What should you do to prepare before learning to surf?

2022-05-26

1. Choose the right surfboard and clothing

In general, the shorter the board, the harder it is to control. It is recommended that beginners choose a surfboard that is 1-3 feet larger than themselves. If you're 5'8, pick a 7'8 board. The bigger the surfboard, the easier it will be for you to stand still. How long the longboard should depend on your height. The taller the person, the longer the length of the board should be.

After choosing the right surfboard comes the right surfing clothing. For clothing, you'll need to check your local water temperature or ask local surfers what they're wearing.


 

2. Choose an experienced surfing instructor

As a beginner, it is very necessary to hire a qualified instructor or experienced surfer. A qualified teacher allows students to avoid injuries and quickly grasp the essentials. Students should learn in the first teaching: a series of movements such as paddling, crossing waves, catching waves and taking off. Most of the students can stand on the board in the first class with the help of the teacher and experience the pleasure of gliding on the water.


 

3. Pay attention to the situation of the sea

Remember that indoor swimming and swimming in the sea are two completely different places. Indoor swimming focuses more on skills and physical fitness. In addition to these two basic rules, swimming in the sea has a crucial condition that is "water-based". , The water quality directly affects the drowning rate of people in the sea. Remember not to rush, to ensure safety, learn to surf in the right weather, and avoid going into the sea in potentially dangerous places such as reefs and undercurrents.

4. Waxing the surfboard

The surface of a rigid surfboard is smooth and frictionless, and we must add friction to it—that is, polish the surfing wax on the surfboard. The function of surfboard wax is the opposite of car wax. Slab wax creates rough and frictional surface particles that allow us to stand firm in the water.