It's almost time for a vacation, would not you say? Summer is coming up on us fast in South Texas and people are already getting in the water. In fact, right now our ocean water is 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and soon it'll be around 80. If you're already in Texas, you can easily drive to one of the coastal beach towns and have a great time at the beach. Among others, Corpus Christi, Galveston, and South Padre have tons of things for you to do and some great beaches to play on.
One of the most fun things you can do this summer is learn to surf, and South Texas is the perfect place to do so. We have 8-12 foot waves in South Padre, as well as some "learning waves" in every beach town along the gulf coast. This makes it easy for new surfers to learn how to get on their feet and then progressively move to larger and more powerful waves.
Surfing will also get you in shape and help you lose unwanted fat. If you've ever wondered why surfers tend to have lean muscular bodies, it's because surfing is very physical but it's so fun that you forget about how hard you're working. On top of that, surfing is addictive, so once you find out that you really can do it and that you're totally in love with it, you'll just keep doing it. If it's difficult for you to paddle, you'll decide to get stronger. If you think you can surf better if you lose 5 pounds, you'll lose them. Surfing is a really good motivator and it teaches you a lot about life as you build a relationship with the water.
If you're interested in learning how to surf so you can ride waves during your summer vacation, here are two recommendations:
1. Start reading about where to surf in Texas and how to surf.
2. Get an Indo Board and start improving your balance.
Where to Surf in Texas
If you have not been to a beach in South Texas lately, you probably need to find out where the surf is located. You can not find surf just anywhere. Certain water, land, and wind conditions are necessary to create rideable waves.
Learn How to Surf
Of course, you have to learn how to surf if you do not already know how. The good news is that the majority of the basics of learning how to surf can be learned just by reading. Of course, it takes a lot of time to put into action what you'll learn by reading, so be prepared to spend a bit of time being new to the sport. Surfing is not something most people excel at on their first day in the water with a board, but it is something they have a blast doing the very first time. You're going to have fun from the moment you arrive at the beach, and getting "good" at surfing will come with practice.
An Indo Board is a product that helps you improve your surfing and skating balance. The Indo Board comes with two things: A wooden board for you to stand on and a cylinder for you to lay the board across. You balance yourself on the board, in the air, as it rests on the rolling cylinder. It's quite a challenge but you can do it, and it's a lot of fun as well. Many Indo Boarders go on to perform advanced tricks.