give good feedback lightly!
    Cheers,
    Dave.

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  112. Jason M.

    Jason M. (verified owner)

    Breath Protocol

    Very beneficial for ma t this time. I had my hip joint replaced this morning. Birmingham procedure, creates a calmness and relaxes you. Highly recommended 🤙

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  113. Adam K.

    Adam K. (verified owner)

    Unbeatable content for surfers

    The content and layout of this program are incredible. I am on week 2 and what I have noticed so far is that Chris is someone who cares deeply about precision and is able to demonstrate and articulate not only how to train the human body, but also why it’s important to do certain movements/stretches/exercises as it relates to surfing. The hidden gem in my opinion is the recovery section. It is so thorough that at first I was intimidated by it and felt like it was a bit over my head. But after spending an hour going through it one by one, I realized how simple he made it for an untrained guy like me to understand the anatomy and the movement needed to execute a solid recovery session. I was mostly excited for the strength aspect of this program but was not prepared for how awesome the stretching and tissue release segment would be.
    I have no real complaints – but I think there is room to make the user interface a little easier to use and see, for example making the reps text larger and to add a back button in case you accidentally click “next” while going through the workouts. All in all, I am 100% stoked on this program and I think the value is through the roof!

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  114. Jayme B.

    Jayme B. (verified owner)

    Thoughtful Programming!

    I’ve spent my career in movement coaching my clients and members of Equinox. When I can across surf strength I was excited to see a precise and specific method for surf demands where I could be coached! I started surfing later in life, through my own expertise and experience I trained to progress my fitness, yet this training puts it all in one app and makes it so easy and fun to use. I recommend it for all who desire a more mobile and dynamic life, in and out of the water. Thank you!

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  115. Paul W.

    Paul W. (verified owner)

    Quality information

    It’s simple and effective advice, well delivered and packaged in a user friendly format. What more could you ask for?
    You do need to set some time aside to watch and understand the video tutorials before starting them and to ensure the correct movement is achieved, but so far, it’s been a great program and has certainly improved my hip and shoulder mobility already.

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  116. Paul W.

    Paul W. (verified owner)

    Quality information

    It’s simple and effective advice, well delivered and packaged in a user friendly format. What more could you ask for?
    You do need to set some time aside to watch and understand the video tutorials before starting them and to ensure the correct movement is achieved, but so far, it’s been a great program and has certainly improved my hip and shoulder mobility already.

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  117. Joe C.

    Joe C. (verified owner)

    Thorough, fun, motivational and massively life improving

    The Surf Athlete training programme has kept me going throughout the Corona lockdown. Getting involved is the best decision i’ve made.

    I am a 30 year-old intermediate weekend warrior who has spent almost no time in the water over the last two years. About a month before lockdown I just started getting back into surfing having bought a new wetsuit suitable for the cold water here in Cornwall, UK. My paddling has never been strong and is particularly bad at the moment due to lack of going surfing altogether and lack of exercise that actually translates to surfing and paddling technique. Not having decent paddling strength/shoulder flexibility has lead to poor confidence and fear when the surf gets any bigger than 4-5ft. It massively limits the amount of times I can go surfing, as the conditions here are so changeable and I only get a small window of opportunity on the weekends. I have slowly come to the realisation that I won’t ever build good paddling strength and general confidence from merely surfing on some weekends at best. Therefore I have finally decided to actually do something about it with Chris’s app.

    I am in week 4 of the first phase and am already noticing huge improvements to my general strength, posture, flexibility, health, mind and the all important stoke! Everything Chris says is legit. I feel confident following this programme knowing i’ll get good results through constant evidence of his passion and knowledge for surfing and fitness. Most importantly I’m noticing fast improvement in my shoulder endurance and paddling strength which is my main goal, but i’m also noticing improvements in hip movement/flexibility, leg strength and all those other areas I would have probably neglected. All of this has also lead to a huge cut down in the amount I drink and the amount of crap food I used to eat. I feel so much better for all of it.

    Unlike with other mailing lists, I enjoy receiving Chris’s regular emails that really motivate you to do the next workout or try other things such as breathing technique, tissue release and nutrition advice etc. It always keeps me motivated and reminds me why i’m doing it. His ‘Coaches and Coffee’ episodes and other regular videos also offer the best entertaining advice and keep the stoke alive every-time.

    Although I haven’t been been able to do any real surfing during the lockdown, I am 100% sure my first time back in will be a stronger, more confident and enjoyable experience thanks to Chris and the Athlete programme. This may sound cheesy, but thank you for improving my outlook on life, health and surfing! Surfing and fitness is now becoming a priority in my life, and I look forward to continuing with it from here on out. I only wish I did this 5-10 years ago! Sorry to ramble on, there is a lot to be said…

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  118. Tom King K.

    Tom King K. (verified owner)

    SURF ATHLETE

    Fantastic program. I really appreciate Cris’ dedication and passion to help us surf better. The program is very comprehensive and is preparing me to surf better. If you are undecided, hit go and get started. I am 56 with both hips replaced and wish I had started this program sooner.

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  119. Nicole R.

    Nicole R. (verified owner)

    High Quality Program

    A fantastic program that I am only half way through yet feel the results from already. I would have paid the same amount of money for the recovery videos alone! They have changed my body and released years of chronic tension enabling me to finally move again in a liberating way. As someone who has struggled with chronic illness and toxic fitness culture, this program has felt very accessible and inclusive.

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  120. Milan S.

    Milan S. (verified owner)

    Exceptional knowledge

    As I am only in the end of week 3, I am still a newbie to the program, but for my personal intentions it is perfect, especially with its focus on mobility. Recommend it for every stiff person who’s in an office chair the majority of the day and seeks to maximize potential on their next trip to the ocean.

    Thanks Cris!

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  121. Chad P.

    Chad P. (verified owner)

    Superb Program

    I’m a huge fan of Cris Mills and his programs. I’m a physician and I can genuinely say that Cris’s knowledge of anatomy and physiology is so impressive. Of equal importance is his ability to synthesize this info with easy to follow, step-by-step training programs. I have used the programs available on his App as well as direct 1-1 virtual coaching with Cris. In addition to his body knowledge, his love of the ocean and all things surfing shines through. Whether you are a late 40 year old like me looking to stay motivated with regards to fitness or an 18 yr old competitive athlete, you will find much benefit in being a part of the @surfstrengthcoach community.

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  122. Ramon C.

    Ramon C. (verified owner)

    Incredible training to extend your surfing life

    It’s been a while I was looking for a surfing specific program that helps fix all surfing imbalances in your body. Chris’s dedication and passion it’s truly translated into a high quality program!

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  123. Yolanda N.

    Yolanda N. (verified owner)

    To surfers from surfers - Recommended

    There are a lot of training programs out there but this one covers all the points.It’s very complete from surfers to surfers. The only issue I have is I don’t have access to some of the exercise tools but all in all I can adjust and do most of them.

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  124. Jutin J.

    Jutin J. (verified owner)

    As someone who started surfing later in life and doing 2-3 hour sessions at 37 years old while being at a desk all day, I needed something to help me become more mobile, recover faster, and also allow me to surf multiple days per week while minimizing injury. The Surf Athlete Program along with the vast amount of resources Cris has made available for his clients has provided me with the ability to last longer in the water, reduce shoulder fatigue, open up my hips, and prevent back injuries. These are workouts I will use for the rest of my life and the ceiling for progression is quite high for athletes of all levels. I truly enjoy the program and have definitely seen improvements in my surfing and overall fitness.

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  125. Kevin T.

    Kevin T. (verified owner)

    From the hospital to back in the water! Surf Athlete got me there

    My lung spontaneously collapsed (spontaneous pneumothorax) June of 2018. After being in the hospital for a week, I wasn’t allowed to lift more than 10 lbs. for 2 months. Lost almost all muscle, energy and endurance to be able to surf for any length of time or on rougher days.

