Exeter City first team had a barrel of laughs on Wednesday as they went to Polzeath beach for a surfing lesson.
The squad travelled to north Cornwall in the morning where they were put through their paces with challenging run along the coast.
Then, after the lunch, following some tips from the local surf school Surf's Up Surf School, the players put on their wetsuits and went into the water to see if they could catch some waves.
Some of the players and staff looked as though they had some previous experience of surfing and others took to the water well despite it being their first time on a board.
However, there were mishaps as well as players and staff tumbled as they tried to stand up on the water.
Speaking about the experience, Exeter City midfielder Lee Holmes said: “It was really fun. It was difficult, but once you get the hang of it, it ends up being a really fun day.
“It is the first time ever that I have been surfing and I really enjoyed it. We went for a big run in the morning, stretched the legs out and then we came down here (to Polzeath beach) and it is hard work, but it makes it a fun day.
“Everyone is bonding together and you are trying to catch waves together and it is something different to the normal pre-season training, but great at the same time.”