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Kanoa Igarashi’s Vans US Open of Surfing Workout Routine

How to train like the Huntington Beach local and two-time event champion - Surfline.com

The good ol’ days of surfing, when, professionals would simply surf all day and party all night, are no more. These days, for better or worse, pro surfers are “athletes.”


And Kanoa Igarashi is amongst the gym rat, protein-drinking elite. “No matter where I am in the world,” says Kanoa, “I always have a gym that I go to. At every tour stop, I have a gym. During the laydays, I like to keep up on my workouts at all the events.”


The Vans US Open is no different. But luckily, since the event is held in his own backyard, Kanoa has a little more options when it comes to where and how he works out. His preference? Surf Ready Fitness in Costa Mesa with his longtime trainer, Paul Norris.


In between heats, before his loss in Round Four, we caught up with Kanoa and Paul for a sweat-drenched workout to keep his legs limber and his muscles sharp for utter domination on his beloved HB Pier bowl. Here’s what went down.

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