    The day I was able to start physical activity again I started the Surf Athlete Program on the app, 3 months later I finished the program, strong and can paddle out, continuing to build muscle and endurance. I actually went through it a 2nd time and in better shape now than I was before the hospital and the breath work at the end has made me that much more confident out in the water.

    Really want to say thank you to Cris for putting content like this out there for those who want to not just be strong but also be mobile! Your hard work into making an interactive workout to get into surfing shape has made all the difference!

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  126. Frenchfranck B.

    Frenchfranck B. (verified owner)

    The surf Strength coach app is easy to follow you have all you need for improving and maintaining optimal surf fitness
    In his app Cris combine all the essential practices breaks it down well in easy to understand videos
    I ve been going to the physio on and off for quite a long time mostly for for stiffness and back problems by chance my physio work also for a top rugby team (UBB 1st in the french championnat before the COVID )
    and he introduced me to the
    foamroller IT S IN THE APP
    Foundation training IT S IN THE APP
    I did a week-end introduction to the Wim Hoff
    Method to improve my breathing in some way IT S ALSO IN THE APP
    and it s mean that Cris clearly knows his stuff
    You can feel that the workouts are effective and you gain in strength and movement every time you go back in the water
    I can t wait to take a surf trip with him and to be coach
    And honestly I m not the type of person to do reviews and certainly not in english but this app and all the knowlege inside is worth it
    Frenchfranck
    (sorry for the broken english )

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  127. Matt P.

    Matt P. (verified owner)

    Great Surf and overall fitness app

    I’ve been very pleased with Cris Mills content over the years and when he put the app together, I was very stoked. The programs within not only help to improve your surfing abilities, but help you improve your overall fitness. Great stuff. Thanks Cris.

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  128. Simon C.

    Simon C. (verified owner)

    Highly recommended

    Despite being a serious surfer and sportsman for my whole life, Cris Mills’ surf athlete program and blogs have genuinely changed my approach to sports, health, and fitness.

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  129. Jamie B.

    Jamie B. (verified owner)

    Awesome content, well researched and delivered in an appropriate sequence.

    High-quality content, easy to follow, and most of all, the outcomes are achievable, the exercises are specific and the layout is easy to navigate a must for a busy professional who does not have a lot of time. My fitness improved quite quickly and with this amazing run of swell and epic sand in Northern NSW i am finding 3 hour surfs are easy!

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  130. Rob F.

    Rob F. (verified owner)

    Not only great for surfing

    This app has given me back my mobility! I am more flexible and stronger than I’ve been in years. Turning 40 and now a father of two, I can play with my kids pain free which is awesome.

    I have completed the surf athlete, pop up fixer and the cardboard surfer all of which I recommend most highly. Changed the way I workout and I would continue to purchase Cris’ content as he puts it out!

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  131. Rob F.

    Rob F. (verified owner)

    Not only great for surfing

    This app has given me back my mobility! I am more flexible and stronger than I’ve been in years. Turning 40 and now a father of two, I can play with my kids pain free which is awesome.

    I have completed the surf athlete, pop up fixer and the cardboard surfer all of which I recommend most highly. Changed the way I workout and I would continue to purchase Cris’ content as he puts it out!

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  132. Rik M.

    Rik M. (verified owner)

    highly recommended

    have just completed 12 week Surf Athlete program. Not only has it helped to improve my surfing, it has helped with my fitness & set me up with long-term joint mobility health. Highly recommended for all surfing levels.

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  133. Mark B.

    Mark B. (verified owner)

    Great program!

    Really helped with improving mobility which being an weekend warrior and office worker has made a huge difference to my surfing and general fitness

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  134. Craig B.

    Craig B. (verified owner)

    Thoroughly recommend!

    I love the program but it is the results that matter – surfing better, feeling stronger and more confidence.

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  135. Emma Freeman F.

    Emma Freeman F. (verified owner)

    Easy to follow program

    Really like these exercises. It is a cohesive, well-thought out program to help reach specific goals and overall better functional movement.

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  136. John K.

    John K. (verified owner)

    Overall Great Program!

    As a 40 year old father of two that lives an hour from the nearest wave I don’t get into the water as often as I would like. These programs are awesome for keeping me in shape and limber when those opportunities to surf do happen. Been following your workouts since before the website or app was really around, back when they were just youtube videos and downloadable program sheets you could print out and I definitely think these programs are a way better way to stay in surfing shape than trying to come up with routines on my own. The programs are great at leading you through a progression into more difficult routines down the line and you can feel how the movements will apply to your surf technique while doing them.
    I purchased the program combo and feel its well worth the money. Currently in phase 2 of the surf athlete program and I look forward to my workout every day.

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  137. Jason M.

    Jason M. (verified owner)

    I highly recommend these programs on what ever Leval your at. Wether you’re the weekend surfer or at a professional Leval. I’m currently recovering from a hip resurfacing. Ball and socket. Prior to my operation I was going through the program. Which helped my body get ready for my operation. The program is an easy step by step very intuitive. One of the best I’ve seen available. I can’t wait to get back on the program and get back in the water.🤙🤙🤙fully stoked at 50

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  138. Jason M.

    Jason M. (verified owner)

    I highly recommend these programs on what ever Leval your at. Wether you’re the weekend surfer or at a professional Leval. I’m currently recovering from a hip resurfacing. Ball and socket. Prior to my operation I was going through the program. Which helped my body get ready for my operation. The program is an easy step by step very intuitive. One of the best I’ve seen available. I can’t wait to get back on the program and get back in the water.🤙🤙🤙fully stoked at 50

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  139. David U.

    David U. (verified owner)

    FIT TO SURF

    Cris’s programs have been life changing. After struggling to surf for many years following illness, and then giving it away all together for two years, I decided to give surfing one last go. I found Surf Strength Coach on YouTube and was impressed by Cris’s thorough understanding of the human body, and what the required fitness levels are for competent surfing. I followed his training sessions to the letter 4 times per week for 3 months and completely transformed my body to be fit to surf again. Now in my 50’s , I seriously felt like the clock had been turned back 20 or 30 years.
    The only way this doesn’t work is if you don’t put in the time and effort. If you are not seriously surf fit (which is most of us) and you follow his programs properly, it is like magic. By the way, I am now more flexible than I ever been, and probably stronger too.

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  140. Andy M.

    Andy M. (verified owner)

    Recapture the love.

    The Surf Athlete Program has improved my surfing and overall health. I am 65 and have been surfing since 14. For a number of reasons including a total knee reconstruction my surfing and overall fitness had faltered. Surf Athlete has fixed that. It suits me perfectly because:
    I don’t like gyms
    You can follow along with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor
    It’s flexible. The are alternatives for all levels of fitness and mobility
    It concentrates on improving mobility/flexibility using many yoga poses as well as strength exercises
    You need limited equipment. I use an exercise ball, some straps and milk cartons filled with water
    Feedback is encouraged and questions answered from any easy to navigate app.
    My pop up is better, my surfing and general fitness has improved,I am more confident in the water and surfing more. Great value.
    Cheers
    Andy Morgan

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    Andy M. (verified owner)

    Your programs really work for me and have helped me get back in the water with confidence.

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  142. Mark H.

    Mark H. (verified owner)

    Stoked on Life

    100% worth every penny! Would recommend Chris Mills program to anyone and everyone, who has a desire to be more agile and healthier.
    Personally, I have been working in remote camps in Canada and haven’t been able to surf the whole time. I have followed Chris Mills programs for many years now but the program that has inspired me the most to stay fit and ready for the day I surf again is SURF ATHLETE 12 WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM.
    The Strength, agility and endurance I have acquired through the 12 week program is one of the most rewarding I have developed through exercise.
    I continue to use the practices taught in my everyday workouts. This type of knowledge is invaluable, it will last a lifetime.
    I am currently in mandatory quarantine back in my home of Australia. Still using his techniques in my hotel room(proof this can be done anywhere).
    This program is truly an inspiration and I can’t wait to hit the SURF!!!!!!
    Thanks Chris!!

