First of all, thanks to Surf Strength Coach Cris Mills for putting together this killer video of how to improve your surfing thru learning to surf skate on land. Riding a Carver Surf Skate or other similar skateboard mimics the movement of surfing on a wave, and can greatly improve your balance, coordination and strength for when the waves get good.
You don’t have to be a professional skateboarder or be into street tricks to learn to surf skate. Skateboarding doesn’t just help to improve your balance and technique — it also strengthens many of the stabilizer muscles that you need to be a strong surfer. It’s for this reason that learning to surf skate can help to increase your power and athletic ability when you’re out in the water.