Kanoa Igarashi with the SRF Trainer after winning the US Open of Surfing


The SRF Trainer

Originally from Florida, Paul grew up surfing, wakeboarding and playing most sports. He attended the University of South Florida where he received his degree in Exercise Science. While in college, he coached athletes at Velocity Sports Performance while also interning as a strength coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays professional baseball team. This is where his passion for training athletes began. 

Paul relocated to Southern California in 2006 so he could work closely with surfers. In 2012, he opened Surf Ready Fitness, a gym that strictly caters to training surfers. Thru his methodology and programming, he has helped local kids, pros and weekend warriors improve their time spent in the water. 

Fast forward to 2018, Paul is now recognized as one of the top surf trainers in the world. He has helped multiple top surf pros achieve their goals including WSL standout, Kanoa Igarashi, who he has personally trained for 10 years. Paul's success has landed him in Men's Fitness Magazine, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and SRF was also voted one of the top 7 gyms in Orange County.