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  143. Andreas V.

    Andreas V. (verified owner)

    Good, fun and motivating workouts

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  144. Craig C.

    Craig C. (verified owner)

    Top Program!

    I can highly recommend this program for any surfer of any age or ability level! There are great carry overs that make you stronger and fitter in the water, helping you surf better and enjoy it more. I have been following Cris’s program for years and it has made a huge difference.

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  145. Scott Barnes B.

    Scott Barnes B. (verified owner)

    Perfect pop up program

    Big shout to Chris for putting such an awesome easy to follow surf program together.
    I am 42 years old and have only been surfing for 5 years.
    The surf athletic program and the pop up program has given me a much better understanding of surf technique, showed me the correct stretching technique which has made a huge difference to how my body feels and now 80% through both programs, I am really seeing the results in the water and absolutely loving the improvements in my surfing.
    Get on board and improve your surfing.
    Cheers,
    Scott

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  146. Hisham N.

    Hisham N. (verified owner)

    Worth every cent!

    Outstanding programs with in-depth knowledge about surfing and workouts that push you to the next surf level. Especially for guys like me, living in the middle of Germany with no waves around. Thank you for your work and passion, Chris, your workouts are worth every cent!

    Hish

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  147. Damon F.

    Damon F. (verified owner)

    Feel like I'm 25 again! (Age 38)

    Brilliant program. Kids, work, etc, allow me less time in the water these days. The resultant decrease in fitness and flexibility meant I wasn’t enjoying the time I did have in the water as much. The probability of an injury was also increasing. Rather than wait for the inevitable injury, I decided to undertake the 12 week program. I haven’t felt this good since I was in my 20’s – I feel stronger and a lot more flexible. I have recommended the program to mates and family who surf. Trips to the Chiro have also become less frequent, which has easily saved me more than the cost of the program. This program is a great way to get ready for the winter swells at the end of a long flat summer!

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  148. Lukas L.

    Lukas L. (verified owner)

    Keept me going!

    The structure of the program helped me to keep on doing the workouts! That’s great and something most other fitness programs that I have tried did not do. In addition, the surf specific knowledge improved my surfing. All in all, I am super happy with my purchase!

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  149. philowen o.

    philowen o. (verified owner)

    Great app and exercises

    Easy to use app, great range of exercises with easy to follow training plans.

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  150. Matthew C.

    Matthew C. (verified owner)

    High quality and improved my surfing

    The workouts/stretches/routines are all extremely well thought out and he breaks everything down really well. I followed the program exactly, along with some additional workout days in between. My shoulder flexibility, core stability, and power generation are far and above what they were before. The movements all translate into the water really well and it has improved my surfing dramatically. Everything seems a lot more fluid with my movements now.

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  151. Alessio N.

    Alessio N. (verified owner)

    The best training to prepare for surf that I have seen

    I really enjoy following this training program, it has a high variety of exercises and stretches that really matter to surf. The first weeks felt a bit weak, but as you progress it really starts to fire up.

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  152. Christopher C.

    Christopher C. (verified owner)

    Chris C.

    Excited to be a part of this program and am enjoying digging further into the content every day. Cris has this knack of answering the questions I’d been meaning to ask and suggesting exercises that address problems I’ve always wanted to address. Just so thorough! ONWARD!!!

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  153. Renn C.

    Renn C. (verified owner)

    Highly recommended

    This training program could be applied in and out of the water. It improves flexibility, endurance, and recovery. I’ve been doing HIIT for years but I definitely think this is the right way to train to improve fitness.

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  154. Renn C.

    Renn C. (verified owner)

    Highly recommended

    This training program could be applied in and out of the water. It improves flexibility, endurance, and recovery. I’ve been doing HIIT for years but I definitely think this is the right way to train to improve fitness.

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  155. Shane M.

    Shane M. (verified owner)

    Thank You

    I’m 83% done with the 12 week surf athlete program. I’ve enjoyed it and am grateful for it. I’m 50 and have a few occasionally nagging old injuries. The program is progressive yet allows me to make adjustments and work within my limitations. But also push myself. Most noticeable improvements have been my core and leg strength whilst surfing. More spray for my ego! Many of the exercises have coincided with exercises my physical therapist has given me which has been great! My PT is also a surfer btw.
    Although I haven’t delved into it completely, I’m stoked to see the foundation training included in the app and have integrated a little if it into my morning warm up/ stretch routine.
    I’ve also integrated the must watch video “warm up for surfers” exercises and stretching into my morning routine and obviously I use it before I paddle out.
    I’m also appreciative for the breathe work. It’s prompted me to explore further breath work ie Wim Hof, and evening start attending a breath work class. I especially like the box breathing.
    Last but not least I’ve learned from the cardboard surfer program although I’m not a novice surfer. I’m working on correcting years of bad habits and improving new habits. And even though most would consider me a grumpy, old, wave hogging local, the cardboard surfer program has helped me translate techniques to beginning surfer friends. Isn’t it all about helping others???
    I look forward to more advanced carver training. Specifically with Clayton involved.
    If you are young or old, new to or experienced with surfing this app will improve your surfing, your physical, and even a little of your mental health if applied correctly.

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  156. Jesse T.

    Jesse T. (verified owner)

    5 star programme if your serious

    The app is super easy to navigate your way around with the added plus of being able to download the tutorials if your out of reception.
    Super stoked with the programme.
    I immediately felt progress change going into it for my long term goal and result so i know its worth it.
    The level of detail and support individually to tailor it to yourself is like no other.
    It targets everything, even if your not just using it for surfing!
    Cheers Cris!

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  157. Jesse T.

    Jesse T. (verified owner)

    5 star programme if your serious

    The app is super easy to navigate your way around with the added plus of being able to download the tutorials if your out of reception.
    Super stoked with the programme.
    I immediately felt progress change going into it for my long term goal and result so i know its worth it.
    The level of detail and support individually to tailor it to yourself is like no other.
    It targets everything, even if your not just using it for surfing!
    Cheers Cris!

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  158. Chris S.

    Chris S. (verified owner)

    Surf Fit

    This is a fantastic program to develop and improve your Surf fitness, mobility and overall well being.
    Chris explains the program and the various steps clearly and precisely.
    I highly recommend the Surf Athlete Program.

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  159. Kirra P.

    Kirra P. (verified owner)

    Comprehensive Program

    A super comprehensive and rounded program that is easy to follow and caters for all levels. The work-outs are well rounded and designed for maximum effect and time efficiency. I particularly like the dynamic warm-ups and also use these on rest days with my mobility work. I highly recommend this program to everyone, you will not regret purchasing as it’s such good value for money.

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  160. THIERRY O.

    THIERRY O. (verified owner)

    Perfect Program to become a surf Athlete

    I Finished theSurd Athlete Training Program last October and honestly it was the best Training Program I ever did. I tried a lot of them, I even tried to create mine.
    The best points are :
    * Very precise,
    * progressive,
    * very well explained and easy to reinvest,
    * Not traumatic for the joints
    * Very quick first reluts
    * Complete : you work on strength, flexibility, cardio, core, balance, breath ….
    I would add a limit to this program : you need time to understand all the workouts and to do them almost evary day for at least 45mns during 12 weeks. Pretty hard to integrate this program in an already busy schedule.
    If you can handle it, it will deeply impact your body and your soul.
    For myself, I just continued with picking some exercises in this all possibilities and I built my own program I create 3 times a week.
    Great job Cris.
    Thak you

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  161. Kevin M.

