Balance, Strength & Skill
Though it may not seem like it, surfing is a challenging sport. Balancing on a surfboard takes immense core strength. It’s all about balance, strength, and rhythm. Surfing takes skill so much, so it has finally been recognized as an Olympic sport.
There’s something about surfing that affects you being in the moment. If you’re a beginner, of course, your thoughts will probably be elsewhere, and will likely focus on how to maintain balance and avoid falling off your board. Once you get the hang of things, you’ll be able to clear your mind and focus on nothing but the moment you’re in. You’ll learn to trust your body and flow with the energy around you.
Connecting With Nature
Surfing allows you to connect with nature. You are literally in the ocean, surrounded by the wildlife you share the water with. When you surf, you’re uniquely connecting with nature, and the best part is, you’re doing it in a way that doesn’t interfere with mother nature!
More Surfers = Cleaner Waters
Surfers need the ocean to surf, and the more people that are interested in the sport, the more demand there will be to keep those areas clean. As more people become involved in the sport, more pristine waters and restrictions may follow suit.
Like any sport, surfing accumulates a community of enthusiastic, valuable players. Just as you learn and share values with your fellow yogis, surfing may ignite the same sense of community. Moreover, because California coasts differ from Miami coasts, the sport contains areas each with their unique surf communities.