Whether you're a pro surfer who wants to win a world title, a competitive surfer who wants to turn pro, or a recreational surfer who just wants to shred over your friends, The Art of Surfing will help you achieve your goals. In this book competitive surfing coach Raul Guisado brings the same coaching and training principles of the more established and traditional sports to surfing - to help you enhance your performance and take it to the next level. Inside you'll find information on: the basics of boards and other gear, the anatomy of waves, and a review of basic maneuvers; advanced techniques for everything, from paddling to turning to walking the nose; basic and advanced exercises for improving flexibility, balance, and stability; strength-training and power-building routines; cardiovascular endurance workouts, as well as cross-training options; tips on performance nutrition, and the latest advances in sports psychology. A chapter on surf contests rounds out this coaching and training manual. Let The Art of Suring help you develop a game plan to boost your physical, technical, and mental performance - and prepare to catch the next wave.Guisado, Raul is the author of 'Art of Surfing A Training Manual for the Developing and Competitive Surfer', published 2003 under ISBN 9780762724666 and ISBN 0762724668.