Safe Surfing Tips – 5 Undeniable Guidelines to Safe Surfing for Kids

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Surfing is awesome. It’s a perfect outdoor activity for anyone looking for some fun, peace and tranquility. Expert surfer or just a thrill seeking novice, you will have the best time of your life cruising the waters on a surf board. You can bet on that! The question however is, ‘how sa

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Safe Surfing Tips – 5 Undeniable Guidelines to Safe Surfing for Kids

Surfing is awesome. It’s a perfect outdoor activity for anyone looking for some fun, peace and tranquility. Expert surfer or just a thrill seeking novice, you will have the best time of your life cruising the waters on a surf board. You can bet on that! The question however is, ‘how safe is it for kids to surf’? Read on to find out.

Technically, surfing is an activity fit for the entire family. The recommended age for kids to start learning and taking part of surfing lessons is the age of 8. At this age, kids seems to comprehend things and understanding the concepts and dynamics of this sport will be much easier compared to younger kids.

That said, you can let your kids enjoy their time in the water but first, here are some tips worth paying attention to;

  • Get Lesson with a renowned surf school – the safety of your kid (kids) is paramount. And knowing how giant the waves can get, it is important that your kids learn how to catch the waves and surf well in them. There is no better place for training than a surf school. So, for safety and guaranteed fun, your kids need advice and top skills from experienced surfing instructors.

 

  • Let the kids know of the dangers that might creep around in the water – if you have been on a surfing adventure, you know without a doubt that you will come across some dangers like other surfers, some of who are inexperienced. Additionally, sea creatures that creep around are also a danger that the kids should be aware of before they hop on their inflatable sup Make sure your little one understands the potential risks and basic surfing etiquette to avoid these risks to the best of their ability.

 

  • Swimming lessons are mandatory – important rule to ponder! Do not bring your child to a surfing adventure if they cannot swim. When your child accidentally fall off their surf board, they must know how to move in water and swim their way out. Moreover, when the kid knows that they can comfortably swim, they will not be afraid of falling off and their surfing experience will be more enjoyable.  

 

  • Know the right size of surf board for the kids – picking the right board for kids is a challenge for many. However, a good pick would be a surf board with enough length and stability. For 12 year olds and below, the recommended pick would be the 7ft paddle boards.

 

  • Keep the kids where the water levels are shallow – as we all know, giant water waves can be quite dangerous. It is important for kids to learn how to surf through the waves but even with a few safety tricks and tips, it is safe to ensure that they surf where the rip currents are not powerful. For kids who are over 12 years, they can try to surf through the giant waves but with professional supervision.

With enough consideration given to the above guidelines, the surfing experience will be amazing for your kid (kids). It will not just be a fun filled adventure but one that boosts their confidence and physical wellbeing too.  

 

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