Aaah…the good old pounding from the sea. One of the first things you’ll learn when surfing. At first I thought wiping out didn’t need any explanation, then I realized that like everything, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it, and someone else might benefit from what I’ve learned. We’ve all been there: the sea flips you around like a towel in a washing machine and you think you are holding your breath forever. After you’ve decided which side is up, and which one is down, you swim to the surface and then there is another wave hitting you in the face. A wipe-out isn’t the best thing that can happen during surfing, but what is the best way to wipe out? I have a bad habit of holding my nose when I feel I’m gonna fall, which probably makes me wipe-out even more. It’s really not a good thing to do. If the fall is hard, I might end up breaking my own nose instead of my board. Anyway, when your surfing and you wipe out the wrong way, you could really hurt yourself (or other surfers). Here are some wipe out tips.
3.Keep yourself fit and confident
Keep your body fit. A strong, fit body won’t get tired as easily as one that is untrained. Try out cardiovascular exercises like running and swimming (which is also great training for paddling), which improves your overall strength and stamina. You will be able to regain your breath faster, and be quicker on your board.
Yoga is another great practice for surfing, because it trains the body and the mind. Yoga teaches you how to stay calm and focused and to control your breath. One last thing, always remember that wipe outs are part of the deal; just keep on surfing!
How do you handle your wipe-outs?