We all know that getting out to the beach, soaking up the sun and catching a wave is not as easy as it looks. I experienced this first hand in my very first surf lesson earlier this year. Yes, I sucked. Yes, it was tiring. And YES! It wasn’t easy. But with determination (and a little hope) I stuck to it, and now I am reaping the benefits.
Surfing is definitely good for the mind, body and soul….here’s why!
Like any new skill or activity, you need to dedicate time to learn it. For most that aren’t born to surf, it does take that little bit longer. But the key is patience. Not only to learn how to surf a wave, but the patience to wait for that perfect wave to surf. Through surfing you will quickly learn the lesson of perseverance and the reward it can give.
To put it simply, surfing is a full body workout. Now it’s not your everyday full body workout you get at the local gym from your ripped and visually appealing Personal Trainer J. This is a unique workout using muscle fibres you never knew existed. From paddling out past the wave break to the quick snap onto the board and balance, surfing is an all-round perfect blend of strength and cardio training.
Sometimes life’s burdens can dump on you like the crashing waves on a sandy beach. Well, surfing can help you improve your mental health and give you a great outlet to relive stress and tension. Trust me, you will feel happier, more energetic, and more refreshed and composed. Why? Surfing brings you closer to nature…well right in it to be exact. There is nothing like floating in the ocean, feeling every little movement of the water while pondering about life’s sensational mysteries. It really does bring you closer to the earth and makes you think about what you can do to keep it a beautiful place for all.
If you think about it…surfing is a great way to get travelling and visit some of the best places in the world. In Australia alone we have hundreds of surf breaks on some of the most beautiful beaches – Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Bondi Beach, Torquay, Phillip island and Dunsborough….just name a few. Surfing gets you exploring new surroundings, meeting fellow surfers and making more holiday moments you will cherish for years to come.
Whether you are a professional surf rider or looking to learn how to surf, there is no place like our very own backyard. There are countless beaches to choose from and no shortage of local surfers to teach you a thing or two. All you need to do is start planning a surf trip. If you are ready to explore the best breaks of the South Pacific, we have over 14 surfing destinations ready to be booked. Surfs up!