    Kevin M. (verified owner)

    top notch program for dedicated surfers

    I am 63 , have been surfing for 45 years and this program is really working great! Cris knows the fundamentals of how our bodies need to react while out in the water surfing. I cannot surf as much when I was in my 20s and 30s, I own a business and have to drive a lot. This program will get you physically where you need to be in the water, and I am only part way through the routine that Cris puts out. I can see the benefits really quickly, amazing! Thanks Cris for putting this out there, cannot wait to get through the whole program, this coming winter will be ready!!
    Kevin M

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  162. Geth T.

    Geth T. (verified owner)

    Life changing!

    I hit 40 & realised I wasn’t as fit or flexible as I used to be. Laptop time +long hours behind the wheel=super tight hips +chronic lower back pain..
    The increased range of mobility I now have in&out of the water makes me feel much freer physically and mentally: no longer do I wake up wondering how sore will my back b today, it’s a revelation! I now relish workout sessions, no more begrudgingly going for a run. User friendly& clearly explained. Absolutely first class. Thanks Cris!

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  163. Dean B.

    Dean B. (verified owner)

    Amazing Surfing & Fitness Results

    The Surf Athlete Program and Cardboard Surfer Program have improved so many aspects of my surfing and health, way too many to mention!
    Essentially, with commitment and focus (whilst still attending to work and family), Cris has provided the Tools, Technique and Tenacity for me to enhance my surfing to a level well beyond my expectations… My mind surfing is becoming a reality!
    I’m approaching 50 years of age and frothing like I’m 15 again!
    Highly recommend tapping into Cris’ Surf Strength Coach programs.

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  164. Jeff H.

    Jeff H. (verified owner)

    Feelin’ stronger every day

    This program is a MUST if you do anything athletic. Even more so if you surf. Made my surfing so much better – so stoked to ride stuff that used to beat me up. You’ve gotta sign up for this program. It will be the best money you have spent to up your stoke. Do it!!

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  165. Patrick E.

    Patrick E. (verified owner)

    Intelligent and thorough surf fitness program

    So I’m 49 and my wife is 45. We’re no spring chickens but we both like to think we keep relatively fit and healthy – running, surfing and doing our own thing at home with dumb bells, TRX etc. I also did HIIT or circuit classes a couple of times week at the local gym on the assumption that someone shouting at me to do exercises to the point of organ failure was the kind of motivation required to stay fit. The COVID lock down changed all that. The gym closed and suddenly we were at home, with three kids, a dog and lots of time with zero structure. We needed a regime, a rhythm of training we could slot into to keep us sane during lock down. I’d been dabbling in a bit of Cris’s free YouTube videos and liked the focus on functional surf fitness given surfing is the thing I want to continue progressing at. It all seemed very plausible and well considered. Plus, Cris seemed to know loads of latin terms for obscure body parts I’d never heard of, so for that alone it was worth a go.

    We’re now in our final week of the 12 week programme and rate it very highly. The impact to our surfing has been palpable in terms of paddle strength and feeling better equipped in the water. There’s plenty of solid strength work, but also tons of challenging mobility exercises and a comprehensive series of great stretches. You’ll get the sweaty endorphins and the sense of achievement you get from any normal exercise session. But you’ll also come away with the sense that you’re re-wiring things in your body and that you’re more connected in the way you might feel after a yoga session for example. It’s not all fun and games. It’s hard. In fact, during moments of extreme effort I have to confess we may have called Cris some unkind names that may also have included some colourful curse words (sorry Cris, nothing personal, there was no one else around to aim at).

    Be patient. You’ll need to devote a bit more time than you might be used to in an exercise session, especially in the early weeks, as you wrap your head and your body around the movements. But it’s worth the time and commitment because it’s clear you’re on a path of progression rather than a treadmill to nowhere.

    Good stuff Cris! Thanks a lot. Would be nice to chat sometime. Cheers! Patrick

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  166. Angel H.

    Angel H. (verified owner)

    Great surf training program

    AFTER TESTING THE FREE PROGRAM AND BEFORE I FINISHED IT FOR WHAT I LIKED, I BOUGHT THE 12 WEEK PROGRAM. I AM DELIGHTED. PAIN I HAD BEFORE AT THE END OF THE SURF SESSION IS NOW DISAPPEARED. AS SOON AS I FINISH I WILL BUY THE POP UP SINCE I HAVE PROBLEMS IN TAKE OFF WITH OLDER WAVES. I RECOMMEND THIS PROGRAM TO ALL SURFERS AND LEVELS. THANK YOU

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  167. Roland M.

    Roland M. (verified owner)

    Perfect Preparation for the Rest of your Surfing life

    The surfathlet Programm brings you back into an amazing Shape and it is fun to do. Great mix of Stretching and Strength exercises.

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  168. Rob L.

    Rob L. (verified owner)

    Love the program. Well structured. Responds to emails/questions quickly too!

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  169. Simon C.

    Simon C. (verified owner)

    Essential for every sports person

    I am a sporty guy and have trained hard for years, but the I cannot overstate the improvement that Cris Mills’ practices have had to my physical capabilities, my general comfort levels, and my understanding of how my body works.

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  170. Marcelo C.

    Marcelo C. (verified owner)

    So stoked

    I am so stoked with this program. If you want improve your perfomance and catching more waves, this program is for for you. The fun is guaranteed. I am looking forward to come back surf and fell how my performance is, i am felling my body ready to surf.

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  171. Thomas R.

    Thomas R. (verified owner)

    Another level of progression

    I’m on week 2 of surf athlete training. (Second attempt at committing to the program). I’ve been surfing for over 20years now and am always trying to find ways to keep my body in optimal surfing condition. I feel like I’ve done a good job. I thought I was flexible, core strong, and agile. After the first week of training with the program, I now see that I have a lot more weakness in several areas. Flexibility, mobility, and core strength. I now know that I am getting the types of instruction that will help me get to where I need to be for the winter season and for surf trips where you surf 3 times a day. The stretches, the dynamic flow, the deep tissue work is working. It’s hard work, especially learning the movements, but already I am feeling looser, faster, and more energized in the water. My plan is to be completely through phase 3 by October and be able to continue a healthy routine for the rest of my surfing life. Chris, thank you so much for this program! As an aging surfer of 44 years, I feel like I can still progress again. Put in the work and reap the rewards. Super pumped to surf!

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  172. Charlie C.

    Charlie C. (verified owner)

    Comprehensive Surf Training Programme!

    I feel like Cris has put together a truly comprehensive dry land surf training programme! It combines a variety of exercises,moves, mobility, tissue release, and general advice which you can learn and implement in your own training routine and conditioning. I have tried other types of personal training to not be as satisfactory as very often its more about a ‘pain train’ and less about learning and understanding movements and skills that i can carry over in the future. This programme is def legit. Cris is a really sound guy too that seems to be genuinely invested in sharing everything he’s learnt to us so we can move better and be better surfers 🤘 Thanks dude!

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  173. Amanda Bird B.

    Amanda Bird B. (verified owner)

    If you are ready to up your surf game, this is it!

    I recently finished the 12-week Surf Athlete program and just purchased the Perfect Pop-Up program. I had previously been watching many of Cris’ free videos on YouTube and managed to piece together workouts here and there. I made a commitment to the Surf Athlete Program as I desired a more focused program to really push myself to improve as a surfer. I 100% recommend this is you are looking to do the same and please listen and watch carefully. Cris provides very thorough explanations and helpful videos throughout. I found it very beneficial to replay the videos I had already watched over and over through the different phases as I did each phase and workout. I would catch helpful tips that I hadn’t digested properly earlier on! Not only has my overall body mobility significantly improved but I found that some annoying aches and pains associated with daily sedentary work life mixed with relatively short-duration and intense surfing and other workouts started to fade. The benefits Cris mentions throughout this program are quite attainable if you stick with it and put in the time. My surfing has vastly improved, particularly my pop-up and range-of-motion ON my board while riding. This program was not at all difficult mentally for me; I really looked forward to my Surf Athlete sessions! I now add them in before or after surfs, between work calls, or whenever works best as it’s easy to jump away from my desk at home, give it all I’ve got, and then return to work rejuvenated and feeling mobile and light! If you are considering this, please go for it! Thanks Cris!! Looking forward to the next ones!

