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. For the beginners look for beaches that are not crowded, and the water should not be so cold. The beaches with sand bottom beach break are recommended because the water rolls gently. It is a great idea to book the surfing camp retreat services because they are specialized in training new beginners how to serve, and they are well equipped with skills and the right tools so that you can get the specialized lessons, daily supervision and in a good environment.
Hire an instructor to work with you. He should be experienced for about seven to about ten years. The instructor should start by educating you with theory lessons so that when you start the practical classes you will be well equipped on what to expect. Let the instructor guide you on the board management, the crowd awareness and the ocean knowledge so that it will not come as a surprise when you start your lessons. The instructor should also guide you in picking the right surfing board to learn on. 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.
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. You can also do simple exercises prior to starting your surfing course which will do wonders on your stamina. Some of the exercises that you can do include, pushups, pull ups and lie on your back extensions. You have to train on the upper body cardio because surfing includes lots of paddling. Train the upper body by swimming, boxing aerobics and any other practice that can assist in training your upper body cardio.
Having the right balanced surfing board will ensure that you balance your body well and also train on the weight distribution. Your legs will have a good shape and be evenly toned. The information containing the balanced body training is found in DVD’s which can be sourced from sports stores.
The other practice one has to do, and perfect is to hold your breath for at least 20 seconds. Do yoga and other exercises so that you can be flexible.
Make your surfing lessons much easier by educating yourself.