Pilates is an excellent way to improve your surfing. Not only does it develop the core strength needed to surf with more power and precision, but it can also be used to improve your paddling, and make your surfing technique far more consistent with less risk of injury.

In short Pilates and core conditioning will help you to surf better for longer.

As an experienced surfer, a Pilates trainer and a fitness professional, I have had plenty of experience working with surfers and kitesurfers to power up their surfing or kite surfing.

So to help any aspiring surfers, looking for an inside edge to their performance, or for anyone (whether you surf, SUP, kite or snowboard ), in search of some additional challenging and fun exercises to add to their training, here’s a video clip with a few of my go to surf inspired mat exercises that I like to throw into a workout to challenge my surfers, from beginner to elite performers.

Enjoy and let me know how they go!