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  174. Scott C.

    Scott C. (verified owner)

    Amazing program

    A year ago I was coming off a neck injury, plus just years of bad posture, bad mechanics, too much sitting at a desk, etc. Dipped a toe in the water with some of Cris’ Youtube videos, and then decided to take the plunge with the Surf Athlete App. I honestly can’t say enough great things about it. The workouts have not only improved my surfing, but improved every aspect of my physicality in regular life. The 12-week program really does a great job of allowing you to build up but also learn about what it is you’re building. And all of the extras–breathwork, recovery, paddle workouts–are excellent as well. Even after finishing the program it’s still a near daily resource for me. I use the cardboard surfer program as well, and just am a huge fan of all of it. Especially the fact that it’s so instructive as to the how’s and why’s of your body mechanics, and how much they teach you about your physiology. I’m also regular user of Foundation Training, which I know Cris is a fan of, and definitely recommend combining the two. It’s a great way to prehab/rehab your body not just for surfing but everything. At 43, my body is definitely not as durable as it once was, but this program, along with Foundation Training, has been a game changer. Thanks Cris!

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  175. Alistair M.

    Alistair M. (verified owner)

    The BEST strength and mobility program.

    A body suffering 35 years of being treated like luna park is now ache free.
    Shoulders don’t hurt when paddling;
    Thorax mobile again;
    Sciatica disappeared;
    Piriformis pain free;
    Neck mobile;
    I actually recommend the program to MTB and kitesurf mates for their strength and mobility.
    Wanna keep surfing hard? Here’s the answer to avoid buying a fat c–t board cause you can’t paddle anymore.

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  176. Firas K.

    Firas K. (verified owner)

    perfect program to get in shape and improve your surf fitness 🙌🙌

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  177. Firas K.

    Firas K. (verified owner)

    Perfect program to get in shape and improving your surf fitness 🙌🙌

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  178. Peter W.

    Peter W. (verified owner)

    Best surf program

    This has been amazing for surfing and balance ..recommend it to everyone looking to improve fitness and surf mobility.

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  179. Ben C.

    Ben C. (verified owner)

    Got it all

    What an awesome program to fix years of misuse and overuse on the body! It feels like I have brand new erector spinae muscles 🙂 My overall strength and mobility has improved in just 3 weeks time, and I feel it out on the water with my board. The app is organized and clean, the video instructions are clutch, and the audio walk throughs are to the point.

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  180. Diego S.

    Diego S.

    Kaizen

    A brilliant programme that really works and targets areas that almost immediately translates into the water. I can not recommend highly enough.

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  181. Leslie Porter P.

    Leslie Porter P. (verified owner)

    Just what I needed!

    Thank goodness I was drawn to Cris’s surf strength training program. He has given this 61 year old female surfer who lacks time in the water the tools I need in the gym to increase my strength and keep injuries at bay. Cris walks the talk; his virtual interpersonal skills are inspiring and supportive. Right on, Cris, Thank YOU! Leslie P., Rockville, Maryland

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  182. Vila F.

    Vila F. (verified owner)

    good JOb

    I have a problem with my hips, I wear two protheses only in cape femur since the program started i fell good i feell lighter more flexible , fluid, althought i´ve only a week I notice my body , mind are better , the next week i can to surf in basque conuntry and i will try flow more .
    In conclusion i m very happy and motivated with this program , when i finish probably i ,ll begin others , thanks Cris

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  183. Twisp N.

    Twisp N. (verified owner)

    Surf Athlete 12 week program

    Chris has put together the ultimate training program which combines a mixture of fundamental stretches, strength training and focused core work specifically aimed for the surfer. The 12 week program sets out a no brainer program to follow which I can honestly say that even at the 3 week mark I am seeing a massive difference in the water. Thx Chris it’s well worth it.

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  184. Richard H.

    Richard H. (verified owner)

    Truly awesome program

    I can’t say enough great things about the surf athlete program. Cris has poured years of knowledge into this specially crafted mobility and workout program for the body a surfer needs. It’s amazingly well thought out and easy to follow. Personally, I’ve noticed my surfing improve quite a bit due to my body being able to handle the rigors of surfing, paddling and wipe outs! It’s a really cool feeling to know your body is moving better and feeling stronger doing the thing you love doing!

    Also, Cris has added some amazing bonuses in terms of special workouts to improve paddling and some of his thoughts and philosophies and most importantly a full set of recovery routines for each muscle in the body. This alone is worth the cost of the program because going to someone to do this kind of work is expensive and he walks you through each one really clearly, explaining the what and how super clearly.

    What takes this all over the limit is the way it’s all put together, you just plug and play, follow along, progressively through for phases, week by week, day by day, and through each exercise. It’s amazing and I cannot express enough gratitude for the feeling I feel when I’m in the water. It truly is like having a different body, that handles surfing so much better!

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  185. Fabian K.

    Fabian K. (verified owner)

    best surf training instruction

    Cris is legend! His programm improved my surfing and my overall fitness by miles! I would recommend it to all, not only surfers, because it changes your body ability and keeps you in shape… even the older generation! Love it! Aloha Fabian

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  186. Jesse H.

    Jesse H. (verified owner)

    Great Stuff

    I fell and hurt my shoulder a few months ago, this program has really helped me regain paddle strength as wells as reduce some nagging aches. On week 5 and have been really happy with the results. It’s a great program, totally worth it.

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  187. Fred K.

    Fred K. (verified owner)

    Great for older guys learning to surf!

    This program is amazing for people who need to compress the timeline for obtaining the knowledge needed to surf. I’m a busy guy and while I’m in good shape, (ran marathons, lifted weights for years) my flexibility has diminished. Additionally, I needed to adapt my training for this new activity. Chris’ program closed the knowledge gap quickly. I highly recommend it!

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  188. Dylan A.

    Dylan A. (verified owner)

    Amazing! just get started

    Great content and very well constructed program. Cris is very knowledgeable and explains well the exercices and their benefits. I just got started but already feel that this will benefit not only my surfing, but also general longevity. Already feeling better! Yewww !

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  189. Stephen C B.

    Stephen C B. (verified owner)

    Translates to not only surfing but every other area of your life!

    I stumbled upon Cris and his work about 8 years ago and started on his older Surf Strength Training programs. Fast forward to present day and here I am writing him a review. What has impressed me the most is his focus, his commitment to fitness and to health and wellness overall. His programs continue to evolve, which shows me he is always learning and staying up to date with what is best for the body. His methodology and his routines have my body feeling strong, stable and moving the right way. The best part is… I maybe surf a couple times a year but his workout, stretch and mobility routines allow me to stay strong, mobile and flexible, which carries over to many different activities besides surfing. He also always responds whenever I have questions. I can’t say enough great things about Cris and his workout routines and the community he is building. Great job Cris!! And anyone reading this… get into it!

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  190. Aleksi A.

    Aleksi A. (verified owner)

    I really enjoy the program and after 2 weeks I already can feel improvement in mobility etc. Cris knows his stuff!

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  191. Mick H.

    Mick H. (verified owner)

    Quality product

    I have surfed for over 30 years and it’s getting to that stage where the little aches and pains have kicked in
    Using Cris Mills training has helped immensely
    He has given me ways to work around and move forward with my surfing instead of putting it on the shelf
    His techniques reflect a lot of what Physio’s preach and from the CHEK institute
    I researched his stuff a lot and have dabbled in others training but this is definitely the best

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  192. Mick H.

