15 Aug Surfing for life.
Surfing is good for you. Here’s five reasons why……
- Its meditative:
Surfing is an amazing way of taking time out from your hectic schedule. I often find that when my stress levels rise and I find it hard to shut off, getting into the ocean always helps me forget about my perceived issues. When we are in the water, we’re thinking about the swell, the next wave, and that’s it. And once up and riding that wave, well; we are on a different plane altogether!
- Connection with nature. “
“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
The ocean is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It can be so serene and peaceful or wild, stormy and petrifying. It contains so much life… Looking at the forecast, getting in tune with weather patterns, tide, swell, wind… sand movement; we subconsciously tune back into the rhythms of nature, and ourselves.
Surfing is physically demanding, a whole-body workout, you engage, bend, lengthen, and twist so many muscles and sometimes get thrown about in awkward positions. You mind becomes determined to surf a little better, move a little better, you become aware of your fitness level, and the surf inspires us to work out that little bit more, so you can catch the waves better the next time round.
Surfing is a great excuse to travel and explore new places, new breaks, new culture, new conditions, new climate etc… Surfers are travellers at heart, and that can even mean a 2-hour trip to a mysto break down the road.
Surfing teaches you to be humble and patient. None of us can create waves, so we all have to learn to be patient and wait for the waves to come. You can’t rush nature… and when you’re face to face with big waves that put you out of your comfort zone? Your ego has a lesson to learn from the experience.