Gabriel Medina Pinto Ferreira (born 22 December 1993) is a Brazilian professional surfer, also the 2014],[2018 World Surf League|2018 WSL World Champion and 2021 World Champion.
Do surfers lift weights?
Yes, many do since weightlifting gives them the strength to pop up fast and turn harder, and this includes 2019 World Champion, Italo Ferreira. However, surfers dont overdo the weights as the extra bulk can cause a few problems for surfing, as will be explained below.
Why are surfers so lean?
The Surfing Exercise Surfers get lean from exercising frequently and allowing rest between exercises for muscles to grow and rebuild. This fat prevents nutrients from entering muscles and wastes being discarded. It is the fat that can keep well built weight trainers from being able to run around the block.
Is Kelly Slater biracial?
For Kelly Slater, one of the pro surfers featured, it was also a return to his ancestral roots. Currently raked 1st in the world, Robert Kelly Slater was born in 1972 in Cocoa Beach, FL. His mother is of Irish descent and his father was of Syrian ancestry.