The Beginner’s Guide to Sports

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. Find the right location where you will undertake your surfing lessons and for the beginners the beach you choose should not be overcrowded, and if it possible the water should not be cold. The beaches with sand bottom beach break are recommended because the water rolls gently. In readiness for your surfing practices, you can book the training lessons with a surfing camp that will teach you better on how to perfect the art of surfing.

Ensure that you seek the services of an expert surfing instructor. He should be experienced for about seven to about ten years. The instructor should start by educating you with theory lessons so that when you start the practical classes you will be well equipped 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. Purchase the correct surfing board. 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. Surf learning demands lots of paddling, and this is the hardest part so to ensure that you train on the upper body cardio which is extremely important. 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 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. 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.