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After having an amazing surf session today in Valencia I want to share with you why you should go and try out surfing! That is why I summed up below my surfing experiences in 9 reasons – enjoy and get started!
Reason 1: Surfing is a great way to get rid of stress
Surfing relaxes and at the same time requires all your attention. So whether you like your job or not, whether you are stressed out or you struggle with something. Let me assure you – surfing gets rid of them all! You get to experience something totally different while you have to be 100% present in the waves. Therefore there will be no room for bad thoughts about bad things – it is just you, the waves, the board and the sun.
Reason 2: The company of lovely people
The will to surf attracts outgoing and interesting people from all over the world. You can be sure to meet like-minded people that enjoy the nature and the adventure just as much as you do. And the cold beer after a long session tastes even better, when you share it with your new friends from many different countries.
Which leads me directly to the next point…
Reason 3: Practice your language skills in the water
Surfing is international, that is for sure. You don’t need to speak the same language when you can catch waves together! But if you share a language with one of your new friends you can practice it right away. And since Valencia is well known for its Erasmus community, there are some great offers for low budget Erasmus students to learn how to surf!
Reason 4: The beach is the best gym!
Can you think of anything more beautiful than the beach and the blue water right next to it? No? Me neither! Now imagine training right there for your next surfing session. There might be some days with just a few waves. And what would help you prepare your next session better than a good stretch or a nice workout? At SupLife for example we offer Functional Training for days with few waves.
And the best thing is, that you can jump right into the water to cool down atferwards!
Reason 5: Surfing is easily accesible in Valencia
If you live in Valencia and want to learn how to surf you chose a good spot! The beach in Valencia is very easy to reach from the city center. Just catch a Tram or the Metro and it won’t take you much longer than 30 minutes from wherever you live.
Reason 6: Surfing is just the beginning…
Once you learn how to surf you will notice, that there are many other sports that are similar. For example skateboarding, snowboarding or paddle surfing. It is all about balance and the feeling for the board. And you will also gain more strength and body control while surfing. Seems like you will soon become an allround talent!
Reason 7: The side effects of surfing
The side effects of surfing are obviously being at the beach! Being at the beach can fill your day easily without getting bored. First of all of course you can surf. Once you are done for the day you can play beach volleyball with your new friends. If you are too exhausted you can go for a swim, read a book, grab a beer or two.
And let’s be a bit superficial… Who doesn’t want to be tanned and have the nice salty hair look! 😉
Reason 8: Surfing gives you a reason to travel more
Once you learned how to catch waves you soon won’t be able to get enough of it! Lucky you, that surfing is possible all around the world. How cool would it be, to improve your skills while traveling along the coast of France, Portugal, Australia, California, Indonesia… And you can visit the friends you made here in Valencia!
Reason 9: And it is LOTS OF FUN!
As a result I have to say that surfing with all its benefits is simply FUN! You will be so proud of the first wave you catch. Even more, when you realize how fast the progress of improvement can be!
Surfing allows you to disconnect, experience something totally different and learn more about your self.
If you want to try it we are very happy to help you get started!
You can find us right next to the beach in Valencia.
Just step by, say hi and have lots of fun!