Learning to surf?

6 easy tips and tricks for beginner surfers

Surfing is a popular water sport that involves riding on waves with a board. It’s a thrilling and challenging experience that requires skill, patience, and practice. If you’re a beginner looking to learn how to surf, there are a few things you should keep in mind to make the learning process smoother and more enjoyable. In this post, we’ll explore some tips and tricks for beginner surfers when learning to surf.

1. Choose the Right Equipment

The first step in learning to surf is choosing the right equipment. As a beginner, you’ll need a board that’s wide, stable, and easy to paddle. A longboard or a foam board is a great option for beginners. They are stable, buoyant, and can help you catch waves easily. You’ll also need a leash, wax, and a wetsuit if the water is cold.

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SURF EQUIPMENT

 

2. Find the Right Spot

Choosing the right spot to learn how to surf is crucial. Look for a beach that has gentle, small waves and a sandy bottom. Avoid crowded surf spots, as they can be dangerous for beginners. You can also consider taking lessons from a professional surf school, where the instructor can guide you on the best spots for learning.

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TYPES OF WAVES

3. Learn the Basics

Before you hit the water, it’s essential to learn the basics of surfing. This includes understanding the surfboard, the ocean and the wave. You’ll need to learn how to paddle, how to stand up on the board, and how to turn. Practice these skills on the beach before hitting the water.

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ONLINE SURF SCHOOL

4. Start Small

As a beginner, it’s essential to start small. Start with small waves and practice your skills before moving on to larger waves. Don’t try to catch every wave, and don’t get discouraged if you fall off the board. Falling off is part of the learning process, and it’s how you improve.

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CATCHING WAVES & PADDLING INTRODUCTION

5. Stay Safe

Safety should always be your top priority when surfing. Always surf with a friend or a group, and never surf alone. Always wear a leash, a wetsuit, and sunscreen. Be aware of your surroundings, and always respect other surfers and the ocean.

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WATER SAFETY

6. Practice, Practice, Practice.

Surfing is a skill that requires practice. The more you practice, the better you’ll become. Make time to surf regularly, even if it’s just for a few hours a week. Surfing with other surfers can also help you learn and improve. And where could you learn this best? Yep, in one of our summer surf camps!

 

Happy surfing, legends!

Your Star Surf Camps Team

Star Surf camps suited to beginner surfers

Oyambre, Northern Spain

Adventure
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Yoga
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Our surf camp in Oyambre is located in a beautiful location in the North of Spain. With a stunning mountain backdrop to one side of our surf camp and the seaside to the other, it’s ideal for all outdoor lovers.

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Moliets-Plage, Southwest of France

Party
Adventure
Yoga
Surf-only

Ready for an unforgettable surf holiday? Surf all day, party all night & meet people from around the globe in our famous, original and international surf camp in Moliets in the Southwest of France.

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Moliets-Plage, Southwest of France

Party
Adventure
Yoga
Surf-only

Smaller, more intimate and with upgraded tents and electricity, our Deluxe camp in Moliets is perfect for everyone looking for a relaxing holiday that combines yoga & surfing in a beautiful location in France.

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