What is it?
Surfing is a surface watersport involving a surfer riding a wave on the sea, ocean or in rivers in the form of a tidal bore. It can also be done in man-made sources such as wavepools and boat wakes.
There are many variations of the sport that have arisen in recent years, including bodyboarding, stand up paddling (SUP) and wake surfing.
Why is it good for me?
Getting out and hitting the waves can help to improve your mood and relieve stress. The adrenalin rush of catching a wave releases endorphins, so you’re bound to leave the water feeling great! Joining a surfing club is a great way to meet new people too.
How much does it cost?
Surf boards, body boards and wetsuits can be hired from any surf school, surf hut or wave pool for a reasonable fee. Surf lessons are encouraged for beginners, but otherwise the waves are free, so sign up for a lesson or two and then go for it!
What equipment do I need?
All surfing equipment will be provided at any surf school or wave pool, so just bring shorts, t-shirt and a willingness to get wet!