An introduction to surfing

Surfing is the art of riding a wave. More than a sport, surfing it is a way of living. Embracing the power of nature which provides the wave and caring about the environment to protect the oceans. Every wave is unique. For some surfers, travelling is like a quest for finding the perfect wave. No matter your level of experience, you'll find a suitable sport to improve your skills and more importantly have tons of fun. It is true that you may spend more time paddling than standing on your board, but these few seconds of surfing are magic. A pure sensation of freedom! You'll find on this page more information about surfing and everything you need to get started.

More information about surfing

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Cold water surfing tips

Surfing in winter, in freezing water can be absolutely amazing. To make sure that this experience will be a success, you'll find a few tips to enjoy these cold winter swells.

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Hawaii an hour from Amsterdam

Located at the heart of the surfing scene at one of the best surf spot of the region, Aloha Surf has everything you need to get you ready to ride some waves.

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How to get started with surfing?

 

All you need is a surfboard and a wetsuit if the water is cold. In a few hours of surf lessons you'll be able to feel the speed of the wave and stand up. If you have never surfed before, it is advisable to take a few surf lessons to get some tips. Once you know the basic techniques and the safety tips, you'll be able to practice on your own. 
 
The best board to start surfing is longboard soft top. It's surface is smooth, ideal not to get hurt and it has a good float which will give you more balance to stand up. Once you have the right "pop up" move and you feel comfortable on the white wash, you can then learn to turn to follow the line. 
 
There are several types of surfing which are differentiated by the type of board used. Long boarding requires a longer board of at least 9 foot to allow the surfer to walk on his board. This type of surfing is ideal on smaller waves. The other type of surfing is on a short board. More reactive due to a smaller board size, this type of surfing allows the surfer to do many fast manoeuvres on a wave. No matter the size of your board and your level, the most important is to stay safe, respect the surfing priorities when taking a wave and enjoy your ride!

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