WOODBURY - The beach is always a great place to kick back and relax, but for Long Islanders who are carrying a few extra pounds along with their umbrellas, it can be a little uncomfortable.

Some fitness experts say surfing is a good total-body exercise for people looking to add some excitement to their fitness routine.

Surfer Nick Volosevich says paddling and balancing on a surfboard is a wonderful way to workout.

Velosevich says surfers should always use caution and take care to get enough rest.Buff at the Beach: LIers hit the beach to stay in shape