Learning How To Surf In A Crowd

learn how to surf in a crowd South Australia

Surfing in the beach when it is peak season may feel a little less enjoyable than when you are surfing with just a few people. The waiting period for great looking waves and great water breaks will be longer and the competition in getting the best waves will be more tough than usual.

The above mentioned reasons are just some of the few things that might make you frustrated when there is a crowd of people surrounding your favorite surfing spot in the beach. However, you need not worry because learning how to surf South Australia alone will be as enjoyable as learning it with a crowd through these helpful tips:

  1. Understand that surfing a great sport. The very reason why you love surfing is also the reason why more and more people want to try on learning how to do it. If you appreciate the sport as much as how you claim it to be, you’ll be glad that many are also discovering how fun surfing is.
  2. Be kind to surfing beginners. You were a beginner at some point as well that is why it is very important to be more patient with the newbies. If they are not doing it right, you can correct them and help them learn some surfing basics. A friendly advice will always be appreciated.
  3. The waves in the beach do not belong to you. Accept the fact that no matter how long you’ve been surfing in the beach the waves will never be solely for you. The ocean and everything that is has to offer is for everyone. Allow others to have a great time in the waters too.
  4. Don’t be bothered by the crowd. Having a lot of people in the beach does not equate to having less fun while surfing. You should not focus on the crowd. The amount of fun you get depends on yourself. Being too focused on the crowd will steal away the fun.
  5. Surfing is not just about riding waves. Discover the fun of sharing. Having a crowd in the beach will allow you to meet other surfers who love the sport as much as you do. You can reach out to them when the waves aren’t good enough. You can gain friends by talking to them and sharing some fun surfing stories.
  6. Be patient. Everyone who comes to the beach to surf expects to have fun. Being patient and respectful to everyone who wants to surf in the area will make the experience more fun. If you want others to wait for their turn in catching the waves, you too will need to show them that you know how to respect and give way.
  7. There will be more waves. If you haven’t had great waves for the day, tomorrow will be another day. Looking for great waves when there’s a crowd will be hard but there are always some fun waves at less crowded spots. If you don’t know where they are, you can ask locals where you can find them.

Surfing is a great and fun sport that can be enjoyed alone or with a group. Finding your niche in surfing is a very worthwhile experience but learning to share the fun is even more rewarding. For more surfing tips, visit the Surf and Sun blog.