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WB Surf Camp offers multiple “learn to surf” programs designed for beginners. Throughout our programs, we instill the fundamentals of surfing step-by-step through our proven methodology.

WB Surf Camp offers multiple “learn to surf” programs designed for beginners. Throughout our programs, we instill the fundamentals of surfing step-by-step through our proven methodology.

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  • 1. Learn How to Surf: 4 Tips For GettingStarted The Right WaySurfing brings joy to millions across the globe, as it has for almost 500years. Each year, new people try this exhilarating sport in search for ataste of what it’s like to “walk on water.” The feeling of riding a wavesparks a sense of beauty and satisfaction in the human soul and leavesyou wanting more. While gliding down the glassy face of a wave, deepconnection is felt. Surfers eventually form a relationship with the oceanand begin to understand its movements.However, this relationship isn’t formed overnight. It takes hours of timein the water, observing waves, currents, winds, and many other factors.Without proper training and instruction, surfing can become dangerousand exhausting. There are obstacles to overcome and rules to play by;learning how to surf is a process. A process that is much more enjoyablewhen accompanied by personalized professional instruction.Below are 4 tips for getting started the right way:TRAINING/CONDITIONINGWhen beginning to surf, you will discover that about 95 percent of theactivity is spent paddling. Depending on water temperature and wave Email: info.wbsurfcamp@gmail.com Website: http://www.wbsurfcamp.com/
  • 2. Learn How to Surf: 4 Tips For GettingStarted The Right Wayintensity, paddling can be strenuous and exhausting. Without properphysical training, arms, shoulders, and back can quickly turn to jelly. Iffaced with the situation where a leash breaks, you want the confidenceand ability to swim back to the beach safely. The best cross training forsurfing is swimming. Swimming works the paddling muscles whileengaging the cardiovascular system and building endurance. Open oceanswimming is the best exercise to become more comfortable in thedynamic environment. Swimming laps in a pool is another option forthose who aren’t quite comfortable in the open ocean, especially in themiddle of the winter. Running, cycling, yoga and stretching are otheractivities that will benefit a surfer out of the water.CHOOSING YOUR EQUIPMENTWhen selecting a surfboard for your first time out in the water, it’stempting to select the latest cutting edge pro-model shortboard. You mayhave seen your favorite surfer riding the same board, performingincredible maneuvers, and pictured yourself doing the same. Saveyourself the struggle by selecting the proper equipment to match yourskill level. Beginners should start on longboards, preferably with a soft-top and safety fins. Pro Teck Safety fins help prevent getting sliced orcut by the sharp edges. A “Softop” surfboard will be much moreforgiving than the typical fiberglass board. This will keep you, andothers, safe while learning to maneuver correctly. Longboards arebuoyant and wide; this helps with stability and makes catching wavesmuch easier. The leash is another piece of equipment that is necessary atall times when surfing. The leash will not only keep you attached to yourmain flotation device (your surfboard) but it’s also a law at manybeaches, with steep fines as deterrent for violation.CHOOSING YOUR SURF SPOT Email: info.wbsurfcamp@gmail.com Website: http://www.wbsurfcamp.com/
  • 3. Learn How to Surf: 4 Tips For GettingStarted The Right WayAs a beginner, it’s not a great idea to test your abilities at the localsurfing hot spot. Large crowds can be intimidating and dangerous to anovice surfer. Start by searching for an un-crowded, gentle break tobuild your experience in a less stressful environment. Before getting inthe water, always assess the conditions and acknowledge any potentialthreats or dangers. Wave height, winds, currents, tides, bottom contours,and hardened structures, such as piers or jetties, are each factors to takeinto account when scanning a surf break. Gentle waves, sand bottom,and warm water are the ideal conditions for the beginner surfer. It isalways a good idea to get insight from a local surfer or lifeguard whensurfing an unfamiliar spot. Other things to be aware of include marinelife and water quality. Again, local knowledge and posted signs are thebest way to stay informed.PRACTICE TECHNIQUE BEFORE GETTING INTHE WATERWithout proper instruction, bad habits can form unknowingly. Hours andhours of practicing something the wrong way will leave you exhaustedand frustrated. Surfing is achieved through a progression of step-by-stepmethods, which eventually lead to wave riding. With many detailsthroughout the methodology of surfing, it’s best to receive professionalinstruction when beginning. Paddling technique, positioning on theboard, and pop-ups should all be practiced on the beach before enteringthe water. This will train your mind and body for the specificmovements you’ll need to perform once in the surf. It’s also important tohave a firm grasp on surf etiquette before entering the water. This way,everyone has fun and stays safe. Email: info.wbsurfcamp@gmail.com Website: http://www.wbsurfcamp.com/
  • 4. Learn How to Surf: 4 Tips For GettingStarted The Right WayAre you ready to start your journey as a surfer? Or maybe just improveyour skills through professional instruction?WB Surf Camp offers multiple “learn to surf” programs designed forbeginners. Throughout our programs, we instill the fundamentals ofsurfing step-by-step through our proven methodology. Our top-notch,professional surf instructors receive extensive training and are requiredto pass multiple certification programs prior to the start of each season.We guarantee the utmost quality in your learning experience and arededicated to meeting the specific goals of each individual, regardless ofskill level.For more info about Learn How to Surf: 4 Tips for GettingStarted the Right Way Visit: http://www.wbsurfcamp.com/ Email: info.wbsurfcamp@gmail.com Website: http://www.wbsurfcamp.com/