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5 Surfing Tips For Beginners
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced surfer, there is always room to advance your craft. Surfing tips can help in all areas of your skillset. From balance to agility, timing, and more, we work to help you succeed on the waves and enjoy your time on the water. This blog will specifically break down some tips and tricks for beginner surfers.
In Hossegor, La Sud is known to be one of the spots with the calmer waves that are ideal for beginner surfers. If it's your first time visiting Hossegor and you're looking to get a feel for the waves, La Sud is perfect. You can expect waves to be about two feet high in this area. Smaller waves are better for those who are learning the basics.
When starting, using a larger board will make it easier for you to learn the basic stances, balance, and agility needed to ride the waves. It also acts as a better flotation device.
A surf leash can help keep you safe while you are learning the foundations. Although it will take time to get used to, it can potentially save your life.
Before you hop in the water, it helps you practice your moves out on the sand, so you are prepared for the water. Take this time to practice some light exercises and focus on what you have been taught.
It helps to take a look at the waves before you grab your board and hop in the water. Study how it moves and how it breaks, so you know how to position yourself and avoid a wipeout. Take this time to watch what other more advanced surfers are doing so you can emulate their movement.