    Mick H. (verified owner)

    Quality product

    I have surfed for over 30 years and it’s getting to that stage where the little aches and pains have kicked in
    Using Cris Mills training has helped immensely
    He has given me ways to work around and move forward with my surfing instead of putting it on the shelf
    His techniques reflect a lot of what Physio’s preach and from the CHEK institute
    I researched his stuff a lot and have dabbled in others training but this is definitely the best

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  193. Gareth Jones J.

    Gareth Jones J.

    Just started phase 2 of the surf athlete program, already benefiting… my body position is so much better on the board due to being able to get in to a deep squat position which I couldn’t do a month ago. Also had some great direct contact with cris. Overall very happy with the program…

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  194. Stuart R.

    Stuart R. (verified owner)

    Awesome all-round workout program

    Awesome! Cris has developed a comprehensive, holistic body wellness, strength and flexibility program that gives you everything you need to work towards your own fitness and body wellness goals. Awesome detailed micro video instruction that takes you through every session, with physiological theory explained simply so you know exactly what you are trying to achieve. Simple equipment needs that gets the most out of a basic home gym set-up. Loving this program!

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  195. Will A.

    Will A. (verified owner)

    Highly recommend for anyone with an interest in surfing and fitness

    Very clear and easy to follow program focused solely on improving surfing athleticism. Ideal for anyone who can’t surf too often but wants a high level of surf fitness.

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  196. Will A.

    Will A. (verified owner)

    Highly recommend for anyone with an interest in surfing and fitness

    Very clear and easy to follow program focused solely on improving surfing athleticism. Ideal for anyone who can’t surf too often but wants a high level of surf fitness.

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  197. CK k.

    CK k. (verified owner)

    amazing program

    started of with the first *free* 2 weeks and after workout one I knew I was going to purchase the 12 week program!
    lucky wise I got a lot of surf days lately so running a little behind / but thats another thing I like / you can just continue without feeling bad… its a great mix of maintaining and developing your bodies possibilities
    Just purchased the skate surf program for the flat days and excited to try it

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  198. Anton C.

    Anton C. (verified owner)

    Chris,
    The results have thus far been phenomenal. I have developed so much strength in my back and shoulders which has translated into a dramatic improvement in my surfing. The paddling seminar was so helpful because of all of the detail that you provided. Anyone who listens can get the feel of all of the mistakes that they are making. Making those subtle adjustments has helped me with wave selection, my ability to catch waves along with seeing the line that I need to take when popping up and riding the wave.

    Totally Stoked,
    Anton

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  199. Lorna E.

    Lorna E. (verified owner)

    Game changer

    I bought the bundle Surf Athlete, fix your pop up and stretches.
    I’m halfway through the popup program and it’s already worked magic!

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  200. Ivan G.

    Ivan G. (verified owner)

    Excellent program targeting surf-specific mobility and strength. Highly recommended!

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  201. Geoff M.

    Geoff M. (verified owner)

    Good start

    I’m only a couple of weeks in so far but am finding the course good. Physically it is not that challenging yet but there is a good focus on mobility which is definitely easing out a few bunged up areas. Plus the bonus breathwork material has been an eye opener onto a world I hadn’t really thought too much about before. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of the course brings and hopefully upping the wave count with some better long term fitness. Cheers Cris!

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  202. Steve H.

    Steve H. (verified owner)

    Getting my surf on

    The program came highly recommended by a good friend and my son and I are really enjoying it. Thanks!

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  203. Jonathan D.

    Jonathan D. (verified owner)

    Worth it if you're considering if but wondering about the price

    I completed the cardboard surfer program and now am in Phase I of the Surf Athlete program. I just completed a 1 week surf camp in Costa Rica where we were in the water for 4 hours a day. Coming from home, where sessions were about 1.5 hours, I was worried I whether I could hang with multiple surfs a day. I did the workouts before and during my surf camp and I have to say the dynamic flows were a really great tool to recover and prepare my body for the next surf. By the the end of the surf camp I was amazed that I didn’t feel sore or stiff from all that surfing.

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  204. Graeme H.

    Graeme H. (verified owner)

    Surf Athlete

    I’m 53 surfed since about 13 and keep fit. But my surfing has been lacking and i found myself more and more surfing my Mal. Whilst i enjoy longboarding my shortboarding was getting frustrating. Lacked the dynamic strength to get onto the waves and felt like i was always trying to catch up. So i did a couple of weeks of the free program and am now on the 3rd week of the surf athlete. Amazing turn around – back surfing a 6″ twinnie and loving it. The program is definitely working – and its fun! Sign up and reap the rewards!!

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  205. Steve D.

    Steve D. (verified owner)

    More content than you can shake your board at!

    Wow I have to say this program has blown me away. I wasn’t expecting so much content and so much detail. Highly recommend it, super easy to use the app and follow the instructions.

    Looking forward to moving my surfing up a gear or 2

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  206. Nicola P.

    Nicola P. (verified owner)

    Amazing training programs

    I’ve purchased the Surf Athlet Program and it’s just too good! Chris is so good at elwhat he’s doing, I would recommend it!

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  207. Carrie M.

    Carrie M. (verified owner)

    Helpful Stretches, Exercises and Surfing Techniques

    I am still in the beginning stages of the training but so far I’ve found the stretches , exercises and surfing techniques super helpful! I’m definitely one of those people that always wants to improve and my surfing, it’s been difficult to find one place that has a full spectrum of options to help grow my surf practice. I personally want to look like that effortless smooth surfer who can gracefully paddle and “walk up” and feel confident in my surfing skills – I’m hoping the home practices, tutorials and exercises can keep me surfing painlessly for a long time. Also! Chris was responsive to my questions I had about the app. Looking forward to checking out more of what the app has to offer 🙂 Here’s to keep on keeping on!

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  208. Michael M.

    Michael M. (verified owner)

    Great training program

    I’ve been using the program for about 4 weeks now & the range of exercises & explanatory videos is excellent. Many I’ve seen or done through Pilates or gym training but having them all in 1 location like this & seeing the direct application to surfing is really motivating.
    I’ve been using the app at home during COVID but an looking forward to putting it into action in the gym.

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  209. Michael M.

    Michael M. (verified owner)

    Great training program

    I’ve been using the program for about 4 weeks now & the range of exercises & explanatory videos is excellent. Many I’ve seen or done through Pilates or gym training but having them all in 1 location like this & seeing the direct application to surfing is really motivating.
    I’ve been using the app at home during COVID but an looking forward to putting it into action in the gym.

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  210. Tom S.

    Tom S. (verified owner)

    Love this program! I’ve never really been a “gym” guy so I have done (and completed) a variety of at home work outs. I’m on week 3 and like the logic of the workouts and areas they’re targeting. I have regularly used the recovery as well post surf and find the videos clear and easy to follow. Plus…man can’t tell you how much better I feel completing and targeting some of those really sore areas with the recovery workouts. Though I’m just starting the program…I can already see added benefit in my shoulders as well in thoracic mobility (something I’m working on). Great program and highly recommmend!!! 🤙🏻🤙🏻🤙🏻

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  211. Joe M.

    Joe M. (verified owner)

    Breaking through

    Great program getting me through a bunch of blocks. I needed this

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  212. Barney Joyce J.

    Barney Joyce J. (verified owner)

    Excellent

    This is excellent stuff. Very detailed and down to earth descriptions of what to do, what it should feel like and how to get the most out of the program. Highly recommended!

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  213. Rui M.

    Rui M. (verified owner)

    Surf Training Programs

    We can easily see in the explanatory videos that Cris Mills completely dominates the science of surfing, and the presentation of the training is intuitive and the explanation of the exercises is very detailed.
    Excellent job.

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  214. Silvia Jelitto J.

