Checklist for Surfing

Surfing is a cool sport. But do you know what it takes to have the best surfing experience? Look at this checklist to get every tip.

The Basics

  • Attire: Full or short wetsuit, swimsuit, booties, and hoodie.
  • Sunscreen: Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
  • Zinc oxide: For high exposure areas including lips, nose, and cheeks.
  • Surfing Board: Longer board, for more stability and buoyancy
  • Beginner: Focus on smaller waves.
  • Leash: Your board must have a leash
  • Respect: To the water and all your fellow surfers.
  • Start Well: Know your skill level and focus on that.

Buying A Board

  • Budget: know what to spend
  • Style/ Level: Consider your standard.
  • Try: Take rides before you actually consider buying.
  • Practice: Spend some time on board until you get comfortable.
  • Experts: Get advice from pros/ approachable people that you trust.
  • Fins: Avoid two fins when starting/ if a novice.
  • Leash: Get one that’s at least six foot in length.
  • If buying a second-hand board, ensure it is in good condition.


  • Be patient.
  • Be fit
  • Be able to swim
  • Check the area
  • Make sure you are not alone.
  • Make sure you have a guide.
  • Hire an instructor if it’s your first time.
  • Look for any beach restrictions
  • Do body exercise before going to surf.
  • Take some time and watch the sea
  • Take weather forecast and know the conditions on the day.
  • Ensure the top of your surfboard is waxed up.
  • Hold your board under the arm with its fin inside.
  • Don’t trail leash in the sand
  • Practice

Surfing is a great sport. The more you get the best training the better your personal performance will be. Thanks to this checklist you just got started on the right track.

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