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THE PERFECT
POP UP

6 Weeks

Is Your Pop Up Ruining Your Surfing?

"Get The Ultimate TRAINING PROGRAM for Fixing & Improving Your Pop Up... For Good."

4.99 (73 surfer reviews)
US$77.00 
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Sick of blowing waves due to poor pop up technique?

The pop up is the most fundamental skill when it comes to catching more waves.

This one action, which is really just a sequence of deceptively simple movements that anyone can master, is the difference between an embarrassing wipeout and the wave of a lifetime.

A poor pop up technique reveals itself in many ways. If you recognize any of the following impediments, chances are that your pop up is to blame. 

YOU’RE NOT A KOOK

and you’re not too old… it’s your pop up technique that’s to blame

If old age, bad habits, a sedentary lifestyle or the inability to surf regularly are stopping you from riding waves and actually enjoying surfing, here’s some awesome news. Our 6-week program promises to iron out deficiencies in your pop up technique by improving your fitness and flexibility so that you can:

Make more takeoffs
Ride better waves
Surf with confidence
Take your skills to the next level
Minimize the risk of injury

A simple, logical and proven program that’s guaranteed to reinvigorate your pop up

Our program is trusted by thousands of surfers of all skill levels and ages from all over the world. Why? Because in only a matter of weeks this program will totally transform your pop up technique and help you ride better waves by identifying your limitations and fixing them for good using simple and logical workouts that develop strength, flexibility and coordination.

SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

4.99 out of 5 stars

73 reviews

  1. Jerry D.

    If you put in the effort you’ll get results

    Jerry D. (verified owner)

    The videos are great and my pop up has improved significantly. I had surgery three months ago to help with an ankle impingement and have been following your program for about a month now. I was at San Onofre last week and had the best day I’ve ever had. I caught probably 10 waves and had a blast. Hopefully I can improve enough to start using a short board down the road.

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  2. Claire Christie C.

    Absolutely love it

    Claire Christie C. (verified owner)

    I have been trying to become a better surfer for many years. I chose the pop up program because I could recognise in myself that I had major limitations that prevented me from improving my skill, ability and enjoyment of surfing any further. I absolutely recommend the 6-week program to everyone even if you don’t surf because what I found when completing the program was a better overall health and movement which improved my surfing, running and enjoyment of everyday life. The lastest update is even better than the first which I loved. It’s not just a token update but a deliberate action by Cris to improve advice, use new language (of which thinking of it as a walk up has really helped me) along with intervention of detailed breakdown of professional surfer pop-ups. I really recommend the program and I plan to purchase others to get even more growth.

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  3. simon m.

    Just what I needed

    simon m. (verified owner)

    After 35 years I have fixed my pop up! Pop up and Coffee Cup has improved my surfing 100%

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  4. Beel B.

    Beel B. (verified owner)

    Fantastic program! Cris is extremely knowledgeable and explains the content in a way that is easy to grasp and apply!

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  5. Eduardo L.

    Perfect Pop up

    Eduardo L. (verified owner)

    Very good.

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  6. Jason B.

    Awesome. 100% Totally worth it.

    Jason B. (verified owner)

    Bought one. Liked it so much, I bought 2 more.

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HERE’S WHAT to expect

This process walks you through the actual technique of Pop Up form

How to identify your limitations, and how to fix them for good.  You also get access to workouts that will improve not only your flexibility and strength for perfect Pop-Ups,  but will also influence your surfing.

01

Step-by-step instructions
A step-by-step process that breaks down every movement into easy to understand language

02

Technique fundamentals
By explaining the fundamentals we give you a solid base from which to build upon

03

Identify What's Wrong
Assessment process to identify your limitations, and what is breaking down pop up attempts. You'll be able to identify what is truly holding you back.

04

Surf specific workouts
All of our workouts and exercises have been specifically designed by surfers, for surfers

05

Increased confidence
A looser body and better technique will increase your confidence in all types of waves

06

Radical results
Get a fluid and flawless pop up in a matter of weeks and never blow the wave of a lifetime again
Catch more waves. Have more fun.

