We all associate Surfing with a healthy lifestyle, the clean ocean air, refreshing water and the physical exercise of paddling and catching waves. For Surfers it might feel obvious, surfing makes you feel good. But there’s something more cerebral, something deeper in your mind that is acting like a dose of positive energy. It can be described in many ways but there’s one word that sums it up it perfectly and that’s ‘Stoke’.
Yes, ‘Stoke’ is real.
According to scientist the natural high you get from catching a wave is a mixed release of the feel-good chemicals found in the brain also known as Neurotransmitters. So what exactly are these chemicals? And how do they get released by surfing? To get the most accurate information we spoke to reliable sources who have been studying or experiencing these effects.