How to Get Ready for the Surfing Lessons
Surfing is one of the greatest fun sports with challenging workouts that allows you to spend more of your time in the sun and the water and not invest in a lot of equipment so that you can get started. If it is your fist time learning how to surf there is a certain level of preparedness that you need to have. Find the right location where you will undertake your surfing lessons and for the beginners the beach you choose should not be overcrowded, and if it possible the water should not be cold. The perfect location for the beginners is a sand bottom beach break which has long and gentle rolling white water. When you are starting lessons on surfing book yourself with a surfing camp retreat, because they have trained personnel who will concentrate on making you better, and they will supervise your surfing progress every day to ensure that you are getting better.
The other preparation that one has to undertake is to have a qualified surf instructor. He should have at least 7 to 10 years experience in addition to at least 2 years teaching experience. The surfing instructor should be able to give you the theory basics in at least 2 to 3 lessons so that when you get to the real or the actual surfing practices you will be ready on what to expect. You should be well educated on the ocean knowledge, crowd awareness and also how to manage your board well before you even start with the practical lessons. Purchase the correct surfing board. Beginners are recommended to use the wide or the long board.
Having the sufficient weight before you start on your surfing lessons is important and so you have to work on achieving it. You can also do simple exercises prior to starting your surfing course which will do wonders on your stamina. You can start with push-ups, crunches, pull-ups and other exercises like lying back extensions which will be great for your body preparedness. Surf learning demands lots of paddling, and this is the hardest part so to ensure that you train on the upper body cardio which is extremely important. Do exercise like the boxing aerobics, swimming laps to help exercising the upper body cardio.
Having the right balanced surfing board will ensure that you balance your body well and also train on the weight distribution. This will also help in balance toning of your legs and keep them in shape. Your instructor should include this in the learning lessons so that he can show you how to do that, the information is contained in DVD’s showing you how it is done, and this should be done at least 15-20 minutes on daily basis. The DVD’s can also be found at any of the good sporting stores.
Learn how to hold your breath for about 20 seconds. Do yoga and other exercises so that you can be flexible.
Make your surfing lessons much easier by educating yourself.