Plenty of people have the sport of ‘surfing’ on their bucket list. Surfing isn’t something that you’re likely to just “pick-up”, you need to put in time and effort to learning and becoming better at it just like any other sport.
Surf lessons at surf schools Redondo Beach are a popular choice for students looking to stay close to the city, try something different, and partake in a number of other beach-related activities along with surfing. Redondo County Beach is 1.5 miles long and is located at the waterfront of Redondo Beach city, and the wide, flat, sandy beaches are great for sunbathing, walking, surfing and swimming.
Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to becoming a great surfer:
Pick a Good Teacher- At the surface it may look easy, but never ever approach surfing by yourself. It’s advisable to get an experienced friend to teach you or go to a surf camp or surf school to avoid injuring yourself and others, or even putting your life in danger. Research the teacher in advance if you decide to take surf lessons. The teacher should be experienced and should have good reviews.
Go for a Large Surfboard- This is one of the most useful beginner surfing tips you could ever follow. Use a big surfboard which will help you develop better fundamental mechanics and you’ll catch a lot more waves in the early stages.
Don’t Rush in the Water- Once you’re at the beach, spend some time on dry land first and do your stretching. Simultaneously, check your leash, you board and also take a moment to watch the waves; keep your eye on the other surfers and see what they do.
Pace Yourself- You’ll need to pace yourself once you get into the water. You can risk injury if you don’t pace yourself. Just keep in mind that you have all the time in the world to surf.
Tackle a Beginners Wave- The key to your surfing success is using a beach that is appropriate for beginning surfers; surf on a beach known for good, steady waves and the whole learning process will be smoother. Do not tackle larger waves before tackling the smaller ones, unless your teacher says you’re ready. It is as important to keep your distance from experienced surfers, mainly because they’re surfing more challenging waves. Furthermore, as a beginner it’s better to avoid getting in people’s way.
Paddling- When it comes to paddling, the key is to find a rhythm and to keep it which requires for individuals to be in shape, because it will be quite exhausting the first few times. You’ll need to keep on practicing until you get it right.
Bend at the Knees- It is vital that you bend your knees and not your back when you’re on the wave as if you bend your back, you’ll not just lose your balance much easier but it’s not a good look in surfing’s style book.
Have Fun- It’s crucial to have fun no matter what you do and where you are.
Aqua Surf School
2801 Ocean Park Blvd, #335
Santa Monica, California, 90405