How do you prepare for a surfing lesson? Surfing requires a lot of paddling so you should strengthen your arms. Lifting light weights and or doing push ups help the most. Having strong stomach muscles will also help a lot with your surfing. Sit ups and crunches are best. For balance yoga is also one of the best things you can do to prepare for a surfing lesson. Other then working on your fitness and balance you can also watch the video below of a surfing lesson to see how it all gets put together.
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Anyone can learn to Surf in Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu, even though the Hawaii tourist board likes to promote Waikiki as the best place to learn to surf, this is only because of all the hotels and expensive shops in Honolulu. The sad truth is that the beaches in Waikiki are fake, that’s right some of the sand was even mined from the North Shore’s famous Waimea Bay. The North Shore of Oahu on the other hand boast miles and miles of natural white sand beaches and has been official designated by the State of Hawaii Government as the Surfing Capitol of the World. The North Shore Surf Girls can teach you to surf even when the surf is big because we take you to a protected cove just outside of the Historic Haleiwa Town. You will lean to surf in gental rolling waves with protected green sea turtles swimming around you.
The views are amazing too. Kaiena Point, not a good place to learn to surf by the way, is visible from both the surfing lineup and the shore line. Mt. Kahala the tallest point on Oahu is also visible while you learn to surf. The beauty of the North Shore only starts there. You will fall in love not only with surfing, but with our entire community on the North Shore.
The North Shore Surf Girls offer surfing lessons daily at 9:00 AM 12:00 AM and 3:00 PM – But what is the best time of day to take a surf lesson? The answer to this question depends upon the location of the surf lesson, the size of the waves and the tide. If the swell is big on the outside, we teach in a cove protected from the larger waves, then it’s better to get a lesson on low tide. If it’s in the middle of the Summer when the waves are small low tide is also good. However, if the waves are medium size then any tide will do.
The other factor in the best time of day to learn to surf is the sun and wind. the sun is kindest in the mornings and afternoons and the wind is always the most gentle in the mornings.
Surfing lessons this Summer at Chun’s Reef on the North Shore of Oahu have been very good, thanks to a multitude of southwest and trade-wind swells wrapping around the coast. Now it’s the middle of August and children and young people are returning to school. The start of the winter surf season is only a month away! The pulse of the North Shore is starting to beat harder. People wanting to learn to surf in Hawaii will have to decide: “Should I try to learn to surf on the North Shore in the winter? Is it safe enough?”
The answer is an emphatic “Yes!” You will find that learning to surf on the North Shore in both summer and winter is easier than in Waikiki; the beaches and the waves are much less crowded. Chun’s Reef surf spot on the North Shore is perfect in the summer. In the winter months we teach you to surf on the North Shore in a cove protected from the larger waves. Actually the waves at this protected cove are pretty good — much, much better than what you’ll find at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. If you need to check surfing off on your Bucket List – now’s the time!
Although most people think of Waikiki and surfing lessons, learning to surf in Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu in the Summer is a much better choice. The North Shore has cleaner water then Waikiki surf, no stinging jelly fish, no crowds and 1-2 foot waves everyday! In the Winter months of course it’s a different story – but then we teach you in a cove protected from the big North Shore surf. Either way Summer or Winter learning to surf on the North Shore blows away surfing lessons in Waikiki, plus you get beautiful sunsets and free parking!
In its June 2009 issue, Surfer Magazine ranked Haleiwa Town on the North Shore of Oahu second in its list of Top Ten Surf Towns in America. The number-one spot went to Santa Cruz, California. Criteria included quality of life, variety of surf, climate, access to culture, and availability of work.
It’s hard for me to fathom that Santa Cruz is a better surf town than Haleiwa. Although jobs are sometimes hard to find on the North Shore, the surfing culture is one of the most authentic in the world. Where else can you participate in a ceremony honoring Eddie Aikau, watch the Pipe Masters and take a surfing lesson from the North Shore Surf Girls? The water is warm year-round and the quality and variety of surf are the best in the world. In choosing Santa Cruz, California, in spite of its year-round cold water, Surfer Magazine editors cited its year round surf aloong with its reputation as a cultural melting pot of educators, artists, life-long surfers, and everyone else in between.
THE COMPLETE LIST:
1. Santa Cruz, CA
2. Haleiwa, HI
3. Encinitas, CA
4. Paia, HI
5. San Clemente, CA
6. Kill Devil Hills, NC
7. Malibu, CA
8. Montauk, NY
9. New Smyrna Beach, FL
10. Ocean City, NJ
How surf cities such as Waikiki got beat out by places like Ocean City, NJ or Kill Devil Hills, NC, which I’ve never even heard of, is beyond me. As for me, I will always believe that the North Shore of Hawaii is the greatest surfing town in the world – Surfer Magazine Rankings or not.
The North Shore Surf Girls Surf School highly recommends the Jr. Lifeguard Program to any young people wanting to become real surfers. The course last a week and runs through out the summer at multiple locations on the Island of Oahu. Below is the schedule for more information visit this link. http://www.myjuniorguards.com/
2009 JUNIOR GUARD SCHEDULE
SESSION #1: JUNE 8- JUNE 12
SESSION #2: JUNE 15- JUNE 19
SESSION #3: JUNE 22-JUNE 26
SESSION #4: JUNE 29-JULY 3
SESSION #5: JULY 6 – JULY 10
SESSION #6: JULY 13- JULY 17
SESSION #7: JULY 20 – JULY 24
JR. GUARD CHAMPIONSHIP
LOCATION: ALA MOANA BEACH PARK
DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST
JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM
The primary purpose of the Junior Lifeguard Program is to increase the self-confidence, physical conditioning, and ocean awareness of program participants through their introduction to water safety, first-aid, and surf rescue techniques. Instructional methodologies employed include didactic classroom instruction and lectures, and skills training and enhancement.
- Physical Training includes daily warm-ups, stretching, running on the beach, and
- Ocean Skills Training alternates between paddling rescue boards, using
surfboards and bodyboards as rescue tools, rescue tube training, training with the
RESCUE operations team and the personal watercraft, performing water entries
and exits, snorkeling, bodysurfing, and skills topics including surf awareness and
- Classroom Skills include personal care topics such as skin cancer awareness, eye
safety, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle through appropriate diet and
physical conditioning, as well as a drug and alcohol prevention module focusing
on the devastating dangers and consequences of drug and alohol use. Lifesaving
techniques and procedures are introduced through victim detection and first aid
instruction, as well as beach and hazard assessment skills, ocean current and surf
condition detection, and safety awareness and marine life identification.
- Competitive Training is emphasized with physical training through lifeguard
techniques, strategies, skills, and sportsmanship.
Certification: Students receive a certificate of course completion.
THIS PROGRAM IS A CPR AND FIRST AID ORIENTATION COURSE,
CERTIFICATION CARDS ARE NOT GIVEN.