Stroke in
smooth pop up
bottom turn
get
tuuuuubed

HERE's What you get

Our pop up program promises to make you feel energized and enthusiastic about surfing once again after only a few workout sessions.
Thanks to the many surf specific exercises, stretches and movements contained within, you can compensate for a lack of hours in the water or a loss of surfing endurance. This leads to more waves and of course... more stoke.
Sign up to our program and get access to two thorough, clearly explained and easy to implement modules.

LEARN

This module gives you a better understanding of the pop up process, what’s required from your body in order to consistently perform a fluid pop up and how to properly execute certain exercises, stretches and movement drills.
Pop up basics
Theory and technique
Strength and mobility assessments
Joint stretches and mobilizations
Bonus coaching support

TRAIN

This is where you begin performing the exercises, stretches and movement drills covered in the Learn module as workouts. This module is broken up into Phase 1 and Phase 2, each of which has 3 weeks of workouts for a program total of 6 weeks.
Dynamic warm-up
Tissue release
Mobility exercises
Strength training
Pop up movement drills
Core workouts
Catch more waves. Surf better.

Access Your Training
Wherever You Are
24/7

Download it and access Offline!

Our fast, easy to use and secure app lets you access your account wherever you need it.

HERE's WHAT YOU WILL NEED

You don’t need an expensive gym membership, nor are you required to commit hours of precious time every week to see rapid yet long-lasting results. All you need in order to take your pop up from abysmal to awesome is the following:
Up to 30 minutes for each session
Time for 2 to 4 sessions per week
A positive attitude and a willingness to learn

Exercise ball

Foam roller

Full circle resistance band (1-inch width)

Two tennis balls duct-taped together

Want To See A List of Equipment Recommendations?  Click Here: EQUIPMENT LISTS

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

How Bad is Your Pop Up?

Is it setting you up to flow, or flailing in the whitewash?

Failed Pop Ups are incredibly frustrating, and ultimately limit your surfing. You don't have to fail and fumble with your takeoffs anymore. Think of how radically this could change your surfing.

Better Pop Ups = Better Waves.

The Entire Program
US$77.00 
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The Perfect Pop Up Program

(73 customer reviews)

$77.00

The Ultimate Guide to Fixing & Improving Your Pop Up… For Good.
Fix, refine, rebuild, or regain your perfect pop up.
Your surfing starts with your pop up, so make sure it’s perfect and effortless.

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4.99 out of 5 stars

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  1. Jerry D.

    If you put in the effort you’ll get results

    Jerry D. (verified owner)

    The videos are great and my pop up has improved significantly. I had surgery three months ago to help with an ankle impingement and have been following your program for about a month now. I was at San Onofre last week and had the best day I’ve ever had. I caught probably 10 waves and had a blast. Hopefully I can improve enough to start using a short board down the road.

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  2. Claire Christie C.

    Absolutely love it

    Claire Christie C. (verified owner)

    I have been trying to become a better surfer for many years. I chose the pop up program because I could recognise in myself that I had major limitations that prevented me from improving my skill, ability and enjoyment of surfing any further. I absolutely recommend the 6-week program to everyone even if you don’t surf because what I found when completing the program was a better overall health and movement which improved my surfing, running and enjoyment of everyday life. The lastest update is even better than the first which I loved. It’s not just a token update but a deliberate action by Cris to improve advice, use new language (of which thinking of it as a walk up has really helped me) along with intervention of detailed breakdown of professional surfer pop-ups. I really recommend the program and I plan to purchase others to get even more growth.

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  3. simon m.

    Just what I needed

    simon m. (verified owner)

    After 35 years I have fixed my pop up! Pop up and Coffee Cup has improved my surfing 100%

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  4. Beel B.

    Beel B. (verified owner)

    Fantastic program! Cris is extremely knowledgeable and explains the content in a way that is easy to grasp and apply!

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  5. Eduardo L.

    Perfect Pop up

    Eduardo L. (verified owner)

    Very good.

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  6. Jason B.

    Awesome. 100% Totally worth it.

    Jason B. (verified owner)

    Bought one. Liked it so much, I bought 2 more.

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  7. Jason B.

    Awesome. 100% Totally worth it.

