Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or face of a moving wave, which usually carries the surfer towards the shore. Waves suitable for surfing are primarily found in the ocean, but can also be found in lakes or rivers in the form of a standing wave or tidal bore. However, surfers can also utilize artificial waves such as those from boat wakes and the waves created in artificial wave pools.
How to Play
01. Rent a soft surfboard your first time out
- Don't invest in your own surfboard if you've never tried surfing before.
02. Try out a longboard while you're first learning
- Longboards are the oldest and longest type of surfboard commonly available, ranging from 8 to 12 feet (2.4 to 3.7 m) in length.
03. Work your way up to a short board
- Short boards are less than seven feet long, with a sharp nose and multiple fins.
04. Get a wetsuit
- In many places, a wetsuit is just as essential as the board itself to ensure an enjoyable surfing experience.
05. Get some surfboard wax
- Surfboard wax is an important and inexpensive product that can be rubbed onto the top of a surfboard to increase foot grip, allowing better balance in the water.
06. Get a leash for your board
- A leash keeps you and your board from separating in the water.
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