Learn to Surf - lesson 1 - Introduction

Learn to surf - lesson number 1 - Introduction

Hello mate! I´m truly pleased that you are interested in learning on
how to surf. I´m sure you will find this course very useful and above
all, entertaining! Enough of small talk, let´s begin then.

 First of all, it helps if you learn to surf on the beach, but its not
that important. Maybe you dont have the time for it or the next beach
lies too far away from your home. Its ok. These first lessons areentirely based on the learning of a proper technique. We are going to
begin with a few basic exercises. Hopefully, in a few months, you are
able to ride your first waves!

It is true that learning to surf on a beach would make your
progression 10x faster. This course is aimed at those people who
always wanted to learn the theory behind surfing. Like any other
sport, the best of the best are the ones who are able to combine a
great physical training with a true knowledge of the most advanced

Before we start, allow me to remember you that:

First, hard work is the essence of any apprenticeship, and learning to
surf is no exception. It is, above all, strength of will that will
make you reach the goals of this course.

Secondly, be aware of any medical conditions you might have. You
should do a medical exam before enrolling in any physical
activity.Surfing is not easy and it involves a wide range of muscle
activity. Great surfers are also very good swimmers . your swimming technique is something you should improve as well.

Finally, what course materials are we going to need?

It would be great if you had a surfboard already: this would make the
training much easier. If you dont have one dont panic! All exercises
can still be done . I´ll tell you later how we will do it. See you in
lesson number 2.


Introduction to the next posts-Learn how to surf

The time I started this blog my idea was to review some of the best surf movies ever made. In the beginning I could not imagine how big and interesting the online surfing community could be. Not only that but also non-surfers were very interested in many things regarding the community and other stuff associated with it.

I soon came to the conclusion that I was writing to a wider audience: the surfers, who were interested in learning more about the best surf movies and the rest of the audience, who seemed to love surf culture and were very curious about it.

Nowadays I am writing for both of them. While I still try to review movies, my goal towards the next posts will be on actually teach people how to surf. Many readers have asked me that and I am more than willing to teach the beautiful art of riding waves.

So for those of you who are prepared to learn on how to surf, I can only guarantee you that with dedication an hard work it will be much easier than it seems. To all the others, you know what to expect : great surf movies will ever exist as long as great surfers ride the waves of the oceans Cheers.


The man who loves big waves

More on Garret McNamara: a special photo shooting he made for Portuguese newspaper "Público", The guy is getting a celebrity around here! Check it out, the link is above. Cheers.

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