Lets talk surfing. With so many surf schools out there and plenty of information available online now, it's important to understand a couple of things in order to learn How to Surf
Step 1: Choose the right surfboard
With so many different types of surfboards
out there, it can be confusing for a beginner surfboard to know how to select the right surfboard
. It's important to find the right board that isn't too small that you can't get up on a wave while not too large that you can't turn and progress your surfing. Try looking at a surfboard volume calculator
to help you find the right board for your ability. And don't forget to keep in mind the kinds of waves you will be surfing. There is no point in finding a board that will help you drive down the line on overhead waves when you're most likely going to be surfing smaller waves on a grovel board.
Step 2: Make sure you have the right surf gear
While you may have chosen your surfboard, it is now important to find the right surfboard accessories
. Making sure you have a good quality wetsuit
combined with surf hardware necessities like leg ropes
and a surfboard bag
. In some instances you may need to grab wax or somesurfboard fins
to make sure your performance is as good as it could be.
Step 3: Find your local surf spot
Now that you have the right surfboard and surf gear, it's important to find the right wave. With so many surf spots in the US to choose from, why not start with your local beach or point break. As mentioned above, different boards will effect your surfing so to ensure you're not surfing the wrong board
, talk to your friends and other locals and find out a little more about your local wave.
Step 4: Keep practicing!
Surfing is a sport like any other. The more time you put in the better your surfing will get and the more you will get out of it. Making sure you have the right surfboard equipment is an important part of this. Following this guide, practicing your surfing will help you to get the most out of your local waves. If you practice your surfing a few times a week, you will notice an immediate progression in your skill and surfing ability and it won't be long until you're booking a trip and looking to find the perfect boards for your surf trip quiver
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Enjoy your surfing!