If practicing surfing is one of your biggest dreams, you should consider some tips before starting to practice it.
That´s why we will give you 5 basics of surfing for beginners.
Surf is an aquatic sport that involves managing swimming, breathing, balance, and technique.
But, if you consider that one of these skills is not your biggest strength, you can start here…
As we mentioned before, in surfing for beginners you should better manage swimming, breathing, and balance before starting working on your technique.
Then, this is not a big deal, but you must start as soon as possible.
One positive aspect is that most surfing for beginners is done in relatively shallow water with a flotation device tied to your leg. So you might not need to be a pro swimmer, drowning risk is minimal.
However, once you start raising your surf level you will go out to the next sand bar where it is breaking and you will end up caught in the impact zone and held under, losing probably your board.
Under extreme situations and immersed in a panic you had better know how to swim properly.
So, we recommend that you take some swimming lessons getting the most important basic to start surfing.
The good news is that you will also work out your muscles and build up your endurance, preparing your body for this amazing and extreme workout.
Breathing is much more than inhaling and exhaling, this flow of air contains oxygen that´s so important to keep many-body functions working properly.
All our full system of bones, ligaments, and muscles requires oxygen, surfing for beginners includes some breathing techniques as well.
Breathing itself is a kind of exercise, and it is an excellent complement for any surfer.
Your bone and muscles are the origins of your movement, but also they support your circulatory and breathing systems.
A class of Surfing for beginners should include some breathing techniques that surfers would apply in any situation at the sea.
Balance is a proper and steady position of your body, focusing on the core.
It requires certain strength and focuses.
Learning how to maintain a strong center of balance will reinforce the core of your body, it will also give stability to your muscles and joints.
In surfing for beginners is important to learn how to focus on improving balance, the best way to start working on balance, especially for surfing is by using a balance board.
Of course, skaters have a plus if they want to learn how to surf because they already manage balance on their skateboards.
Surfing for beginners takes into consideration these steps when practicing on the board…
- Look forward and find a balance point, it is always easier to find a balance point and try to keep focused on it.
- Bend your knees and try to find a point at which you feel comfortable standing.
- Use a balance board barefoot on the sand first, shifting your foot position around as you would on a surfboard. You will sharpen skills not only for surfing but for other sports that require balance control.
- Try to find your comfort zone, it will always be easier with an instructor guiding you and standing by your side.
- Using the skateboard try to move back and forth until you feel confident enough to move a little more.
4. Surfing for beginners, the technique…
Well, the techniques around surfing are not so far from the techniques we mentioned before to keep balance.
We recommend that you keep practicing all these techniques on land and step by step move to the sea.
5. A Surf Camp for beginners is the best decision
We are the best surf spot in Costa Rica, we are Perfect Sunset School in Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
Beginners and World-class surfers around the globe visit us every year to enjoy the “Pura Vida” feeling and improve their skills.
Just contact us and we will be glad to help you…