Case Study: My Experience With Surfing

How to Get Ready for the Surfing Lessons

Surfing is one of the greatest fun sports with challenging workouts that allows you to spend more of your time in the sun and the water and not invest in a lot of equipment so that you can get started. There are ways that one can get prepared as a first time learner on how to go surfing. 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.

Ensure that you seek the services of an expert surfing instructor. 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. 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. Ensure you have the right surfing board for your lessons. 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.

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. Improve on your stamina by exercising. You can also train with some weights in addition to doing, pull outs and pushups. You have to train on the upper body cardio because surfing includes lots of paddling. 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. Your legs will have a good shape and be evenly toned. 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.

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.