    Jason B. (verified owner)

    Bought one. Liked it so much, I bought 2 more.

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  8. Ted P.

    Stop watching endless YouTube popup videos and buy this

    Ted P. (verified owner)

    I have been surfing for a long time but, as I have gotten older, my popups were getting worse. For months I felt like I watched every YouTube video I could find about popups – specifically shortboard (off the knees) popups. To be clear, I could (and still can) do an “explosive pop” to land on both of my feet. But I noticed that when I was in the water, I was missing too many good waves from a popup that didn’t land my feet in just the right places. I was looking for a more consistent popup because doing all the work to paddle into a position to catch a good wave and blowing it SUCKS.

    When I first started using this program, I was kind of unsure/bummed out because it seemed like he was just teaching the old “chicken wing” method. If you are worried about that, don’t stress. As I kept following the program I realized that the “walk up to popup” program is designed to make popups way smoother/easier (meaning less blown opportunities to ride) and that the “chicken wing” naturally progresses to a non-chicken-wing popup as you add speed.

    Solid program with all of the strength and mobility training required to help anyone popup effectively.

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  9. Shawn C.

    Worth the investment

    Shawn C. (verified owner)

    If you’re serious about surfing and the journey it will take you on Cris and his program are worth the money. I’m not going to say I waisted the first three decades in the water paddling and trying to improve on my own but I sure could have accelerated my progress with information like this a long time ago. I look forward to seeing more from SSC in the future!! Thanks Cris

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  10. Aleksi A.

    Perfect Pop-Up

    Aleksi A. (verified owner)

    This program is golden. Just like all material I have seen from Cris.

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  11. Adam A.

    ADAM

    Adam A. (verified owner)

    This program is legit. I’ve gotten heaps from it. Get amongst it yeeeew🤙

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  12. Inigo G.

    Marked improvement with my pop-up.

    Inigo G. (verified owner)

    Desk surfer 11 months a year. I tried and practised the mobility, pop-up and strength exercises and for that one month everything except the joints clicks.

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  13. Inigo G.

    The whole package

    Inigo G. (verified owner)

    Desk surfer 11 months a year. I tried and practised the mobility, pop-up and strength exercises and for that one month everything except the joints clicks.

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  14. Scott A.

    Fixed my pop up

    Scott A. (verified owner)

    Excellent instruction on pop up technique and physical requirements for pop up improvement.

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  15. Mark H.

    Stoked

    Mark H. (verified owner)

    40 years of surfing and have a few niggling injury’s that have affected my range of motion. Chris,s info on of movement and programs to sort it out have helped immensely. I,m now stronger where I need it and more fluid. Just what I needed. Thanks Chris

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  16. Tiffany H.

    Not just a program

    Tiffany H. (verified owner)

    This program and Cris has helped me with my health and fitness in and out of surfing! He gives you so much information, drills, plans, videos and motivation. I could tell immediately this program want some ‘get rich quick’/social media influencer bs. Thanks so much! Every penny was worth it.

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  17. Jeff R.

    "The Perfect Pop-Up" Traingin Classs Review

    Jeff R. (verified owner)

    Excellent, easy to follow training

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  18. Colin G.

    Pop up really helped

    Colin G. (verified owner)

    Hard to believe after almost 30 years of surfing I needed to relearn how to get it up but it’s true. Aging and osteo arthritis have taken their toll and after a couple of cold winter months out the water I struggle to stand up. Embarrassing to say the least… My cousin turned me on to Chris’ videos and my wife scored me the series for Christmas and after a month of getting in to and using the series my pop up is back! Chris’ simple and logical stretching concepts have helped and now I’m hooked and will be using it for overall body health and limberness. Thx Chris!

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  19. Dan M.

    Dan M.

    The Perfect pup up program has really helped me with my flexibility to get up and surf! Thanks a lot Cris

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  20. David G.

    David G. (verified owner)

    As I’ve got older and had less time to surf, I started to struggle with my flexibility and agility which affected my surfing. After a recommendation from a friend I purchased The Perfect Pop Up. I found the program improved my issues but also helped with my strength.

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  21. David G.

