Surf Strong Fit Foundation: 3 Critical Pieces

By Greg Finch

3 science supported health practices that are critical for overall health and surf performance.

  1. Morning sunlight viewing. To set circadian rhythm, focus, mood and strong sleep habits
  2. 180-200min of Zone 2 (moderate) cardio per week. Cardiovascular health
  3. NSDR (Non-Sleep-Deep Rest; 10-30min, 3-7X per week). Stress mitigation and cognition
Our Surf Strong Elite Program organizes this into an easy implemented system that gets great results. I would love to help YOU. 

The 3 above are the foundation. They are necessary but not sufficient
  • Paddle and pop up training in or out of the water everyday
  • Also: resistance training (3-4X weekly)
  • Cold-heat contrast (ice baths and sauna)
  • Avoid packaged hyper processed foods
  • Yes eating low sugar fermented foods
  • Quality social interactions etc.
More bullitts at the image below

Thank you to Dr. Huberman for the inspiration for this list

My stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger


I've noticed a big difference in really two main things. One is my pre-surf warm up gets my body loose and ready to surf. I feel like I'm not step-tripping over to myself as much. Doing those dumb falls that just waste a bunch of waves.

Second my stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger.

Josh Beckett - Winemaker

My Surfing Has Improved On So Many Levels


My surfing has improved on so many different levels working with Greg. I have developed much more confidence in the water. I feel more comfortable & strong out there. I can paddle longer, pop-up faster, and turn with more power.

Heather Miller - Acupuncturist for WSL

Those aches & pains after a sesh aren't there anymore


It really gave me direction of what to do to get my body feeling better. Some of those aches and pains I would get after a sesh aren't there anymore. I could see my body becoming much more reliable for me because of the exercises and techniques that were taught.

The personal service was awesome! Greg was very knowledgeable and easy to reach whenever. If I ever had a question he was there to help quickly.

Scott Williams

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