Eddie Lester
Founder Axial FST

Eddie Lester initiated his relationship with surfing at the age of nine when he received his older brothers broken in half surfboard with a botched repair job. Springing from the unconventional surf culture within Los Angeles, CA, Eddie used his passion for surfing to launch a successful amateur career. By always seeming to come up just short against names like Gudaskas, Geiselman, Rosza, Gray and Whitlock, Eddie was always looking for an edge when it came to competition and at 17 years old, found that edge in the gym. For the last 10 plus years, he molded his two passions together by getting his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, while being a competitive Professional Surfer on the ASP World Qualifying Series. Adding to his degree 10 plus Fitness Certifications from nationally recognized fitness certifying bodies like NASM, NSCA and ACE, Eddie used his knowledge to improve his surfing to an all-time high. Now retired from competition, Eddie has turned his focus to sharing his secrets of how to become a Fast, Functional and Explosive surfer with the surfing world. With a combined in the gym and surfing experience of over 27 years, Eddie has created this 12 week training Program to address the needs of thousands of surfers looking to create a healthy, strong, flexible body, and gain the edge that takes them to the next level.


Why This Guide Was Created

It is very common knowledge that a proper attention to fitness improves athletic ability in surfing. This is written all over the surf media outlets indicating how you can improve your surfing by following a few steps. Most surfers look at that and say, “Great! I will do that and become a better surfer”. Unfortunately that lasts for a week or two and plateau sets in to leave you with little improvement in your fitness and no noticeable change in surfing endurance or strength. This is because gains in athletic ability don’t come from a few simple exercises or steps, they come from a properly periodized training program, similar to that of a world class athlete. It is time we start treating surfing like other major sports which benefit from having “REAL” training programs that last months, not days. Axial FST utilizes proven athletic training routines to fit the needs of a beginner to a professional surfer.

Just as much as this program is geared towards making you a better surfer, it also addresses fitness goals including reducing body fat, gaining muscle, reducing joint pain and risk for injury, as well as gaining flexibility, strength and power. Every surfer can benefit from this type of training regardless of the shape you are currently in.

In conjunction with the below training techniques, a complete nutritional guide makes this program the complete package to generating the healthiest body including optimized recovery from every workout or surf session. Note: Your favorite post surf burrito might not be the best recovery meal, even though the sluggish contentment may be saying otherwise.

Characteristics unique to optimizing your surfing and health addressed in Axial FST’s 12 Week Training Program include:

Myofascial Compression



Postural Positioning

Core Training

Joint Stability

Surf Specific Exercises

Endurance Training

Hypertrophy Training

Maximal Strength Training

Maximal Power Training


Axial FST Surf Fit Joel Parkinson’s Pro Surf Training App
Myofascial Compression x
Flexibility x x
Mobility x
Postural Positioning x
Core Training x x x
Joint Stability x x x
Surf Specific Exercises x x x
Endurance Training x x x
Hypertrophy Training x
Maximal Strength Training x
Maximal Power Training x


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