How to prevent Injuries in surfing
Check your program
Increase training gradually, particularly after a period of illness. Focus on rest and recovery. Prioritize injury prevention exercises. Warmups should be a part of any training routine or prep for a competition.
Surfing is a sport with many repetitive motions. Almost one third of surfers are suffering from an injury on a yearly basis, and most injuries are due to paddling. Surfers spend approximately half of the time paddling during a surf session. Imbalanced training and overuse injuries might be the result and possible contributes to the fact that many suffers from injuries of the neck, lumbar spine and shoulder. Injuries can also happend during other aspects of surfing, for example an acute injury due to a fall.