Surfing is a great way to get in your daily quota of exercise that every person should engage in and enjoy what you are doing at the same time. You will be outside, enjoying the beautiful weather, the warm sea, and the comforting feeling of the sea at the same time. If you want to learn how to surf, it can be taught quite easily and with practice, you will get there in no time.
You should start with a board that you can comfortably stand on and that will grant you the optimal performance. This should be between nine feet and ten feet long for an adult and for a child, around eight feet in order to accommodate the different heights and you should feel confident when you try it out on the ground.
Set yourself up in an area of the ocean that is not crowded by other surfers or swimmers so that you can practice without anybody interfering with developing your skills or accidentally getting in your way and disrupting your precarious balance. Always stay within range of the lifeguard, however, to make sure that you will be safe as you try out your new tricks.
When you see the first wave coming that you want to try out, make sure that your board is going in the right direction, which is straight into the oncoming wave. If you are tilted at any angle or sort of sideways to the wave, it will not be picked up and you will not be able to take off.
You start off by lying down on your board and paddling with your hands towards that wave. As you feel the wave underneath you, you should quickly jump up so that you are on both feet, with them placed squarely in the center of the surfboard.
You might find it easier to try out this move on the dry land before heading out to try it in the middle of the waves. It can be easy to lose your balance or to miss and not land in the center and these things are key to doing a successful job, so prepare yourself before just heading out.
The best way to learn how to surf is to keep practicing and trying out these moves day after day. If you go through enough waves, you will be able to join in with the best of them and it will soon become second nature.