Surf Alone? 5 Recommendations

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Surfers often prefer to catch waves alone and avoid beaches that are becoming increasingly crowded.

Surf tourism increases every year and those places that were once lonely and little known are now crowded spots. In addition, many of the beginner surfers do not respect the safety regulations or the local rules of each spot, making it dangerous and unsafe to enter the waters of these beaches.

Surf Alone? 5 Recommendations

More than riding waves

For many surfers, riding waves is like therapy and has many benefits.

During the wait between wave and wave, you can better appreciate each moment being alone, enjoy the silence, listen to the sounds of nature and forget for a few hours the fast pace of the world and its problems.

You can choose to ride the best waves, stay in them as long as you want since you will have no competition.

A large percentage of surf-related injuries are due to collisions with other surfers. If you are surfing alone there is no possibility of suffering those shocks.

While it is true that you will have all these advantages, surfing alone can also have its risks and it is necessary to take certain precautions to avoid having a bad time.

 If you are a beginner you should never surf alone, the sea can be a very dangerous place if you still do not know how to control your board or are not familiar with the ocean.

One of the main reasons surfing alone is not recommended is that if you lose control in the middle of the waves and have an accident, no one will be able to help you. Having other people close by in the water is one way to keep yourself safer.

By not having competition you can lose motivation. Having a surfer around and seeing their paddling techniques can encourage you to work harder and increase your motivation.

In the event that you have no other option than to go out to catch waves alone, these tips can help you be a little safer:

  1.  Make sure to let someone know that you are going to surf
  2.  If you are a beginner surfer, never row backwards alone.
  3.  If possible, stay close to shore and ride small, calm waves.
  4. Enter the water only if there are swimmers or people on the beach you can call for help.
  5.  Do not enter the sea if a storm is approaching, no matter how mild it may be, your forecast may change while you are in the water.

If you are an experienced surfer with a high level of confidence in the sea, you can start surfing alone, but always maintaining respect for the ocean. No matter how many years you’ve been surfing, there are always chances of accidents.