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Finding Ways To Keep Up With Surfing

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. 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.

Ensure that you seek the services of an expert surfing instructor. Surfing experience is very important and a good instructor should be qualified. The surfing instructor should be able to give you the theory basics in at least 2 to 3 lessons so that when you get to the real or the actual surfing practices you will be ready 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. The instructor should also guide you in picking the right surfing board to learn on. Beginners are recommended to use the wide or the long board.

Losing the excess weight is an important aspect of getting prepared for your surfing learning. You can also do simple exercises prior to starting your surfing course which will do wonders on your stamina. You can start with push-ups, crunches, pull-ups and other exercises like lying back extensions which will be great for your body preparedness. Surf learning demands lots of paddling, and this is the hardest part so to ensure that you train on the upper body cardio which is extremely important. You can do the paddling, boxing aerobics, swimming laps, rows and many others so that you can train on the upper body cardio.

Ensure that you get a balanced board, this is to ensure that you practice weight distribution and also practice the relaxed balancing. This will also help in balance toning of your legs and keep them in shape. Your instructor should include this in the learning lessons so that he can show you how to do that, the information is contained in DVD’s showing you how it is done, and this should be done at least 15-20 minutes on daily basis. The DVD’s can also be found at any of the good sporting 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.

The information is available online, and you can be able to get more information about the sport you are so interested in learning.