10 Tips For Beginner Surfers ‘Tip Of Borneo”

 

 

Surfing is one of the most beautiful sports out there and a wonderful way to relax, work out, and meet great people. If you follow these 10 tips, you’ll be on your way to becoming a great surfer!

 1.Find a Good Teacher
If you decide to take some surf lessons, research the teachers in advance. Make sure they are experienced and have good reviews. Sometimes, a good teacher won’t just teach you how to surf; they’ll also inspire you and make you fall in love with surfing.
 2.Use a big surfboard
This is one of the best beginner surfing tips you could ever follow. A large board will offer you a bigger surface to learn on and they’re also much better flotation devices.
3.Soft-top surfboards also help
For some beginners, soft-top surfboards also help with the learning process. A large and soft-top surfboard is going to be gentle on your feet and posterior. Make no mistake, at the beginning, you’ll be spending a lot of time sitting on it, rather than standing!
4.Always use a surf leash
This one is a very important safety requirement, not just a cool tip! It will take you a while to get used to it, and it will get in your way a few times, but a surf leash can potentially save your life, so make sure you are never without one!
     
5.Pay attention to the water
Before you make your way into the water, look at the waves and study them. See how and where they break. Keep your eye on the other surfers and see what they do. You should do this every single time before you go into the water, not just as a beginner surfer.
6. Start small
We know this may be a piece of commonsensical advice, but it needs to be said: start small! Tackle small waves before you attempt larger ones. Even though you may feel ready, unless your teacher says you’re ready, you’re not! Also, don’t even dream of tackling big waves until you’ve mastered regular surfing.
7.Master the prone position by heart
The prone position is something you will need to master. First, you need to get comfortable in it while on dry land. Lie on your surfboard, balanced and centered. Feel the surfboard, move around and try to master it before you venture out into the water.
8.Exercise your paddling
Paddling is another thing you will need to practice until you get it right. The key is to find a rhythm and to keep it. This also requires you to be in shape, because it will be quite exhausting the first few times.

9.Stay perpendicular to the whitewater

This is probably one of the most useful tips you will ever need! When a breaking wave is ahead of you, then you can duck under it or go over it. No matter which one you choose, you need to stay perpendicular to the whitewater, the part of the wave that is breaking (which is white, hence its name). If you don’t, then you will be pulled under the wave and dragged to the shore.
10.Last but not least, have fun.
No matter what you do and where you are, if you’re not having fun, it’s not worth it. Always remember that awesome quote by Phil Edwards: “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun!”