10 Important Surfing Tips for Beginners

You want to learn how to surf, but you don’t even know where to begin? No matter how much surfing experience you have, surf lessons will help you take your skills to the next step. Surfing lessons are all about overcoming fear, learning how to swim, increasing your knowledge of oceans and waves, and getting back to the essence of surfing, which is fun and relaxation.

Here are 10 important tips for beginners on how to croyde surf hire .

1) Learn to Swim

The same is true for snorkeling and scuba-diving. Finding the best waves and riding them is the goal of surfing. This means that strong currents can be present, making it dangerous for those who cannot swim.

2) Choose a safe surf spot to learn

It is not a good idea to begin your surfing journey in a popular surf spot that’s geared towards experts. This includes Dominical and Tamarindo. Playa Jaco and Hermosa, both excellent spots to begin your surfing journey in Costa Rica are recommended for beginners.

3) Take a Surf lesson (or lessons)

It’s important to learn the basics: how to stand and how to surf. You should learn to surf properly to ensure your safety.

4) Be ready to drink saltwater

The wipe-outs and salty water you will inevitably swallow are a downside of surfing. Do not be afraid to wipe out. Try to keep your lips closed while falling.

5) Wearing a Rash Guard or Wet Suit Long T-shirt

Costa Rican waters are usually warm, so wetsuits are rarely needed. A rash guard long-sleeved t-shirt will protect your skin from rubbing against the surfboard. Both are available at Costa Rican surfing schools, but if you plan to surf more than a few times it is worth investing in a wetsuit.

6) Practice Activities to Help You Surf

Cross training and conditioning are essential for anyone who wants to surf more than once in Costa Rica. Improve your cardio to surf for longer and have more fun on your Costa Rican surfing vacation. If you live close to mountains, try snowboarding. Otherwise, skateboarding is a good option. Even though they may seem ridiculous, as these are completely different sports, the movements of both are very similar and can keep you fit. In the same way that a hockey player would play golf during off-seasons, a surfer should snowboard when they are not near waves.

7) Strengthen Your Arms and Chest

Surfers “push up” constantly to get onto the board, lie down to paddle and get back up after a surf. The push ups, bench presses and biceps curls you do will greatly improve your surfing experience. Not to mention, the attention that your new beach body will bring from girls!

8) Learn to Surf with “Stance”

Keep your feet planted, bend your knees and keep your arms straight. Focus on a stationary object in front. It is not only important to have the right stance, but also to be able find your balance after you’ve taken it. The only way to achieve perfection is through practice, so don’t give up!

9) Learn how to talk like a surfer

The surfer lingo is one of the most enjoyable parts of learning to surf. What does it mean to ‘catch a wave?’ Costa Rican surfers say “gnarley” and “dude”. What is the difference between breaks, rides, and surf? You can use the Surf Lingo Dictionary to help you. However, learn from locals as the surf lingo may not be universal.

10) No matter how tired or sore you may be, keep getting up. You will be glad you did it once you have caught the wave!


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