Surfing 101

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Here are some basic tips that will help you with your surfing. Surfing is a competitive sport that can be a lot of fun for everyone involved. Waves are regarded as highly coveted items, and a variety of different factors go into surfing and its success including the wind, the tide, the swell, the ocean bed and so many others. Here are some basic tips that are going to improve your capabilities as a surfer.

1 – Always aim to catch one more wave.

Sometimes you may feel as if it is time for you to end your session, and it may be tempting for you to simply come in, but if you can find the strength and patience to stick it out for one more wave, more often than not you will probably find that the very last wave that you surf before you paddle in is the best one of your session for that day.

2 – Know what your limits are.

If you have only ever surfed waves as high as your chest, then handling a massive double overhead is probably not the best thing for you to do. You need to know what your limits are, and you need to stick to those limits until you feel safer and more comfortable handling something larger.

3 – Take care to keep yourself protected.

Always make sure that you are wearing sunscreen on any skin that is exposed while surfing, and make sure that you are reapplying the sunscreen as necessary in order to keep your sun safe during your surfing endeavor.

4 – Go out and surf!

The absolute best way for you to learn how to surf the way the pros do it is simply going to be for you to get out there and do it. If you really want to improve your surfing skills, then the best possible thing that you can do is to get out there and actually surf. The more time that you spend surfing, the better your surfing skills will become. Progression may seem slow at times, but it will come if you do not force it.

5 – Ride the waves in and make the section.

Sometimes it can be tempting for us to end the riding of a wave when we see that wave sectioning, but it is often best for us to simply take the section on, waiting to see if we will be capable of making it. Sometimes you may not make it, but sometimes you will be able to make it after all, scoring you an extra 20 seconds or so of the wave, which is well worth the effort isn’t it?

Just a few of the right tips and you can be well on your way to increasing your capabilities as a surfer. There is really nothing wrong with simply getting out there and improving your skills by honing your craft on your own terms. Good luck!