How to know if a lake/pond/reservoir/channel/some shore is safe for swimming

There are two types of danger that we are talking about here. One is the water being too deep. This can be quite easily avoided by tying something to the back of your body. If you tie a tire to your body with a

I'm 14 and I live about 2 hours from the beach, so I can't really surf. If I go to a college near the beach and surf as much as possible, can I possibly get into the WSL?

While I'm not going to say it's impossible, I have to tell you it is EXTREMLY unlikely. Sorry to be blunt but you asked and I want to give you an honest answer. I have seen a few kids become pros, and here's the thing.They were unbelievably good when they were like 7 or 8.

What's the best place to live in Southern California?

Agree with Wade McmillanMy picks:Manhattan Beach, CA  (El Porto - mainly Winter swells) Huntington Beach, CA  (picks up all swells)La Jolla, CA  (picks up all swells)If you can drive 10-20 mins Encinitas, CA  is hands down the best place to surf every day.

Is snowboarding harder than surfing?

Learning both sports as an adult, I would say surfing is harder. It's all about the learning curve. As a snowboarder you will have the opportunity to start at the top of the mountain and use every inch on the way

Can I learn surfing even if I am a 26 year old girl living far from the beach and can go surfing only once a month?

I've read the other answers here and while I agree, it is possible, it will be challenging.Here's my take,Surfing really isn't so much a sport as it is a lifestyle. when I first learned to surf (younger than you so with more free time) that was ALL I could think about. Every aspect of

Can I surf when I have my period?

Haha yeah!Oh man just the oyher day I was getting in the water. I live in WA and we wear 5 mil wesuits. As I grabbed my board I saw one of my girlfriends (she had arrived separately) standing there spacing out as she stared at the water. She

How to get better at surfing, faster

Two options rise to the top for me in terms of "getting better faster" and they are get a board more suited to your abilities and get a coach. Of course it should go without saying that if you can simply log a notable number of ocean hours... you'll get better faster. Something tells me

How dangerous is surfing?

Compared to other sports? Medium dangerous I'd say.Moreso because we exist in the medium of water, whereas other sports (on a field, in a gym) if you go down you go down somewhere safe. You go down out there and you are immediately in a bad spot.Now, ignoring the ‘you are in water' part, for 99.9% of

How to know if a lake/pond/reservoir/channel/some shore is safe for swimming

There are two types of danger that we are talking about here. One is the water being too deep. This can be quite easily avoided by tying something to the back of your body. If you tie a tire to your body with a 10-feet rope, you are probably safe for deep water.

Is Surf Simply the best surfing camp in the world?

I'm sure they are great, but there are many other amazing surf camps as well.Check out some my favorites:Mondo Surf Camphttps://roadtoretreats.com/listi...Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village is a unique surf & yoga retreat nestled between the beach and the rice fields of Canggu – Bali.

Is surfing harder than skateboarding/snowboarding?

It absolutely is!The main reason I say this, is in skateboarding and snowboarding you typically have a level / semi-level surface, skate boarding is done on concrete and typically this is very smooth, whether going up a ramp, or down some stairs you can see and predict your surface, and it's not moving.Snowboarding varies

Should I buy a surf gear before learning to surf?

No, you should never buy equipment before you learn the basics of surfing. Your needs will change dramatically after you've learned the basics. And the instructor will probably give you some good hints as to what to get for your size and level of surfing, and where to get

Surfing: How can I get better at duck diving?

If you're on a board with too much foam, and can't push it down...don't duck dive, turtle dive instead. I know, it sucks, but duck diving will prove useless. Assuming you're on a shortboard, though, paddle super fast directly into the oncoming wave. Then, get your hands up on the rails close to the nose...about a

What are some of the best beaches in the world for surfing?

That's a great question, hard to answer though.It comes down to your surfing ability, I'm not going to suggest big wave surfing for a beginner, however, skill level aside the best surfing beaches in the world comes a lot down to personal preference.Here is a list of articles:

What beach in San Francisco has the best consistent waves for longboard surfing?

The closest two spots to San Francisco for long boarding are Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica (16 miles to the south) and the Bolinas Jetty in Bolinas (30 winding miles to the north.)   Pacifica is a much quicker drive from San Francisco given that you can use relatively fast roads to get there

What is the best age to start surfing?

As soon as you are water-safe and have been taught about the surf.Here in Australia, the Surf Lifesaving Association through its network of clubs around the country run junior education programs (Nippers) from about six. Children are taught how to read and negotiate waves at a surf beach.Most children here also have access

Where are the best surfing beaches in Lima?

Lima has some great beaches for surfing - here's a few: Caballeros Beach - close to the Punta Hermosa and about 25 miles to the south of Lima. La Pampilla Beach - more geared towards more experienced surfers from Lima who are looking for big and strong waves. Makaha

What's the best place to live in Southern California?

Agree with Wade McmillanMy picks:Manhattan Beach, CA  (El Porto - mainly Winter swells) Huntington Beach, CA  (picks up all swells)La Jolla, CA  (picks up all swells)If you can drive 10-20 mins Encinitas, CA  is hands down the best place to surf every day.