I was just reading a thing on surfline about nutrition and how to recover from a session. Anywho I was wondering do you guys know how many calories you burn per hour from surfing in cold water?
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Thread: Winter weight loss?
Dec 20, 2009, 09:01 PM #1Northender Guest
Winter weight loss?
Dec 20, 2009, 09:38 PM #2Member
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Definitely a ton. Counting Calories is kind of silly though. Just eat a lot when you get out.
Dec 20, 2009, 09:56 PM #3Northender Guest
i dont count calories but my friend calls me a fatty at school lunch when i buy two lunches on days that im gonna go surfing. But its the complete oppisite because hes 5'8 and 160lbs and im 5'10 and 125lbs
man if you're 5'10 at 125 lbs you should be doing nothing but eating. and eating. and eating
depends on your metabolism, weight, heart rate, age, air temp, water temp, wave count, how hard you paddle, etc. there are many factors that go into how many calories you burn.
thee only thing that makess winter surfing so much more exhausting is that wet suit. if you get a really flexible fitting wetsuit that keeeps you jsut warm enough and not enough to make you sweat jsut form wearing it then its like any other sesssion. but yah i do the same thiing...except i never eat alto before i know im surfing. thats so stupid. makes me so much slower. just wait till after. its so much more rewarding
Dec 20, 2009, 11:26 PM #7
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Not just eating right will help you with stamina and longevity of strength in the water. A good cardio work out and some weight lifting with work wonders in the long run .
Dec 21, 2009, 06:45 PM #8
Dec 21, 2009, 08:22 PM #9Northender Guest
I am diabetic and during a regular workout need about 15-20 grams of carbs per hour to keep my blood sugar stable. During surfing it's usually from 40-60 (or more) grams per hour.
That probably also has a lot to do with the fact that I dont surf all the time, so my body isn't very efficient at it. I imagine some of you that surf multiple times a week don't burn nearly as much.