How to choose its first surf spot ?

You want to surf, you want to get started, you want to improve, but you don’t know much! No stress, by reading this article, you will learn how to choose your surfing spot to start and progress smoothly.

First Rule : Smooth waves you’ll search

When we start surfing, we should privilege a very particular type of wave: the so-called “soft” waves. Indeed, these waves have the particularity to be slow to break, not very steep, and often quite long. That’s exactly what you need to be able to progress quickly by offering an important gliding time.

RULE TWO : A SURF SPOT NOT TOO CROWDED YOU’LL CHOOSE

When you’re starting out, you need to maximize your time on the waves in your session. And to maximize your time on the waves, you have to take some. So, the more the spot will be quiet in terms of frequentation, the more your chances to have the priority on the waves and to be able to take some will be big. It is also necessary to prioritize the spots with few people for security reasons. Indeed, when you start, you are rarely sure to succeed in your take-offs, you should not add to this pressure the pressure of having to control your board in a crowded spot. Don’t hesitate to go walk on a more distant and quiet spot.

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It can become quite quickly difficult to maximize your surfing time…

RULE 3 : SPOT NEAR YOUR HOME, YOU’LL BEAR YOUR LOCK.

When you’re starting out, you need to maximize your practice time. Travel time tends to reduce your practice time, so it is important to find a spot not far from home, to spend time in the water and not on the road. Moreover, the closer the spot will be to your home, the more you will go, and the more you will know how it works. This frequenting of the same spot will allow you to build skills on a place that doesn’t move too much, and moreover, it will also be the opportunity to make new friends, or not…

Editor: Ronan Benoit ( Photographer and CEO of The Waterman Society