Let's talk surfing. With so many surf schools out there and plenty of information available online now, it's important
to understand a couple of things in order to Learn How to Surf
Step 1: Choose the right surfboard
With so many different types of surfboards
out there, it can be confusing
for a beginner to know what beginner surfboards
are best for their
needs. When starting out, it's important to find the right board that's not too small for you to pop up on a wave while
not too large that you can't paddle out back or turn and progress your surfing.
Try looking at a surfboard volume calculator
to help you find the right
board for your ability. And don't forget to keep in mind the kinds of waves you will be surfing. There is no point in
finding a board that will help you drive down the line on overhead waves when you're most likely going to be surfing
smaller waves on a grovel board.
Step 2: Make sure you have the right surf gear
While you may have chosen your surfboard, it is now important to find the right surfboard accessories
. Making sure you have a good quality wetsuit
combined with surf hardware necessities like leg ropes
and surfboard wax
. In some instances you may need to grab a tailpad or surfboard grip
to make sure your performance is as good as
it could be.
Another important aspect of surfing is surfboard fins. In order to to ensure your fins suit your surfboard, make sure
you look at our Definitive Surfboard Fin Guide
Step 3: Find your local surf spot
Now that you have the right surfboard and surf gear, it's important to find the right wave. With so many surf spots in
Australia to choose from, why not start with your local beach or point break. As mentioned above, different boards will
effect your surfing so to ensure you're not surfing the
, talk to your friends and other locals and find out a little more about your local wave.
Step 4: Keep practicing!
Surfing is a sport like any other. The more you put in the time and practice the better your surfing will get and the
more you will get out of it. Making sure you have the right surfboard equipment is an important part of this, but
following this, practicing your surfing will help you to get the most out of your local waves. If you practice your
surfing a few times a week, you will notice an immediate progression in your skill and surfing ability and it won't be
long until you're booking a trip and looking to find the
perfect boards for your surf trip quiver
Boardcave has plenty more information on Australia's leading surfboard
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Enjoy your surfing!