2. SURFING HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP FIT
Moving burns calories and a good, hard paddle-out through 6 foot close-out beachies gets the arms, lungs, abs and shoulders burning! Every run from the car park to the shore, every duck-dive, every stroke adds up to more and more of these calories being used to fuel the session. Do this regularly and you'll soon be down the local surf shop looking for new, better fitting boardies or wettie to show off that lean, mean surfing machine that is you.
There is no substitute to surfing, than actually surfing either. So if you have a trip to Indo coming up anytime soon. Replace a handful of those gym sessions with surfing. If there's no surf, paddle from headland to headland and back. Anything to get those arms, shoulders and back prepared for 6+ hour sessions overseas.