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Beginners Guide: How to Learn and Enjoy Surfing

Steve Shoup

Surfing is an incredible sport that has gained more and more popularity over the years, and for good reason too! If you’ve developed an interest in surfing, then it’s about time you stopped thinking about it and actually take the necessary steps to learn how to surf. It’s something that requires a bit of time and attention, but if you’re eager enough, you’re bound to learn in no time. This is a beginners guide on how to really learn and enjoy surfing.

Get The Right Equipment

Before you get into the sport, it’s important that you have all the right gear so that you can really learn the right way. Do a bit of research to figure out what it is that you’ll need exactly when you go to your first class, or ask the instructor and they’ll be able to help you out with the details. Make sure that the wet suit that you get is suitable for the weather conditions that you’re going to be surfing, and also ensure that the surfboard you get it suitable for a beginner so that you don’t waste your money and have a hard time in the water. 

Find A Good Teacher

What will determine the ease and speed at which you learn how to surf is the kind of teacher that you have, so it’s extremely important that you find yourself a good instructor that you’re comfortable with and that you get along with. Surfing a bit technical, but also a ton of fun, and you need to find yourself an instructor that can cater to both teaching you the technicalities and also showing you how much fun it can be. 

Join A Surf Camp

There are actually a lot of surf camps available all over the world, even for beginners. One popular location for surfing is Portugal, and trying a surf camp in Portugal is a great way to combine a vacation with a great learning experience. What these camps provide is a learning environment where like minded people get together and spend all their time learning how to surf. Camps are usually much better than just taking classes because the sole purpose is to learn how to surf for that amount of time. All you will do from day to night is to learn how to surf.

Make It A Habit

If you really want to learn and enjoy surfing the way it should be done, then you need to understand that it is a lifestyle. This is why you need to integrate into your life as often as you possibly can. By doing so, you get to learn how to surf much faster, and you get to enjoy what it’s all about.


People who surf understand what it means to be at peace and how to connect with nature in an extremely unique way. This is why you need to follow the steps provided and really commit to learning how to surf by making is a part of your life on a regular basis.



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