If you are thinking of getting started with your surfing journey you’re in luck because today, we will be talking about how you can start from scratch. Let’s talk about it.
Here are three tips to get started with surfing from scratch. These tips aren’t just tips that I share with anyone, today I will be sharing with your tips directly from my paid surfing programs. So buckle up and let’s get closer to catching your first wave.
1. YOU DON'T NEED TO SPEND A FORTUNE TO GET STARTED WITH SURFING
I actually suggest either renting equipment or buying second-hand surfing gear. If you're just getting started with surfing, my first choice is to go with hiring aboard. This will provide you a chance to find out which board is right for you. As a result, if you ever need to change boards either to get a bigger or a smaller board, you can, and you are not stuck with one that you just bought.
It's slightly different regarding a wetsuit, as this piece of equipment needs to fit you perfectly. Buying it second-hand is also a great option. Make sure the stitching is still in good condition and the rubber hasn't got little cracks in it, caused by overexposure to the sun. Also, if you slightly stretch the rubber on any part of the wetsuit, it shouldn't look like the rubber is about to break apart.
2. INVEST IN KNOWLEDGE
Understanding how the ocean and the waves work before you get in the water is key. You can do this in several ways. One of them is doing it digitally, the way you are doing it right now. The other option is to go down to the beach and watch the waves. Eventually, you'll start to understand patterns such as how many waves in a set, where the waves break from, where do people start to take the waves from, where do people finish the waves, how far out they have to paddle to get to the waves, are there rip currents, is there a channel and more. The more you know before you get in the water, the better your experience is going to be.
It's like when you learn to drive a car for the first time. You don't know the road rules, you don't know street signs, you don't know how anything works. So, before you can even get into the car, you need to study to make sure you keep yourself safe.
It's the same with surfing. There is a level of understanding that needs to happen before you get in the water.
3. THE FIRST THING TO MASTER IS HOW TO NAVIGATE
Start with whitewater waves and you need to understand your body and the waves to know how to move through the whitewater waves safely. Put yourself in a position to catch the waves. If you don't know how to move through the whitewater, you'll have a very hard time trying to catch a wave.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg but now you are closer to catching your first waves. If you are interested to know more or you want to work with me directly let us know. Considering signing up on our online surf programs.