By Diana Gerstacker

We've said it before -- the great outdoors will forever be our favorite fitness center. Being active is always beneficial, but when you’re outside doing something you love it feels that much more rewarding. Surfing is one such activity that offers major physical benefits in some of the most beautiful settings on the planet. The benefits of surfing are seemingly endless, but if you haven't been convinced yet, we’ve outlined some of the major perks that come with grabbing a board and paddling out.

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