I surfed and loved it: what do I need to start surfing regularly

March 27, 2020

So you went to the beach or waterpark and got your hands on a surfboard to give surfing a try and – like most people – you enjoyed what you did. The session ended before it could begin and now you’re back but you can’t get over the experience.

This is a natural feeling and it’s important that you don’t brush it off because surfing is only going to help you. It’s healthy, fun, and exciting.

Here’s all that you’ll need to start surfing regularly:

#1 Motivation

The most important thing is motivation, otherwise you will never be able to start surfing. The best way to find motivation is to work with a trainer who truly pushes you to put your best foot forward.

We suggest that you take surf lessons and also find people that are passionate about surfing. Learning with others will allow you to build connections that may motivate you to be regular.

Plus, you can even learn with your partner. Surfing with your loved ones can bring you two closer, hence consider couple classes.

#2 Gear

You will have to buy a surfboard according to your specific requirements. Other items you may need include a leash, traction pad and wetsuit. 

If you go to a proper surf store you will find people that can help you pick the right gear according to your height, weight, and requirements. This is very important because the wrong gear can lead to injuries and poor performance.

#3 Beach

You’ll need a beach that offers suitable waves to be able to surf regularly. Remember no two beaches are the same. Some may have soft waves and some may have powerful waves that are best suited for advanced surfers.

If you cannot find a suitable beach nearby then you can consider Surf N’ Stay packages, we have packages with destination in San Diego and in Nicaragua, you can improve your surf and have a brand new experience. Moreover, wave pools can be a good choice as well. 

#4 Surf Lessons

To help you with the first steps of surfing having a trainer or instructor is strongly recommended. It will help you grow your learning curve exponentially.  The trainer will teach you everything from how to stand on a surfboard, ready the ocean, different waves and even to how to perform stunts while you are advancing your skills. Work with a person who knows the art of surfing, is friendly, patient, and good at delivering the message. 

We welcome you to Pacific Surf, one of the largest surfing schools in California. Get in touch with us today if you want to start surfing regularly and let us help you grow as a surfer.

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