Robert Parker in Bali

Robert Parker in Bali
blog contributor Robert Parker Surfing Bali

Sunday, July 19, 2015

surfers over 60?

As I approach age 60, I'm ecstatic to still be actively surfing.  A lot of days I paddle out "just to stay in the game", but then I always end up getting stoked on surfing every time.

Fitness?  I don't actively "work out", but I surf regularly, do hard physical labor for my day job, and walk an awful lot, including some pretty serious hillside stairs on a regular basis.  And I try to recognize my limitations, avoiding more dangerous surf I might have braved in younger days.

I recently broke two fingers in a freak accident, when my leash wrapped around them in a breaking wave.  I've been out of the water for a week now, surgery is tomorrow morning, and I'm chomping at the bit to get back out in the surf!

Losing a few pounds has helped too, I've been enjoying riding smaller boards, like the orange one pictured below, as a result.  Hopefully I can keep those pesky pounds off!


  1. I agree with your approach. My diet is much better now than when I was younger. Good luck with the surgery.