Practical and Helpful Tips: Surfing

Preparations for Learning How to Surf

This is a fun sport that will keep you occupied which can be learnt with ease and with less cost spent on the sporting equipment. 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 beaches with sand bottom beach break are recommended because the water rolls gently. 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.

Hire an instructor to work with you. He should have at least 7 to 10 years experience in addition to at least 2 years teaching experience. Taking 2 to 3 theory classes will prepare you better for what to expect during the practicals. You should be well educated on the ocean knowledge, crowd awareness and also how to manage your board well before you even start with the practical lessons. Purchase the correct surfing board. The recommended board is about 8-10ft long for the beginners so that they can be able to balance well on 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. exercising also helps in improving the body stamina. You can also train with some weights in addition to doing, pull outs and pushups. 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 be well toned and balanced. your the instructor should be able to help you practice on the right body toning exercises and how frequently the exercise should be done, which is about 15- 20 minutes daily.

The other practice one has to do, and perfect is to hold your breath for at least 20 seconds. 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.