Body surfing is an extremely important skill for surfers to have. For safety it is important but also for fun and enjoyment, as well as understanding more about waves and the waves power.
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Body Surfing is an important skill to learn for all surfers and surf sports athletes.
For those who do not know about or understand the term Body Surfing, this is where people catch waves with no equipment, no board, no paddle, nothing but their body and the wave. It is optional to wear fins (flippers) or have a hand plane or hand surfer but for most of us, these are not used and are definitely not required to get into body surfing.
Any body who can swim and has confidence in the ocean and surf can body surf as there is no equipment required.
Firstly, body surfing is great fun! Catching and riding a wave purely with your body and skill is very enjoyable.
It is also an excellent skill so a surfer can learn and understand about waves, the power of waves and this can be a great help when surfing or any other surf sport.
For safety, it is also important. If our in the waves and you lose your board or other craft, it allows someone to get back to the beach must faster and easier.
It is a thrilling way of riding the waves, challenging of course but great fun. The bigger it gets, also the more skills and confidence you must have and the better swimmer you need to be and also the braver you also need to be.
Everyone can begin body surfing. Even those who are not strong swimmers can still learn and practice their body surfing in waist deep water, where they can catch the wave and try to stay with that wave all the way to the shore and sand!
Body surfing is also a component of our Surfing Certification Programs as well