Developing The Power Game With Nakoa Decoite

Developing The Power Surfing Game With Nakoa Decoite

It’s not a coincidence that bigger surfers throw more spray. The fact is that the extra weight they carry around also makes them stronger. Now before you run out and buy weight gainer in an attempt to move more water, consider developing some leg strength. A good strength program will have you on the fast track to laying down some serious power turns without the extra baggage.


You gotta love the back squat. From your bottom turn to your carve, this has got to be one of the best exercises for surfing. The back squat is going to help you in all conditions from two-to-twenty foot. You’re gonna push more water when it’s small, and muscle that 10’6” off the bottom at Peahi. I personally like the 5×5 program. Five reps for five sets. Find a weight that challenges you. That last set should suck. Take a minute or two in between sets to recover so you can actually complete the movement.


Proper form is the most crucial part (knees out, back straight). Followed by the right amount of weight. You don’t want to kill yourself right of the bat. Take your time and progress the amount of weight your lifting. Give it six weeks and prepare to make it rain.

Good luck and God speed!
Nakoa Decoite

Who is Nakoa Decoite?
Age: 25
Hometown: Makawao, Maui
Years training: 10
Years surfing: 10 (the training helped progress the surfing a lot faster)
Favorite wave: Jaws
Web site: auxiliarytraining.com