Surfing is of course one of the most amazing sports in the world but it can be a dangerous one too, especially when you don’t follow the surfing etiquette and safety tips. To make sure nothing will happen to you while you are enjoying the waves, we dedicated today’s blog to surfing safety tips. Informing you about the safety etiquettes of surfing is one of Canggu Bali Surf Lesson’s top priorities, because safe surfing is fun surfing!
Pick the right board
For a beginning surfer it is very important to choose the right surfboard. At Canggu Bali Surf Lesson, the instructors will help you to pick the one which suits your surfing skills. If you are a beginner, you probably will end up with a soft-top surfboard which prevents you from hurting when falling down on your board.
Protect your head
If you like or not, as a beginner you probably will fall a lot. Therefore, it is very important to protect your head while falling because then your board can’t hit your face which can be pretty painful.
Use a leg rope
Using a leg rope helps you to stay connected to your surfboard. If you fall, you don’t have to worry about the whereabouts of your board. It is tightly connected to your ankle which prevents your board from being pushed to the sea or hitting another surfer.
Point your board straight to the waves
When first entering the sea or when trying to get back in position after you caught a wave, it is very important to make sure that your board always points with its front straight to waves. By doing so, you will avoid painful situations because the board will be pushed by the waves and will hit you when you carry it sideways.
Watch out for sunburns
One of the most underestimated dangers of surfing is getting a sunburn. During the time you are surfing, the water will reflect all the sunlight so you can get sunburned very easily. Wearing a rash vest, which will be provided by us at the beginning of your lesson, will already help a lot since it covers your whole upper body. However, your face, hands and legs still need some sunblock!
Canggu Bali Surf Lesson offers you an environment in which you can learn how to surf in a safe and fun way. Our reliable equipment and professional instructors will make sure you have the time of your life, so drop by our office or book your surfing lesson here.