Sri Lanka is becoming known as the “Beginner Surfers’ Bali” (the island of Bali in Indonesia is ‘Mecca’ for serious surfers). With tropical warm waters and perfect waves for beginner/ intermediate surfers (and some amazing surf spots for advanced riders too) the highly affordable, Sri Lanka, is bound to explode in popularity in the next few years. Best you get there before the crowds do!
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Good Surfing Etiquette goes a long way to making surfing a safer and more enjoyable experience for you and everyone in the water with you.
The following list is a internationally practiced set of rules that all surfers should know and adhere to.
We hope you find this information useful and put it to practice every time you go surfing.
Watching YouTube videos and trying to teach yourself how to surf can work for some people – but for the vast majority, teaching yourself how to surf can be an incredibly exhausting and frustrating process.
Furthermore, practicing incorrect or bad technique, creates a ‘bad habit’. And the more you repeat this, the further it is ingrained into your muscle memory. Bad habits can hinder your surfing progress and be tough to correct.
So you’ve decided to Become A Surfer (awesome!) and now you’re faced with the task of finding a good school/teacher. Of all the thousands of surf schools around, which one do you choose? Let us help you by pointing out a few (very important) things you need to look out for in your search..
Film maker Calvin Thompson shot a great little promo video about surfing in Cape Town, South Africa – for an unfortunately short lived initiative called ‘All About Cape Town’.
The 2 surfers interviewed in this clip are Capetonians Matt Bromley (sponsored Big Wave surfer) and owner of LEARN 2 SURF, Ant Scholte.
Learn 2 Surf was asked by Hoofkantoor Produksies to teach 3 actors how to surf for a South African/Afrikaans (surfing/drama) movie called Die Pro.
The actors, Edwin van der Walt, Reine Swart and Bennie Fourie needed to learn to surf from scratch (on longboards), then progress in their skills in order to ride shortboards, and then to get good enough on shortboards so they could surf, in the movie, in Jeffreys Bay, in 4 weeks!