If surfing is your dream, then there is always a new start for that. What I do really love about surfing is, it doesn’t matter how young and old you are, it will always a pride to start knowing how to be on a surfboard while following along the long wave line or jump onto it.
As a beginner surfer, there will always some basic things to know and equipment to bring and use both before surfing or when you are starting to lineup with the others while waiting for the waves. Even professional surfers are also have their own things and certain equipment to bring, moreover if you just started your own surf journey.
1. All surfers from beginner to professional should always reminding themself about the basic etiquette
If you don’t want to be disturbed by the others while surfing, you’d better no start one. While the big boys are lining up and waiting for the wave, sometime there will be a surfer, could be the beginner or not, that is stealing the other’s wave. In other hands, all of us can choose to wait for the next one.
Just don’t be a je*k! It can be a simple thing for you but couldn’t be for the others. And there are more basic things you should know and keep on remembering them especially when you are a beginner. Even, professional surfers are keep on staying away from the other’s way.
2. The surfboard and its wax
What make people being a surfer is the surfboard. Without that, you will only be a swimmer. The first time you are interesting in about surfing world, the first thing you should have in mind is where to buy your first surfboard.
And not only that, another one must thing you should get along with the surfboard is surely the wax so your surfboard won’t really get too smooth and slippery.
3. Life vest is considerably important for the beginner surfer
Even for the non-surfers, surfing itself is always exciting to watch. But no matter how fun and healthy it is, this kind of sport is also pretty much putting you in danger especially for the beginner surfers. Big waves can be the problem, so does when you don’t double check the bottom of the underwater whether or not it will be the rocky one.
Life vest will help you to float quicker to the surface and can really helpful in avoiding to be drawn as well as the big help when you are exhausting.
There are still more things you will need as the beginner surfer. But mostly, all of the 3 above should have been the first things you get since beginning. Some may are recommending you to have your own wetsuit, find a good teacher or instructor to start surfing properly and professionally, heading to the beginner-friendly surf beach and more. but I think those things can be decided later. The important thing is you will need to have and do things sequently.