Surfing is one of the sports that helps you to keep fit as it has challenging workouts and at the same time having fun. If you have not surfed before, and you want to learn how to, there are certain preparations that you have to get ready with. 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. 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. Surfing experience is very important and a good instructor should be qualified. Taking 2 to 3 theory classes will prepare you better for what to expect during the practicals. 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. The recommended board is about 8-10ft long for the beginners so that they can be able to balance well on the board.
When preparing to start your surfing lessons it is important that you loss any extra weight by exercising, the lighter and fitter you are the easier it will be for you to learn quickly, and it will be easier for the instructor to train you. exercising also helps in improving the body 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 have a good shape and be evenly toned. your the instructor should be able to help you practice on the right body toning exercises and how frequently the exercise should be done, which is about 15- 20 minutes daily.
Learn how to hold your breath for about 20 seconds. Prepare yourself by learning how to be flexible, and one of the ways that you can do this is by practicing yoga or stretching for about 10 minutes every day.
Make your surfing lessons much easier by educating yourself.