There are approximately 23 million surfers throughout the world. Have you ever wanted to become one of them?
If you want to become a surfer, what’s stopping you? Do you think you’re too old to learn to surf?
That couldn’t be further from the truth! There’s no reason to let age stop you from doing what you’ve always wanted to do.
5 REASONS YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN
1. SURFING IS GREAT FOR YOUR HEALTH
If you’re interested in improving your physical health, surfing is a great activity to try.
It improves your balance, muscle strength, and endurance. In turn, it can reduce your risk of falling and experiencing fractures.
It also minimizes your risk of developing chronic conditions like osteoporosis and heart disease.
2. SURF SCHOOLS OFFER LESSONS FOR ALL AGES
You might be hesitant to take surfing lessons because you don’t want to be the only adult among a group of children.
The good news, though, is that most surf schools offer classes for people of all ages, including adult camps and retreats.
You’ll get to learn alongside people who are close to you in age and who are at the same level, so there’s no need to feel awkward or embarrassed.
3. YOU’LL HAVE ACCESS TO A NEW COMMUNITY
When you’re older, it can be hard to find same-aged people who are also interested in being active and learning new things.
If you join a surf school, though, you’ll instantly have access to a new community of like-minded individuals.
Why limit yourself to activities offered at your local senior center (there’s only so much Bingo you play, after all) when you could make new friends while soaking up the sun and splashing in the ocean?
4. LEARNING SOMETHING NEW IS GREAT FOR YOUR COGNITIVE HEALTH
Do you want to keep your mind sharp as you get old? If so, you ought to make learning new skills — like surfing — a priority.
There’s not a lot of truth to the adage, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” In reality, you can learn something new at any age.
By learning something new, you’re challenging your brain, improving your memory, and reducing your risk of dementia.
5. YOU’LL BOOST YOUR SELF-ESTEEM
Finally, learning to surf provides you with an opportunity to boost your self-esteem. The first time you stand up on a surfboard is going to be a great day.
You’ll fall a lot getting there, of course, but think of how accomplished and proud you’ll feel when you finally have that accomplishment under your belt.
LEARN TO SURF TODAY
As you can see, there’s no age limit on when you can learn to surf.
Are you ready to learn to ride the waves? If so, we’re here to teach you at San Diego Surfing School.
Contact us today to sign up for lessons or to learn more about the different camps and retreats we offer.
Whether you’re seven or seventy, we can’t wait to help you become a surfing expert!