Planning to learn surfing? Don’t know what to consider before starting surfing? Well, you are in the right place. There are certain points/things every surfer should know before they get started. Keeping this in mind, we have made a list of things every potential surfer should take stock of to stay on the safe side.
- There’s no need to worry about what others might be thinking about your skill level, wetsuit, board, etc. You are supposed to focus on your surfing. Following some surfing websites may also be of big help to you.
- Brush up on your duck diving skills. Being able to successfully duck dive will improve your chances of catching the waves.
- Try to surf either in the late afternoon or in the morning. Surfing in the noon will cause sunburn and other related conditions.
- Smile and feel relaxed in the lineup. Other surfers will not eat you, they are people too. You may even find an instructor who will take you under her or his wing.
- Never take surfing seriously. We have seen people hitting their surfboards in frustration. It is horrific, and your board isn’t always at fault. When things aren’t working in your way, be thankful that you live in an age when such surfing facilities are available to us.
- The more you stretch, the more flexible you will be, and the better you will surf. All the professional surfers perform acrobatics to stay flexible for the game.
- Learn to embrace your failure wholeheartedly. Later in your life you will be injured and tired, you will encounter flat waves, you will have a family, and you will have a busy schedule.
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