How Can Long boarding Help You Surf Better?

Surfing is not a sport for everybody. The logistics alone can stop a lot of people from pursuing this amazing sport. Surfing is not a cheap pastime. Even if you live near a good surf spot, a good surfboard can be expensive. Add to that the cost of getting lessons and board rental for people who are trying it out for the first time.

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If you want to learn how to surf but can’t take lessons regularly, you could be facing an uphill battle. That’s why some surfers get longboards as well. Longboards are great because they complement surfing thanks to how they are built. When you ride a longboard, your stance is almost similar to standing on a surfboard. And how you maneuver a longboard utilizes the same shifting motions.

Longboards are great because not everyone can surf every day, but everyone can longboard almost every day. As mentioned, if you stop surfing for a while, you get rusty. But if you longboard every day, you consistently practice your stances, how you move, and how you carve.

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Finding your center of gravity is always a crutch to newbies in surfing. Longboarding can help you practice your balance as well as your coordination. When you get familiar with your longboard, you instinctively learn how to distribute your weight, find a comfortable stance, and burn that into your muscles.

Hi, I’m John Clemenza, a surfer from Hawaii. I’m training every day to prepare myself for the semi-pro scene. I’d also like to visit New York some time and maybe retire there. Visit my blog for more surfing updates.

 

Surf and More: The Incomparable Maui

Very few places in the world can compare with Maui as a surfing hotspot. It has the best beaches in creation and has always been one of the most popular destinations of surfers from all corners of the globe. However, Maui isn’t only about surfing. Here are several other exceptional things you may not know about Maui.

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It has a national park.

Yes, Maui is home to the Haleakala National Park, which is open 24/7. Established in 1916, the park is a vast expanse made for adventurers who enjoy camping and exploring. The summit is very much like that of a moon.

It has a state park as well.

For a different kind of exploration, the Wainapanapa State Park offers a black sand beach, sea archs, caves, and a blowhole. This is three hours from the Kahului Airport and a favorite spot for the well-rounded explorer.

It has a beautiful town.

It may come as a surprise to some that the most visited place in Maui is the town of Lahaina. It’s a party place with lots to do after sunset. There are various resorts which guests can book themselves in and enjoy Maui to the fullest.

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Hi! I’m John Clemenza originally from New York. Nowadays, I’m all about surfing. For more surf discussions, follow this blog.