Surfing is Always Better with Friends!Surfing is one of the best sports around as you have the option to go alone or go with friends. Though we love our surfing alone time to enjoy our quiet time and work on our own things, we all know surfing is always better with friends! Here we list some of our top 5 reasons to surf with a buddy:
SafetyRight at the top is that it is definitely safer to surf with a buddy. Though accidents rarely happen, surfing can still be a dangerous sport if you’re not careful. The ocean's accessibility makes it easy for us to forget that it's as wild and unpredictable a place as anything nature has to offer. Even though surfing in Southern California comes with your fair share of crowds, these are not friends that would be keeping an eye on you and have your best interest at heart. It is best to surf with someone you know and trust so that if anything were to happen you know they would be right there to help you. Safety in numbers is definitely the best call when it comes to surfing!
When surfing with a friend, you have the opportunity to learn valuable information from them. If you’re both newer to the sport, you can learn together! It’s nice to have someone there to share information with so you can both become better over time, and watching how they struggle with waves can help you improve your own skill. Sometimes there are things that you may overlook or not think to ask that your friend did and they can fill you in. If you're lucky enough to have a friend that has more experience surfing, they may even be able to watch and give you advice on how to become a more advanced surfer!
Quality Time to Bond
Not only can you surf with your buddies, but you can also bring along your significant other! Surfing with your sweetheart creates more time for bonding and quality time together; plus it is super fun to be able to cheer them on or even share a wave together! Having one partner that surfs and one that does not can be a bummer sometimes since someone always ends up in the water while the other person stays on shore or at home, so why not go together and enjoy the waves!