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 perfect location for the beginners is a sand bottom beach break which has long and gentle rolling white water. It is a great idea to book the surfing camp retreat services because they are specialized in training new beginners how to serve, and they are well equipped with skills and the right tools so that you can get the specialized lessons, daily supervision and in a good environment.
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. 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. Let the instructor guide you on the board management, the crowd awareness and the ocean knowledge so that it will not come as a surprise when you start your lessons. The instructor should also guide you in picking the right surfing board to learn on. 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.
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. You can start with push-ups, crunches, pull-ups and other exercises like lying back extensions which will be great for your body preparedness. 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. 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.
Learn how to hold your breath for about 20 seconds. Prepare yourself by learning how to be flexible, and one of the ways that you can do this is by practicing yoga or stretching for about 10 minutes every day.
Make your surfing lessons much easier by educating yourself.