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 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 beaches with sand bottom beach break are recommended because the water rolls gently. 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. Taking 2 to 3 theory classes will prepare you better for what to expect during the practicals. 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. Ensure you have the right surfing board for your lessons. Beginners are recommended to use the wide or the long 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. You can also do simple exercises prior to starting your surfing course which will do wonders on your stamina. You can also train with some weights in addition to doing, pull outs and pushups. 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 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.
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. Do yoga and other exercises so that you can be flexible.
Getting more information about the surfing sport from the internet is another added advantage that can help you to learn easier and also faster.