Prescribing an Annual Plan for the Competitive Surf Athlete: Optimal Methods and Barriers to Implementation

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As the sport of surfing continues to gain support, the need for a sound strength and conditioning program is paramount. With a season lasting upward of 8 months and traveling all over the world, programming for the sport of surfing quickly becomes a challenge. Therefore, the aim of this article is to provide a brief introduction into the technical and physiological aspects of the sport before providing a detailed annual plan the strength coach or surf athlete can modify for their own use.