Tasty Surf Foods to Keep Your Stoke Alive In and Out of the Water

by steve watts January 21, 2013

Acai pre and post session surf foods

Our Pre and Post Surf Session Food Lists

Let’s start of by dispelling the old wives tale, “No Food 30 minutes to 1 hour before getting in the water.“  Sorry, it’s a big fat lie!  It’s essential to fuel up for your wave carving adventure, just keep it light.

Now that we’ve rejected your entire childhood experience at the shore/pool…

It’s time to move onto our Pre-Surf Session Food List 

Eggs and bacon pre surf session foods(Carefully compiled with the help of our favorite surfing and bodysurfing addicts):

  •  Oatmeal, Porridge, Cereal
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit Smoothie
  • Acai Bowl= (Crowd Favorite)
  • Fresh Fruit and Nuts *Shout out to Bananas (which are known for their special cramp-fighting abilities)
  • Fresh-squeezed/juiced veggies and fruit
  • Eggs and Bacon
  • Protein Shakes
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
  •         **Of course drink Plenty of Water and fluids!!

High five to coconut water for being extra special for hydration.

Remember there are no water boys or vending machines once you’ve committed yourself to the swell!!

Get something in that body to sustain your energy level and prevent cramping.

Assuming you followed our specially formulated, pre-surf session food list, you shredded the waves like a ninja Kelly Slater. 

Grilled chicken post session surf foodsIt’s time to refuel with our Post- Session Surf Food List:

  • Tacos or Burritos
  •  Burgers
  • Tater Tots, French Fries, Roasted Potatoes
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Ceviche
  • Meat Pies
  • Pasta
  • Wraps
  • Salad
  • **Of course beer (and more water). It’s important to toast to being a surfing machine! 

If we failed to include your favorite surf foods, we want to know! E-mail us at Michelle@Slydehandboards.com  andwe’ll be sure to update our list!

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left

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