Do you agree that the richest person out there is not necessarily the one with the biggest wallet, but the one whose life is in good balance between health, education, family, work, support to others and fun times. When I think of what surfing means to me, I think of this beautiful place where we can go to find part of this balance.
My post aims to take you through the beauty of surfing, its health benefits, the importance of warming up and some of the different types of training available to stay surf fit.
For me, riding waves brings me an amazing feeling of peace - like gliding over the face of the sea submerging myself into blue or green pipelines of a waterworld full of energy, I call it surfers paradise. For years, I have been looking forward to get better at surfing, radical manoeuvres and all that. However, years of practise have taught me that being a surfer is much more than that; I feel that the surfing spirit is out there when I am paddling any wave that comes with no stress for making radical turns and just letting the ocean taking me for a ride.
Whether I am exploring a new spot or surfing at the local break, 1 ft plus is all I need to feel the freedom surfing and the ocean have to offer. For what is more, the health benefits of surfing are really amazing.
The Better Health Channel here explains that surfing help us to:
I also believe that surfing is a great way to release stress, put your ideas together and get rid of depression. Cheaper than a shrink some people might say :)
As you’d probably know, there are very simple warm up exercises out there, I want to share with you some of the ones I practise daily to make sure my body continues responding well in each surfing session:
Link to the Complete Guide for Surf Fitness, enjoy :)
Other few tips that I’ve got from conversations with some fellow surfers could also give you some ideas on how to keep a good balance and stay healthy, fit and mindful. The following disciplines have provided them with the right tools to develop better in the water:
So as you can see surfing is much more than a sport, it is a way of life. You can take it as you like and there is no need to get into big swell, air manoeuvres or 10 ft pipe rides to enjoy the many benefits of this sport. As long as you connect with the true surfing spirit I am sure you will have the healthy dose that will help you to keep balance between busy lifestyles, health and fun times.
Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting on my post guys! I hope you found this content of any use. Also, remember surfers are Eco Warriors, so please pick up any piece of rubbish floating on the line up, on the way to the beach or out. Wetsuit sleeves and boardshorts pockets can hold lots of stuff!
All the best and I will be back for part II of this post where I will bring interesting and useful content for you.