Why surfing is great for your fitness

Fitness is often talked about in Australian culture, in the media, in everyday work life, and amongst friends and family. Yet nearly two-thirds of Australian adults are considered overweight, or obese according to a recent study performed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The numbers speak for themselves:

  • 42.4% of males aged 18 and over are overweight but not yet obese
  • 28.8% of females aged 18 and over are overweight but not yet obese
  • 28.3% of males aged 18 and over are considered obese
  • 27.4% of females aged 18 and over are considered obese



Australia has 34,218km of coastline, with 20,781 of that belonging to WA. So it's no secret we live in one of the best surfing destinations in the world! Not to mention that surfing offers a high-intensity workout making it one of the best sports for your health and fitness. Health benefits include:

  • Decreases the risk of chronic diseases
  • Decreases the risk of diabetes and chronic heart disease
  • Beneficial for people with arthritis
  • Improves bone density
  • Enhances mental health

Surfing will work your entire body, from shoulders, core, and right down to your legs - not to mention your endurance. It specifically targets:

  • Legs and Quads (standing, balancing, and squatting)
  • Core and Lower Back (paddling, squatting, balance)
  • Shoulders and Upper Back (padding, pushing up)

With lessons starting from just $27.50*, get fit, learn a new exciting sport, and take advantage of the added health benefits with the team behind Go Surf Perth.

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