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Surf Mei Mei Invites celebrity trainer and surfer, Steve Jordan (BS, CSCS, PES, CPT, HLC), to give us "3 Tips to Better Surf." Training from professional athletes to regular 9-5 workers, Steve understands what surfers want. He has developed unique techniques for anyone who is ready to surf/perform even better. We love this article because we all want to surf better and have more fun! Steve has been on Today Show on NBC and other major American broadcast networks, and been named, America’s Fitness Ambassador.


3 Tips for Better Surf

Surfers today are all about improving their performance: experience the ultimate rush riding waves that once seemed like only a dream. While surfing seems like a low-key sport, it’s anything but a laid-back affair. It’s a physically demanding activity that requires training in order to perform well.  The 3 Tips For Better Surf is perfect for you if  you are a surfer who’s willing to put in discipline and hard work with commitment to become better; or/and you are one of  those who want something stimulating their mind, body, and soul in any ways.

For 21 years I’ve been a health and fitness professional working with a variety of clients who surf for a living or leisure. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that every surfer and client I’ve worked with had one common goal…to have fun!

Fun is the common denominator that keeps us motivated, inspired and committed to our surfing journey of reaching new levels of performance. Fun is a relative word and is unique to each surfer, but there are a few ways in which I will share that can influence and charge up your surf sessions in 2016 and have more fun!

  1. Have a goal – we all know that goals are important to measure results and keep you motivated, but goals are also important to keep you having fun. In my opinion I believe goals help you to have fun because they give you a sense of purpose. Without purpose there’s no driving force to motivate you or keep you coming back. The fun happens when you are achieving levels of success towards the goal. Maybe the goal is I’ll surf 20 times this year, complete a roundhouse cutback, or hang10. Remember, “Enjoy the journey, not the destination.”
  2. Find a surf partner with similar goals or abilities- doing anything alone isn’t as fun as when you’re doing it with someone else. You get to share experiences that are both positive and fun. You can encourage and motivate each other to reach new levels. And there’s no doubt there will be fun times that you’ll be able to share for years to come.
  3. Hire a surfing coach that specializes in improving surfing performance- hiring a coach can absolutely improve your performance and keep you having fun. Even though surfing seems like a sport that you just get better with more practice and that is true, but you’ll benefit more if you hire a professional coach to give you some pointers and training tips. There isn’t a pro including, Alana Blanchard who hasn’t had coaches and mentors to help them.

IMG_2274Surfing is a way of life and those that are committed to improving their skill level and having more fun in a surf session are willing to find new ways to stimulate their mind and body. These simple tips can help you get a head start to create some new and fun surf experiences this year.

Surf Up!


Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 9.30.25 PMSteve Jordan is not only a health and fitness professional whose has an extraordinary client list which includes A-list Celebs, billionaires, musicians and athletes, but he’s an avid waterman whose been surfing since he was 14 yrs old. Steve grew in the suburbs of NJ, but developed his surfing roots in Ocean City, MD where he would spend his summers surfing, bodyboarding, kneeboarding and skurfing. In his 21 year career he’s been in major magazines, on the cover of books, featured on NBC’s The Today show, but his first claim to fame was when he was featured on the cover of The Beachcomber of Ocean City, MD in a bodyboarding contest where he placed 1st. He’s traveled and surfed Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the North Shore of Oahu and tons of local spots in So Cal where he now resides. His favorite surf spot and wave the famous break at Surf Riders Beach, Malibu, CA.  You can find more Steve Jordan’s work/ booking at stevejordan.com


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