    Silvia Jelitto J. (verified owner)

    Surf Training

    This is a real good well explained program from an expert knowing how the body works
    In my age (57) one becomes slower and muscles get tight. After the recovery das I fehlt 10 years younger and ready for the next week

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  215. Mike H.

    Mike H. (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic program for anyone looking for a balanced regimen to enhance their skills out of the water. Cris provides excellent instructions with the right amount of exercises focusing on core, flexibility, strength, and rehabilitation. Love it, app is great also.

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  216. Ray E.

    Ray E. (verified owner)

    Excellent training

    After week one I noticed my weak points right away. Sore oh yeah those stretches help. I’ve noticed my paddling is strong. I had been going on surf trips and need a day to get my strength right for the rest of the sessions. By doing these work outs my strength is at max.

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  217. Lucas P.

    Lucas P. (verified owner)

    FOR SNOWBOARDING AS WELL

    This training is excellent for snowboarding as well. I never surfed a wave in my life (still on my list), but I was looking for a training routine during the lockdown(s) to be ready for the next freeride trip. And thanks to this program, I feel more ready than ever. Thanks, Cris! 🙂

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  218. Steve J.

    Steve J. (verified owner)

    Really good, effective and safe training

    Really good training system. Perfect for when I have an hour or more or only 10mins, I can find something to do quickly and always feel great for it.

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  219. Michael G.

    Michael G. (verified owner)

    Been viewing Cris’s free content for some time, top marks for the quality and depth of these, all for nothing ! Took the jump into buying the Surf Athlete programme recently as , although I’ve been training most of my life, my workouts sometimes lacked a bit of direction and flexibility in particular needed lots of work. Only a few weeks into the programme but already seeing benefits in why a particular exercise is beneficial and how to structure these to focus on improving your surfing – which is why we are all here anyway ! If like me you hesitated into paying some cash, don’t be – the knowledge you will gain will be priceless – cheers mate

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  220. Shane H.

    Shane H. (verified owner)

    Surf Athlete Program is Legit

    The surf athlete program is great. I’m a fit surfer in my late 30s and get in the water 3 to 6 times per week. This program is helping me in the areas of flexibility, mobility and keeping fit so I can surf well for longer. I like the way the program can be flexed up or down depending on your own requirements. Would recommend it to anyone that wants to catch more waves.

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  221. Sam B.

    Sam B. (verified owner)

    Awesome product

    The best training program online for surfing with a focus on doing things properly i.e. correct form.

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  222. Jimmy M.

    Jimmy M. (verified owner)

    Awesome program

    A well balanced and thought out program. I’m in it at the moment but I fell I have improved in a short amount of time. The only negative is that I wish I’d pulled the trigger and bought it sooner.

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  223. Graham L.

    Graham L. (verified owner)

    Comprehensive

    Most comprehensive fitness program tailored to surfing that I have seen. Definitely recommend.

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  224. Nick L.

    Nick L. (verified owner)

    Two thumbs up.

    I’m still only a few weeks into the Surf Athlete program but I’m really enjoying it. Really good program, well presented so super easy to understand what I need to do and how each exercise should be done. Minimal equipment for doing at home, and exercises that are as much about ability to move as strength. Like it alot so far.

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  225. Enda Brian M.

    Enda Brian M. (verified owner)

    stoked

    the program in very easy to follow, very well explained , and i feel this program very good in that i see it strenght the right muscles and the correct mobility,there hesent been any swell here yet , but feel like i will feel the difference in the water

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  226. Michael V.

    Michael V. (verified owner)

    Surf Training Success Update

    I enjoyed very much STS a couple of years ago and I have improved my training and fitness knowledge a lot from it. So there was no excuse not to get the Surf Athlete Program. I love the highly updated interactive workout program (instead of .pdf sheets) and props for the hard work Cris. Really worth the bucks.

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  227. Willy C.

    Willy C. (verified owner)

    Just awesome

    The program is great, it’s easy to follow, fun exercices to work out and you feel amazing. Great for your surfing and overall for your day to day life. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge with us !!

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  228. Will S.

    Will S. (verified owner)

    Thoughtful, comprehensive and professional

    This is the best surf specific strength training app I’ve seen. The ux is quite good with a few exceptions and the content is easy to follow. I also liked that the programs are very comprehensive and systematic. The underlying physiological theory behind what you’re doing is explained so you are doing exercises with a clear “why” in your mind and can take that deeper understanding forward with you whether you keep using the app or not.

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  229. Chris P.

    Chris P. (verified owner)

    Right on the money

    Having just turned 50 the tips and drills in this program should keep me going thru 70. The stretching exercises are particularly spot on. Well worth it

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  230. Patti V.

    Patti V. (verified owner)

    Awesome programs!

    I have purchased most of the programs. There is so much well organized content. Chris gives clear, detailed instructions that include variations to make exercises easier or more challenging. The workouts are simple to follow on either my phone or computer. I have quickly noticed an improvement in my fitness. I have also been enjoying breath work. Because of the pandemic my access to surf has been limited. This is less frustrating knowing I am doing things to improve my surf fitness while I’m in dry dock. It also helps relieve the boredom.

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  231. Lee K.

    Lee K. (verified owner)

    Get it - you won't regret it :)

    Great training programme focusing on what we surfers need the most and also explaining why we need to train these muscles, and more importantly, how – to make the most out of our bodies and surf as well as we can! Thanks Cris.

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  232. Martin Wilson W.

    Martin Wilson W. (verified owner)

    Making a difference

    Really enjoying the program. As a 60 yr old looking to make sure I am at my maximum potential for my next Costa Rica surfing trip, I have found the Surf Athlete program an excellent decision. The workouts are clearly laid out and the descriptions/tips really help. My overall balance (esp one legged) and flexibility are improving measurably already, and I am just 2 weeks in. Luckily I will complete the 12 wk program just in time to head to CR and jump on a longboard! Already stoked! Aloha, Marty

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  233. Eitan S.

    Eitan S. (verified owner)

    Amazing Turnaround!

    I’m on my early 40s, started working with the “SURF ATHLETE” program a few weeks ago and already started noticing major improvements in my mobility and strength. The targeted and ramp-up approaches really focus on the physiology required for surfing and the educational parts really interesting. The training is challenging but fulfilling!

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  234. Axel R.

    Axel R. (verified owner)

    Best surftraning ( strength an cardboard)

    I have practiced Cross Fit and Yoga for 7 years now, but I was stuck in my surfing like the typical intermediate surfer you can see in the videos. (card board surfer). I am stoked with the program which helped me to improve my surfing a lot and gave me a lot of benefit. Especially flexibility, stability and of course my posture. All of the exercises really matter to surf. Thank you.
    Cheers Axel

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  235. Justin Trent T.

    Justin Trent T. (verified owner)

    So much content

    There is way more content than I thought there would be covering every aspect of surfing. Its really well put together and will definitely benefit any level of surfer

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  236. Hendrik Engel E.

    Hendrik Engel E. (verified owner)

    Perfect combination of knowledge, training, and fun

    Not only are Chris’ programs exceptionally well designed and he does a great job of explaining the movements, positioning, and how they relate to each other, it’s just fun to do the exercises and follow along.

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  237. Terry K.

    Terry K. (verified owner)

    Surf Strength

    Chris is legit. I have trained with pro coaches before and Chris is right there with them. Surf specific whole body movement workouts with a detailed explanation as to why and huge emphasis on proper form. Mobility is center-stage along with pre-surf and workout warm-ups. I want to be the best surfer I can be and this program is what I need to get me there.

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  238. Gregory S.

    Gregory S. (verified owner)

    Excellent program

    I am only in week 3 and have only got in the water once so far since starting, but I already feel a difference in my mobility and overall strength. Truthfully, this has taken me past just being stronger for surfing but being more capable of playing with my 2 year old. Well worth the investment.

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  239. John K.

