The sea, the sun and freedom make surfing tempting for fans of extreme sports. This is a sport for real winners who are not used to giving themselves up to circumstances.
If you’re new in such kind of water sports, our basic beginning surfing tips will be useful for you.
Tip 1. Surfing is exercise, and with any exercise you want to warm up. So doing a variety of stretches, stretching your arms, your legs out. It’s very important to limber up, because the water tends to be cold, and you’re going to be moving around, that’s a potential recipe for injury.
Tip 2. While you’re doing your warm-up stretches take time and enjoy scenery. Look at the waves, and try to get a feel for how often the bigger waves are coming off and the set waves are coming in waves set. Waves usually occur at regular intervals, depending on the swell direction, the period and the break you’re surfing.
It’s a really great time to relax, take in the scenery and try and work these patterns out while you’re stretching. So when you get out into the surf – you have a better idea of when you should paddle, and when you should wait for the next wave.
Tip 3. Surfing is very difficult, so don’t be discouraged if you’re not successful right away. Like anything else it takes a lot of practice, time, and patience to master it.
If the waves are too small work on those paddling muscles, get out on your surfboard and paddle around. You’d be surprised at, how quickly you can get sore, if you haven’t used those muscles before.
Tip 4. Another thing to remember to do – is practice popping up in the sand.
If your muscles are used to popping up on a surfboard, you’re used to doing this exercise then. When you need to do it, it’ll be second nature and so doing the exercise on the sand. Popping up on the sand, imagining that you’re on the surfboard and getting to your feet before you even get on the surfboard is very helpful.
Tip 5. Choose your Beach carefully. Remember the most popular spot may not be a good place to learn oftentimes. When surfers get together in large numbers – they tend to get a little aggressive towards each other. So, instead of looking for the most popular spot, walk down the beach away and see if you can find a break. That’s more suitable to your skill level, and maybe, a little bit more relaxed, and chances are you’ll end up having more fun.
Tip 6. Take care of your surfboard. If it’s a foamy don’t leave it in the sun or set it on the end, because it’ll chip or peel or start to split open.
If it’s a fiberglass surfboard – make sure you get a padded bag for it and try not to ding it on doorways, or in the back of your truck.
Tip 7. Also rinse out your wetsuit what after you finished, whether you peed in it or not and dry it out. Try not to leave it in the sun, because the wetsuit will start to fade and crack just like the foamy surfboard will.
Take care of your equipment and it’ll last a long time.
That’s all for now, stay with us and enjoy outdoors.