Surfing – My Most Valuable Advice

August 15, 2017

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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 you have not surfed before, and you want to learn how to, there are certain preparations that you have to get ready with. One of these initial one is to get a beginner friendly beach location and for the first time preferable one with warm water and no huge crowds. The perfect location for the beginners is a sand bottom beach break which has long and gentle rolling white water. In readiness for your surfing practices, you can book the training lessons with a surfing camp that will teach you better on how to perfect the art of surfing.

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. Surfing can be dangerous especially if you are not equipped with the basics of the board management, ocean knowledge and the crowd awareness, a fun day at the beach can turn out to be a bad nightmare landing one in the hospital. 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.

When preparing to start your surfing lessons it is important that you loss any extra weight by exercising, the lighter and fitter you are the easier it will be for you to learn quickly, and it will be easier for the instructor to train you. Improve on your stamina by exercising. Some of the exercises that you can do include, pushups, pull ups and lie on your back extensions. Paddling is one of the activities that is involved when learning how to surf and so one have to exercise the upper body cardio in preparedness for the surfing lessons. 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 have a good shape and be evenly toned. The information containing the balanced body training is found in DVD’s which can be sourced from sports stores.

Learn how to hold your breath for about 20 seconds. Work on your flexibility by doing yoga.

Make your surfing lessons much easier by educating yourself.