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Surf competitions demand the ability to out paddle opposition to gain an optimal position for wave take offs. Those who can out paddle a heat opponent and catch waves at the most critical point when breaking are likely to maximize their scoring potential. Currently appropriate and valid testing protocols evaluating the physiological fitness of surfing athletes are not well established. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the testing procedure of a pool based, 400 endurance time trial is more appropriate (compared to geometry testing) given the nature of the sport, and pride a test that is a better discriminator of performance.
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Farley, Oliver; Coyne, Joseph; Secomb, Josh; Lundgren, Lina; Tran, Tai T.; Abbiss, Chris; and Sheppard, Jeremry, "Comparison of the 400 metre timed endurance surf paddle between elite competitive surfers, competitive surfers and recreational surfers" (2013). ECU Posters.