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. For the beginners look for beaches that are not crowded, and the water should not be so cold. The perfect location for the beginners is a sand bottom beach break which has long and gentle rolling white water. In readiness for your surfing practices, you can book the training lessons with a surfing camp that will teach you better on how to perfect the art of surfing.
Hire an instructor to work with you. 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. For the beginners use the bigger board or the long boards about 8-10ft and as they improve the surfing skills they move down the size of the 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 also train with some weights in addition to doing, pull outs and pushups. You have to train on the upper body cardio because surfing includes lots of paddling. You can do the paddling, boxing aerobics, swimming laps, rows and many others so that you can train on the upper body cardio.
Practice the weight distribution and relaxed balance. Your legs will be well toned and balanced. 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.
You can start by practicing on the shallow waters about 4-6ft deep before you advance to the deeper waters, this will help your body to feel relaxed. Work on your flexibility by doing yoga.
Make your surfing lessons much easier by educating yourself.