Surfing is, and should be, enjoyable. It’s a fantastic sport. If you are not in decent physical shape, though, you will be dissatisfied and have no enjoyment. To begin with, if you are not in good paddling form, you will have difficulty paddling your surfboard out through the oncoming waves to the point where you can begin catching waves. It might take anything from fifty to four hundred yards to get to the greatest location in the queue for catching waves. If you’re tired when you go out in the lineup, you’ll have to spend a lot of time sleeping rather than surfing. It’s possible that you won’t even make it out there.
Some of you will be so out of shape that you will be unable to navigate the oncoming wave and will be forced to return to the beach where you began. That doesn’t seem like a great day of surfing to me.
“Couch potatoes don’t make it in surfing,” someone once told me. That makes a lot of sense. Because many surfers surf all year, this probably applies more to part-time surfers. Surfers must, however, continue to practise throughout the year in order to fulfil their full potential and have a fantastic surfing experience every time they go out.
Surfers must stay motivated and in good physical shape because they know that when the good waves arrive, they will be ready. This implies that when there are days, or even weeks, when there is no surf, you should continue in the gym lifting weights, stretching, working on their core muscles, and performing cardio.
Having a training buddy is a terrific method to keep in good physical shape. Your exercise partner should ideally be one of your surfing mates, so you can inspire one other. If the gym becomes too much for you, head to the nearest body of water and try paddling or jogging. As long as you paddle for at least a half hour on your surfboard, paddleboard, or SUP, your shoulders and cardiovascular system will stay in condition. Take the hard road instead of the easy one. Maintain your focus.
I believe that you should all find something that motivates you to stay in condition so that you will be ready when the good waves approach. Personally, going in the water with good waves to surf and then surfing like a champion is my source of motivation. For some of you, rivalry with your surf mates and a drive to be better than them may be your source of inspiration. Others derive their inspiration from watching surf videos and visualising themselves surfing the waves. Others just want to ensure that they are in good physical shape, and that is exactly what they do; they stay in good physical form all year.
The food you consume and the amount of sleep you receive are also critical factors in your surfing performance. It’s crucial to eat well and get enough of rest. Healthy diet will help you maintain a healthy weight, lower fat levels, and keep your muscles in excellent form. Eight hours of sleep is advised to allow your body to recuperate from the previous day’s activities and prepare you for the next day’s surf, which should be good. These two essentials are required to ensure that you are in good physical shape for surfing enjoyment and success.
One easy suggestion I have for you is to cut out sugar, processed foods, and wheat from your everyday diet. Physically, chest and shoulder workouts, as well as setups and cardio, are all options.
Be conscious that your physical condition is an essential component of surfing, if not the most significant component. You will not be able to enjoy one of the finest sports in the world if you do not keep in shape. It will get tedious, and you will soon return to the sofa or some other pastime that will not provide you with the same level of enjoyment as surfing.
You must be in good physical shape to participate in any sport. Another need is that you be in good mental health. If you know you’re going to surf and you’re going to be weary from paddling before you surf, you’re going to have a horrible mental approach to surfing. Every time you surf, you must feel elated. Your surfing session will be a terrific experience if you are in good physical shape, have decent waves to ride, and have a positive mental attitude. You’ll be ecstatic!
There are a handful of additional issues that need to be addressed in terms of your physical fitness. Stretching and hydration are two among them. You must be flexible and well-stretched. It is critical to stretch your entire body on a daily basis, especially before going surfing.
It’s also crucial to keep your body hydrated. Water makes up around 66 percent of your body. You must maintain the water level. It is critical that you drink plenty of water on a daily basis. It maintains the health of your entire body, including your brain. Don’t drink coke, alcohol, or caffeine; instead, drink plenty of water.
The final piece of the puzzle is having the right tools. If you put in the effort to get in good physical shape, it only makes sense that you have the right surfboard type and design to perform at your best. Buying in shape requires a strong commitment from you, so make a commitment to getting the correct surfing equipment.
Surfing is intended to be a pleasurable experience. Get in excellent physical shape and go for it! Take the pleasure you’ll derive from surfing and apply it to your daily life. Always keep in mind to Surf Life!