9 Lessons Learned: Surfing

Tips on How to Be Prepared For the Surfing Lessons

Surfing is one of the greatest fun sports with challenging workouts that allows you to spend more of your time in the sun and the water and not invest in a lot of equipment so that you can get started. If it is your fist time learning how to surf there is a certain level of preparedness that you need to have. Find the right location where you will undertake your surfing lessons and for the beginners the beach you choose should not be overcrowded, and if it possible the water should not be cold. an example of a beach that can be convenient for the beginners is the Costa Rica as it is in a perfect location for the beginners. When you are starting lessons on surfing book yourself with a surfing camp retreat, because they have trained personnel who will concentrate on making you better, and they will supervise your surfing progress every day to ensure that you are getting better.

The other preparation that one has to undertake is to have a qualified surf instructor. He should have at least 7 to 10 years experience in addition to at least 2 years teaching experience. The instructor should start by educating you with theory lessons so that when you start the practical classes you will be well equipped on what to expect. Let the instructor guide you on the board management, the crowd awareness and the ocean knowledge so that it will not come as a surprise when you start your lessons. Ensure you have the right surfing board for your lessons. For the beginners use the bigger board or the long boards about 8-10ft and as they improve the surfing skills they move down the size of the board.

Losing the excess weight is an important aspect of getting prepared for your surfing learning. exercising also helps in improving the body stamina. You can also train with some weights in addition to doing, pull outs and pushups. You have to train on the upper body cardio because surfing includes lots of paddling. You can do the paddling, boxing aerobics, swimming laps, rows and many others so that you can train on the upper body cardio.

Having the right balanced surfing board will ensure that you balance your body well and also train on the weight distribution. Your legs will be well toned and balanced. The information containing the balanced body training is found in DVD’s which can be sourced from sports stores.

You can start by practicing on the shallow waters about 4-6ft deep before you advance to the deeper waters, this will help your body to feel relaxed. Work on your flexibility by doing yoga.

Getting more information about the surfing sport from the internet is another added advantage that can help you to learn easier and also faster.