There are a multitude of reasons to get your kids surfing this summer, aside from getting fit. It’s an exciting sport that will equip them with skills for life. There are no annual club fees, so the set up costs are relatively cheap. What better way to get your little ones outside and away from their electronic devices than introducing them to surfing.
- It teaches them to react quickly.
Waves, weather, water currents and wind direction can all change rather fast.With each wave being different, your children will learn to concentrate and develop the ability to be able to think of their feet and adapt. There aren’t many sports that are played in a constantly changing environment. Loss of focus can result in missing the perfect wave or ending being tumbled in the white wash.
- It will help you bond.
Some of life’s best memories can be created while surfing. It will give you a chance to talk, laugh and share, creating memories that will last you and your child a lifetime. There are no distractions. No cellphones, no TV, nothing but you and your kid. It’s the perfect change for D&M
- It teaches patience and persistence.
Not every wave is the perfect one, so while you’re sitting out beyond the break waiting for a wave, it requires a lot of patience. It also teach persistence, you can’t expect to buy a surfboard, and be able to surf like Mick Fanning.
- They will become beach smart
Swimming and surfing go hand-in-hand. In addition to becoming a strong swimmer, it’s imperative surfers become beach-smart, that is being able to identify rips, where to swim and what to do if they are caught in a dangerous situation.
- It teaches some good life lessons.
Surfing is a great way to teach your kids some valued life lessons such as practice makes perfect, if at first you don’t succeed, try try again and most importantly, when you fall over, get back up and carry on.