With the global expansion of the coronavirus over the last two months, the world of professional sports has all but pressed pause. Pro surfers, who typically spend a majority of their years on the road, are suddenly sitting at home—no matter what the swell report says. On April 28, the World Surf League (WSL) cancelled or postponed the entirety of its competition calendar through July 1, and even that is subject to change.
With normalcy far in the distance and many surf spots still locked down, pro surfers are focusing more than ever on nutrition. The thinking is simple: A healthy body will provide the performance edge needed the minute they’re allowed to paddle out.
But surfers have a few added variables in the fight for peak fitness. These athletes are often at the whims of