Category Archives: Surfing

Learning To Surf Does Not Have To Be Complicated

Once you have decided that you would like to go surfing, it is not just a matter of buying the equipment and then heading off down to the sea. There will have to be a number of lessons beforehand or else your surfing experience will be nothing more than falling of a board. If you put your mind to it, you should have the basics in a few days and then the improvements will come with practice and experience.

Some of the things that may seem to be the easiest will be the things that take the most time to learn. Standing up and the positioning of the feet are going to be two of the most complex lessons to learn, but once they have been mastered there will not be much else that will take a lot of time or keep you out of the water for long. While there is nothing like learning from a great surfer, there is a lot to be learned from books and videos.

You won’t learn everything that way, but you will be amazed by how much you have remembered when you are putting your learning into practice. Equipment will help and when starting out it will be best to have a surfboard that is long and wide. It will be more stable and help to keep you afloat for longer. Common sense also comes into it and you should not surf on your own just in case you get into difficulties.

It will also help your confidence if you start off by visiting a beginners’ beach and don’t try to catch the big waves right away, but get used to the small ones first. Once you are on the beach, don’t just rush into the sea, but watch the waves for a while, and make sure that you have warmed up first. You want to be fully flexible and know that your muscles are ready for the challenge.

While you should not surf alone, you also need to keep a good distance from other beginners. None of you need to feel crowded while you are learning. For extra safety don’t forget the surf leash. It will help with balance if you practice sitting and then lying on the surfboard. If you can keep the water away from your legs that will help and you can begin to paddle. Once you are ready to stand just stand quickly and as soon as you feel the wave behind you.

To prevent injury, bend your knees as this way any shocks will be absorbed. If it goes wrong and you need to get off the board, make sure that you jump away from it. Also cover your head so that it does not hit you as you will no longer have control of it. This is not a failure as most surfers will come off the board from time to time. As a final safety consideration, stop once you start to feel tired as it will be easy to lose concentration, and you should lie on the board and paddle back to the beach.

Ocean Killers Are Hungrier and Dangerous to Surfers

It’s a great tragedy when someone loses their life unexpectedly. The effect on everyone is devastating and none more so than when they die due to a predator in the ocean. This week in Australia there have been something like 4 people dead from such a horrendous experience. Two shark attacks in Western Australia cost a young man his life and a woman diver could not be saved when she was taken by a giant white shark.

A woman was dragged away by a crocodile in Queensland as she and a friend walked along the beach in knee-deep water while a man went missing in the Northern Territory where crocodiles are extremely dangerous.

In an amazing picture a surf board rider was photographed riding a huge wave while behind him a large white shark leapt into the air. It is so big a warning to surfers that they are not alone in the water and these killers are hungry.

The factory ships that are depleting the oceans of schools of fish and draining them of life that would normally feed these animals are part of the problem. There is also the extra warm water from a prolonged summer that has sent some species further south than normal and this is also causing a situation of extra sharks. The next thing of note is that people don’t normally frequent the surf in winter but they are now drawn to it with the extra warm days that make it more like early autumn.

The environment is changing as global warming and other things take effect. We are in the end times when it is noted in prophecy that we there will be many traps from which there is no escape (Jeremiah 11:11,12). I believe global warming is one of them and that what we are experiencing now will seal our fate.

With memory of reincarnation and a link to the Spirit of the Universe it has shown me many things including scenes of what is to come as we are in that time zone. The massive population explosion is evidence that all are back as promised (Isaiah 26:19) and that now judgment is occurring and those who are worshiping false gods are being removed. Even the oceans, loved by most, are now a much bigger death trap.

4 Essentials You Carry When Going For a Beach Holiday

Are you going to attend a beach party this year and you are thinking what you can carry? I can help you to solve all the problems. Going for a holiday near the seaside is something different from normal holiday destinations. By the term “beach”, you can visualize blue water; beautiful girls in swim wear and water sports.

Here are some of the essentials that you can carry in your bag when you are going to enjoy with your close friends at the seaside.

1. Swimwear-

It is one of the important items that you have to carry in the travel bag. Beach wear is available in various designs and sizes depending upon on the body shape. Bikinis are the common type of swim wear available in various colors and styles. Swim suits are of one-piece or of the two-piece. You can take one of them that suit your figure. Women who are little bulky can definitely take the one-piece suits.

2. Sunglasses and Surf Wear-

The glasses are very important to carry when you are going at a beach front. The cat-eye glasses are quite common in these days. If you really want to protect your eyes, better to take oversized goggles or an eye wear that can protect your eyes. When packing your bags, do not ever forget to put a pair of glasses in it.

Surfing is one important sport that you can try at the beach, but it is not possible to wear normal pants when you are surfing. You may carry surf wear or buy from the beach front stores. It is better to carry the garments from a reputed brand.

3. Carry Sunscreen Lotions and Creams-

One of the worst things about the beach holiday is the tanning. The sunrays are directly falling on the skin, increasing the rate of melanin production. You can carry sunscreen lotions of the good brand that can reduce tanning and keep your skin in good condition.

4. Umbrella and Chairs-

Umbrellas and chairs are very common at the beach. It is not possible to carry the chairs in the travel bag. You can buy one from the beach front store to enjoy the sun rays. The umbrella is an essential item for seaside holidays.

These are some of the items that you can very important at the seafront occasions and parties. Apart from the above-discussed items, you can carry hats, slippers, t-shirts, and towels. If you want to keep your travel bag light in weight, buy these items from the stores at the beach front.