While waiting for the waves, there are ten things a surfer can do.


1. Appreciate the Present Moment and Live in It

Surfing is one of the most effective natural ways to combat anxiety and despair. Unfortunately, we rarely have time to be present and live in the moment in current times.

Consider the situation. Take a look at the sky. Is it gray or blue? Examine the cloud patterns and how they change shape and move over time.

Forget about the past, and don’t be concerned about the future. Instead, savor the moment and be grateful that you’re in the water doing what you love.

2. Practice meditation

Everyone can benefit from meditation, and you don’t have to be a mindfulness expert to benefit from it.

The word “meditation” can seem frightening to even the most grounded individuals, but it can be translated into a very easy practice.

Close your eyes and focus on the smooth movement of your body while you sit on your surfboard.

It’s simple and provides an immediate reward, so more surfers incorporate contemplative periods into their lives.

Extend the sensation for as long as possible before opening your eyes. You’ll feel calm and relaxed right away. Give it a shot; you’ll be glad you did.

3. Consider Your Loved Ones

The majority of surfers on the planet live in coastal cities.

Whether you’re studying, working, or caring for your children and grandchildren, you’re dealing with more stress.

Except while surfing, time passes quickly, and time stands still in the lineup, especially while waiting for the waves.

Consider the people you love and cherish. Consider how you require or miss them and how you contribute to their life.

4. Remember Those Who Have Passed Away

We’ve all lost family, friends, colleagues, and other loved ones, affecting our lives somehow.

Some people believe that people never die as long as those who love them remember them and keep them alive in their minds.

Pay your heartfelt and emotional homage to individuals you cherish who have passed away. They will appreciate and experience the moment with you wherever they are.

5. Examine your previous actions

A good person can always make a good self-analysis – someone who has timeless, positive human values.

What went wrong the day before and today? Is there anything I could have done differently? Have I recently injured someone’s feelings?

Daily, we all make mistakes.

The true test of intelligence is the ability to own our mistakes, blunders, flaws, and failings. It’s both brave and bravery.

6. Consider how you can improve yourself.

How do I want to be remembered by others today and in the future?

What can I do to make everyone around me happy and healthier and the environment? Do we wish to take the correct or incorrect path?

So, what adjustments do I need to make and embrace to grow as a person? What can I do to improve my personality?

Sometimes, we need a brief pause between waves to figure it out and eternally transform our lives.

We shall only have one life – a solitary, one-of-a-kind life.

7. Make a Week-Ahead Schedule

Time is valuable. It’s a cliche, but it’s accurate, and it’s one of the few things you can’t buy in life.

The clock is always ticking, and time management has evolved into a valuable ability to make the most of our 24 hours.

We can always find a few minutes to prioritize our weekly obligations and activities when we’re calm, enjoying the seaside wind, and thinking about the next perfect wave.

The water serves as our assistant, while the pause between waves serves our calendar.

8. Pay attention to the sea, the wind, and the lineup.

The better you understand all of the variables that play a role in surfing, the faster you’ll grow and become a great surfer.

Tides, wind speed and direction, mushy or steep waves, rapid weather changes, currents, wave-breaking patterns, and even the behavior of neighboring surfers all impact the waves we ride.

Waiting for the next set could be a great time to update all data to fine-tune the next take-off zone, pick the perfect wave, or find an uncrowded peak.

The more data we have, the better decisions we will be able to make.

9. Plan Out Your Next Ride

Visualization is a mental talent and method that allows us to model, anticipate, or forecast a specific event or behavior.

Individual and team sports use the art of conjuring mental representations of scenarios that will or might occur in the (near) future.

Professional surfers have already included visualization in their training routines.

What should I do if caught in a fast-breaking, barreling wave? How will I modify my surfing style and surfboard to cope with small, soft waves?

What should my wave selection strategy be in a tight heat with few high-scoring possibilities?

Finally, vision is a powerful mental technique that may be honed in the lineup and deployed instantly to the next wave.

10. Review Your Previous Ride

Although there is no such type as perfection, we can – and should – strive for it if we truly want to develop our surfing over time.

The best method to improve as a surfer is to recognize and address our faults as soon as possible so that they do not become the norm.

Have I stumbled into a lovely, perfectly peeling wave? Why did this happen? Have my toes or heels taken on too much weight?

Why am I missing out on so many great waves? Should I position myself closer to the top on the inside section?

Even though surfers tend to overestimate their talents, we can all improve our rides. If our previous wave was good, there’s still an opportunity for improvement.

Be your judge and compete against yourself, and your surfing will shine brightly week after week, month after month.