Learn the basics of surfing on your Costa Rica vacation

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 in Costa Rica Surf Trips, Surf Trainings

Learn to surf on your Costa Rica vacationSurfing is an extreme sport that requires dedication, effort and mental and physical strength.  While there are aspects to it that make this sport a bit risky due to the forces of nature and the unpredictability of waves, it can also be one of the most exciting and fun sports to participate in on your Costa Rica vacation.  You’ll feel the adrenaline increase in your body/mind as the energy and power of the ocean’s waves give us the most perfect and fun rides to shore.

Since this is a sport that can be risky, it is always of the utmost importance to know and follow all safety rules and to have a clear understanding of what can happen if we are not careful and how to handle situations with ease when they arise.  In this sense, being on the water is a lot like life.  It’s unpredictable.  But by staying calm and focused, it will be one of the best moments you’ll ever experience.

When you’re ready to catch the wave the most important part is the stroke – make it strong and deep to generate enough power.  Once standing on the board, make your center of gravity as low as possible by bending your knees and using your arms to help with balance.  The back foot should be on the tail of the board and the front right in the middle.  You must be sure to be in the correct position at all times to maintain a good balance.  All the rest will come with practice, commitment and passion.

Let us help you learn how to surf! Real Surf Trips in Playa Negra, Costa Rica provides its guests with first class accommodations, one-of-a-kind service and over 20 years of local surf knowledge, guaranteed to give you the Costa Rica Surf Trip you’ve been dreaming of!

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