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Why You Should Learn To Surf This Summer

Updated: Feb 10, 2022

Never been a better time than now.

Its time to drop everything and pick up a surfboard. Lets get in the Sea!

Did someone once say its always raining and stormy in Cornwall? That's totally a myth to keep you away from discovering the beauty of it !

Feeling the sun on your face and the sand on your feet. Jumping into beautiful clear turquoise water and watching the sunset luminous pink. What could possibly be better than that? ... what about being a part of that.

Were here to say why you should give Surfing a go and why this is totally the best summer to go for it ! Our sport is becoming more and more accessible for everyone and is also becoming more and more popular ! And there's totally a reason for it !

Tip #1 - Pure joy!

You're reading this right now because surfing looks fun right? And that's because it is! We got to the ocean to lose ourselves, to revert back to child's play, to be in the moment and to let go for a few hours, plus if you catch a few good rides, that's an added bonus!

Tip #2 - It teaches us how to not take life seriously !

Now let's be honest, surfing isn't always as glam as it appears to be on Instagram. I mean, with all the wipeouts, wardrobe malfunctions and water stuffed so deep into your sinuses that it flows from your nose hours later, how could it be taken so seriously? To be thrown into the unknown and to go through so many trials and errors, failures and success, It really puts things into perspective and after countless battles with mother nature, at the end of the day, who cares what you look like or how you surf! Nobody cares and neither should you as long as you're having fun!

"You can't stop the waves, But you can learn to surf."
John Kabat- Zinn

Tip #3 - Community

If you surf regularly, you will start to recognise people in the line up, even on land and eventually your create beautiful friendships of all ages and walks of life - Its super special. Like a mixing pot of everyone, we share our excitement for good waves get smashed by rogue sets together always giving each other the confidence to handle it!

Your very rarely surf alone and it doesn't matter if people don't know you, everyone looks out for each other always. Our courses aim to create and grow community and friendships, that's one of the great things about joining us - all the friends you will find! We LOVE community and its the main reason we surf here at Gather & Glide.

Tip #4 - It's Inclusive

Nobody owns the ocean, this is a level playing field where all those who enter the water are equal, we are all out there together in the same conditions, sharing the same waves, all there for the same reason, to surf and enjoy!

Tip #5 - Surfing is therapy. It's great for your mind, body & soul

Know that feeling when you are completely in the moment? No distractions, just you and what's happening there and then? Surfing is not only a great activity to support a healthy lifestyle through physical movement, but when we are in the ocean it gives us focus and drive, waiting, sitting, looking for waves, anticipating where the best waves are breaking and then when you finally catch one, complete mindlessness, adrenaline, endorphins bursting from your brain. In those moments when your up and riding on your surfboard nothing else matters. It's just you, your board and the wave, having the best time together! Its a great outlet to process whatever might need to be processed.

Basically surfing is the BEST medicine

Its fun, Its inclusive, its good for you and your meet lots of people from all walks of life. Fancy giving it a try ? Check Out Our Courses !


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