The goal of any waterman or woman is to surf, paddle or row as often as they can, as well as they can, for the rest of their life. The trouble is that few understand how to get the most from their body and when they can’t, what to do about it outside of the usual layoffs, surgeries and cortisone injections. As one veteran paddler recently put it: “Ibuprofen is my second religion.”

There is a better way.

Using insights gleaned from his experiences on the whitewater canoe and rafting national teams and improving the performance and well-being of the world’s top athletes, Dr. Kelly Starrett has created nothing short of a movement manifesto for the water athlete.

Equally applicable to the pro waterman, novice and everyone in between, Waterman 2.0 gives paddlers, surfers and rowers of all ages and abilities a one-stop guide to understanding:

  • Basic movement baselines for optimal and sustainable performance on and off the water
  • How to identify and fix weakest links, and become faster, stronger and more resilient
  • Mobility techniques to help prevent, assess and address soft tissue, joint and sliding surface issues
  • Common errors that lead to pain and performance limitations
  • Corrective strategies that enhance movement patterns and unlock more speed and endurance
  • Lifestyle adaptations that enable better preparation, training and racing
  • Tactics for more effective recovery, hydration and sleep

With a foreword by Laird Hamilton, Waterman 2.0 also features unique insights and tips from more than 30 of the world’s top watermen and women, including Kai Lenny, Emily Jackson-Troutman and Paige Alms. This book is the start of a revolution in water sports performance. Are you ready to become a Waterman 2.0?





Dr. Kelly Starrett is the author of the The New York Times bestsellers Becoming A Supple Leopard and Ready to Run and the Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Deskbound, all of which have revolutionized how coaches, athletes and everyday humans approach performance as it relates to movement, mechanics, and the actualization of athletic potential. Kelly is also the co-founder of San Francisco Crossfit and, where he shares his innovative approach to movement, mechanics, and mobility with millions of coaches and athletes around the world. Kelly believes every human being should know how to move and be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves.

Kelly is life-long paddler. He began whitewater kayaking at age 12 and went on to paddle whitewater slalom canoe on the US Canoe and Kayak Teams. He also led the U.S. Men’s Extreme Whitewater Team to two national titles and competed in two World Championships. Kelly has completed the Molokai crossing twice - once in an OC1 and once on a surf ski. He has paddled with several Bay Area outrigger canoe clubs and loves to surf and stand up paddle.

Phil White is an Emmy-nominated writer and the co-author of Unplugged with Dr. Andy Galpin and Brian Mackenzie, The 17 Hour Fast with Dr. Frank Merritt, and Game Changer and 59 Lessons with Fergus Connolly. He's a frequent contributor to The Inertia and SUP the Mag and collaborates with a select group of partners such as TRX, Onnit, and Train Heroic to tell compelling stories that improve performance and change lives. When not writing about himself in the third person, Phil enjoys SUP, hiking with his wife and two sons in Colorado forests, and a nice pint of stout. Start a conversation with him at, on Twitter at @PhilWhiteBooks, on Facebook at @PhilWhiteBooks or on Instagram at @philwhitebooks.