Surf Competition: 5 Ways To Get Prepared


Surf Competition

Surfing is getting vogue among youngsters. A surfer always wishes to be a part of the surf competition. He yearns to be a world champion in surf competition one day. It is not an unfeasible mania by the way.

You can win the world with hard work and steadiness so it is not an impossible aspiration to win a surf competition. All you need to do is buff up your dexterity and drills in the companionship of an experienced guide that will lead you to the way of your destination.

Surf Competition: 15 Days

If you want to give a wonderful performance in a surf competition, you must prepare yourself. Your body should be fit and healthy. In any surf competition, you have to surf, surf, and surf.

You should be pretty fit and stamina should be up to the mark as you have to surf at least 5 hours a day and most probably you will lose weight. The more practice you would be the better you will perform.

So prepare yourself for a bigger task. In that end, we have some tips for you that will prove great for you if you add them in your daily life.

1. Exercise Daily

Surfing is a demanding game. You must have a fit body to play with giant waves. Your body should be well prepared to face the outburst of big waves. Do planks and squats as they make your core muscles stronger. They lend a hand to balance your body on board.

Strong arms and legs will help you to drive your board in the surf competition as your body would be your only friend there. Do at least 20 sets of 10 repeats of front squat, single-leg squat, and then jump squat. Hold in plank position for 20 to 30 sec and do 10 sets daily.

2. Join Swimming Club

Let your fear of water goes away and join swimming classes at least 3 to 4 classes of 30 minutes in a week. It will build up stamina.

Surf Competition
Swimming for Surf Competition

3. Yoga for Surf Competition

Yoga plays the role of a key element to unlock your body fitness and mental peace. WCT champion still performs yoga in his daily routine before going to another surf competition as it helps a lot in surfing.

Some yoga poses are listed below gives strength and stability to the full-body. In addition, they will help you to calm your nerves build up stability and focus. They will also help you to perk up body posture and acquire balance. All these things will enhance your physical performance on a surfboard.

These 5 are most preferable yoga poses in surfing:

1.  Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana II)

2. Reverse Warrior (Viparita Virabhadrasana)

3. Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)

4. Easy Pose (Sukhasana)

5. Four-Limbed Staff Pose (Chaturanga Dandasana)

Yoga will give you mental vigor as well as flexibility. You will learn deep breathing breath holds.

Surf Competition
Surf Competition

4. Skating On Skateboard

Skating is quite similar to surfing but it’s a lot of difference there too. You should practice on a skateboard to become skilled at board balancing and body positioning. Do skateboard practice at least 3 to 4 days for 30 minutes.

5. Training For Surf Competition

You have to surf more often than usual to win a surf competition. It’s the best practice you can do. Here you have to join a surf club that trains surfer for big surf competitions with great visions. Skilled professionals are there to teach you the surf competition rules and regulations.

In surf club sessions, you surf more and more on different beaches to be more composed and confident in the water. Coaches teach you many surfing techniques as well. In this session, you learn paddling pop-up and catch a wave in the 2 heat of 6 to 8 surfers.

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