The sport of surfing provides one of the main events on the Gold Coast. Alongside keen amateurs there are also pro surfers and even surf contest. With the emphasis placed upon surfing, and surfing skills in the Coolangatta area with its world-renowned wave breaks, it is not surprising that many surf schools attract keen learners of all ages, from schoolchildren to middle-aged surfers trying to write this off of their bucket list. There are many reasons why people choose to learn to surf, but if you want to make the most of your sessions, then there are some tips that you should apply to your surfing skills while you are still learning to ride the board.
The right equipment is essential
You may be an amateur, and you may only be a beginner, but that doesn’t mean that you should give up on having the right equipment. You wouldn’t drive a car without a seatbelt, but all too many people come to surf without the essentials. If you are attending a Surfing School, Gold Coast tourists, along with residents looking to study the sport, should attempt to buy the important equipment, including a wetsuit that fits, and a well-made foam surfboard favoured by learners. You can buy harder boards when you are able to better control the board and get the lift you need to get into the water.
Boost your surfing sessions
While it may be tempting to only splash out on surfing lessons once a week, if you want the benefits from your time at the school, you need to take a lot of lessons over a short period. Remember that surfing requires you to exercise muscles that you might not use in everyday life. If you put those muscles to work once a week, you won’t get any benefit from it. In addition, repeated learning is the key to really absorbing something, and if you leave it too long between sessions, you could easily end up having to repeat what you have learned without making any improvements.
Watch and learn
If you are committed to learning to surf, then you can do more than just take lessons from your local Surfing School, Gold Coast residents have the unique advantage of being near to surfing competitions and professional surfers. You should watch how they treat the waves around your beaches, and also try to pick up tips from them on surfing, and how to manage the board and the waves.