Preparations for Learning How to Surf
Surfing is one of the sports that helps you to keep fit as it has challenging workouts and at the same time having fun. If it is your fist time learning how to surf there is a certain level of preparedness that you need to have. For the beginners look for beaches that are not crowded, and the water should not be so cold. The perfect location for the beginners is a sand bottom beach break which has long and gentle rolling white water. 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. Beginners are recommended to use the wide or the long board.
Having the sufficient weight before you start on your surfing lessons is important and so you have to work on achieving it. 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. Train the upper body by swimming, boxing aerobics and any other practice that can assist in training your upper body cardio.
Practice the weight distribution and relaxed balance. 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.
Make your surfing lessons much easier by educating yourself.