If you have never gone surfing, or have watched enviously while others have surfed, you should definitely add the sport to your ‘must-do’ list.

Life’s too short not to dare to do something you’ve never tried before. Some of the many reasons why you should learn how to surf include the following:

It’s Fun

Yes! It’s as simple as that. Nothing can replace the joy of being tossed up into the air with water splashing down all around you.

Professional surfers have described the feeling as ‘magical.’ Everyone should enjoy the experience of being momentarily transported to another world.

It is a feeling that cannot be conveyed by mere words. You just have to experience it.

It’s a Great Form of Exercise

If you are looking for something that will make you fit, you should consider taking up surfing. It exercises the core of your body; every muscle gets a workout when you surf.

Add to this the great cardio you get by running around with your surfboard looking for the best spot on the beach.

It Teaches You Discipline

If you struggle with self-discipline, you should consider taking up surfing. If you do, you must learn to adhere to the rules like the ones found at Surf Ethics which every surfer should be familiar with.

Additionally, you have to attend practise sessions with a trainer several times before you master the sport.

All of this requires self-discipline, which you will cultivate as you learn.

Socialising and Networking

While learning how to surf, you will meet new people who have the potential to become lifelong friends.

You can form friendships that go well beyond surfing. You may even find yourself talking about other things that can help with your personal development.

As long as you’re open to meeting new people, surfing is a great place to start if you’re looking for a lifestyle change.