Unfortunately we weren’t able to attend the 2014 Surf Expo in San Diego, but we have found an interesting video of one of the brands that was demonstrating their wares at this years trade fair. Si Boards Balance Boards are a Dry Land Surf Trainer that will really help improve your fitness, strength, core and stamina in between each Surf session.
The role of demonstrator for the weekend fell to Elysia Tsai and the clip shows many exercises that will improve your riding. Unlike the Indo Board the Si Board sits upon a urethane ball rather than a cylinder and effectively takes your Dry Land exercises into a third dimension.
The underneath of the Si Board is fitted with a rail that keeps the board under control on top of the ball and this should avoid the board running away from you rapidly and leaving you flat out on the floor. The sensation of riding the board on top of the ball is more akin to the fluid motion of water than rocking backwards and forwards on a roller.
Si Boards produce many different models of Training Boards ranging from a Toddler model right through to The Commando that features a 10” Super Deluxe Ball and is recommended for Advanced riders only. The Price for Adult models range from $155.95 for the Turbo Starter up to $689 for The Commando design. Si Boards also offer the opportunity to create a choice of combo packages that allow you to select various boards and balls to suit you.
The video of Elysia demonstrating the Si Board at Surf Expo 2014 can be found below this article and for more information on the range of balance boards and Dry land training equipment take a look at the Si Board website. Let us know if you have tried out any of the Si Board range and if you think the ball method of training is more realistic to Surfing? One thing is for sure, a 15-minute workout using the Si Board is seriously going to improve strength, stamina and every muscle is going to know about it!