The North Shore Surf Girls Surf School wants to share with you some basic tips for getting ready for your first surf lesson:
1. Place a strip of tape on the floor and practice jumping up from a laying down position so that both your feet land sideways on the strip. Don’t worry which foot comes in front – you will learn if you are a goofy foot (leading with your right foot) or a regular foot (leading with your left foot.
2. Lift weights to strengthen your arms and do sit ups to improve your core strength. This will help with paddling the surfboard during your surfing lesson.
3. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going in the water for your surf lesson.