Yelling “cowabunga,” the iconic, triumphant shout that surfers popularized in the late 20th century, may feel a little bit too dated for those riding the board today, but there are surely others who have always longed to use the word while atop the crest of a killer wave.

Although it is never too late for most people to take on a new challenge, the reality is that not everyone has the time or bandwidth to frequent the ocean enough to eventually “shred the gnar.” Yet for those determined to obtain the flexibility, aesthetics, skills and physical endurance of a surfer, there may be a more convenient way to achieve these goals without setting foot on a sandy beach, thanks to the folks at City Surf Fitness.

Participants can expect a high intensity workout that will help them learn how to maintain their balance by practicing on a training board, according to the website, which notes:

At City Surf Fitness we feature both 35 and 50-minute full body, surf-inspired strength and conditioning group class formats. Designed to be the most challenging and rewarding part of your day, because nobody said surfing would be easy! 

City Surf works to change your body with a different format and workout every single class incorporating the best principles behind the science of surfing and strength training, all to help you develop that lean, strong, and confident surfer’s physique.

Group fitness meets small group personal training. We know when you surf you catch waves alone, but we also know that behind every great surfer there is an even stronger surf community. Lose yourself in our lineups and on our stability based surf training boards. Have fun while paddling through either of our 35 or 50 minute sets as you leave everything you don’t want in the studio, and paddle for everything your body and mind needs to let your inner Kelly Slater out. Always leaving you walking out of every class with your confidence level and stoke all the way turned up!

Currently City Surf has studios in Louisiana and Texas, but they offer a workout plan for those unable to visit these locations and interested in practicing at home. To learn more, click here.