    David G. (verified owner)

    As I’ve got older and had less time to surf, I started to struggle with my flexibility and agility which affected my surfing. After a recommendation from a friend I purchased The Perfect Pop Up. I found the program improved my issues but also helped with my strength.

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  22. Scott C.

    Great for making improvements

    Scott C. (verified owner)

    Using the Perfect Pop Up program helped improve some strength issues after rolling my ankle. I was having front foot Strength issues and this helped focus on flexibility and improving some bad technique.

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  23. Chris S.

    Perfect Pop Up for all

    Chris S. (verified owner)

    Great program that not only teaches perfect technique but teaches you about your mobility and how to improve your mobility to help your surfing.
    I’ve used this program as have my kids and the program has helped us all improve our Pop Ups.
    Get on it!

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  24. Chris S.

    Perfect Pop Up for all

    Chris S. (verified owner)

    Great program that not only teaches perfect technique but teaches you about your mobility and how to improve your mobility to help your surfing.
    I’ve used this program as have my kids and the program has helped us all improve our Pop Ups.
    Get on it!

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  25. Diego S.

    Pop Up and Fly🙏🏼

    Diego S. (verified owner)

    I have been using the free workout in the app for a couple of weeks and was really enjoying it, when the covid lockdown came I decided to get the pop up program to iron out a few little bad habits that have crept into my take off. WOW, after two weeks I can really feel the benefits, I would say 100 % better. Easy to follow instructions that actually make sense. Commit to it tho, work hard and reap the rewards.

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  26. Diego S.

    Pop Up and Fly🙏🏼

    Diego S. (verified owner)

    I have been using the free workout in the app for a couple of weeks and was really enjoying it, when the covid lockdown came I decided to get the pop up program to iron out a few little bad habits that have crept into my take off. WOW, after two weeks I can really feel the benefits, I would say 100 % better. Easy to follow instructions that actually make sense. Commit to it tho, work hard and reap the rewards.

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  27. Guy L.

    Movement&Technique

    Guy L. (verified owner)

    As a person who likes to go straight to the point, and connected to sports in general,
    This program was excellent for me.
    A set of specific exercises that deal with every aspect of surfing (movement, flexibility and power),
    And especially the PopUp technique .
    Two major points in the program that changed and significantly improved my technique , were the Foam Roler guidance,
    and the correct PopUp technique videos.
    The consistent practice of these two points has improved my surfing skills, and improved me as an athlete also in other sports fields
    such as Martial Arts etc.

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  28. Chas D.

    Commit and Succeed

    Chas D. (verified owner)

    This is a great program. Clear easy to understand instruction to help you reach your goal.

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  29. Alexis P.

    Best program to start with!

    Alexis P. (verified owner)

    If you re starting with surf strenght I would definitely recommend to start with that one! The changes on my surfing were radical. Now even after the program I still go back to it and reword on some stuff. So much good stuff in it!

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  30. John E.

    Perfect pop up-trust the process

    John E. (verified owner)

    Highly recommend this program,My flexibility has increased dramatically since I began using this program,I have a set warm up before surfing, have more endurance in the water,less injury’s and more importantly making a lot more waves!!!thanks Cris.

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  31. Christopher C.

    Chris C.

    Christopher C. (verified owner)

    Been watching Cris’ videos for years and so pumped they’re now up on a very sleek app.

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  32. Michael D.

    Surf Pop Up

    Michael D. (verified owner)

    Solid, well thought out approach to the pop up. Fitness and repetition play their part, but knowing the mechanics to work on is simply very important to this key aspect of surfing, especially when you are beginner/intermediate level. I’d recommend it…
    Michael D.

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  33. jeff W.

    Solid advice

    jeff W. (verified owner)

    Chris and Clay have a crystal clear way of breaking down the basics of the mechanics needed. And just the right amount of focus, not too much distracting info, just the clear facts to be able to improve. Their concepts have helped me easily reacquire skills I used to have when I was young. Now unfortunately at 60 years, I had some flexibility and negative habits formed. Too much damn sitting. Now I’m back- great info here

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  34. Joao V.

    Perfect Workout!

    Joao V. (verified owner)

    Its super easy to do in home and i’m starting seeing results after the fist week!!!

    Thank u!!

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