12 Reasons Women Should Learn to Surf
by Bev Sanders on June 12, 2011
Balance is Bliss
Balancing on a board on top of a wave teaches you to balance in life. You’ll find yourself intuitively knowing how to bend with the breeze and go with the flow.
Surfing stirs intuition. It helps you connect with things you were born knowing… like how to have fun. Being in the moment teaches you to pay attention and course correct to get to the most out of your ride, and your reality!
Surfing teaches patience. While waiting for a wave in the line-up, you’ll learn to relax and share. In a culture of instant gratitude, watching the swell with your fellow surfers gives you a chance to savor the thrill of anticipation.
Better Than Chocolate
Surfing is a healthy addiction. Surfers are so hooked on the stoke that they instinctively take care of their bodies. They look for optimal fuel to get them through the next surf session. That’s why they order smoothies instead of coffee, water instead of wine, and look amazing!
Sense of Style
After learning the basics from a professional, everyone develops their unique surfing style. When you’re sitting on the beach, you can spot a good friend just by the way they move. Every surfer’s style is unique.
Yes, kids and boyfriends will think you’re cool because you surf. What they don’t know is that the real reason you are larger than life is that surfing gives you a better self image. Now that’s attractive!
Surfer girls wear great clothes. All the gear – from bathing suits to boards, come in happy colors, not just shades of grey and black. Add a tan, let your hair go, and you’re officially hot!
Attitude plays a big part in how you look and feel. The thrill of surfing keeps you young at heart and shines through everything you do.
Yes, surfing is great exercise that will drop pounds, but it’s also the weight of your thoughts that can hold you down. Surfing helps you focus and stay in the moment. It’s like taking a long, hot shower that washes away the weight of the world.
Surfing connects you to a tribe, and surf buddies last forever. It also connects you to something greater – the ocean and nature. It’s out in the water that you realize we’re all interconnected and that planet earth is a really, really incredible place to be.
Riding a wave is empowering. As women, we are instinctive caretakers, and if we are empowered, the whole world benefits. We each have the potential to make a positive, lasting impression on our world, no matter how uncertain it may be.
Remember the little girl who loved to play until the streetlights came on? She’s out there in the lineup waiting for you to join her!