Heres what wikipedia says about training: relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals
yes, so many benefits to training. id recommend a mix of everything: weight training, some form of cardio, yoga (its great and keeps the body feeling good and limber). and no you wont look like you are on roids if you start weight training. the stronger i am the better i am at paddling and ripping the sh!t out of some waves. jk. but really you will have more power in your surfing. plus what are you going to do when theres no waves or its winter and you have a job and can only surf on the weekends when you have the daylight? not just gonna sit around all week doing nothing are you??? thats the worst thing you could do.
its pretty simple, get into some sort of training routine and when theres waves you surf.... when theres no waves you train. plus you will look and feel better than most of your friends who sit around watching redtube all night after work.
I think this should help sum up the workouts needed to shred 23 footers... dirty jersey style.
You mean to tell me all of you guys don't own this? WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?
run, swim, stretch, skate
Cross train as much as possible. weight training, cardio, yoga, mental training. swimming including underwater to prep for worst case scenario. If your at the ocean and the waves are flat; go paddle for a few miles. You'll be paddling circles around everyone else who just sit there like a bouy
Can't believe no one's thrown this out: JUST SURF, MAN