Surfing is a physically demanding sport. Endurance, flexibility, strength and being physically fit were needed. Preparation to surf has a lot of perks. It includes equipment, preparation and fitness for surfing. Getting equipment is the first thing we need to do, some do ask for recommendation of pro surf shop advice over the advice you read from internet but the idea is to know the basic types of board. There are 5 types of boards: Longboard is the oldest and longest, it range from 8 to 12 feet in length and it is recommended for beginners. Second is the funboard which is usually from 7 to 8.5 feet, it is shorter than the longboard and thicker than short boards. It has the stability of the longboard combined with agility of the short board. Funboard is not easy for beginners but once you gotten comfortable with longboard then it will be easy to use a funboard. Third is the short board which is less than 7 feet long, it has a sharp nose and multiple fins. This is considered to be the high performance professional board and takes more practice to master than longboards. Then there is fish and gun. Fish type of board is shorter than shortboard and wider. It is ideal for riding small surf and are advised for intermediate surfers. Lastly we have the gun which is about 10 feet, it is very thin with a needle nose designed for experts. It can handle tall drops and speeds with ease.
Choosing a good wave to paddle is also part of a good learning in surfing. There are 3 basic types of unbroken swells that surfers must recognize to help them make consistent and correct decisions as to whether it is appropriate to paddle and ride the wave. First they have to watch for flat swells because this usually flat in appearance and they are not build up yet sufficiently. If a surfer paddles and surf clothes online NZ are needed to this kind of swell usually they will be wasting their energy, put themselves out of the position for the next wave and if they miss the next wave they will be having difficulty to paddle out. Second, is the pitching waves wherein the waves break over the surfer when they attempted to stand. This will result to an unsuccessful ride, compromised positioning and a waste of effort. Third and last should also watch for a half built swells. It will allow the surfer to have a clean entry to the wave creating a momentum and can be set up as first move to the wave. This is the first skill that a surfer must have: to recognize the approaching swell before they paddle on to the wave. If you want to learn more about waves and importance of surfboard fins that go along with the waves you can also check out tutorials and check for longboard surfboard fin design that will suit your needs as a beginner.