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Surfing Info

Pre-Surfing Training:
  • Neighborhood Pool: Using an aqua jog belt, allows you to exercise your upper body muscles without worrying about staying afloat.
  • Cardio Training: Some walking, jogging, and running will help build endurance.
  • Yoga: The cobra pose helps strengthens the arms, especially for paddling.
Recommended Activities Before Surfing:
These activities are to help you get adjusted to the salty water and possible "big" waves that may hit you while surfing.
  • Boogie boarding 
  • Treading water in the ocean 
    Surfing Day:
    • Stretches before your lessons
    • Keep hydrated 
    • Eat a light meal for energy
    • Pack water, granola bars/nuts, sunscreen 
      My Favorite Surfing Stuff:
      • Aqua Jog Belt by Speedo. The adjustable belt allowed me and anyone in my family to use it, including my husband and kids.
      • Rash guard by Body Glove. This extra layer of clothing not only protects you from sun exposure, but, it helps your chest and stomach from getting chafed on the surf board. I like the assortment of colors and short sleeve or long sleeve options.
      • Sun screen layering helps you avoid sunburns, especially on your face, which is exposed most. Using a base layer such as Neutrogena SPF 30 Daily Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin upon washing your face in the morning. Then applying 30 minutes prior to the lesson, Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer SPF 70 Dry Touch sunblock throughout your body. Finally apply Neutrogena Body Mist Sunblock Spray SPF 70, which can cover hard to reach areas, as your back and neck. Apply this on all areas except your face.
      • SubZero brand stainless steel water bottle. These bottles are toxin-free and do not leach harmful chemicals into liquids. This is especially a benefit, since you will be leaving your water on the beach exposed to the sun's rays. Using an aluminum bottle instead of plastic bottles is good for planet Earth.
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