    John K. (verified owner)

    Surf workouts for Life

    I’m 5 weeks into the Surf Athlete Program and feeling great. As a guy who doesn’t get to surf that much due to my location, training before trips is extra important. Surf Strength Coach provides great surf specific workouts that I can see myself using throughout life! The workouts target small muscle groups, build flexibility, balance, joint strength… The fact that the workouts are surf specific keeps you motivated. – I’m stoked to program exists. Highly recommended.

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  240. ippolito b.

    ippolito b. (verified owner)

    Super effective training program!

    Living far from the easy is not easy for a surfer. When I happen to go surfing I want to be as ready as possible in order to fully enjoy my time in the water but usually I struggle during the first session as my mind and my body aren’t ready due to the long inactive period. I’ve never done a surf focused training so I decided to give surfstrenghtcoach programs a go. I started with the perfect pop up training and then moved to surf athlete program and I can tell you that I’ve noticed changes since the first week! Now, every time I go surfing, I feel ready to surf at my best since the first wave of the session and I feel at ease also in more challenging situations. Furthermore, Chris is very clear in explaining every aspect of the training and he also teaches the technical know-how of the surfing act. Definitely worth the investment if you want to improve not only the quality of your surfing but also your body!

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  241. Aly L.

    Aly L.

    Amazing!

    Just complete week 2 phase 1 of the surf athelete program and I feel much better, improving flexibility and endurance during surf session. I am re-born actually thanks to this program! Highly recommended.

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  242. Nicholas C.

    Nicholas C. (verified owner)

    Best place to learn

    At the ripe old of age 40, i have been watching surfers in amazement and thought – I need to try this. But I had no idea where to start. After some research, I stumbled across some fantastic Youtube videos by Chris and they left me wanting to learn more from him. I then found the Surf Strength Coach – and was WOWED!! It provides a profound understanding of what is required to get up and surf, starting at the very beginning. It is like having my very own personal coach on demand in my pocket.

    I am only new to it, and am very slowly progressing – but this is due to my level of fitness and time demands. The program allows me to go at my own pace, which again is what I need. At this age balancing work/life balance is a challenge – but knowing I have this little gem in my pocket, am confident I will be up and surfing in no time.

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  243. David L.

    David L. (verified owner)

    Amazing - Get it!

    This is the perfect balance of strength and mobility. It’s obvious a lot of thought went into creating the program, the result is a clear structure and progression that prevents injury while increasing the challenge over time. The benefits to your surfing will also translate beyond to overall health and posture in every day life. This is not only the best surf training program, but probably the best training program period. The videos have high production value, the app is great, and the bonus content on breath work and paddle training are fantastic. I have zero hesitation recommending this, get it now!

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  244. Jason B.

    Jason B.

    Initially skeptical/ Now fully enjoy all programs

    Aloha. First review I’ve ever written. This guy is legit and these programs are tremendously helpful. I’m in my forties and live in Hawaii. Wanted something to help me learn to surf and to surf well. These programs are all wonderful. Challenging workouts and a skilled instructor. And the APP is easy to use and very informative. Give Chris a shot. Won’t regret. Mahalo.

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  245. Pascual E.

    Pascual E. (verified owner)

    Epic Program!!!

    46 years old and recovering from a neck injury. It was a wake up call for me to change my lifestyle and get back to what made me happy. I wanted my stoke back and in order to do that I needed to get my strength back. And I also wanted to come back better than before. After checking out some of the free stuff I decided to pull the trigger. I had already started self training a few months ago so I was on my way but this program has started to take it to the next level. I just finished week 2 of the surf strength program and I can already feel the difference. Check it out. Try it out. And be honest with yourself. A really coach has lots to offer that I never realized before. Much gratefulness!!!

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  246. Alex R.

    Alex R.

    Really well thought and developed program!

    Started surfing at 48 and quickly hurt my shoulder. Took me a while back to return to the water and struggled to improve my surfing. I’m following the twelve week program and already manouvering in the waves and feeling much better. It’s a really well thought and put together program to help you improve your resistance in the water: surf more waves and enjoy them much better!

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  247. Stephen B.

    Stephen B. (verified owner)

    awesome

    really easy to follow and excellent results

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  248. Ben J.

    Ben J. (verified owner)

    good stuff

    great

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  249. Thomas C.

    Thomas C. (verified owner)

    rad

    love it

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  250. Marcos L.

    Marcos L.

    very nice !!!

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  251. Bryan G.

    Bryan G. (verified owner)

    Stellar program

    I had to move inland for a few months for work and I knew I wouldnt be surfing much, so I picked up the 12-week training program in hopes that I’d stay in shape and be able to get right back to it when I my tour was over. I just started week 4 and have thoroughly enjoyed the program. It’s so much more than just a workout regimen – the short videos explaining each movement are extremely helpful in ensuring correct form. The only thing I would be conscious of for this program is that you do need a few equipment items to completely all of the workouts, but it’s reasonable. I also picked up the bodyweight program for when Im staying at a hotel and don’t have my normal equipment/space. It also seems like a great program!

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  252. Rod N.

    Rod N. (verified owner)

    Thanks!

    Got out for my first surf today since checking out your Paddling 101 videos. All the tips you cover in those videos are so good and different to what I’ve had going on in my head all these years! Thanks again for making so much of a difference to my surfing already!

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  253. Sam B.

    Sam B. (verified owner)

    HIGHLY RECCOMENDED.

    This changed my surfing and opened my eyes to a lot of things that I had been doing wrong for years.

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  254. Dave P.

    Dave P. (verified owner)

    It has shown me results, session after session in the surf. That feeling is addictive!!

    This program has been extremely helpful in identifying and clearing out those bad habits (you know the ones that hinder progress only after realizing feeling it in the water) and also gaining body awareness. This brings out results in;giving confidence from land traininglooking for & feeling out the power zones of the wavegliding across and making the section or overtaking drop-in’sdrawing out turns with REAL lean and holding the rail engaged back to the power zone still high on the face

    I feel these are the results from your program, your App updates keep it fresh.I can recommend the program as applying to real-life surfers all in the preparation in chasing and dialing in for THAT wave, whatever the conditions.

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  255. Eric L.

    Eric L. (verified owner)

    Thank you so much

    An awesome program! I still have a long way to go fitness-wise but I’m working on that using your program, as well as a local surfer’s gym. I also love that you keep updating the programs with refreshed and new content! 

    So a big thank you, and I hope I’ll be able to redeem that failed Samoan trip at some point! 

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  256. Mason H.

    Mason H. (verified owner)

    An abdolute legend!

    You are an absolute legend. I have been thoroughly enjoying this program and my surfing has gone through the roof.

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  257. Pete S.

    Pete S. (verified owner)

    Excited!

    Thanks for putting together a solid program. I’m excited to see where it takes me.

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  258. Robert H.

    Robert H. (verified owner)

    Have felt a difference in my surfing!

    Just to let you know your videos/workouts have made a difference in my surfing. I guess you could say I’m a conscious incompitent and am making the transition to a shortboard now.

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  259. Anders M.

    Anders M. (verified owner)

    Enjoying the program!

    I have to add I really enjoy the training program, especially in these quarantine times, and I have recommended it to a couple of my friends already 🙂

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  260. Roan R.

    Roan R. (verified owner)

    Loving the workouts!

    Seems like a perfect time to just say how much I LOVE the app and all the workouts, Im feeling so strong and so psyched about my surfing! It’s f***ing bomber!

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  261. Victor M.

    Victor M. (verified owner)

    Congrats!!

    I wanted to congratulate you for the app, I’ve been looking for something like this for months and I’m very happy to have found surf strength coach.

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  262. Tim M.

    Tim M. (verified owner)

    Loving the training

    I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the app and training. I was doing everyday Gum sort of work outs before but am loving this because it’s more specific to surfing and something I love doing.

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